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🔥 What's Hot in Web Development? — Weekly Picks #125

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🌟 This week is filled with some great JavaScript/Node content, new products, and much more. Once again, shout out to all the great devs doing an amazing job in these hard times. 🙌

So, let's jump into the weekly picks.

1️⃣ ✨ How To Start and Finish a Side Project ✨

🚀 It's an incredible post by Harrison on successfully building side projects. He shared some of the issues we may encounter while starting off and how to overcome them. Believe me, it's all so relatable!

If you are a developer who struggles with side projects and finds it hard to complete them, I can't recommend this post enough.

Don't forget to check the comments section.

2️⃣ How to Learn to Code: 10 Tips to 10x Your Coding Skills

👨‍💻 Another great piece by Eric Elliot! In this article, he shared some great tips on actually becoming 10x engineer. They help you become really good at what you do. As a result, it significantly improves your job prospects and salary ranges.

3️⃣ React Native vs. Flutter: Which One Would Suit You Better?

📱React Native and Flutter both are excellent choices to develop cross-platform applications. Both frameworks differ significantly in terms of their functionalities and the language they rely on. Depending upon your background and preferences, you might be inclined towards one of them. Check out this article to know more.

4️⃣ Watch: Fake Elon Musk Zoom-bombs meeting using real-time Deepfake AI

🙈 A programmer developed an AI program called Avatarify to create deep-fakes in real-time. In reality, it's an ongoing research effort to animate the images. The programmer used that open source project for developing deep-fakes and tested it by pretending to be Elon Musk in a zoom meeting.

Check out this short read. It's fun!

5️⃣ Exploring Node.js Internals

This is definitely a typical Node.js internals blog post. It goes beyond the API or simple working and actually helps you understand how Node.js works. It goes into V8 & libuv and explains how they make Node.js work via an example. Definitely worth reading, if you are a Node.js developer.

6️⃣ notify.uno — Notifications for your terminal

The description of notify.uno says:

Get notified when your commands are done

Which is pretty much self-explanatory. Sometimes we execute commands in our terminal which takes time. It's counter-productive to check the status of the command again and again. While facing this problem, Simon built this app. ⏰

It works in the browser. You don't need to install anything at all. It works in the background as well. It's completely open-source. So, if you'd like to see how it works or want to contribute, it's a great project!

7️⃣ Node 14 has been released

🌳 A major release of Node i.e v14 is out with some exciting new updates. Some new experimental features, improvements, some stable features, and more. If you are a Node.js developer, definitely check it out!

8️⃣ 10+ Best of Javascript Game

This post contains a collection of some games developed in JavaScript. It also contains the pens (CodePen) embedded in the post. So you can actually play them. I must say, they are very well designed and executed. 🎮

9️⃣ GraphCMS — The original GraphQL CMS. Evolved.

GraphCMS was #5 product hunted on ProductHunt by one of its developers. GraphCMS is a headless CMS based on GraphQL. It comes with powerful drag and drop APIs and works perfectly with almost all the popular technologies. 🎯

They have recently revamped their entire product including their whole branding and the website. Definitely worth checking out!

🔟 Highlight.js 10, Node 14, and modern React in 20 minutes

It's another amazing JavaScript weekly issue with some great stuff. News, jobs, readings, tutorials, and whatnot. If you are a JavaScript dev, don't miss out!

🙌 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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