๐Ÿ”ฅ What's Popular Among Developers? โ€” Weekly Picks #123

๐Ÿ”ฅ What's Popular Among Developers? โ€” Weekly Picks #123
Saqib Ameen
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๐ŸŒŸ This week is full of exciting new products, new updates, a few tutorials, and more. Again, it's great to see developer community doing its best in these hard times and putting up great content. Huge props to y'all devs. ๐Ÿ™Œ

So, let's jump into the weekly picks.

1๏ธโƒฃ Stacks โ€” Your personal kanban to do and project manager

๐Ÿš€ Stacks is a Trello inspired product but with more features. It runs offline on your computer and allows you to sync your data with popular cloud services. You can use it to manage all your work locally. Not to forget, it was ranked as #3 Product of The Day on ProductHunt.

2๏ธโƒฃ Tools for Consistent JavaScript Code Style

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป This reading contains some of the powerful JavaScript tools that I personally like as well. Learn to get started with Prettier, ESLint, and Husky to start writing consistent JavaScript code. If you are a JS dev, definitely check it out.

3๏ธโƒฃ Today โ€” Work on things that matter

๐Ÿ”ฅ Today is a small, fast, and elegantly designed task management tool. It allows you to efficiently plan and manage your tasks. Although it's a small tool currently, they plan to grow into big tools like Jira/Asana without all their complexity. Also, they have a public board for getting user votes for their next releases. Which is pretty nice! ๐Ÿ’ฏ

4๏ธโƒฃ The Future of Web Development: 9 Predictions / Forecasts for 2020

๐Ÿ™ˆ It's a great piece analyzing where the web dev is headed and how it might look like towards the end of 2020. Modern tech and new devices are going to inevitably bend the path of web dev. Definitely worth checking out.

5๏ธโƒฃ A new way to make your site faster

๐Ÿคฏ prerender.js is a JavaScript library designed to make your sites load faster. It preloads the links on touchstart or mouseover and serves them as you click. The best part is, it is compatible with old browsers like IE8 and mobile as well.

6๏ธโƒฃ Try gh, GitHub's new CLI

๐ŸŽฏ GitHub has recently launched its new CLI called gh. You can use it to do a lot of GitHub work like creating/cloning a repo, creating issues/PRs, and whatnot. Check out this post by John Papa to learn more about the key functionalities or checkout the docs.

7๏ธโƒฃ Firefox 75 arrives

๐ŸฆŠ Firefox has recently launched v75 with a lot of exciting changes. It now supports lazy loading in HTML, new features in CSS, JavaScript, and WebAnimation. It also fixes many bugs in Firefox. Definitely a worth reading announcement for web devs.

8๏ธโƒฃ Tower 4 for Mac โ€” A better way to work with Git

Git can be confusing at times when you are working in teams. However, visualizing the branches and complete flow makes things easier. Tower is one of the powerful tools out there which let you visualize and manage git easily.

9๏ธโƒฃ React in 33 lines, understanding JS module types, and some GitHub protips

Another amazing issue of JavaScript Weekly is out! It lists tons of awesome stuff, new releases, tips, and more. Do check it out! ๐Ÿ™Œ

๐Ÿ”Ÿ JavaScript Quick Tip โ€” Avoid Serial Request Waterfalls

Serial requests waterfalls in JavaScript can be expensive. Eric shares in detail how they can be a problem and how to avoid them. Check out the detailed post and improve your async calls waterfall in JS.

๐Ÿ™Œ Wrap Up!

That was all for this week. We will come back with another list of interesting development posts next week. Stay safe. Peace! โœŒ๏ธ

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