Dev & Design Round-up 5: Elixir, React news, WWDC21 wrap up and SwiftUI digital Lounge

Dev & Design Round-up

Welcome back to the Dev & Design Round-Up, our weekly round-up of the articles and resources our team members have shared on our internal Slack channel. These are the top articles we have read.

Development

An Elixir Adoption Success Story - How a team that was new to Elixir over-delivered a big project in just three months.

Everything New in React - 18 React 18 Alpha is here there are many things that got added in React 18. React 17 didn’t see many new additions. But that’s definitely not the case with React 18. In this article, we will look at some of the top updates.

Where to (not) use Phoenix LiveView - Oliver Kriška shares his opinions about uses cases where using LiveView could help and where it could not help so much.

WWDC21: Wrap up and recommended talks - Packed sessions, digital lounges, and a look forward to 2022. Apple’s annual event is done and dusted for another 12 months, featuring a major raft of updates for all platforms, plus Swift, SwiftUI, UIKit, and more. But perhaps just as importantly, this year also featured a number of improvements to the conference format itself, and it seems increasingly clear that we cannot go back to the old WWDC format again.

Free Dev Stuff - List of free stuff or services for developer by developer to use. Some services free forever or have a free tier at least for 1 year.

VIM Adventures - Learning VIM while playing a game

5 Advanced React Patterns - An overview of 5 modern advanced React patterns, including integration codes, pros and cons, and concrete usage within public libraries.

How To Improve Registration & Sign In Process - When account creation is needed, the signup process needs to be as simple as possible. Here are 12 practical recommendations that will help you improve the user experience of sign up and logging process.

How Apple changed the way we navigate — forever - Back on September 19, 2012, Apple had replaced Google Maps with its own Apple Maps as the default navigation app in iOS. Of course, we all know what happened next— it didn’t do well. 

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Design

10 Figma Best Practices to 10X Your Workflow - Industry best practices to design like a senior designer.

Random Lessons from the SwiftUI Digital Lounge - One of this year’s WWDC highlights was the introduction of the Digital Lounges. Unfortunately, it was as good as it was ephemeral. In an instant… puff! it was gone!

The true cost of a redesign - In UX, or particularly UI design trends come and go every couple of years. Some of them are driven by new technology, such as touchscreen devices or emergence of new CSS properties (remember the creativity frenzy when CSS3 launched?).

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