March 14, 2019
Welcome to Dev Awesome, the newsletter for awesome developers. This week we have another dose of interesting articles, tools and inspiration to supercharge your afternoon. Enjoy!
Lesser-known CSS properties in GIFs
An excellent article on some of the more obscure CSS properties, each one carefully explained with a beautiful looping GIF.
Node.js Crash Course (YouTube)
In this awesome 90 minute course you will learn the fundamentals of Node.js and how to build a simple HTTP server from scratch.
Awesome Podcasts - GitHub repo for programming podcasts
Well-organized collection of podcasts for software engineers. Includes helpful descriptions, runtimes and release frequency.
Improving Code Readability With Async/Await
Practical tutorial on how using async/await instead of promise chains can clean up your code and help you catch bugs.
What's New In DevTools (Chrome 74)
The next DevTools update will introduce better element highlighting, a new version of Lighthouse, and more.
Zero Server - The zero configuration web framework.
This awesome framework allows you to build web apps without having to worry about server configuration, package management or routing.
Handtrack.js - Realtime hand detection, directly in the browser.
Subsync - Automagically synchronize subtitles with video
Cool open-source project that aligns subtitles to their correct positions in a video. Works with any language and can be integrated into VLC.
AutoNumeric - Automatically format numbers and currencies
Capture Website - Node.js library for capturing screenshots of websites
Based on headless Chrome, this library offers a clean solution for automating web screenshots. There is a CLI variant as well.
LEGO Minifigure Maker - Fun character creation with CSS
Cute interactive demo in which you customize a toy minifigure. Make sure to check out Josh Bader's other pens as well.
Blob Maker - Simple app for generating SVG shapes
This beautifully designed app allows you to generate all kinds of SVG blobs directly in the browser.
Iosevka - Slender monospace font for code
Open-source typeface for programmers. Supports all the expected font widths and languages, and can be customized using the provided builder.
Laws of UX - Stunning website with tips on how to build better user experiences.
A collection of maxims and principles for designing user interfaces. Each law comes with a unique poster that's free to download.
SpriteStack - 3D pixel art editor in the browser
Wonderful online editor for creating 3D art. There are some truely amazing objects that people have created using this.