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As a full-time #OpenSourcerer — October is one of my favorite months. And it’s October already. Today’s #OneDevMinute is about #Hacktoberfest — it’s a month-long online event where you signup at GitHub.com and Hacktoberfest to celebrate Open Source by contributing at least four times between the October 1–31. Let me help you get started.
Good folks from DigitalOcean, GitHub, and this time the Dev.to …
Developers, developers, developers” is all that Microsoft cares about in 2019. This is a welcomed change — Microsoft has unveiled Windows Terminal, a new command-line app for Windows.
You heard that right. It’s like Windows forgot to update the terminal app for about two decades and only now realized that the old grandpa terminal gotta go. Microsoft is launching a new command line app for Windows, called the new Windows Terminal.
I worked alongside the Google Developer Relations team back in 2017 hacking together a couple of open source projects. Since then I’ve got the opportunity to hang out with and work alongside some of the finest engineers in the web industry.
EXPERTS PROGRAM: A global program to recognize individuals who are experts and thought leaders in one or more Google technologies. These professionals actively contribute and support the developer and startup ecosystems around the world, helping them build and launch highly innovative apps.
Maybe like me you are thinking about migrating away from Medium? While there are some complex guides available on how you can get links to all of your Medium posts, I have an easier one that just works.
https://medium.com/@mrahmadawais/latest— swap my username i.e.
J. Or just right click > Inspect > Click the tab named
document.querySelectorAll(‘.c .h > a’).forEach((link) => console.log(link.href))and you’ll get the links…
Serverless — since you don’t have to manage, update, patch, or worry about servers.
While building this custom WordPress dashboard, I wanted to make sure that each module of this dashboard lived in form of a serverless app with multiple serverless functions. This decision was based on keeping this dashboard’s cost as economical as possible.
Just updated to macOS Mojave only to find out that there is a terrible font rendering issue for almost all the ElectronJS based apps like VSCode my code editor of choice.
After researching a little bit, less to my surprise, I found out that Apple has disabled Subpixel antialiasing for text in macOS Mojave. It’s gone.
Little more research led to a fix, all you have to do is open up your
Terminal application (COMMAND (⌘) + SPACE then search for
Terminal) and run the following command.
defaults write -g CGFontRenderingFontSmoothingDisabled -bool NO
This will lead to the font smoothing…
🔥 Hot-tip: Do you mess up git commit messages quite often? I DO!
Most of the time I have to amend the last git commit message. So, I made a small bash function out of it.
--forceunless it is absolutely necessary and you can be sure that nobody else is syncing your project at the same time.
✅ Amend git commit in one go 🤖 Put it in .bashrc/.zshrc etc files 👌 Sharing this quick-tip is a fun thing to do
Shades of Purple VSCode theme is featured as a best VSCode theme of 2021.
Fast forward one year and I am an avid power user of VSCode. I fell in love with how easy it is to improve VSCode and make it better for everyone.
VSCode community has empowered me enough to do the following things which…
Google seems to have just announced the new Gmail. ICYMI I am an avid user. So, I went ahead and started trying out what’s new.
Mondays, as we know it, are not fun at all. Having a productive Monday is a godsend let alone the Most Productive MONDAY™ — which is what I had yesterday. I can’t shake the feeling of how awesome it felt.
I wanted to write this article yesterday but didn’t wanna jinx it. So, here it goes. Not only was yesterday the most productive day I had in 2018, but a cherry on the top it was a Monday. See, I know! 😲
This is what the day looked like:
🌘 I slept at
1 AM Sunday’s night.
☀ And woke…