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Weekly Digest 22/2021 - Top of the Week

Welcome to my Weekly Digest #22 of this year, which is the first one of June. Finally, summer has arrived ☀️

This weekly digest contains a lot of interesting and inspiring articles, videos, tweets, podcasts, and designs I consumed during this week.

Interesting articles to read

Trigonometry in CSS and JavaScript

In this series of articles we’ll get an overview of trigonometry, understand how it can be useful, and delve into some creative applications in CSS and JavaScript.

Trigonometry in CSS and JavaScript: Introduction to Trigonometry | Codrops

A better segmented control

A few years ago, we built a segmented control component for the Lyft Product Language (LPL) design system. However, when we recently looked at our component adoption and usage metrics, we found very few teams actually used our segmented control when building products and features.

A better segmented control

Creating a CLI tool with Node.js

In this article, you'll learn how to create a CLI tool using Node.js, test it, and then publish it on NPM.

Creating a CLI tool with Node.js - LogRocket Blog

The Testing Trophy and Testing Classifications

How to interpret the testing trophy for optimal clarity

The Testing Trophy and Testing Classifications

Some great videos I watched this week

The option you want to enable beyond strict

strict (and its sub flag strictNullChecks) can really help prevent null and undefined errors in your runtime JavaScript. However, it doesn't defend against invalid array and object access.

by Basarat

Speed Up Jobs with npm ci

npm ci is a special command for installing node packages in a continuous integration environment. In this video I show Github Actions with npm ci in a JavaScript project, after showing npm i for the same code. I also talk about some of the differences of the command, and show some benchmarks as a project scales and adds more packages so you can know how useful it is in the real world.

by Jimmy Cleveland

Test-Driven Development

Test-Driven Development (TDD) is a proven prevent bugs and improve the quality of your code - and it's fun! Learn the fundamentals of JavaScript testing in this beginner's tutorial.

by Fireship

VS Code tips: The Git: Auto stash setting

With auto stash enabled, VS Code automatically stashes changes on git pull and restore them once the pull completes.

by Matt Bierner

Useful GitHub repositories


Free & Open Source Airtable alternative. Turns any SQL database into a smart spreadsheet. Supports MySQL, Postgres, SQL server, MariaDB & SQLite.

GitHub logo nocodb / nocodb

🔥 🔥 🔥 Open Source Airtable Alternative - powered by Vue.js ❤️

🎃 The Open Source Airtable Alternative 🎃

Turns any MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, SQLite & MariaDB into a smart-spreadsheet

Build Status Node version Twitter


The Open Source Airtable Alternative - works on MySQL, Postgres SQL Server & MariaDB

NocoDB - The Open Source Airtable alternative | Product Hunt

Quick try

1-Click Deploy


Deploy NocoDB to Heroku with 1-Click

Using Docker

docker run -d --name nocodb -p 8080:8080 nocodb/nocodb:latest
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To persist data you can mount volume at /usr/app/data/.

Using Npm

npx create-nocodb-app

Using Git

git clone
cd nocodb-seed
npm install
npm start


Access Dashboard using : http://localhost:8080/dashboard

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Rich Spreadsheet Interface

  •  Search, sort, filter, hide columns with uber ease
  •  Create Views : Grid, Gallery, Kanban, Gantt, Form
  •  Share Views : public & password protected
  •  Personal & locked Views
  •  Upload images to cells (Works with S3, Minio, GCP, Azure, DigitalOcean, Linode, OVH, BackBlaze)
  •  Roles : Owner, Creator, Editor, Viewer, Commenter, Custom Roles.
  •  Access Control : Fine-grained access control even at database, table & column…


A lightweight comments widget built on GitHub issues. Use GitHub issues for blog comments, wiki pages and more!

GitHub logo utterance / utterances

🔮 A lightweight comments widget built on GitHub issues

utterances 🔮

A lightweight comments widget built on GitHub issues. Use GitHub issues for blog comments, wiki pages and more!

  • Open source. 🙌
  • No tracking, no ads, always free. 📡🚫
  • No lock-in. All data stored in GitHub issues. 🔓
  • Styled with Primer, the css toolkit that powers GitHub. 💅
  • Dark theme. 🌘
  • Lightweight. Vanilla TypeScript. No font downloads, JavaScript frameworks or polyfills for evergreen browsers. 🐦🌲

how it works

When Utterances loads, the GitHub issue search API is used to find the issue associated with the page based on url, pathname or title. If we cannot find an issue that matches the page, no problem, utterances-bot will automatically create an issue the first time someone comments.

To comment, users must authorize the utterances app to post on their behalf using the GitHub OAuth flow. Alternatively, users can comment on the GitHub issue directly.


Open-Source Personal Photo Management. Say goodbye to solutions that force you to upload your visual memories to the cloud!

GitHub logo photoprism / photoprism

Open Source Photos App powered by Go and Google TensorFlow 🌈

PhotoPrism: Browse Your Life in Pictures

License: AGPL Code Quality Build Status GitHub contributors Documentation Community Chat Twitter

PhotoPrism® is an AI-powered app for browsing, organizing & sharing your photo collection It makes use of the latest technologies to tag and find pictures automatically without getting in your way You can run it at home, on a private server, or in the cloud.

To get a first impression, you're welcome to play with our public demo at

Feature Overview

  • Browse all your photos and videos without worrying about RAW conversion, duplicates or video formats
  • Easily find specific pictures using powerful search filters
  • Play Live Photos™ by hovering over them in albums and search results
  • Since the user interface is a Progressive Web App it provides a native app-like experience, and you can conveniently install it on the home screen of all major operating systems and mobile devices
  • Includes four high-resolution world maps to bring back the memories of your…

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Task Management App

by Rizqi Adi Surya

Spatu - Shoe Market App

by Dhimas Rasyad

Smart Home Mobile App

by Hira Riaz

My Orders

by Wahab

Dario App

by Ramon

NFT Marketplace Web Mobile

by Adalahreza


Picked Pens

CSS morphing

by Amit Sheen

Viewport gradient rotation

by Ryan Mulligan

Podcasts worth listening

The CSS Podcast - Transitions

In this episode, it's all about transitions. What you can and can't transition its limits, and its superpowers. We'll finish up with ways to trigger transitions and a few tips and tricks.

3 Minutes with Kent - Make your DB schema as restrictive as possible for easier migrations

Smashing Podcast - Why is my React app slow?

We’re talking about React performance. What factors slow our React apps down, and how can we fix it? Drew McLellan talks to expert Ivan Akulov to find out.

Syntax - React + TypeScript

In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about using React with Typescript — how to set it up, components, state, props, passing data, custom hooks, and more!

Tools and Resources

Reactive Resume

A free and open source resume builder that’s built to make the mundane tasks of creating, updating and sharing your resume as easy as 1, 2, 3.

Reactive Resume

Thank you for reading, talk to you next week, and stay safe! 👋

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