Skills, stories, and software every dev should know - 123dev #45
Posted on November 10, 2021 • 2 minutes • 289 words
Picking yourself up
Learning new things is hard. I don’t care if it’s a programming language, being a parent, or starting a business. One of the hardest things about being a developer is it’s such a new profession you’re constantly learning new things. If you’re not falling on your face once in a while you’re not moving forward.
I don’t like many things about Thomas Edison, but he certainly had a positive outlook on failure.
I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.
Gogh is a neat tool to that can add themed profiles to your terminal emulator (Linux and macOS). What I really like is the website which shows the colors used in the theme and provides some basic filters to find the perfect theme.
Gogh - Color Scheme Color Scheme for Terminals
Speaking of screenshots. Lots of people know about carbon for providing screenshots of code files which can be easily styled. I learned this week that there’s also a CLI to use the service. This was especially nice for me because instead of using a file I could pipe to the CLI to get screenshots of command output.
GitHub - mixn/carbon-now-cli: 🎨 Beautiful images of your code — from right inside your terminal. 🎨 Beautiful images of your code — from right inside your terminal. - GitHub - mixn/carbon-now-cli: 🎨 Beautiful images of your code — from right inside your terminal.
Speaking of something you can pipe commands to, seashells lets you pipe any command output to a URL. I’m still not sure why I like this so much or when I’d ever use it, but it certainly is cool.
Pipe command output to the web.