A great tip from Swyx
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
Not tech-specific, but taking care of your body is super important. Full disclosure that I am not a certified personal trainer, so I am not allowed to give personal training advice, but as an ex-university athlete, I can definitely tell you that stretching is key.
Lack of flexibility brings on all kinds of injuries potentially and when we’re all at our desks for most of the day, it’s even more important. Here are some good ones to get you started, but consider speaking to a trainer if you’re looking to get serious about a training regime, including stretching.
Also for all the tough folks out there, being more flexible is beneficial to strength training and muscle development as the muscles become more elongated. 💪🏻
Timbiebs! As a Canadian and Timbit lover, I’m excited to try these. You just gotta Beliebe.
Bad, but so good
We had the final DEV Twitch stream of the year. We had some good times hanging out with Gift Egwuenu. Gift joined us to talk about learning in public, creating content, burnout, moving to and working in a new country, and more!
Thanks again for joining us Gift!
Not a shameless plug, more of a fun thing I did for the second year in a row. Building an ice rink in my backyard!
And the finished product getting filled with water.
A nice roundup of all the new things that have been coming out of Cloudflare.
If you own NFTs, this is a useful thread for securing them, and honestly probably just some general crypto good to know about wallets.
I try not to put stuff in the newsletter that is probably on everyone’s radar, but it’s pretty incredible that Vercel has gone from series A to series D in two years. Lee Robinson has a great post on working in a hypergrowth company.
Julia Evans is always great at explaining things. In this post she digs into esbuild
This is super cool! I didn’t know that Twitter had shortcut keys. 😎
The 1980s hustle game. Major Wolf of Wall Street vibes lol.
If you love The Muppets and Ted Lasso… (click on the Tweet as the preview doesn’t show it all)
Shawn Wang, a.k.a. swyx, always has some great knowledge nuggets. I definitely encourage everyone to keep asking questions, the point here is more digging into things like is this really the problem we’re trying to solve? I imagine most people subscribed to this newsletter already follow him on Twitter, but if not, he’s a great follow.
I also encourage you to check out The Swyx Mixtape
We’re back next week with the last DEV Twitch stream of the year. I’m really looking forward to hanging out with Gift!
Also, if you aren’t following DEV or myself on Twitch yet, you know what to do. 😎
The DEV Twitch stream is off for the next little bit. We’ll be back with one more stream on December 1st. We'l lbe hanging with Gift Egwuenu and then that’s a wrap for 2020.
We’ll be back in 2022 when we kickstart off the first week in January. Although DEV is not streaming, I’ve been streaming a little more frequently on my own stream.
This past week, I paired with Matt Foley for the third time as we continue to build out a GitHub action that Tweets to first-time contributors of a repository. Here’s a short recap.
I’ll get the streams up on YouTube at some point, but for now, here’s a highlight from this week.
Nader sums up this podcast episode pretty well in the Tweet above. It’s linked in his Tweet, but I dropped the main StackOverflow podcast page for this episode below.
From my old coworker, JF who I don’t believe is on Twitter, so just calling out the credit for the share and also lol. This one goes out to everyone who unfortunately has to observe daylight saving time.
Daylight Savings (Movie Trailer)
I’m looking forward to more X-Men cartoons even though we need to wait until 2023.
I’ve always loved basketball. I was all about basketball in high school. I was doing all kinds of jumping exercises in my living room, brushing my teeth and writing with my left hand, and just on the court a lot. Was I amazing? No, but I will give myself some cred. I used to be able to grab the rim even at 5’ 7". Why is this in the newsletter? I recently watched a couple of documentaries on a couple of Chicago Bulls players, my favourite team. They’re really great watches if you’re a sports fan or b-ball lover.
I got to hangout with Andrea and bdougie on the GitHub community Twitter Space this past Friday. Lots of great convos around GitHub actions and the GitHub actions hackathon
This week on the DEV Twitch stream we had our wonderful co-workers from the community success team join us. If you want some insights on what it’s like to run a community, you’ll definitely want to check this one out.
I’ve teamed up with Matt Foley who I met in our stream chat when bdougie was on and now we’re building out a GitHub action! Follow our journey on the live stream and our GitHub repository.
This cracked me up. I own a hamster and I love Daft Punk. I can’t confirm, but I’m sure the little fella is OK.
1000x engineer lol
Twitter is still a great space for folks in tech, but Angie drops a truth bomb.
Stephanie Eckles joined us on the DEV Twitch stream this week. It was so much hanging out with her. She’s put out so much amazing content like ModernCSS.dev. Check out thinkdobecreate.com to see all her body of work.
Thanks again for joining us Steph!
I’m not one to brag, but I’m really proud of what we’ve done with the DEV Twitch stream. The short story is I was streaming on my own account with folks in the community pairing on issues/live coding and as Hacktoberfest 2020 approached, I suggested that we should stream on the DEV Twitch account because it was just sitting there. And the rest is history. 😎
Shoutout again to my awesome co-host Christina!
Not a shameless plug, but I finally minted my NFT to join the Developer DAO. I had already joined the Discord but hadn’t finished the registration, i.e. the NFT.
I know not everyone is a fan of web3 or even that term, but I’m enjoying learning about the space and Developer DAO is a super welcoming community. If you want to follow my web 3 adventures, I have a series on dev.to.
Until the next iss
This got all sorted out thanks to the .NET community and amazing folks on the inside like Scott Hanselman.
Kevin Powell has released a free course so you can level up your frontend skills thanks to a collaboration with Scrimba and Frontend Mentor.
Parcel 2 has dropped!
I’ve become more curious about web3 and have started to build out decentralized apps (dApps) to ramp up in this space via a great community called Buildspace.
Here’s a couple of posts about the dApps I’ve created recently.
We had a couple of great guests the past two weeks on the DEV Twitch stream. First up, we had Jonathan Creamer from Microsoft. We discussed frontend infrastructure, open source, and a term he coined, divops.
This week we had Will Johnson on the stream. We talked about dev rel, content creation, Framer Motion, Will’s new course on Framer Motion, and RenderATL and all the satellite projects associated with it.
Thanks to both of you for joining us!
Coming up this week, we have the amazing Stephanie Eckles joining us on the DEV Twitch stream! Come by and say hi at 5 pm UTC on Wednesday, November 3rd!
And lastly, if you’re a fan of VS Code, I started a community a little while back that builds off a Twitter community I started a few years ago.
Come by and say hi!
Until the next iss