๐Ÿ† Best of Web Development - Weekly Picks #139

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๐Ÿ† Best of Web Development - Weekly Picks #139

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๐ŸŒŸ This week is so diverse! We have articles about monetization, GPU development, web development, and even low-budget architecture.
As always, all posts were ranked by daily.dev community. Shout out to all the authors. ๐Ÿ‘

So, let's get it started.

1๏ธโƒฃ Ways To Make Money As A Developer

๐Ÿ’ฐ Many devs want to monetize their free time. This article provides 4 ideas to achieve this goal. You can create courses, sell templates, sell services, or create a side project.

2๏ธโƒฃ Awesome Web Effect

โœจ The author collected an awesome list of references to cool web effects and animations from across the web. In this post, he launches his brand new list.

3๏ธโƒฃ Git Commands for Everyday Use

๐Ÿค– If you are new to git this post will get you started. It lists the most common commands of git with a detailed explanation.

4๏ธโƒฃ GPU Accelerated JavaScript

โšก๏ธ GPGPU (General-purpose computing on graphics processing units) exists for a few years already, especially relevant for deep learning domain. It has finally landed in Javascript as well, thanks to GPU.js. If you run some heavy linear math, you can utilize this library to improve performance.

5๏ธโƒฃ Hiring Without Whiteboards - Companies that don't have a broken hiring process

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ Most of the developers just hate these CS (computer-science) questions during a job interview that has nothing to do with the actual position. Here is a list with worldwide companies that don't have this session in their hiring process.

6๏ธโƒฃ Simple Explanation of Objects and Memory References in JavaScript

โ†ฉ๏ธ This excellent post will make sure you understand Javascript memory references. Javascript stores differently primitives and objects in the memory, it's better for you to understand this concept. Otherwise, you might get yourself some weird bugs.

7๏ธโƒฃ Best Tech Movies That Every Programmer Must Watch

๐Ÿฟ Despite the myth that hackers don't have free time, here is a list of movies you should watch. Grab some popcorn and a beer (or whatever you like) and start crossing movies of this list.

8๏ธโƒฃ In case you were wondering, Ionic is powerful!

๐Ÿš€ The post describes the process of creating a Fortnite companion app using Ionic and Golang. It's a very high-level post, so don't expect anything technical.

9๏ธโƒฃ Top 5 Most Loved Programming Languages in 2020

๐Ÿ… Every now and then someone publishes a list of the most popular languages. This list is heavily based on StackOverflow's survey. Here they are Rust, Typescript, Python, Kotlin, and Golang. The author covers the best features of these languages.

๐Ÿ”Ÿ How I Build Scalable Modern Web Applications for Real Users

๐Ÿ— Trey Huffine explains how to build low-budget scalable applications. These are lessons learned in the process of building his project skilled.dev. Vercel, Hasura, Heroku, Postgres, Sentry, and many more for less than $100 per month.

๐Ÿ™Œ Wrap Up!

That was all for this week. We will come back with another list of interesting development posts next week.

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