I wrote a post that you might find helpful in regards to automating things with GitHib Actions and the GirHub CLI.
The stream with Zach Leatherman is up on YouTube. Give it a watch to learn all about WebC!
The fourth episode of Nick’s Cuts dropped this week. Check it out!
I got to hang with Anthony Campolo on his stream this week. It was a lot of fun chatting about server-side rendering (SRR), islands architecture, and doing some live coding.
Curious about what The Collab Lab is? I sat down with Stacie Taylor to discuss all thing Collab Lab and her origin story. We even talked about career advice. I really enjoyed chatting with Stacie.
I started a podcast recently and it inspired me to write this blog post about content creation.
I got to hang with Sami Jaber on my stream this week to discuss Mitosis, so I wrote a short post about it.
The stream at the start of Hacktoberfest is up! Jörn joined me to teach me more about Svelte and we started a repository for Hacktoberfest. Check it out!
Click on the Tweet to watch the video. It won’t disappoint. 😎
I’ve mentioned it before, but “Lift as you climb” from Cassidy Williams is one of my favourite words of wisdom.
I’ve been doing these on a weekly basis for a while now, but I’m running out of steam a bit. I plan to do these still, but probably not on a weekly basis.
I started a podcast! TL;DR, it’s conversations I’ve had on my Twitch stream with awesome people, and maybe some other things. Mainly tech related. Check it out at pod.iamdeveloper.com
I had a great chat with Josh Goldberg about TypeScript, TypeScript ESLint, open source, and his new book Learning TypeScript!
Sami Jaber will join me tomorrow on my Twitch stream to teach us all about Mitosis!
No tip this week I was super busy at work. Maybe check out the back catalogue of existing tips!
The video for the steam with James Q. Quick is up! We talked content creation, tooling, SvelteKit and his new course that’s in the works, everythingsvelte.com. I honestly could have easily talked to James probably the rest of the work day, but we both had to get back to other things. Great convos James!
Lots of great guests coming on the stream! Check out my stream’s full schedule so you don’t miss all these great gues
Coming up this week on the stream, Josh Goldberg, will be discussing all things TypeScript with me!
Also, Monday, Jörn will be streaming with me as there was issues with Twitch last Wednesday. Come by and say hi! https://www.twitch.tv/nickytonline/schedule?segmentID=d9dbd10a-634a-466d-b500-0d13103f6ab5
I’m back from vacation/work offsite, so I finally got the stream recording with James Perkins from Clerk up. Check it out!
Hacktoberfest is almost here! I got you covered
Not much else was going on as I had an amazing offsite with all the wonderful folks from Netlify! 🤩
Signals come to Preact! This is an exciting change that I’m looking forward to trying out. There’s even a compatibility layer for React! 🔥
You don’t always need an explicit state machine, i.e. XState
My old coworker commented on an article on Big O notation with this funny Tweet. It’s from 2019, but pretty hilarious.
A bit of advice as it’s almost time for Hacktoberfest 2022
Nothing going on this week! I’m wrapping this up for Sunday as I’m flying to my offsite in Hawaii! Back to streaming on September 21st!
Also, if you aren’t already following me on Twitch, go hit that follow button! Lots of great folks coming on the stream this fa
I need to dig into this more, but I’m still trying to understand the use case for the
satisfies operator coming to TypeScript 4.9. I get that it’s better than casting via the
as operator, but still not sure why I’d need this if things are typed correctly. 🤔
I knew about a
$ and some others, but I wasn’t aware of stuff like
A great read on how CodeSandbox spins up things quickly.
No streams of my own this week, but I was on the Netlify YouTube channel streaming with my coworkers Prince Wilson and Brittney Postma. We talked about using Netlify forms in Remix!
I started adding short videos for my VS Code Tip of the Week. The first one dropped this week, so if you don’t feel like reading a blog post, you can follow along on my YouTube channel.
