urban weekly #5

urban weekly #5

Good to know

Lessons Learned from Twenty Years of Site Reliability Engineering - Or, Eleven things we have learned as Site Reliability Engineers at Google sre, learnings
The System Design Cheat Sheet: API Styles - REST, GraphQL, WebSocket, Webhook, RPC/gRPC, SOAP fundamentals
X is officially worth less than half of what Elon Musk paid for it - A year after he bought Twitter for $44 billion, Musk thinks the company is now worth $19 billion, a 55 percent drop. x, twitter
The product manager role is a mistake - Having product managers because, yeah, of having product managers ;) product managers
10 lessons from successful one-person startups - <3 side projects
6 Software Engineering Templates I Wish I Had Sooner - Design docs, postmortems and more templates
Measuring product-market fit is more than vibes - A step-by-step guide to measuring product-market fit pmf
Introducing Shadow - Shadow is a new novel browser engine made almost entirely in JS javascript
How Bear does analytics with CSS - Nice idea to use css for analytics analytics, css
Google is officially trying to make .ing domains a th.ing - New tlds! tld, .ing, .meme
The crippling problem of being able to build whatever you want - Good points! side projects
Organizing multiple Git identities - If you're working on different git projects with different identities that's a must read! git
HTML defines a ping attribute on anchor elements (links) - Native tracking with ping attribute html, analytics, tracking
Docusaurus 3.0 - New major release of the popular docs framework with lots of updates under the hood. docs
Langchain Templates - LangChain Templates are the easiest and fastest way to build a production-ready LLM application. ai, langchain, templates
browser-window web component - nice one! html, javascript, css
CSS Selectors: A Visual Guide - Here's a visual guide to the most popular CSS selectors. css
Passkeys: A No-Frills Explainer On The Future Of Password-Less Authentication - All about Passkeys passkeys
How to design your company for speed - It's a hell of a lot easier to just be first startups, speed
Organize your Week as an Engineering Manager - How to Fill and Organize Your Weekly Calendar as an EM managers
Hire Better Managers: 35 Interview Questions for Assessing a Candidate - 35 good questions managers

Read it! Read it! Read it!

I Accidentally Saved Half A Million Dollars - wow money
Explain Like I'm Five - If you can’t explain something simply, then you don’t understand it. eli5
How to (and how not to) design REST APIs - You cannot read it often enough, there are so many bad designed REST APIs in the wild. rest, api

Code and Tools

OpenSign - The free & Open Source Alternative to DocuSign signing documents
The good line height - Simplify type scales by automatically calculating the perfect line height for any text & grid combination font, css
Neurascapes - Free AI images for creatives & professionals images, ai
Writerside - Documentation framework docs, jetbrains
AI Toolbox - Test, pivot or generate ideas in minutes with our free AI tools. ai, innovation, toolbox
Hyperswitch - An open source payments switch written in Rust to make payments fast, reliable and affordable payment, rust
ScratchDB - Scratch is an open-source alternative to BigQuery, Redshift, and Snowflake. Runs on Clickhouse. analytics
resvg-js - A high-performance SVG renderer and toolkit, powered by Rust based resvg and napi-rs. svg
local-ai-stack - A starter kit to build *local-only* AI apps that cost $0 to run -- starting with document Q&A. Written in Javascript ai, kit
tsParticles - Easily create highly customizable JavaScript particles effects, confetti explosions and fireworks animations and use them as animated backgrounds for your website. animations, effects
shots.so - Mockup Generator mockups, images
Reactime - A time travel debugger for modern React-based applications react, debugging
React slideshow - React slideshow is a simple react component that supports slide, fade and zoom effects. It is easily customizable and you can edit some properties to fit your design. react, slideshows, carousel
SiriWave - The Apple® Siri wave-form replicated in a JS library. javascript, animations
Pattern Generator - Use this tool to create unique, seamless, royalty‑free patterns. images, patterns, svg
uncut - fonts, fonts, fonts fonts
val town - If GitHub Gists could run and AWS Lambda were fun gist
tailspin - A log file highlighter logs
grist - Spreadsheet and Database combination spreadsheets, databases
PayloadsAllTheThings - A list of useful payloads and bypass for Web Application Security and Pentest/CTF security

All about Design

Burn your toast - Toast, yes or no toast
SaaS Pricing Explorer - Find the right pricing model pricing, websites
Designing Better Reviews And Ratings UX (+ Checklist) - Read it if you provide reviews in your product. reviews


Convex - Convex is the fullstack TypeScript development platform. Replace your database, server functions and glue code. database, functions
Nile - Serverless Postgres for modern SaaS databases, postgres
Nile - Serverless Postgres for modern SaaS databases, postgres


Is Express still "de-facto" for building Node back ends? - I'm still using itm but not for serverless functions. express


Make an Animated Menu like Stripe with React, Tailwind, and AI - Thanks Steve Sewell! react, tailwind, ai
NodeJS: Blurring Human Faces in Photos - Thanks Misael Braga de Bitencourt! images, ai, node
Building a Generic RSS Parser Service with Cloudflare Workers - Thanks Raymond Camden! cloudflare, workers, rss
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Published on 2023-11-05, last updated on 2023-12-02 by Adam
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Adam Urban

Adam Urban is fullstack engineer, loves serverless and generative art, and is building side projects in his free time. Latest projects are flethy.com, ethme.at and diypunks.xyz.