Bye bye Heroku (free tier)
This week Heroku announced that they will stop offering free plans and will begin to close free dynos across accounts. It's a shame, as many students and devs first starting out rely on Heroku's free tier services. There are alternatives though, fortunately.
"Starting October 26, 2022, we will begin deleting inactive accounts and associated storage for accounts that have been inactive for over a year. Starting November 28, 2022, we plan to stop offering free product plans and plan to start shutting down free dynos and data services."
A list of SaaS, PaaS and IaaS offerings that have free tiers
Speaking of free alternatives, this GitHub repo has lots of free tier-enabled services. In the Web Hosting category you'll find plenty of options that will rival Heroku's dynos.
Lodash is dead. Long live Radash
An introduction to Radash, a replacement for Lodash. Disclaimer: this article is written by the creator and maintainer of Radash, so it's quite opinionated, but a good read nontheless.
Please Stop Using Local Storage
Randall Degges goes through why you should stop using local storage. It's an interesting read, but check out the comments after you've read the article, as there are a few things called out and some good points made there.
Interpolating Numeric CSS Variables
This article goes over the use of @property (Chrome only for now unfortunately) to interpolate numeric CSS values - in other words, allowing you to type hint CSS variables and give some initial values.
5 Linux Utilities to Improve Your Programming Workflow in 2022
The title says it all really. Here are 5 command line utilities (not necessarily exclusive to Linux, despite the title) that can help your workflow.
Tauri VS. Electron - Real world application
Comparing Electron and Tauri - with a real world app. Tauri is a more performant competitor to Electron for making desktop apps using web technologies, but it's not as feature-rich as Electron. This article goes through some of the specifics.