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πŸš€10 Trending projects on GitHub for web developers - 7th August 2020

iainfreestone profile image Iain Freestone Updated on ・2 min read

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1. Ink

Ink provides the same component-based UI building experience that React offers in the browser, but for command-line apps. It uses Yoga to build Flexbox layouts in the terminal, so most CSS-like props are available in Ink as well. If you are already familiar with React, you already know Ink.

GitHub logo vadimdemedes / ink

🌈 React for interactive command-line apps



Ink


React for CLIs. Build and test your CLI output using components.

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Ink provides the same component-based UI building experience that React offers in the browser, but for command-line apps It uses Yoga to build Flexbox layouts in the terminal, so most CSS-like props are available in Ink as well If you are already familiar with React, you already know Ink.

Since Ink is a React renderer, it means that all features of React are supported. Head over to React website for documentation on how to use it. Only Ink's methods will be documented in this readme.

Note: This is documentation for Ink 3. If you're looking for docs on Ink 2, check out this release. There's also a migration guide from Ink 2 available.

Install

$ npm install ink react

Usage

import React, {useState, useEffect} from 'react'
import {render, Text
…

2. Flowy

A javascript library to create pretty flowcharts with ease.

GitHub logo alyssaxuu / flowy

The minimal javascript library to create flowcharts ✨

Flowy

Demo
A javascript library to create pretty flowcharts with ease ✨

Dribbble | Twitter | Live demo

Flowy makes creating WebApps with flowchart functionality an incredibly simple task. Build automation software, mind mapping tools, or simple programming platforms in minutes by implementing the library into your project.

Made by Alyssa X

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Features

Currently, Flowy supports the following:

  • Responsive drag and drop
  • Automatic snapping
  • Automatic scrolling
  • Block rearrangement
  • Delete blocks
  • Automatic block centering
  • Conditional snapping
  • Conditional block removal
  • Import saved files
  • Mobile support
  • Vanilla javascript (no dependencies)
  • npm install

You can suggest new features here

Installation

Adding Flowy to your WebApp is incredibly simple:

  1. Link flowy.min.js and flowy.min.css to your project. Through jsDelivr:
<link rel="stylesheet" href="
…

3. Nativefier

Nativefier is a command-line tool to easily create a desktop app for any web site with minimal configuration. Apps are wrapped by Electron (which uses Chromium under the hood) in an OS executable (.app, .exe, etc) for use on Windows, macOS and Linux.

GitHub logo jiahaog / nativefier

Make any web page a desktop application

Nativefier

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Dock

You want to make a native wrapper for WhatsApp Web (or any web page).

nativefier web.whatsapp.com

Walkthrough animation

You're done.

Introduction

Nativefier is a command-line tool to easily create a desktop app for any web site with minimal configuration. Apps are wrapped by Electron (which uses Chromium under the hood) in an OS executable (.app, .exe, etc) for use on Windows, macOS and Linux.

I did this because I was tired of having to ⌘-tab or alt-tab to my browser and then search through the numerous open tabs when I was using Facebook Messenger or Whatsapp Web (HN thread). Nativefier features:

  • Automatically retrieval of app icon / name.
  • JavaScript and CSS injection.
  • Many more, see the API docs or nativefier --help

Installation

  • macOS 10.9+ / Windows / Linux
  • Node.js >= 10 and npm >= 6
  • Optional dependencies
    • ImageMagick to convert icons Make sure convert and identify…

4. FullCalendar

A full-sized drag & drop JavaScript event calendar

GitHub logo fullcalendar / fullcalendar

Full-sized drag & drop event calendar





5. GPT-3 Sandbox

The goal of this project is to enable users to create cool web demos using the newly released OpenAI GPT-3 API with just a few lines of Python.

GitHub logo shreyashankar / gpt3-sandbox

The goal of this project is to enable users to create cool web demos using the newly released OpenAI GPT-3 API with just a few lines of Python.

GPT-3 Sandbox: Turn your ideas into demos in a matter of minutes

Initial release date: 19 July 2020

Description

The goal of this project is to enable users to create cool web demos using the newly released OpenAI GPT-3 API with just a few lines of Python.

This project addresses the following issues:

  1. Automatically formatting a user's inputs and outputs so that the model can effectively pattern-match
  2. Creating a web app for a user to deploy locally and showcase their idea

Here's a quick example of priming GPT to convert English to LaTeX:

# Construct GPT object and show some examples
gpt = GPT(engine="davinci"
          temperature=0.5
          max_tokens=100)
gpt.add_example(Example('Two plus two equals four', '2 + 2 = 4'))
gpt.add_example(Example('The integral from zero to infinity', '\\int_0^{\\infty}'))
gpt.add_example(Example('The gradient of x squared plus two times x with respect to x', '\\nabla_x x^2 + 2x'))
gpt.add_example(Example('The log of two times x', '\\log{2x}'))
gpt.add_example(Example('x squared plus
…

6. Blog post workflow

List your latest blog posts from different sources on your Github profile/project readme automatically using this github action.