I had a great time learning about @ClerkDev last week and how quickly you can get it up and running in an app.
User identity definitely doesn’t need to be complex! The recording will be up on YouTube soon.
Thanks again for hanging @james_r_perkins!
I also got to hang on Lucia Cerchie‘s Twitter Space, Frontend Fun: JS Frameworks and Deployment Platforms, this past week. Thanks for having me and all thanks to all the awesome speakers! Check out the recording if you missed
The recording of the stream with Brittney Postma is up! Check it out!
I wrote this at the end of last year, but a lot of folks have found it super useful, so sharing it here again.
James Perkins from Clerk is joining me on my stream this week! Come by and say hi at livecoding.ca at 5pm UTC on August 24th!
I was flying solo this week on my stream and had some fun continuing to learn Svelte
I’m still editing the video, but I had an amazing chat with Brian Douglas about contributiting to open source as well as the project he’s gone all in on, Open Sauced! The recording will be up on YouTube probably early next week. For now, here’s a teaser and a great clip about imposter syndrome.
This coming Wednesday, I’m hanging with Brittney Postma! She’ll be giving me a primer on Svelte!
Ian Douglas joined me on my Twitch stream this past Wednesday to show me the ins and outs of Postman! We also talked about interviewing, a passion of his. Here’s a highlight from the stream. The full recording will be up on YouTube sometime next week.
I was on a podcast! I had a really great time chatting with Eddie Hinkle discussing my origin story and what brings me joy as an engineer.
I’ll be hanging with Brian Douglas, a.k.a. bdougie next week to discuss contributing to open source and Open Sauced! Come join us this coming Wednesday!
Here’s a highlight from my stream with Drew Clements talking about all things Vue! You can catch the full stream on Twitch still, but it’ll disappear from there in just over a week. I’ll be dropping the full recording on my YouTube channel early next week.
Rizèl talks about how awesome DevRel is, but it’s not without its flaws.
Waffles anyone? I feel like Cassidy made this. 🤣
This past Wednesday, I got to hang with Luca Casonato, Software Engineer at Deno Land Inc and the creator of Fresh, a new full stack web framework for Deno!
Luca explained what Deno is and then did a deep dive into Fresh!
If you aren’t following already, I stream on Twitch at livecoding.ca. Come by and say hi sometime! And for past streams, you can find them on my YouTube channel.
This coming week I’m hanging with Drew Clements from Nacelle to learn all about Vue! Come by and say hi at 5pm UTC this Tuesday (not the usual Wednesday)!
Nader dopping the truth bombs
The recording of the panel I was on at Front-End Test Fest 2 is up! Check it out!
I had a great time hanging with my old co-worker and old stream co-host, Christina Gorton, this week on the stream. We discussed DevRel, OSS, & Scarf, where Christina currently works.
I’ll be hanging with Luca Casonato from the Deno core team next week to discuss Fresh, a new web framework for Deno. Come by and say hi next Wednesday, July 6th at 5 pm UTC at livecoding.ca!
Another great knowledge nugget for React care of David Kourshid
Cloudflare was super proactive getting things sorted during the downtime on June 21, 2022. Here’s the postmortem
If you’re looking for an even more modern CSS reset, Elly has you covered
Longer Tweets or blogposts?
I was at Front-End Test Fest 2 this past week and at the lunch break Dan Gorelick put on an amazing visual and musical performance! I don’t know if there will be a full recording of it, but here’s a snippet of the performance on Twitter
I was on a panel at Front-End Test Fest 2! It was lots of fun. I’m not sure when recordings will be ready, but check out the website for that
Bekah Hawrot Weigel joined me on the stream this past Wednesday to show how you can transcribe text using Deepgram’s Node.js SDK. We went through the demo code all the way to building out an app with Express that allows you to submit a URL for transcription.
Here’s an accompanying short post to the stream.
