Welcome to my "Week in Review" series. Each week I'm going to share what I discovered, learned, and tested with you.
Let's jump right into it.
One of the biggest news with lots of tweets last week was GitHub's profile README! You can finally add more than just pinned repositories to your GitHub profile! Take the chance and use this valuable free advertising space now.
I updated my GitHub profile immediately too. Mine is pretty simple, but I have seen so many creative ones. Like the one from Cyris or Jay Rogers. Of course, Jhey had to optimize it by using CSS animation inlined within an SVG 😅. You can find many more inspiring ones here. Developers like Anurag created tools like GitHub Readme Stats and others explain how to track and display profile views.
In the last week, I published two new articles on dev.to:
- How to add a README to your GitHub profile - it was shared by ThePracticalDev on Twitter too 🕺🏻.
- and Enhance your git commands with ASCII Art ☜(˚▽˚)☞
I finished reading "This Is Marketing: You Can’t Be Seen Until You Learn To See" by Seth Godin. It is an insightful book for marketers and non-marketers. If you want to build an audience for your product, service, or company you should read it.
The next book I am reading is "Clean Code" by Robert "Uncle Bob" C. Martin.
Due to an injury, I did not further listen to "Thinking, Fast and Slow" written by Daniel Kahneman on Audible last week.
What are you reading? Share your recommendations in the comments below. 🙏🏻
- Are you using Notion? Then this tool is probably for you. Create interactive presentions slides from your Notion pages with wunderpresentation! I got another tip for you shared by Emma Butler: "Alternative for Paying for more Members" in Notion. Nabil shared his Software Project Template with me last week too.
thefuck(GitHub) corrects errors in previous console commands. A life-saver for me.
- JetBrain's Mono has three new lighter weights now.
- A few weeks ago I jumped on the Alfred train and got hooked. Here are some Workflows I installed recently: DeepL Alfred Workflow, Alfred Top, Dark or Light, Hide Desktop, Notion Search, and Alfred Project Manager. Here is another amazing list of Alfred Workflows.
- Ever heard of roamresearch.com? It is a note-taking tool of a different kind. Instead of organizing notes in folders or with "flat" labels, it creates an interconnected knowledge graph. I have to admit I still not got used to it and use Notion instead.
- Here is how you can activate the CSS Overview Tab in Chrome - thanks, Niall!
- In my previous reviews, I mentioned Jhey multiple times. He recently published an article with an overview of his work. It is incredible. CSS magician.
- Matching my article about the git alias, I found this one with a great trick for navigating faster in your terminal.
- I fell in love with DeepL. They do an amazing job and translations seem pretty accurate and sometimes even better (IMHO) than Google's.
- In case you do not know it already: I ♥️ Storybook. No wonder I get excited when reading they introduce "Storybook Args".
- You might already know carbon.now.sh, do you? Copy and paste a few lines of code into their online editor and download an image of your code. But you do not even need to leave your editor to create screenshots with syntax highlighting. It is super easy in VS Code with polacode or CodeSnap.
- Sizzy will change your life as a web frontend developer. It transformed mine at least! 🎉
- Last week, I discovered ToolDeck. They promise to be the "Launchpad for your favorite tools". Sign up with Twitter or GitHub and create your own deck of tools. The idea is great, but it just does not fit in my daily routine. Nevertheless, I found some helpful tools in their Explore and Feed tab. I might not use it frequently but visit it every now and then to find new (dev) tools.
react-responsive is helpful when using CSS media queries to React. Add their
useMediaQueryhook to your component and control what happens based on the current screen size, orientation, and many more.
- Last but not least another fun site: open a new window somewhere in the world here.
A simple way to add bold, italic, and other effects on twitter messages
yaytext.com/bold-italic/05:42 AM - 08 Jul 2020
FrontEnd Dude 👨💻🧵Design Tips for Developers 🧵
With so much to learn, design is easy to neglect but learning a few basic design principles is a great investment for any developer.
Apply the following to your own projects to make a huge visual difference 👇
#100daysofcode #CodeNewbies #webdev08:24 AM - 09 Jul 2020
Marc Backes ⚡️@_marcbaIn case somebody is interested in my watering scheduler, here's the source code:
🔗 github.com/themarcba/wate… twitter.com/_marcba/status…10:05 AM - 09 Jul 2020Marc Backes ⚡️ @_marcbaToday I wrote a silly over-engineered app that reminds me to water the plants 🌱💧 If it doesn’t rain in the morning, it sends me an SMS. If the daily temperature is > 24 degrees Celsius, it sends an additional SMS in the evening. It also logs every attempt to counter-check.
𝗥𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗻 💻🚀Find a list of my favorite GitHub repositories which are helpful for every (self-taught, no CS degree) developer!
A Thread 🧵13:11 PM - 10 Jul 2020
Rodrigo PomboMy incomplete mental model for flexbox's main axis21:29 PM - 09 Jul 2020
Jason Lengstorf's website is full of tiny details that make the website shine. Click on his head in the navigation or hit the reload button in the Hero element. Then you know what I mean. (Thanks to Danny Thompson for the link).
A good friend of mine released new songs this year and thanks to COVID-19 he cannot promote them the way he planned to. I will use my platform to share some of his songs. Here is one of them. Enjoy it and please leave a comment on YouTube! You do me and my friend a huge favor. THANK YOU!
This is it for week 28/20.
See you next week - same place, same platform. 👋🏻
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