GitHub logo gautamkrishnar / blog-post-workflow

Show your latest blog posts from any sources or StackOverflow activity on your GitHub profile/project readme automatically using the RSS feed

Blog post workflow Build and test

preview

How to use

  • Go to your repository
  • Add the following section to your README.md file, you can give whatever title you want. Just make sure that you use <!-- BLOG-POST-LIST:START --><!-- BLOG-POST-LIST:END --> in your readme. The workflow will replace this comment with the actual blog post list:
# Blog posts
<!-- BLOG-POST-LIST:START -->
<!-- BLOG-POST-LIST:END -->
  • Create a folder named .github and create workflows folder inside it if it doesn't exist.
  • Create a new file named blog-post-workflow.yml with the following contents inside the workflows folder:
name: Latest blog post workflow
on
  schedule
    # Runs every hour
    - cron: '0 * * * *'
jobs:
  update-readme-with-blog:
    name: Update this repo's README with latest blog posts
    runs-on: ubuntu-latest
    steps:
      - uses: actions/checkout@v2
      - uses: gautamkrishnar/blog-post-workflow@master
        with:
          feed_list: "https://dev.to/feed/gautamkrishnar,https://www.gautamkrishnar.com/feed/"
  • Replace the above…

7. Stencil

Stencil is a simple compiler for generating Web Components and static site generated progressive web apps (PWA). Stencil was built by the Ionic team for its next generation of performant mobile and desktop Web Components.

GitHub logo ionic-team / stencil

A Web Component compiler for building fast, reusable UI components and static site generated Progressive Web Apps

npm Build & Test license

Stencil: A Compiler for Web Components and PWAs

npm init stencil

Stencil is a simple compiler for generating Web Components and static site generated progressive web apps (PWA). Stencil was built by the Ionic team for its next generation of performant mobile and desktop Web Components.

Stencil combines the best concepts of the most popular frontend frameworks into a compile-time rather than run-time tool. It takes TypeScript, JSX, an asynchronous rendering pipeline to ensure smooth running animations, lazy-loading out of the box, and generates 100% standards-based Web Components that run on both modern browsers and legacy browsers.

Stencil components are just Web Components, so they work in any major framework or with no framework at all. In many cases, Stencil can be used as a drop in replacement for traditional frontend frameworks given the capabilities now available in the browser, though using it as such is certainly not required.

…


8. How to Secure Anything

Its lessons are not just applicable to computer security. In fact, in this repo, I aim to document a process for securing anything, whether it's a medieval castle, an art museum, or a computer network.

GitHub logo veeral-patel / how-to-secure-anything

How to systematically secure anything: a repository about security engineering

How to Secure Anything

Security engineering is the discipline of building secure systems.

Its lessons are not just applicable to computer security. In fact, in this repo, I aim to document a process for securing anything, whether it's a medieval castle, an art museum, or a computer network.

Please contribute! Create a pull request or just create a issue for content you'd like to add: I'll add it for you!

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9. Babylon.js

Babylon.js is a powerful, beautiful, simple, and open game and rendering engine packed into a friendly JavaScript framework.

GitHub logo BabylonJS / Babylon.js

Babylon.js is a powerful, beautiful, simple, and open game and rendering engine packed into a friendly JavaScript framework.

Babylon.js

Getting started? Play directly with the Babylon.js API using our playground. It also contains a lot of samples to learn how to use it.

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Any questions? Here is our official forum.

CDN

Additional references can be found on https://cdn.babylonjs.com/xxx where xxx is the folder structure you can find in the /dist folder like https://cdn.babylonjs.com/gui/babylon.gui.min.js

For the preview release, use the following URLs:

Additional references can be found on https://preview.babylonjs.com/xxx where xxx is the folder structure you can find in the /dist/preview release folder like https://preview.babylonjs.com/gui/babylon.gui.min.js

npm

BabylonJS and its modules are published on npm with full typing support. To install, use:

npm install babylonjs --save

This will allow you to import BabylonJS entirely using:

import * as BABYLON from 'babylonjs';

or individual classes using:

import { Scene, Engine } from 'babylonjs';

If using TypeScript, don't forget to add 'babylonjs' to…


10. Electron Fiddle

Electron Fiddle lets you create and play with small Electron experiments. It greets you with a quick-start template after opening – change a few things, choose the version of Electron you want to run it with, and play around. Then, save your Fiddle either as a GitHub Gist or to a local folder.

GitHub logo electron / fiddle

:electron: πŸš€ The easiest way to get started with Electron

Electron Fiddle icon Electron Fiddle

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Electron Fiddle lets you create and play with small Electron experiments. It greets you with a quick-start template after opening – change a few things choose the version of Electron you want to run it with, and play around. Then save your Fiddle either as a GitHub Gist or to a local folder. Once published on GitHub, anyone can quickly try your Fiddle out by just entering it in the address bar.

Download Electron Fiddle for macOS, Windows, and Linux

Electron Fiddle screenshot

Features

Explore Electron

Screenshot: Electron App running

Try Electron without installing any dependencies:Β Fiddle includes everything you'll need to explore the platform. It also includes examples for every API available in Electron, so if you want to quickly see what a BrowserView is or how the desktopCapturer works, Fiddle has got you covered.

Code with Types

Screenshot: Fiddle's Types

Fiddle includes Microsoft's excellent Monaco Editor, the same editor powering Visual Studio Code. It also installs…


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