A big day for blocks/blocking things
First up, an examination of the four layers of single-page apps, via a React app example [hackernoon].
Gestalt [github/pinterest] is a set of React UI components that supports Pinterest’s design language.
A cool demonstration of how Preact and Glimmer each approach maximizing web performance [engineering.linkedin].
Dragon Drop [github/schne324] is an accessible drag-and-drop list reorder module.
Phoenix [phoenixframework] is a framework leveraging Erlang and Elixir, promising speed and reliability.
Awesome Node [github/sindresorhus] is a massive, but curated, list of Node packages and tools. Hours of fun.
Once you’ve chosen some of those packages, Emma [github/maticzav] is a terminal assistant that’ll help you find and install them.
4 steps for using Webpack with your Node app [stackchief].
An intro to recurrent neural networks with Pytorch [cpuheater].
A guide to making an AWS S3 static site with SSL [josephcombs].
Prototypr have announced Supernova Studio [blog.prototypr], a tool they say bridges the gap between designers and developers. It can convert designs from Sketch, then handle fiddly things like foreign languages and varying resolutions, and then exports the resulting code, assets, fonts, and everything you need for native apps.
Future Fonts [futurefonts] is a place to sell your type designs before they’re even finished.
5 ways to better manage your time as a designer [buditanrim].
Big Little Lies
A Snapchat ad making light of Chris Brown’s 2009 assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna has led her to call for people to delete the app [theverge]. (The ad is in that article, by the way, and there are also descriptions of the original incident itself.)
A good summary of the biggest lies Theranos told [buzzfeed]. I think “audacious” is the word here?
Airtable raised a bunch of money to produce tools for non-coders to build complicated apps [techcrunch]. They’re calling the platform Airtable Blocks [airtable].
Here’s the full unveiling of Larry Page’s self-flying planes [cora] (they were tested in New Zealand, just saying).
Knowing what your competitors are doing is vital, here’s why [medium/swlh].
How to build and manage a remote engineering team [medum/initialized-capital].
Hold the Fortnite
Everything else (apps, fun tools, gaming, culture, funny stuff)
Apply to Date [itunes.apple] is an app for building a landing page for people to jump in and apply to date you. Dating is weird these days.
Sideways Dictionary [sidewaysdictionary] is like a dictionary for tech terms, but it explains what something is via analogy. What’s an analogy? It’s like a way of explaining something new using a simile mentioning something you might already know. What’s a simile? Look, maybe we should just stop defining things at this point.
Finally, a Kansas cattle farmer carefully arranged his cows to spell out a message to space [motherboard.vice]. If you’re a farmer and you’re not working on replicating this, what are you even doing?
There’s Versioning for Friday and the week! It’s been a big week - not only have we seen the fall of a fraudulent blood-testing start-up, the birth of a brain-freezing start-up, and an FBI bust of a start-up selling phones to drug cartels, we’ve also seen that Drake enjoys playing video games!
Nothing Was the Same.
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Curated by Adam