Welcome to my Weekly Digest #25 which is the last one for June.

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

In JS functions, the ‘last’ return wins

An edge case has convinced me it’s the ‘last’ return that always wins.

Demystifying styled-components

For so many React devs, styled-components seems kinda magical. It isn’t at all clear how it uses traditional CSS features under-the-hood, and that lack of clarity can cause real problems when things go awry. In this post, we’ll learn exactly how styled-components works by building our own mini-version.

Why I’m super excited about Astro

Image To Text Conversion With React And Tesseract.js

Do you have to process data manually because it is served through images or scanned documents? An image-to-text conversion makes it possible to extract text from images to automate the processing of texts on images, videos, and scanned documents. In this article, we look at how to convert an image to text with React and Tesseract.js(OCR), preprocess images, and deal with the limitations of Tesseract.

Some great videos I watched this week

What’s New in ES2021

Every year a new version of JavaScript is released and implemented in browsers and JavaScript engines. Lets take a look at what’s new this year.

Google Sheets… Your Next Database?

Can you use Google Sheets as a database? Learn how to build a Next.js app using a spreadsheet as the data layer

Automated Lighthouse Benchmarks

Lighthouse has increasingly become a popular tool for many web developers to have the best site possible. But I’ve noticed that many don’t realize you can automate Lighthouse benchmarks by adding them to your Continuous Integration workflow, and setting custom restrictions for performance regressions.

Flee, Pursue, Evade

Continuing my quest to explore all the steering behaviors from Craig Reynolds’ 1999 paper, in this video I tackle flee, pursue, and evade.

Building Strongly Typed REST Clients with Typescript

In this talk we’ll use TypeScript to create a client library that works with a REST API. Come see how we create a type-safe client with tooling tailored to your service.

by Jose Manuel Heredia Hidalgo

Test Kitchen: A Recipe for Good Tests

In this talk, Iris will walk through a hand full of properties good tests have, show how we can write tests that follow these guidelines in JavaScript, and discuss when to consider bending the rules a bit.

dribbble shots

Bubble — Mobile App Design

Pet Supplies Shopping App.

Electric Scooter Banner Design

Medicine Reminder App

Shoplon | E-commerce UI Kit

Recipe App


Picked Pens

Creating Generative Grid Layouts With Quadtrees

Multi Colored Text with CSS

Podcasts worth listening

Junior to Senior — Developer Relations Program Manager at Google

David and Erin discuss having a mindset of learning with joy, being comfortable with asking ‘dumb’ questions, and defining clear goals

Syntax — CSRF Explained

In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about CSRF (Cross Site Request Forgery)!

The CSS Podcast — is(), :where(), & nesting

In this episode, Adam and Una explore some CSS syntactic sugar! They discuss the :is and :where functions, how they differ, and how they're paving the way for nesting.

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

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