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Top picks — 2021 May

The 1969 Apollo Guidance Computer, The Missing Semester of Your CS Education, dead Google AMP, DOM Events explorer, Play.js acquired by CodeSandbox and more…

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All you need to know to move from CommonJS to ECMAScript Modules (ESM) in Node.js

One of the most revolutionary features introduced as part of ECMAScript 2015 specification is modules (ESM). In April 2020, Node v14.0.0 landed without experimental modules warning. Even though it was still experimental, it felt like the right timing to adopt ESM for some toy projects and insignificant clients' work. Eventually, Node v15.3.0 arrived and marked modules implementation as stable.

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Top picks — 2021 April

A new HTTP client for Node.js, website carbon calculator, great explanation of JavaScript Temporal API and Netlify announced native support for TypeScript. Pretty busy month!

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Book review: Feel Great, Lose Weight by Dr Rangan Chatterjee

Ever since I started controlling my weight and being more conscious about what and how I eat, the quality of my life has improved a lot. I’m just a human and snacking, like anything else that produces dopamine in our bodies, is hard to resist. A hard-working and demanding job doesn’t help. So recently, I have been slacking with my nutritional regime. I was looking for a bit of motivation to get back on the right track.

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Book review: Dare to Lead by Brené Brown

At the beginning of a year, I got promoted to the position of Lead Software Engineer at Mindera. When I accepted this position, I didn’t realize what I am putting onto my shoulders. Even though I feel more comfortable with it now, the transition wasn’t easy, and I still have plenty to learn.

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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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