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πŸš€10 Trending projects on GitHub for web developers - 29th October 2021

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1. Sucrase

Sucrase is an alternative to Babel that allows super-fast development builds. Instead of compiling a large range of JS features to be able to work in Internet Explorer, Sucrase assumes that you're developing with a recent browser or recent Node.js version.

GitHub logo alangpierce / sucrase

Super-fast alternative to Babel for when you can target modern JS runtimes

Sucrase

Build Status npm version Install Size MIT License Join the chat at https://gitter.im/sucrasejs

Try it out

Sucrase is an alternative to Babel that allows super-fast development builds Instead of compiling a large range of JS features to be able to work in Internet Explorer, Sucrase assumes that you're developing with a recent browser or recent Node.js version, so it focuses on compiling non-standard language extensions JSX, TypeScript, and Flow. Because of this smaller scope, Sucrase can get away with an architecture that is much more performant but less extensible and maintainable. Sucrase's parser is forked from Babel's parser (so Sucrase is indebted to Babel and wouldn't be possible without it) and trims it down to a focused subset of what Babel solves. If it fits your use case, hopefully Sucrase can speed up your development experience!

Sucrase has been extensively tested. It can successfully build the Benchling frontend code Babel React, TSLint, Apollo client, and decaffeinate with all…


2. React Hooks in Svelte

React hook examples ported to Svelte

GitHub logo joshnuss / react-hooks-in-svelte

React hook examples ported to Svelte

React Hooks in Svelte

React Hook examples ported to Svelte.

useState

In Svelte, const [varName, set] = useState(initialValue) becomes let varName = initialValue. The setter function is replaced with JavaScript's assignment operator =.

React example
Svelte example

Diff of useState

useEffect

In React, there are 3 ways to useEffect().

  1. With null dependencies: useEffect(fn). This runs on every render.
  2. With an empty array as dependencies: useEffect(fn, []). This runs during mount, and cleanup function runs on unmount.
  3. With a list of dependency vars: useEffect(fn, [a, b, c]). This reavaulates whenever a dependency changes. The cleanup runs whenever dependencies change and during unmount.

This is an example of #2, where the callback runs when component is mounted and cleanup runs when unmounted.

React example
Svelte example

Diff of useEffect

useMemo

React example
Svelte example

In Svelte, all reactive statements are memoized. Instead of const var = useMemo(() => expression, dependencies)…


3. Hiring Without Whiteboards

A list of companies (or teams) that don't do "whiteboard" interviews. "Whiteboards" is used as a metaphor, and is a symbol for the kinds of CS trivia questions that are associated with bad interview practices.

GitHub logo poteto / hiring-without-whiteboards

⭐️ Companies that don't have a broken hiring process

Hiring Without Whiteboards

A list of companies (or teams) that don't do "whiteboard" interviews. "Whiteboards" is used as a metaphor, and is a symbol for the kinds of CS trivia questions that are associated with bad interview practices. Whiteboards are not bad – CS trivia questions are. Using sites like HackerRank/LeetCode probably fall into a similar category.

The companies and teams listed here use interview techniques and questions that resemble day-to-day work. For example, pairing on a real world problem or a paid/unpaid take home exercise. Read (and contribute to) our recommendations for ways to conduct better interviews.

tl;dr

  • Discussing a real world problem (with or without whiteboard) is πŸ‘
  • Solving CS trivia, technical puzzles, riddles, brainteasers (with or without whiteboard) is πŸ‘Ž

Please open a PR to be added.

Duds

If you've been through an interview with one of these companies recently, and your experience suggests otherwise from their…


4. Fragstore

Tiny (~800 B), easy and simple library to manage your React state. After a store update -> only components that use the updated property are rendered.

GitHub logo aralroca / fragstore

Tiny (~800 B), easy and simple library to manage your React state.

Fragstore

Fragstore

Tiny (~800 B), easy and simple (P)React state management library

After a store update -> only components that use the updated property are rendered

Getting started:

Install it with Yarn:

yarn add fragstore

Or install it with Npm:

npm install fragstore --save

Usage:

Store

The Store is an optional component where you can send the same parameters than the createStore. Sometimes can be useful, for example, when the initial store is defined by an API, or also if you want to change some component state (not store) after some callback.

import createStore from "fragstore";

const { Store } = createStore();

function App() {
  return (
    <Store store={{ 
      username: "Aral",
      age: 31,
    }}>
     {/* rest */} 
    </Store>
  );
}
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Fragmented store (meaning of Fragstore)

The power of…


5. FrontEndCollection

Notes for Front-end Software Engineers. Covers common data structure and algorithms, basic web concepts, HTML & CSS & Javascript.


6. ml5

ml5.js aims to make machine learning approachable for a broad audience of artists, creative coders, and students. The library provides access to machine learning algorithms and models in the browser, building on top of TensorFlow.js.

GitHub logo ml5js / ml5-library

Friendly machine learning for the web! πŸ€–

Read our ml5.js Code of Conduct and software licence here!

ml5

All Contributors BrowserStack Status Version Twitter Follow

This project is currently in development.

