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DuckduckBang productivity

I've been using DuckDuckGo for privacy reasons, but now I've actually found a real productivity upside with it.

As a developer I spend a lot of time read docs from different libraries and softwares. bang shortcuts makes that smooth and simple. If I want to search for a npm package I just write !npm algolia-places-react and DuckDuckGo will redirect that search query directly to npm:

Bang search example

There's over 13 000 different bangs so you can be sure that your favorite sites can be found, just go ahead and check the list at https://duckduckgo.com/bang

How are you doing to quickly find docs for the software you're using?

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If you like Alfred, I can recommend Albert for Linux, albertlauncher.github.io/

In defense of the modern web

I expect I'll annoy everyone with this post: the anti-JavaScript crusaders, justly aghast at how much of the stuff we slather onto modern websites; the people arguing the web is a broken platform for interactive applications anyway and we should start over;

React users; the old guard with their artisanal JS and hand authored HTML; and Tom MacWright, someone I've admired from afar since I first became aware of his work on Mapbox many years ago. But I guess that's the price of having opinions.