Weekly Digest 07/2022

Welcome to my Weekly Digest #7 of this year.

This weekly digest contains a lot of interesting and inspiring articles, videos, tweets, podcasts, and designs I consumed during this week.

Interesting articles to read

The State of JS 2021

The 2021 edition of the annual survey about the latest trends in the JavaScript ecosystem.

Teaching AI to Generate New Pokemon

Pokemon was first created in 1996. In the twenty years, it has become one of the most recognizable franchises in the world. Yet, after all that, there are still only a total of 893 unique Pokemon. With AI, we can change that.

Getting Started With the File System Access API

The File System Access API is a web API that allows read and write access to a user’s local files. It unlocks new capabilities to build powerful web applications, such as text editors or IDE s, image editing tools, improved import/export, all in the frontend. Let’s look into how to get started using this API.

Some great videos I watched this week

Catching specific errors in JavaScript

How do you know which error you are catching in JavaScript? Here we look at how to differentiate between different types of errors so your application can recover.

Lua in 100 Seconds

Lua is a lightweight dynamic scripting language often embedded into other programs like World of Warcraft and Roblox. Its minimal syntax makes it easier to learn than Python, while being much more performant than other interpreted languages.

Mastering React Context: Do you NEED a state manager?

Context in React is a super valuable tool, but can it replace a state manager? Let’s find out!

7 ways to deal with CSS

Top 7 ways to write CSS code in a React or Next.js app. Learn the tradeoffs between different tools like CSS Modules, CSS-in-JS, Sass, Tailwind, Bootstrap, component libraries, and more.

dribbble shots

Betting Platform

Blitz Agency Mobile

Mobile app: podcast


Picked Pens

one div pixel pizza

Blooming flowers with falling leaves

Almost before we knew it

Podcasts worth listening

Syntax — Code Explorers

In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about how best to explore and contribute to code on GitHub repos.

CodePen Radio — With Adam Argyle

Chris grabbed Adam intending to chat about all sorts of CSS stuff and his work at Google and on VisBug. But then they chatted pretty much the entire time about color and what’s coming there to the web platform.

Thank you for reading, talk to you next week, and stay safe! 👋



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Marco Biedermann

Marco Biedermann


Full-Stack JavaScript Engineer with focus on React, Redux & Node.js and passioned about Open Source working @Mobime based in Berlin, Germany marcobiedermann.com