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Awesome React Components

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Hand-picked components and libraries to help you build your next hot app.

One of the best parts of building with React is discovering new and awesome open source components to use. Rather than just throwing the kitchen sink at you, here’s a short list of React components and libraries I feel are truly awesome.

Brew Install Missing Formulas

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How to recover deleted Homebrew formulas following a brew upgrade.

Okay so I was trying to upgrade to the latest version of Hugo today on macOS and didn’t have the time nor the patience to read man brew again.

tldr brew didn’t show how to install a specific version of a formula so I did what any reasonable person would do and read Jake Trent’s downgrading post so I knew how to go back after an upgrade.

Then I ran a brew upgrade hugo to get the latest Hugo version…

JAMstack Frameworks, Tips and Tools

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Frameworks, tools and tips for brewing up a hot website.

Thinking about cooking up the next Smashing Magazine? Maybe you’re looking for front-end tools to build a new kind of JAMstack site? Perhaps you’ve just decided to taking a breather from building with React and Angular for a bit. Whatever the reason you just landed on an awesome list. And it’s chock-full of open goodies for developers to build websites with.

Awesome React Boilerplates

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Awesome React starter kits to kick your app development into high gear.

Not interested in reinventing the wheel? Neither am I. Here’s a short list of awesome boilerplates – sometimes called starter kits or seeds – for getting your React applications off the ground in a hurry.

These boilerplates weren’t taken from any list, however awesome it might be. Rather, they’ve gained enough mindshare to find me outside The Stream.

So without further ado…

Awesome Hugo Boilerplates

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Hugo starter kits, tools and themes to kick your development into high gear.

In the fashion of Awesome React Boilerplates habd.as is comin’ atcha with a new list of awesome boilerplates, sometimes known as starter kits or seeds — this time for the one and only Hugo static site generator.

Essential Image Optimization

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An open source ebook from Addy Osmani on modern image optimization techniques. Formats, decoders, techniques for efficient compression and more are covered.

Designing Websites for iPhone X

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Probably the only HIG I’ll be paying attention to after I pick up this marvel of innovation. iPhone X Human Interface guidelines.

How to Live Without Google

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Here’s a collection of useful tools to help you maintain your privacy online. Use them instead of Google for max protection.

Introducing the BTC Crypto License

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Here’s a Hacker Noon post I wrote on bringing sexy back to software licenses.

Putting WordPress into Hyperdrive

1 minute read Published

Loading Pages Faster than the Speed of Light with Fetch Inject, Redis, Vultr, Load Impact and LEMP.

Monitoring Progressive Webapp Performance

2 minute read Updated

Progressive Monitoring for your Progressive Web Apps with Speed Tracker.

How do you monitor website performance? Is it monitored? Do you know if your website is getting faster? Slower? Do you know when it falls below critical performance thresholds? Are you receiving automated alerts? Do you even have alerts? If not, you could be. And it won’t cost you a dime to get started.

This post is going to talk about SpeedTracker. SpeedTracker is a free tool that allows you to monitor website performance over time. Use it to visualize your page speed scores, track Lighthouse metrics, receive alerts and even create a public dashboard consisting of multiple websites for quick reference.