Amila Welihinda Profile picture
Jan 7 12 tweets 5 min read
Life is to short to use dated cli tools that suck

Try these instead 🧵
`bat` is `cat` with syntax highlighting and line numbers

github.com/sharkdp/bat Image
diff-so-fancy shows best-looking diffs you'll ever see

it should be git's default pager

github.com/so-fancy/diff-… Image
fx is the best JSON viewer you'll ever use

github.com/antonmedv/fx
fzf is an insanely fast fuzzy search written in @golang

github.com/junegunn/fzf Image
duff shows a better du summary

github.com/muesli/duf Image
htop is a modern `top` replacement

github.com/htop-dev/htop Image
hexyl is a beautiful hex viewer

github.com/sharkdp/hexyl Image
@fig is next-gen autocompletion

it integrates with npm, yarn, docker, aws, kubernetes, and more!

fig.io Image
Love dev tools? Follow me for all things devtools and open source!
Here's a few things I've built

github.com/amilajack

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Jan 22
Load all content above the fold first

We saw a 500ms win when migrating features and content to load ATF, increasing sales by 5%.
Server side render everything

amazon.com is server side rendered and has no client side rendering framework. The potential latency hit didn't justify it.

We were stuck with jQuery 1.6.4 😬

SSR React wasn't fast enough for us. This blew my mind.
Track critical performance metrics

We tracked:

• time to load content above the fold
• time to first suggestion
• time to visual completeness
• time to load ads
• time to page layout ready
• and many more...
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Jan 20
Tech recruiting is so broken that I had to remove my college education from LinkedIn to land my first job.

Here's why 🧵
Before I graduated college, Google, Amazon, PayPal, and many other companies were using my open source software. I'd been writing software long before I started college.
After I graduated, I knew I wouldn't feel challenged in a fresh grad role. I knew I could skip a SWE level but the FAANG recruiting machine doesn't account for edge cases.
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Jan 16
3 browser plugins I can't live without

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Find out what websites are built with using Wappalyzer

It shows everything from frameworks to servers to trackers

wappalyzer.com
Add dark mode to any webpage with Dark Reader

darkreader.org
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