Narrowing the Gap with Each Deployment
In between the lines of your code, there's a gap. It's the difference between your work and what you think could be your best work. There's only one way to close that gap —shipping. Take it from Ira Glass,
consistently is as much an art as it is a tool for improvement. This issue of the Developer Digest celebrates the developers deploying their ideas and honing their craft.
News - We're Moving Along Swiftly
As you foray into mobile, take a few friendly guides with you. We've got a few tutorials to get you to deploy, build, and figure out what that button in Xcode does faster.
The Vapor library makes it way easier to deploy iOS apps. Here's a runthrough of the basics.
Holy dependencies, Batman! Get them all squared away with the Swift Package Manager.
You'll finally learn what that one weird button does (and how to ship mobile apps faster).
Connect your SIP-enabled devices or softphones directly to Twilio.
Psst! —It's easier and more intuitive to use now.
It's like giving your call center agents an extra set of hands.
Your toolbelt is your own. Whatever set you're rocking, each tool should help you do your best work. If you've got room for a few more, these will help you along the way.
Every Python package ever, one import command away.
The tech of hacky-crime dramas made real by training neural networks to hallucinate using Python.
by Alex J. Champandard
Speed up sprocket compilation in Ruby using ExecJS FastNode
by John Hawthorn
They're like gloriously simple post-it notes on all of your production applications.
by Digital Ocean
The new TwiML Templates let you set up SMS forwarding, runtime customization, and whatever else your heart desires —straight from a TwiML bin.
by Carter Rabasa
98% coverage of ES6 language features, better reliability, and more tasty ships in the latest Node release.
What ties Stranger Things, Twitter sentiment analysis, Futurama wisdom, and autonomous NodeAR drones together? The code you write. These developers engineered an idea into reality, honing their craft, and showing others how to do the same.
Grab a slice of the serverless hotness. Learn how to save an image to AWS cloud using AWS Lambda, Twilio, DynamoDB and S3.
by Matt Auerbach
My machine learning app says you're feeling sad. Sirajology shows you how to analyze the sentiment of tweets in 14 lines of Python.
Build your dreams —like a Futurama quote bot that sends you a screengrab and accompanying quote every day.
by Chris Hranj
The lights! The lights! They're talking! Oh, that's because you texted them. While you're waiting for #barbgate to be settled, build the talking lights from Stranger Things.
by Rajarshi Nigam
Promises, promises! *cue 80's music while you code in glee because your async code is far more readable and writeable*
by Jake Archibald
He opted to program drones to take flight commands via SMS because the whole autonomous rally car thing had been done before. Meet (and learn from) wunderkind Tanmay Bakshi.
you measure distance in tabs or spaces, we hope the distance between you and your best work is shrinking. Each commit, fork, error message, table flip, celebration, and deploy gets you that much closer to narrowing the gap. We'll be here to celebrate that journey.
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