Top picks — 2023 March
If you work as a developer, you must admit that avoiding some basic shell knowledge is hard. I rarely use bash or any other shell scripts, but when I need to, I rely purely on Stack Overflow. This quick course helped me a lot.
I have never been a big fan of React hooks, especially all these crazy complicated patterns with memoization and
useCallbacks. It always felt like something that the framework should handle for us. My intuition was correct because it was not only my concern. We hear more and more about signals, a new paradigm to manage the state of applications and components that removes this mental gymnastics to keep things working optimally. This article by Marvin Hagemeister and Jason Miller is the best explanation of Signals I have read.
From the creators of Atom, Zed is the new code editor that promises high performance, collaboration features, a built-in terminal, a command palette, support for familiar language servers, themes support and anything you could expect from a modern code editor. I love seeing some competition on the market. I love using Visual Studio Code, but it can be slow, and the number of new features can be overwhelming. Zed promises performance even better than Sublime Text but without sacrificing functionality. I am looking forward to the future of this project!
Please do not let Spotify and other giants kill podcasting. Podcasting, in its simplicity, is one of the most beautiful Web inventions ever, and there are better ways to go than hiding some of its parts behind a paywall or player exclusive to a company. Please support open podcasting!
Managing, monitoring and triggering GitHub Actions without leaving your code editor — yes, please! I am pleased about this announcement. Using this extension on top of GitHub Pull Requests and Issues rarely forces me to leave Visual Studio Code. Also, the syntax highlighting and built-in documentation preview for action is helpful.