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🤯 Web APIs, JavaScript, Daily.dev, Giveaway, and More — Weekly Picks #116

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It's a new week! We'd an amazing last week. We got to share a lot of new stuff that we had been working on. Before moving to the weekly picks of this week, let's quickly recap the new happenings at Daily

A jam-packed week, right!? Lookout, as we work on exciting new things to share with you!

⚡️ Now, let's jump to the weekly picks and see what developers are looking for!?

1️⃣ 10 Useful Web APIs for 2020

We heavily rely on Web APIs to build our web applications. They make our lives a lot easier. This reading lists 10 rarely used yet useful Web APIs that you can learn to improve your development skills. 🌟

2️⃣ A group of ex-NSA and Amazon engineers are building a ‘GitHub for data’

A startup with $3.5 million is aspired to build GitHub for data. We all know that data is highly valuable for building new features. At the same time, data is sensitive and we need to respect privacy.

This startup by ex-NSA, Amazon, and Google engineers aim to provide a solution to this problem by generating data sets via Machine Learning and making it available for the public. 💯

3️⃣ 10 Top Chrome Extensions for Front-End Developers

Frontend development can get messy when it comes to making pixel-perfect accessible design. It needs constant debugging and you need to make sure that things don't break in different browsers. This post contains 10 Chrome extensions that can really help you improve your development workflow. ✌️

4️⃣ Why you should choose Go lang and abandon Python 2020?

🤖 Another debate on which language is better and which one you should choose. In this post, Shiv explains why you should invest in Golang in 2020 instead of Python.

5️⃣ Google is giving developers until the end of 2021 to adapt their apps to Android 11

🎯 Google has introduced Android Management API for better security and performance. For a smooth transition, they have prioritized backward compatibility and postponed the enforcement till Android 11. Also, they have launched a developer preview of the API to onboard developers.

6️⃣ 🚀 Launching Daily.dev

🥳 One of our own posts also made it to the weekly picks of Daily. As mentioned earlier in this post, we have completely revamped our webpage and also migrated to a new domain. Super excited by the launch and the amazing stuff coming after it!

7️⃣ Same but different: Introduction to Svelte

If you are a JavaScript developer, chances are you'd have heard of Svelte. It's a modern JS framework which adopts a few things from the existing frameworks but also brings a few new things which set it apart. Check out this precise and well-written blog post to learn about Svelte.

8️⃣ JavaScript Web Workers, An Introduction

At first, Web Workers might sound scary but they're not. They allow the execution of JavaScript code in the background thread without blocking the main thread. It can be utilized to perform heavy computation on the web.

This article Yogendra has done a great job of explaining what JavaScript Web Workers are. He explains the Web Workers API with code snippets and a small demo. If you are not comfortable with JavaScript Web Workers, make sure to check it out. 🔥

9️⃣ 🙁 Uber Eats Ruined My Life - Solved with NodeJS

In this post, Freddy shares how he used automation to stop ordering from Uber Eats. It's a good example of how you can utilize automation to solve problems in your life. Check out to learn how can you get started with automation as well.

🔟 Conditional Statements are a Code Smell — Here is Your Relief

In this post, Madhavan explains how in certain cases in OOP, conditional statements are considered a code smell. He starts with the basics of SOLID principle of OOP and then goes deep into how conditional statements go against them. Definitely a good read! ⚡️

✉️ 5 Must-Reads from Our First Newsletter

We sent the first issue of our newsletter the other day. We hit some issues with a few links on it, unfortunately. So, we are sharing those here as well:

🙌 Wrap Up!

This was all from the previous week. Let's know what you think of the trends this week in the comments below.

We will come back with another list of interesting development posts next week. Till then, peace! ✌️


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