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🏆 Best of Web Development - Weekly Picks #139

webdev, javascript, career, git

🌟 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. 👏

So, let's get it started.

1️⃣ Ways To Make Money As A Developer

💰 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.

2️⃣ Awesome Web Effect

✨ 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.

3️⃣ Git Commands for Everyday Use

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

4️⃣ GPU Accelerated JavaScript

⚡️ 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.

5️⃣ Hiring Without Whiteboards - Companies that don't have a broken hiring process

👨‍🏫 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.

6️⃣ Simple Explanation of Objects and Memory References in JavaScript

↩️ 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.

7️⃣ Best Tech Movies That Every Programmer Must Watch

🍿 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.

8️⃣ In case you were wondering, Ionic is powerful!

🚀 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.

9️⃣ Top 5 Most Loved Programming Languages in 2020

🏅 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.

🔟 How I Build Scalable Modern Web Applications for Real Users

🏗 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.

🙌 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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