The whale
# 25

Hi everyone,

I hope you enjoyed the new design launched in issue 24. I am also pleased to announce that we have exceeded the 100 subscribers to this newsletter, 103 to be exact. Welcome to new subscribers :-)

Last week I listened to Tobie Langel at the Geneva web meetup speaking about open source sustainability, and yesterday, the Vice magazine published a post from Daniel Oberhaus on the same subject "The Internet Was Built on the Free Labor of Open Source Developers. Is That Sustainable?"

I am pleased to see that an awareness of this problem is emerging in the media. Indeed open source is everywhere, in our mobile, in our car, in Bank, Hospital ... and nobody seems to care about its web developers sustainability.

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NativeScript and Vue.js

NativeScript powers cross-platform (truly native) mobile apps, using the web skills you already know. Combined with Vue.js, they are a fantastic pair for developing immersive mobile experiences.


Take back your privacy and protect your data from surveillance capitalists

This site is a collection of apps, services, and advice on how to protect your data online. From messaging, emailing, and storage, keeping your data encrypted and private is critical in today's age of national surveillance by both the government and private organizations.



Cypht is a simple, lightweight, and modern webmail client that aggregates several accounts into a single view. Cypht (pronounced "sift") is like a news reader, but for E-mail. Cypht does not replace your existing accounts - it combines them into one. And it's also a news rss reader.



FeedReader is a modern desktop application designed to complement existing web-based RSS accounts.


Suite CRM

As powerful as Salesforce and Dynamics with greater technology independence and customization.



Taiga is a project management platform for agile developers & designers and project managers who want a beautiful tool that makes work truly enjoyable.


Python Discord

Python Discord is a large, friendly community focused around the Python programming language, open to those who wish to learn the language or improve their skills, as well as those looking to help others.


Chmod calculator

Chmod calculator allows you to quickly generate permissions in numerical and symbolic formats. All extra options are included (recursive, sticky, etc). You’ll be ready to copy paste your chmod command into your terminal in seconds.



Tasty CSS-animated hamburgers by Jonathan Suh



A modern Open Source CMS. Intuitive. Modular. Flexible. Pagekit is a lightweight CMS built with Symfony components and Vue.js.



MarkSheet is a very complete free HTML and CSS tutorial written by Jeremy Thomas, the developer of the Bulma CSS framework.



Simple tooltips made of pure CSS and made by Claudio Holanda. Balloon.css lets you add tooltips to elements without JavaScript and in just a few lines of CSS.



YGLF is a series of community events built by developers for developers, a non-profit conference aimed at delivering high-quality content on the hottest topics that cutting edge front-end developers need to know. Bringing in internationally recognized speakers and attendees, with the young and vibrant atmosphere of the front-end community, YGLF creates a buzzling bustle of software engineers from around the globe.

May 16th, 2019 → May 17th, 2019

Vilnius, Lithuania

Technicals talks, workshops, and an evening afterparty sponsored by GitHub. Whether you're a year into your first dev job or you're finally considering a coding bootcamp, come for the inspiring content and stay for the incredible community.

Jul 22nd, 2019

New York, USA



Backend Developer

Gateshead, UK

As well as helping to maintain and update an exciting catalogue of bespoke projects, you will get to develop custom back-end solutions for exciting new websites while working with a very passionate team. You'll get to develop with our own flexible custom CMS as well as working with the latest PHP frameworks.

Head of Web Design

Chapel Hill, NC (Remote)

Carpe is looking for a 15hr/wk web designer (graphic design and implementation into front-end code). Carpe is a fast-growing startup that's bringing effective sweat solutions to millions of people who previously had to put up with sweaty hands, feet, and other body parts - our products are already in CVS, about to launch in Target, and are among the leading antiperspirants on Amazon.

Artwork by Yo Az
The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing.

- Eric Berne


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