PRDXN’s Top 5 GitHub Repositories for March

Here’s what we at PRDXN found interesting and useful on GitHub this past month.

Hint: There are lots of goodies in this one…Especially if you’re interested in speedy/AI imagery content production; mobile app builds; Java development; code repository security; resources for front-end developer job interviews.


FastPhotoStyle

This is Nvidia’s fast photorealistic style transfer algorithm. Just give it a content photo and then a style photo, the code can transfer the style of the style photo to the content photo. The details of the algorithm behind the code is available in their arxiv paper.

Below are some of cool examples from them:

Flutter

Flutter is a new mobile app SDK from Google to help developers and designers build modern mobile apps for iOS and Android.

Though it is an alpha stage right now, it’s hot reload helps you quickly and easily experiment (wihtout losing state!), build UIs, add features, and fix bugs faster.

It also has the following features:

  • built-in beautiful Material Design and Cupertino (iOS-flavor) widgets
  • Rich motion APIs and Smooth natural scrolling
  • Powerful and flexible APIs for 2D, animation, gestures, effects

and much more.

Checkstyle

Checkstyle is a tool for checking Java source code to help programmers write Java code that adheres to to a Code Standard or set of validation rules (best practices).

By default it supports the Google Java Style Guide and Sun Code Conventions, but is highly configurable.

Gitleaks

This nifty little repository helps you audit git repository for secrets and keys. It audits local and remote repos by running regex checks against all commits.

So head on over here and check if your repos have a leak!

Front End Interview Handbook

Unlike typical software engineer job interviews, front-end job interviews have less emphasis on algorithms and have more questions on intricate knowledge and expertise about the domain — HTML, CSS, JavaScript, just to name a few areas. Here is a handy repo which helps you with some good resources.

Almost complete answers to “Front-end Job Interview Questions” which you can use to interview potential candidates, test yourself or completely ignore

What do you think about this list? Do you have any other repos that are worth sharing? Let us know in the responses below.