This coming Wednesday, my old co-worker and old co-host of the DEV Twitch stream, Christina Gorton, joins me on my stream! We’ll discuss OSS, DevRel, life at Scarf, all the things! Come by and say hi at 5 pm UTC!
I always love reading the Rapid API Tweets for explainers
This was started by Todd Motto a while back and Cory House dropped a Tweet to remind us of this great list of public APIs
My coworker Ryan dropped a great read
It’s not for everyone maybe, but I like the spirit and fun of badges. The YOLO one cracked me up. 🤣
You’ll need to click the Tweet to see the TikTok, but it’s worth it
Thor has competition
This made me laugh, but it’s also a friendly reminder to get your stuff out there and learn in public
I got to hang with my friend Dan Ott and talk about moving the Virtual Coffee site to Remix. Thanks for hanging Dan!
I’ll be speaking on a panel at Front-End Test Fest 2022! I’m not gonna lie. I’m pretty excited! Hope to see you there virtually!
If you feel like putting up with me talking, feel free to give a follow on livecoding.ca and youtube.iamdeveloper.com
Love my CodeNewbie fam dropping this gem
My talk from the Eleventy Meetup is up on YouTube, Check it out!
Here’s the accompanying article where I when into a bit more detail for some things.
Ben Myers joined me on the stream this week to talk about their wonderful project showmy.chat. We did some live coding where I started to incorporate showmy.chat into my stream, we talked about web dev, streaming tips, all the things! Thanks for hanging Ben!
More streams are up on my YouTube channel and you can catch them live on Wednesdays at livecoding.ca
Dropping my own wisdom this week
It was great having Lucia on the stream this week. She showed me rest2graphql.io and some other awesome tools in the GraphQL ecosystem. Thanks for hanging Lucia!
I gave a talk at the Eleventy meetup this past week. Check it out!
Josh W. Comeau always drops amazing content and as usual, his latest doesn’t disappoint.
For the TypeScript or C# fans out here
Nothing to plug this week. I’ve been deep in Remix land working on a PR for Netlify getting our Edge functions template into the Remix codebase.
Check it out if you’re interested in seeing what open source life looks like!
Stripe open sources Markdoc
Hello page transitions API! This is experimental and only available in Chrome Canary at the moment, but exciting nonetheless.
Looking for a new coding font? Check out the replies to Rachel’s Tweet!
Finally! Pizza people can sit down.
I’m back on the streaming scene! It’s been an intense break between switching roles and onboarding, but I’m back! I got to hand out with Anthony from the RedwoodJS core team to a=talk about all things RedwoodJS!
I wrote a post about my new job!
If you weren’t aware, I run a community at vscodetips.com. If you’re a fan of VS Code, check it out! Thanks for showing the love Forem and friends!
If you’re into TypeScript and get confused by some errors, Matt Pocock dropped a useful extension for VS Code. More error translations are on the way. Thanks for this Matt!
Fellow Montrealer Josh W. Comeau dropped another gem of an article
Rapid API’s Twitter account has been churning out lots of great explainer threads. Here’s the latest one on websockets. If you aren’t already following on Twitter, I highly recommend it.
For context, for non-Canadians, the CBC is the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, a TV channel that’s been around forever in Canada.
I wrote a post on my current keyboard as well as put out a discussion post on dev.to about keyboards. Lot of great responses in there if you’re looking for a new keyboard.
I really enjoyed investigating a bug with Remix and Netlify Edge functions. It took a bit of time to figure out, but super satisfying once I did figure out the issue. Check it out!
My old coworker Molly with some dank memes as always
Not a shameless plug per se, but I’m feeling like I’m fitting in it at the new job. 😎
An old co-worker dropped this gem my way
Looking for a new font for your editor? Check out ComicMono!
I started using Feedback Ladders at work this week. Maybe you’ll find it helpful in your organization when it comes to pull request reviews.
Some nice stuff just landed in GitHub organization profiles
This was cute
I love the ladies and gentlemen, the weekend Tweet that appears end of work week, but I came across this one this week which cracked me up.
