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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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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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