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🔥 What's Hot in Web Development — Weekly Picks #121

webdev, javascript, frontend, remote

🌟 In the current situation, almost all teams are working remotely. From meetings, classrooms, events, and conferences, everything is happening online. It is reflected in this weeks' weekly picks as well.

Let's see what developers have been looking for this week on Daily.

1️⃣ Covid-19 Live Insights - Hard rework

🦠 This COVID-19 dashboard is a great piece of work David. It contains almost everything that you might need to know. It gives you live data updates, 20 languages support, location-based content, and a prediction of the next 7 days.

2️⃣ 42 Projects to Practice Programming Skills

👨‍💻 42skills.com is an interesting website. If you are aiming to become a hardcore programmer, you should definitely check out this one. It lists 42 different types of projects that you can do to level up your coding game.

I won't suggest doing all of those, it's going to take a lot of time. But maybe pick a few and do those.

3️⃣ 9 Top JS Gaming Engines and Libraries for 2020

🔥 Last week, a post about the use of JavaScript in online games made it to the top 3. This week, again we have this post on JS libraries and engines for developing games. If you are game dev, planning to tap into JavaScript, or maybe vice versa, do check it out.

4️⃣ Facebook Introduces Rome Experimental JavaScript Toolchain

🀄️ Rome is an interesting open-source and comprehensive JavaSCript ToolChain in development. It covers everything related to JavaScript code processing including compiling, linting, formatting, bundling, and testing. It doesn't just pack the existing tools into a single pack, rather it is introducing all from scratch. On top of this all, its components can also be used as a plugin in the existing tools.

5️⃣ Frontend Mentor — Improve your coding skills by building real projects

🎨Frontend Mentor is an interesting project that can help you improve your frontend skills. It contains a list of challenges, you can pick any, code, and post the solution asking for feedback. Definitely worth the shot!

6️⃣ Three new online JavaScript events on the way

🎙 In the current situation, many in-person events have been postponed/canceled or shifted online. This post list three JS events, JavaScript Remote Conf 2020, ESNEXT CONF 2020, and ForwardJS that are going to happen in May. A few of them are also accepting talks. So, go check out!

7️⃣ Tiiny Host — Super simple static web hosting

🌩 Tiiny.host aims to simplify static web hosting. All you need to do is to upload the .zip file and it's up and running. Unlimited subdomains, disappears after 7 days, and no signup — best for prototyping.

8️⃣ A Norwegian school quit using video calls after a naked man ‘guessed’ the meeting link

With the current COVID-19 situation, almost every team has gone remote and using online tools to communicate and collaborate. This is rather a strange story from Norway where a naked man joined the chat in a school class. The reps say probably the school was using the unpaid/unsecure version. Rumors are, the person might have guessed the link.

9️⃣ Why you need to start using Svelte Js for web development projects if you still don't

It's an extensive post on Svelte.js. It covers its architecture, how to get started, and why you should try it. It also contains demo videos to help you get started.

🔟 Retrium — Fun and effective agile retrospectives for distributed teams

🔥 It is a developer focussed product, recently launched on Product Hunt, which aims to solve the problem of running a good retro with distributed teams. It comes with an interesting set of features that make conducting retrospectives fun and fruitful. A must check for the distributed teams.

🙌 Wrap Up!

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


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