I got my first PR merged at Netlify this week, followed by a bunch more.
Nothing major to plug aside from week two at Netlify is in the books!
If you’re looking for some online games to play with your remote co-workers during game time at work, I started a discussion about it. Lots of great suggestions. Check it out!
I started my new role at Netlify this week. I’m a big fan of Conventional Comments, but Netlify has their own spin on this, Feedback Ladders. Both ways are great for commenting, so thought I’d share for inspiration in your pull request reviews.
If you’re on Windows, this is a great guide for getting set up for web development.
If you’re a fan of VS Code, like I am, local history is a great add. It’s currently only available on the Insiders edition. On another not, I highly recommend the Insiders edition. I’ve been using it for years and it’s super stable.
If you’re looking for a new type of online game to play with your remote co-workers or anyone honestly, collaborative jigsaw puzzle solving is a great option. I’m hooked!
Here’s some other ideas for games
I joined Netlify!!!! 🎉
Shout to my man Will for dropping this.
Since I’m off still before starting my new role, I’ve had more time to write and stream.
Here are some posts I dropped this week. Maybe you’ll find them helpful.
I’ve started streaming on my own stream again. Feel free to give me a follow if that’s your jam!
I’ve been off work since Wednesday and I am starting a new role on April 4th! Stay tuned! It’s been a fun 2.25 years at Forem/dev.to!
This was my last week at Forem, so it also meant my last DEV Twitch stream. Thanks for joining me, Stacie Taylor! I loved our convos about The Collab Lab, career, and all the things!
And a big thanks to everyone that tuned in to the stream these past couple of years. ♥️
I wrote a couple of articles this past week. One is about the work I did at Forem. The other is a handy tool I use with new projects. Check'em out!
I started work on my Deepgram hackathon project. I’m not sure how far I’ll get, but streaming on my own stream again has been super fun!
Stacie Taylor joins me on my last DEV Twitch stream. We’ll discuss all things The Collab Lab. Pop by and say hi!
Some big news…
Educational and super funny. Heydon is spicy! 🌶️
Thanks for the share Nader!
Part three of building out a GitHub action that Tweets to first time contributors dropped this past week on my YouTube channel. Thanks again for pairing on this Matt Foley!
For all the TypeScript fans out there, Chance drops a TIL (for me at least!)
A handy tip from my old co-worker Jon Jones
I’m dropping my own words of wisdom this week. Take your PTO folks! Even in a pandemic and even if you don’t travel to anywhere exotic. It’s good for your brain and body. 😎
No shameless plugs going on at the moment. I’ve been on vacation, so my only plug is to take vacation. I’ve been snowboarding all week!
This just looks interesting to me.
A cool use of Web Workers.
Singer Michael Bolton re-enacting scenes from the film Office Space. If you don’t know who Michael Bolton is, this might not be as funny to you.
More of. a thread of wisdom this week.
A while back I started a project with Matt Foley for building out a GitHub action that Tweets out to first-time contributors. Here is part 1. Also, no it’s not built in Rust. I hadn’t streamed on my own stream in a while and forgot to update my banner lol. I should probably automate that.
Not much going on this coming week as I’m still on vacation. Snowboarding is on this week’s menu.
I had an amazing time with a bunch of career changers from my Virtual Coffee community this week. Thanks Jessica Wilkins, Reda Baha, Rebecca Key, Seth Hall, and Steve Carroll for hanging!
There won’t be a DEV Twitch stream for the next little while as I’m on vacation. Back at it in Mar
A great Twitter thread on what CORS is
I had a blast hanging with Domitrius Clark on the DEV Twitch stream this week. We discussed the Jamstack community, community best practices, building in public, all the things!
This week coming up on the DEV Twitch stream, I’m going to be talking to five career changers. Tune in at 5 pm UTC this Wednesday, February 16th.
