November 20, 2020
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!
10 Insights from adopting TypeScript at scale
A great article from the Bloomberg Engineering team on how they transitioned their entire codebase (over 50 million lines of JS) to TypeScript.
Clean up your code by applying these 7 rules
Some great tips on how to improve your code and make easier to read and maintain. The examples are presented in JS but apply to other languages as well.
What Vue.js Does Better Than React
Very interesting article, highlighting some of the features and design decisions that Vue gets right.
CSS Variables 101
This tutorial does an excellent job at explaining how CSS custom properties work and provides some common patterns for using them efficiently.
Comparing Static Site Generator Build Times
In this article, the CSS Tricks team compares the build times of popular SSG frameworks and gives some insight on why faster isn't always better.
CSS Layout - A cheatsheet for popular UI layouts
Various page layouts, form inputs, and other components that you can quickly copy and use in your projects.
Joplin - Open-source notes and TODO app
The app can run on Windows, macOS, Linux, Android and iOS, allowing to easily sync your notes between all the platforms.
Lerna - A tool for managing large monorepos
This tool makes it easier to organize multi-package repositories with git and npm.
Image Compare - Vanilla JS library for comparing between images
Awesome plugin that looks and works great right out of the box. Perfect for showing before and after on renders and photos.
Linkinator - Find broken links in your website
Simple site crawler tool for checking if all the links in your website are active and don't lead to any 404s.
Drum sequencer and sample pad
A really impressive drum arranger on CodePen that is super fun to play around with.
Chasing the Pixel-Perfect Dream
In this beautifully presented article, Josh Comeau shares his ideas on why implementing pixel perfect designs doesn't always work.
Coin Flip Donate Button
Very unique design for a donation button with smooth animations that are randomized to look different on each press.
100 Days of CSS Illustrations
Alvaro Montoro challenged himself to do 1 animation each day for 100 days. Here are the results!
Spectrum, Adobe’s design system
Here you can take a look at Adobe's design language and see all the components, fonts and icons they use.