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๐Ÿš€10 Trending projects on GitHub for web developers - 19th June 2020

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1. ๐ŸŽญ Playwright

Playwright is a Node library to automate Chromium, Firefox and WebKit with a single API.

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Node.js library to automate Chromium, Firefox and WebKit with a single API

๐ŸŽญ Playwright

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Playwright is a Node.js library to automate Chromium, Firefox and WebKit with a single API. Playwright is built to enable cross-browser web automation that is ever-green, capable, reliable and fast.

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Headless execution is supported for all the browsers on all platforms. Check out system requirements for details.

Usage

npm i -D playwright

This installs Playwright and browser binaries for Chromium, Firefox and WebKit. Once installed, you can require Playwright in a Node.js script and automate web browser interactions.

Capabilities

Playwright is built to automate the broad and growing set of web browser capabilities used by Single Page Apps and Progressive Web Apps.

  • Scenarios that span multiple page, domains and iframes
  • Auto-wait for elements to be readyโ€ฆ

2. JSON Server

Get a full fake REST API with zero coding in less than 30 seconds (seriously)

GitHub logo typicode / json-server

Get a full fake REST API with zero coding in less than 30 seconds (seriously)

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Get a full fake REST API with zero coding in less than 30 seconds (seriously)

Created with <3 for front-end developers who need a quick back-end for prototyping and mocking.

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3. Lens | The Kubernetes IDE

Lens is the only IDE youโ€™ll ever need to take control of your Kubernetes clusters. It is a standalone application for MacOS, Windows and Linux operating systems. It is open source and free.

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Lens - The Kubernetes IDE

Lens Open Source Project (OpenLens)

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The Repository

This repository ("OpenLens") is where Team Lens develops the Lens IDE product together with the community. It is backed by a number of Kubernetes and cloud native ecosystem pioneers. This source code is available to everyone under the MIT license.

Lens - The Kubernetes IDE

Lens - The Kubernetes IDE ("Lens IDE") is a distribution of the OpenLens repository with Team Lens specific customizations released under a traditional EULA.

Lens IDE provides the full situational awareness for everything that runs in Kubernetes. It's lowering the barrier of entry for people just getting started and radically improving productivity for people with more experience.

Lens IDE a standalone application for MacOS, Windows and Linux operating systems. You can download it free of charge for Windows, MacOS, and Linux from Lens IDE website.

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Installation

See Getting Started page.

Development

See Development page.

Contributing

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4. Code Server

Run VS Code on any machine anywhere and access it in the browser.

GitHub logo cdr / code-server

VS Code in the browser

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Run VS Code on any machine anywhere and access it in the browser.

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Highlights

  • Code on any device with a consistent development environment
  • Use cloud servers to speed up tests, compilations, downloads, and more
  • Preserve battery life when you're on the go; all intensive tasks run on your server

Requirements

See requirements for minimum specs, as well as instructions on how to set up a Google VM on which you can install code-server.

TL;DR: Linux machine with WebSockets enabled, 1 GB RAM, and 2 CPUs

Getting started

There are three ways to get started:

  1. Using the install script, which automates most of the process. The script uses the system package manager if possible.
  2. Manually installing code-server
  3. Using our one-click buttons and guides to deploy code-server to a cloud provider โšก

If you use the install script, you can preview what occurs during the install process:

curl -fsSL https://code-server.dev/install.sh 
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5. CSS GG

Open-source CSS, SVG and Figma UI Icons

GitHub logo astrit / css.gg

700+ Pure CSS, SVG & Figma UI Icons Available in SVG Sprite, styled-components, NPM & API

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Open-source CSS, SVG and Figma UI Icons
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6. Coursera: HTML, CSS and Javascript for Web Developers

This repository contains all of the example source code used in the Coursera.org course called HTML, CSS and Javascript for Web Developers.

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Coursera: HTML, CSS and Javascript for Web Developers

Example Source Code

This repository contains all of the example source code used in the Coursera.org course called HTML, CSS and Javascript for Web Developers.

Enroll now! It's free!

Frequently Asked Questions

Please check our FAQ to see if a question you want to ask on the forums has been answered already. Here is the link to the FAQ:

Frequently Asked Questions

Customer Website Launched

As part of this course we developed a real website for a real client. Below is a link to the final product. (Note, the site is left without speed optimization to keep it exactly as it was in the course. Site optimization wasn't part of the course).

David Chu's China Bistro Restaurant in Baltimore, MD


7. Record and replay the web

rrweb refers to 'record and replay the web', which is a tool for recording and replaying users' interactions on the web.

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record and replay the web

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rrweb refers to 'record and replay the web', which is a tool for recording and replaying users' interactions on the web.

Guide

๐Ÿ“š Read the rrweb guide here. ๐Ÿ“š

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Project Structure

rrweb is mainly composed of 3 parts:

  • rrweb-snapshot, including both snapshot and rebuilding features. The snapshot is used to convert the DOM and its state into a serializable data structure with a unique identifier; the rebuilding feature is to rebuild the snapshot into corresponding DOM.
  • rrweb, including two functions, record and replay. The record function is used to record all the mutations in the DOM; the replay is to replay the recorded mutations one by one according to the corresponding timestamp.
  • rrweb-player, is a player UI for rrweb, providing GUI-based functions likeโ€ฆ

8. Chakra

Build Accessible React Apps with Speed

GitHub logo chakra-ui / chakra-ui

โšก๏ธ Simple, Modular & Accessible UI Components for your React Applications

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Chakra UI provides a set of accessible, reusable, and composable React components that make it super easy to create websites and apps.

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For older versions, head over here => https://v0.chakra-ui.com

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Features ๐Ÿš€

  • Ease of Styling: Chakra UI contains a set of layout components like Box and Stack that make it easy to style your components by passing props Learn more
  • Flexible & composable: Chakra UI components are built on top of a React UI Primitive for endless composability.
  • Accessible. Chakra UI components follow the WAI-ARIA guidelines specifications and have the right aria-* attributes.
  • Dark Mode ๐Ÿ˜: Most components in Chakra UI are dark mode compatible.

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9. face-api.js

JavaScript face recognition API for the browser and nodejs implemented on top of tensorflow.js core


10. AliBaba - Hooks

React Hooks Library.

GitHub logo alibaba / hooks

React Hooks Library

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ahooks

React Hooks Library.

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โœจ Features

  • Easy to learn and use.
  • Contains a wealth of advanced Hooks that are refined from the app.
  • Contains a wealth of basic Hooks.
  • Written in TypeScript with predictable static types.

๐Ÿ“ฆ Install

npm i ahooks --save

๐Ÿ”จ Usage

import { useRequest } from 'ahooks';
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$ git clone git@github.com:alibaba/hooks.git
$ cd hooks
$ npm run init
$ npm start

Open your browser and visit http://127.0.0.1:8001 , see more at Development.

We welcome all contributions, please read our CONTRIBUTING.MD first, let's build a better hooks library together.

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Discussion (3)

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Johnny Navarro

I really like these posts! Just wanted to point out that the 6th and 7th item both link to the same Coursera repo. Hope you continue posting these!

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Iain Freestone Author

Good spot, thank you. All fixed now

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John Peters

Playwright looks awesome. A cypress competitor?