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From Express to Fastify in Node.js

It has been almost two years since Express has been updated, and a lot of new great tools came around since then. I recently tried Fastify for the first time, and it took me no longer than a few minutes to decide to make a switch. Let me share with you a few main reasons.

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Top picks — 2021 March

A bunch of free resources for developers, Material Design Icons on Google Fonts, Global Privacy Control, color vision deficiencies in the Blink renderer, Amazon S3 Object Lambda, better browser compatibility in 2021, Deno Company, Practical Go Lessons and CSS Container Queries. Enjoy!

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Visual Studio Code project manager using Alfred workflow

I spend a lot of time using Visual Studio Code, jumping from one project to another. To make it more efficient, I would love to have a simple project manager baked into the editor. I have built a simple Alfred workflow that does just that.

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Book review: A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking

Many times in my life, I was wondering about abstract things like space travel, the size of a universe, the importance of time, gravitational force, and other stuff like that. Do you sometimes contemplate anti earthly subjects like that, or is it just me?

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Top picks — 2021 February

We have been waiting for npm 7, but it is finally generally available. AWS Lambda now supports Node.js 14, and the new modules SDK comes with support for TypeScript. Did you know you can send a POST request on link click by adding a ping attribute? Create beautiful code snippets using Ray.so. Native popups are coming to HTML specification. Check the stunning results of Annual Awwwwards 2020! These, and much more this month.

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I abandoned Facebook and Instagram for a month

Inspired by my girlfriend and motivated by the “Digital Minimalism” by Cal Newport, I decided to quit Facebook and Instagram for an entire month. Literally moment ago I re-visited these two social media platforms for the first time since the end of 2020 to see that I missed absolutely nothing!

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What's new in ECMAScript 2021

This week’s TC39 meeting concluded with a complete list of ECMAScript 2021 features. Similarly, how I do it every year, let’s have a look at what’s coming this year. I also prepared for you a few code examples.

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Top picks — 2021 January

Optimizing image loading for the web in 2021, Webbed Briefs by Heydon Pickering, Figma crash course by Pablo Stanley, insights after being 45 years in the software industry, the state of JS in 2020, running GitHub actions for certain commit messages, HTML alt attribute vs figcaption element, 10 best practices to containerize Node.js web applications with Docker and more…

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