I gave a talk for Codementor this week! The video will be out sometime this upcoming week, but for now, here’s the slide deck.
Ben Holmes joined me on the DEV Twitch stream this past week! I had a lot of fun learning about Slinkity and we even did some live coding! Check it out!
This week on the DEV Twitch stream, Domitrius Clark, Community Engineer at Netlify joins me to discuss the new Jamstack community, community best practices, building in public, all the things!
Come by and hang this week on Wednesday, February 9th at 5 pm UTC!
A great CSS layout workshop care of Rachel Andrews!
I had an awesome time chatting with Sunil Pai from the WORKERS team at Cloudflare on the DEV Twitch stream this week.
We discussed all the cool things being built at Cloudflare like Workers, KV Store, Durable Objects, wrangler, all the things! We also chatted about all things web dev.
Thanks for hanging Sunil!
Ben Holmes, the creator of the Slinkity project is joining me in the DEV Twitch stream this Wednesday! Come by and say hi at 5 pm UTC
I’ve got a talk for Codementor coming up in a couple of weeks. Come by and say hi virtually!
Vercel released their platform starter kit!
This was a great read.
If you’re interested in web3, keep an eye on this
I love Steph’s work and this quote
for this week’s stream, I’m looking forward to hanging with Sunil Pai from Cloudflare.
Workers, Durable Objects, we’ll wrangle in all the things!
Come by and say hi on Wednesday @ 5pm UTC!
Last week Anthony Campolo, Developer Advocate at StepZen joined us to chat about GraphQL and StepZen studio. He showed us how to quickly set up and use an API with StepZen studio which he used as a data source for a SvelteKit based blog.
Thanks again for joining us Anthony!
Dan Abramov & Maggie Appleton are joining me on the DEV Twitch stream this Wednesday at 5pm UTC!
Come by and say hi!
Lambda now supports ES modules. Go get that boost!
Addy as always dropping great knowledge nuggets and resources
A really cool application of AI in the era of COVID and masks
For the CSS fans out there, this is a welcome addition.
Words of wisdom from my friend Vic. And honestly this applies to everyone.
We’ve got Jenn Schiffer, Director of Community at Glitch joning us this week on the DEV Twitch stream. Come by and say hi!
I mentioned up top all the cool stuff that Cloudflare has been doing. And guess what? I’m going to be hanging with Sunil Pai, from Cloudflare, on the DEV Twitch stream January 26th.
The swyx mixtape has been one of my favourite podcasts of 2021. Well, it’s not a podcast in the traditional sense. As Shawn calls it, “A daily audio lootbox”. Here’s one of the last one’s I gave a listen to in 2021.
There’s lots of Jam
I’m sure some folks are starting to get or are sick of superhero films, but I’m so excited for these Marvel projects coming out in 2022
The official Ted Lasso biscuit recipe 😋
I put two in here because I skipped last week’s newsletter because Christmas.
Here are my last couple of blog posts for 2021
Here’s my highlights from 2021 on Polywork. Check it out and if you need an invite, let me know!
It’s a new year, so we’re back at it with streaming. Excited to be hanging with Anthony Campolo on the DEV Twitch stream this Wednesday @ 5PM UTC! GraphQL, the dev.to API, Stepzen Studio, all things!
Come by and say hi at twitch.tv/thepracticaldev
Not a plug, but I got a nice shoutout from Nicholas C. Zakas, the creator of eslint.
And one more shoutout coming from the Storybook crew.
The React team is releasing experimental support for Web Components
GitHub has a technology preview out for searching code on GitGub
Turborepo got acquired by Vercel and is now open source! Show Jared some love.
A great post from Sarah Drasner about the importance of writing and how to improve your written communication.
I wrote about how I review pull requests. Maybe you’ll find this helpful. Also, I’d love to hear about your review process in the comments! I’m always looking to improve. 😎
That’s it peeps! Enjoy the we