In this episode we talk with Ramya Rao about code editors and language servers. We share our thoughts on which editor we use, why we use it, and why we’d switch. We also discuss what a language server is and why it matters in connecting editors and the languages they support. We also dive into various ways to be effective with VS Code including shortcuts, plugins, and more.
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From Erik Kennedy who shared some tactical design advice for developers — this awesome visual guide covers the primary differences between designing for iOS and Android, including navigation, UI controls, typography, app icons, and more.
If you’re designing both an iOS and an Android (Material Design) version of an app, this guide is your new best friend 😎. We’re going to cover the most relevant differences between iOS and Android for UX/UI designers. If you’ve created an app on one platform, this is most of what you need to know to “translate” it for the other platform.
The linked article is an excellent introduction to Algo, which is effectively a set of Ansible scripts that set up a Wireguard and IPSEC VPN for you.
Algo automatically deploys an on-demand VPN service in the cloud that is not shared with other users, relies on only modern protocols and ciphers, and includes only the minimal software you need. And it’s free.
For anyone who is privacy conscious, travels for work frequently, or can’t afford a dedicated IT department, this one’s for you.
A team with German university HTW Berlin has published a new project called Wikiview, a website that makes it easy to search for images in the Wikimedia Commons. With Wikiview, anyone can search for images related to a subject, then narrow down the results by adding other search terms, such as looking specifically for photos of old cars that are located outdoors.
Wikiview enables users to zoom in and out of the 2D image map used to present grid-based image results. When the user selects a particular image, it appears in a viewer sidebar alongside its title, the date it was taken, the license under which it was published, its author, and links to both its Wikimedia page and to similar image results. Users are able to directly download the image from Wikiview.
Wikiview is one of multiple sites that enables users to more easily find images shared under various licenses. Earlier this year, for example, Creative Commons launched an overhauled CC Search tool that serves as a portal to more than 300 million photos.