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// Dev Awesome #59

November 12, 2021

Dev Awesome

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!

Special Announcement

Reflow - Turn Any Website Into A Store

Reflow is a free ecommerce toolkit for adding components like shopping carts and product listings to any website. Just connect your PayPal/Stripe and start selling with zero fees!

Libraries & Tools

Photoshop's journey to the web

A look back at the innovations that made it possible for complex apps like Adobe Photoshop to now be available as web apps.

Why outdated jQuery is still the dominant JavaScript library

Great analysis on why despite being more than a decade old, jQuery is still used in 78% of the top 1 million websites.

Record, replay and measure user flows

A preview for a new devtools feature that allows you to record and replay user flows for debugging and performance measuring.

You probably don't need media queries anymore

Interesting article about some of the newer CSS features for building responsive designs that might make @media obsolete.

Common NPM mistakes every developer should avoid

Helpful tutorial about seven common package management mistakes and how to avoid them when using NPM.

Libraries & Tools

Lorem Space - API for placeholder images based on context

Simple to use and offering lots of categories such as book covers, movie posters, avatars and other categories.

What's new in Gatsby 4

The new major version brings tons of big features including a Server-Side Rendering option, improved APIs and better performance.

Hasty - JavaScript performance tool

Cool app that allows you to write code snippets and run them using large datasets to see how their performance compares.

Angular v13 is now available

The new update brings many useful developer-focused improvements, including lots of community driven features.

MangoDB - A truly open-source MongoDB alternative

Since MongoDB moved to a more restrictive license a couple of years ago, here is a new project that aims to provide a free drop-in replacement.

Inspiration & Design

Organic Sphere

A stunningly beautiful demo from Bruno SImon, with source code and development stream available.

Cleanup Pictures App

Great web app that lets you remove unwanted objects from photos. Has a nice interface and works surprisingly well.

CSS Drummer

Really amazing CodePen of a playing drummer, built and animated completely with CSS.

Coding font game

A cool game that helps you choose the perfect coding font.

Tixy Land - Unqiue code golfing platform

Very innovative way to test your skills and do some creative coding.