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Hello 👋🏻.

The last two weeks have been relatively hectic for me. Starting a company at the beginning of this year has created a lot of administrative and bureaucratic tasks that keep me from Twitter as well as from coding. At the same time, it has become clear that it can go relatively quickly until self-employment picks up. I’ve always been a big fan of building a carefully cultivated network of contacts. This has moved me forward several times in life and opened some exciting doors. In fact, I probably wouldn’t be at the point I am today if it weren’t for many lucky coincidences in my network. For that reason, I can only advise you to take the time to build a network of business contacts. You never know what kind of return on social investment you will get back from it one day. The same is true for Twitter. I spent a considerable amount of time on Twitter last year building a community. Well, I didn’t manage to keep the attention span up towards the end of the year, but I’m still proud of my success. With my nearly 7,000 followers, I have some reach to ask questions, get insightful answers, promote YouTube videos, or stay up to date. …


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Welcome back to Week in Review series and to a new year full of possibilities. Like many of you, I have set ambitious goals for myself. Among them, more live streaming sessions, focus on my blog and newsletter as well as building my company marqant digital. To that end, I promised you on Twitter to make you a part of my journey.

But that’s not the main topic of this issue — not yet. Currently, my co-founders and I are busy laying the basic structures of our company. This includes the final design and implementation of our own website, the setup of tools (ClickUp, Google Workspaces, …), and communication channels. It is often underestimated how much this matters when starting a business. …


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Hello 👋🏻.

Wow, this is already my 30th article of my “Week in Review” series. 30! That’s an incredible number for me. I truly enjoy sharing my highlights with you at the end of each week.

I usually pick a theme for the issue each week and share more about it. Be it a tool, a new website, or something similar, the focus is on one topic and I complete the issue with links, videos, and a selection of tweets. The year is coming to an end and I’m preparing for my goals for 2021. …


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6 Open Source Presentation Tools

As a software developer, PowerPoint, Keynote, or Google Sheets quickly become boring for presentations. You want something different, you want to create the presentation with Markdown files, HTML, or JavaScript. There are some open source solutions for that, like reveal.js, mdx-deck, Spectacle, remark, webslides or impress.js. Each solution allows you to create presentations yourself in minutes, push them to GitHub, and share them with your audience.

Personally, I have tried mdx-deck and Impress.js in the past. Which one do you use?

⛓ Links of the Week


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Hello 👋🏻!

Some of my friends from the tech community on Twitter already have one or have recently started doing so. I’m talking about a Twitch and YouTube channel.

Some of them are very successful with it. For example, Tadas’ video about Flutter was mentioned and recommended by Flutter’s Director of Product Management. Congrats!

My channel is still in its infancy, but I have some great ideas. But first, start small. The main thing is to start.

Besides the announcement of my new YouTube and Twitch channel, I have again a bag full of interesting links for you.

Enjoy reading.

Stefan…


Black Friday is over. Did your credit cards and bank accounts survive? As every year, retailers and online stores outdo each other in the price war on one of the most important trading days of the year. Apart from great bargains, I have some tempting links for you this week as well. Many of them with a 100% price discount, because they are open source (jk).

Have fun “shopping”.

Feel free to share your feedback with me on Twitter and don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter. 👇🏻

upptime

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No matter if it’s your own craft website, your customers’ webshop, or your SaaS business, you should always have an eye on whether your site is online and accessible for your customers. Besides hosted services like UptimeRobot or StatusCake, there are also open source solutions. This includes upptime. The Uptime Monitor with Status Page checks your websites at a set interval and creates an issue on GitHub if they are no longer available. It is powered entirely by GitHub Actions under the hood. So it easy to set up and maintain. upptime is open source (MIT) and available on GitHub. …


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Hello 👋🏻.

Wow, the interview series Francesco is currently putting together is fantastic (I am part of it too). I can still remember our first video call at the end of August. We talked about several ideas and he told me that he had in his head to make 1:1 conversations. Great what you have made of it my friend. Keep up the good work.

What else happened? Well, Twitter Fleets are now trending on Twitter. No more #doomscrolling, now it’s #doomfleeting. Exciting feature, or boring? What do you think?

This week I have a handful of tools for you and the prospect of more. Because today I invested money in a new project of mine: Streaming. It has always interested me; and I just want to try it. Now I have ordered the hardware and should have everything I need to get started soon. We will see. Until then you can already follow me on Twitch: twitch.tv/natterstefan. The content will mainly consist of live coding sessions (JavaScript, TypeScript, NodeJS, ReactJS) and me testing tools and developing side projects. We will see. 😄 I am excited about how this works out. …


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Hello 👋🏻.

Who does not know this, you have a picture in front of you and want to have the text in the picture. In the past, I have often typed the text myself. That was laborious and not efficient. All the more I was happy to find a tool last week that solves this for me.

Feel free to share your thoughts with me in the comments below or on Twitter.

TextSniper


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Hello 👋🏻.

There are already quite a few git GUI clients on the market. From SourceTree, GitHub Desktop, GitKraken, Tower, and more, to my favorite Git client. This one I will introduce to you today.

Feel free to share your thoughts with me in the comments below or on Twitter.

My favorite Git client — Fork


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Hello 👋🏻.

When I had to work with macOS for the first time in 2012 during my internship in a digital agency I was skeptical. I even had my Windows laptop next to me. Some of the tasks I completed by copying files back and forth and editing them in my familiar environment. When I got my first job after my studies I went into the macOS world again and this time I got stuck with full enthusiasm. …

About

Stefan Natter

I am a Software Engineer from Austria 🇦🇹. I write about JavaScript, TypeScript, ReactJS and NodeJS. 📧 Weekly NL Series: https://newsletter.natterstefan.me

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