Friendly machine learning for the web!

ml5.js aims to make machine learning approachable for a broad audience of artists, creative coders, and students. The library provides access to machine learning algorithms and models in the browser, building on top of TensorFlow.js.

The library is supported by code examples, tutorials, and sample data sets with an emphasis on ethical computing. Bias in data, stereotypical harms, and responsible crowdsourcing are part of the documentation around data collection and usage.

ml5.js is heavily inspired by Processing and p5.js.

Please read our Code of Conduct, which establishes our commitment to make ml5.js a friendly and welcoming environment.

Usage

Before getting started with ml5.js, review our Code of Conduct. There are several ways you can use the ml5.js library:

  • You can use the latest version…

7. TypeScript Boilerplate for 2021

A modern TypeScript project setup, for Node.js and browsers (using esbuild).

GitHub logo metachris / typescript-boilerplate

A modern TypeScript project setup, for Node.js and browsers (using esbuild).

TypeScript Boilerplate for 2021

Build and test status

TypeScript project boilerplate with modern tooling, for Node.js programs, libraries and browser modules. Get started quickly and right-footed πŸš€

See also the introduction blog post: Starting a TypeScript Project in 2021.

Getting Started

# Clone the repository (you can also click "Use this template")
git clone https://github.com/metachris/typescript-boilerplate.git your_project_name
cd your_project_name

# Edit `package.json` and `tsconfig.json` to your liking
...

# Install dependencies
yarn install

# Now you can run various yarn commands:
yarn cli
yarn lint
yarn test
yarn build-all
yarn ts-node <filename>
yarn esbuild-browser
...
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  • Take a look at all the scripts in package.json
  • For publishing to npm, use yarn publish (or…

8. React hooks for Material UI

React hooks for Material UI. For each state, each hook accepts an optional default state and returns a state-setting utility function.

GitHub logo CharlesStover / use-mui

React hooks for Material UI

React hooks for Material UI

version minzipped size downloads GitHub Action: Push

Install

  • npm install use-mui or
  • yarn add use-mui

Supported components

For each state, each hook accepts an optional default state and returns a state-setting utility function (that you should not need but is available to fit any edge cases your may have). For example: a component with a value prop will have an accompanying hook with an optional defaultValue parameter property and setValue state property; a component with an open prop will have an accompanying hook with an optional defaultOpen parameter property and setOpen state property.

function MyTextField() {
  const { handleChange, setValue, value } = useTextField({
    defaultValue: 'Loading...',
  });
  useEffect(() => {
    getAsyncValue()
      .then(asyncValue => {
        setValue(asyncValue);
      })
      .catch(() => {
        setValue('');
      }
…
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9. Animated Emojis

Library with animated emojis.

GitHub logo beerose / animated-emojis

Animated emojis πŸ˜’πŸ’—πŸ˜‘πŸ˜¨πŸ˜Š

Animated Emojis

Library with animated emojis.

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Docs

https://animated-emojis.netlify.com/

Install

yarn add animated-emojis # npm i animated-emojis
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API

size: Number | undefined
animate: Boolean | undefined

Setup

yarn # npm i
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Run docs

yarn docz:dev # npm run docz:dev
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Build lib

yarn build # npm run build
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10. Checka11y.css

A CSS stylesheet to quickly highlight a11y concerns.

GitHub logo jackdomleo7 / Checka11y.css

A CSS stylesheet to quickly highlight a11y concerns.

Checka11y.css logo

Buy Me A Coffee Checka11y.css - A CSS stylesheet to quickly highlight a11y concerns. | Product Hunt

.github/workflows/pipeline.yml

Maintenance MIT License Brotli size

GitHub stars GitHub release (latest by date) npm jsDelivr hits (npm)

Chrome Web Store Mozilla Add-on


Checka11y.css

A CSS stylesheet to quickly highlight a11y concerns.

Lightweight β€’ Modern β€’ Accessibile β€’ Customisable β€’ Simple

The first line of defence for testing accessibility.

Designed to quickly highlight some common accessibility errors and warnings that can be easily and quickly rectified.

Recommended before turning to automation tools and scanners such as Lighthouse on Chrome.

Remember not to push this to production!

A great tool for:

  • Websites and web applications to begin improving their accessibility.
  • Developers and testers/QA to learn more about accessibility and creating accessible websites and applications.

Features

Our features are always checked against the W3C accessibility guidelines.

A list of some common a11y concerns Checka11y.css will check for and highlight :

  • Check for invalid HTML elements nested inside of <a> and <button>
  • Check for missing alt attributes on images
  • Check for media that is set to autoplay
  • Check <li> is the only direct child of <ol>…

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Jack Domleo

Really exciting to see Checka11y.css in this list πŸ™Œ

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Nitzan Hen • Edited on

I'm amazed to see Agrippa as the 4th place in top growth in the last 30 days! Super grateful to all of our supporters!

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