Hide and Seek
The Nokia Snake game built with React and Redux [github/morgantheplant].
Vant is a Vue mobile UI [github/youzan].
vue-content-loader [github/egoist] is an SVG component to create a Facebook-like placeholder while elements are still loading.
imaging-heap [github/filamentgroup] is a tool for measuring the efficiency of your responsive image markup across viewport sizes and device pixel ratios.
oclif [github/oclif] is a framework for building command line interfaces with Node, made by Heroku.
TravisBuddy [github/bluzi] is a handy little service that acts as a go-between for TravisCI and GitHub - if a test fails, it’ll add a comment to your GitHub repo explaining what went wrong and what you can do to fix it.
Sympact [github/simonepri] is a tool that’ll determine the impact - in CPU usage, memory usage and execution time - of running a Node task.
I saw some praise for this in r/python and thought I’d share it: Program Arcade Games with Python [programarcadegames] looks like a solid way to learn Python and also make some
How to build a GitHub client with React Apollo, a Graph QL client [graphql.college].
It’s pretty easy to build a Slack app. How easy? [Do you have three minutes?](https://x-team.com/blog/create-slack-app-in-3-minutes/ [x-team].
An intro to Blazor [blogs.msdn.microsoft], an experimental .NET framework for building web apps that runs in the browser via WebAssembly.
Why you should learn Go [medium/@kevalpatel].
Crazy Like a Fox
A free Sketch library full of native web components [blog.prototypr].
Figma now has a Platform - so expect some clever people (you, maybe?) to build some cool integrations [blog.figma]. GitHub and Uber have already got some powerful stuff going - pushing automatic icon updates from one design file, for example.
Lunacy [icons8] is Sketch for Windows.
All Up in Your Face
Thousands of servers are running leaky etcd servers that are leaking credentials [arstechnica]. Researchers found passwords, secret keys, and AWS access keys.
ProPublica reports IBM has been removing older United States employees from their jobs and replacing them with younger, less-experienced and lower-paid US workers, plus workers overseas [features.propublica].
China’s use of facial recognition is so extensive that if it were a Black Mirror script, the writers would be saying, “actually, let’s maybe back it off a little, this seems a little intense, even for us.” [theatlantic]
Why women should apply to Y Combinator [bulletin]. (Women who want to do YC, obviously.)
5 ways your stand-up can be improved [techbeacon].
Fly My Pretties
Everything else (apps, fun tools, gaming, culture, funny stuff)
Project Icarus, a project to keep an eye on thousands of animals from space is about to blast off [spectrum.ieee]. Little thing - let’s just never call a project “Icarus”, huh? Just seems like tempting fate a little bit, doesn’t it?
TIL rockets punch a huge (temporary) hole in the ionosphere [arstechnica].
Mark Text [marktext] is a nice, minimal markdown editor for Mac, Windows and Linux, built with Vue and Electron.
This may sound weird, but go with me here: the behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Spike Jonze’s recent advertisement for the Apple Homepod [adweek] - the one with FKA Twigs Inception dancing through her apartment - is actually pretty worthwhile.
A history of Mark Zuckerberg apologizing for stuff [fastcompany].
Finally, this week’s weekend reads is very good, in my humble opinion [versioning] . Come for the word ‘Zucktown’, stay for the tale of Stephen Hawking’s 30-year warranty for his speech system.
That’s me for this week. Remember the glory days of this time last week, when none of us knew about Cambridge Analytica and had only vaguely thought about deleting Facebook? Good times. I’ll let the Onion have the last word on this one [theonion], which is always a solid strategy. I’ll be back with more for y’all next week, but I’d like to leave you all with some ~personal news~
I FINALLY SAW BLACK PANTHER!! “Did Adam like it after all the build-up?” you may wonder. Well, I will be seeing it again tomorrow.
See you in your inbox next week, unless anyone wants to fight in a waterfall for my kingdom/special fighting suit?
Curated by Adam