This month’s most useful tools for developers > March 2018
Some are about new thinking or new techniques, some are about old or legacy technology and some are just useful resources for different languages or platforms. Some are just lolz. The brief is simple — if we think they’re useful, you might too.
“User experience can — and should — be the same for everyone.”
“…enables you to safely and predictably create, change, and improve infrastructure. It is an open source tool that codifies APIs into declarative configuration files that can be shared amongst team members, treated as code, edited, reviewed, and versioned.”
“The world’s first true design to code platform.”
Supernova converts any mobile design to full-fledged native applications, giving the developers extra time to do actual coding.
Look — it’s observables!
“The goal of this lecture was to show you how you can evolve your application from one that uses just a little bit of observables to one that uses a lot more.”
Firefox 59 (out this month) has support for distributed protocol handlers…This means that the likes of ipfs can now be supported in Firefox via extensions — exciting times!
Becoming agile is a journey, not a destination
“…the steps that may look from the outside like maturity levels turned out to be fluency zones. Each zone constitutes a valid level of organizational agility.”
“Flutter targets the sweet spot of mobile development: performance and platform integrations of native mobile, with high-velocity development and multi-platform reach of portable UI toolkits.”
An AI able to synthesise a real human’s voice after processing only one minute of audio…
Solving it in 3…2…1 — done
webOS lives yet again…
Hand-in-hand with an overhaul of EnyoJS (now Enact, built on React) Well, our man Mark is excited even if no one else is.
A continuation of the harthur/brain repository (which is not maintained anymore)
Teletype for Atom lets developers share their workspace with team members and collaborate on code in real time.
A short video explaining how React’s new context API works. (Grab the code on Github)
Testing In-App Purchases Ruins Your Phone
“Death by a thousand tiny bugs”
Years of unpaid technical debt has made testing in-app purchases a miserable experiencemedium.com
A brief history of time
Like all great existential questions, and complex theoretical astrophysical conundrums on the true nature of time…the answer was Lego bricks.
Sierra Leone just ran the first blockchain-based election
One election in one country isn’t a movement — yet — but “We’re the only company in the world that has built a fully-functional blockchain voting platform.”
(NB: who won the election is still unclear and there will be a runoff election on March 27.) Posted without judgemental comment. Justsayin…