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Mac app to display JSON data in menu bar?
2 projects | /r/macapps | 17 Jun 2023
What are the not-so-obvious tools that you don't want to miss?
16 projects | /r/ExperiencedDevs | 16 Feb 2023
A curated directory of 700 Mac menu bar apps
10 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 28 Nov 2022
Apps that should be paid, but are not (Part 3)
8 projects | /r/macapps | 19 Nov 2022
https://github.com/swiftbar/SwiftBar - Powerful macOS menu bar customization tool
Quick check of gateway metrics - MacOS only
2 projects | /r/tmobileisp | 6 Aug 2022
As many of you, I obsess over the current metrics of my TMHI modem. Opening the app to check it is too cumbersome. On MacOS there is a cool free utility that allows simple scripts to run in the menu called SwiftBar (get it here: https://github.com/swiftbar/SwiftBar )
What are some good open-source Mac apps you can't live without?
25 projects | /r/macapps | 1 Feb 2022
SwiftBar: App to quickly create custom menu bar apps using any language you prefer
5 projects | /r/macapps | 4 Jan 2022
Yeah Carrot is definitely expensive. I’ve been looking for SwiftBar, an open source menu bar app that has lots of community plugins. There’s ones for weather too. And free.
My Hacktoberfest journey with Appwrite
11 projects | dev.to | 17 Oct 2021
Because my programming background is primarily for scientific purposes, I really had little experience with servers and backends. Until now, my only real experience was with my Coffee Counter web application that is hosted on Deta, a great service for beginners. This app (which is still running and I use everyday through a SwiftBar app in my Mac's menu bar) technically has a backend database, but it is relatively rudimentary and completely managed by Deta – a great option for getting started, but the constraints mean that I cannot get a deeper understanding of the technology. Thus, many of the features of Appwrite were completely novel to me.
Xbar: Put anything in your macOS menu bar
8 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 19 Mar 2021
How does it compare to Swiftbar? Any reasons to use Xbar over SwiftBar given that the latter was built with a stack that is more "native" to Mac than Golang?8 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 19 Mar 2021
I was wondering about why SwiftBar existed when there was already BitBar, and a lot is explained in this thread on Github: https://github.com/swiftbar/SwiftBar/issues/95
TL;DR: BitBar stopped working well in Big Sur and the old code base was increasingly hard to update and build.
The Thing About PHP
3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 18 Oct 2023
> ...from the comments section on php.net. The latter was a surprisingly good source but none of this was ever sustainable.
Honestly, I wish more documentation out there had comments/discussion at the bottom.
For example, reading about setting up Open is Connect and having the first (most upvoted) comments on the first page explain things that might not be clear in the docs, analogies that make things easier to understand, or code/configuration snippets for a particular technology.
Somehow the comments in PHP docs were usually like: "after reading the docs, here's what you might want to really know", a bit like those tl;dr apps for manpages: https://tldr.sh/
Making Hard Things Easy
I'm not a fan of man pages. Or any documentation that focuses on textual explanations rather than examples in code (looking at you aws).
I recently found https://tldr.sh/ and found it more convenient. I ended up writing myself a vscode extension to have a quick lookup at my fingertips, since I am at least 60% of the time looking at a terminal in vscode
There's also tldr: https://github.com/tldr-pages/tldr
It lets you check the most commonly used options from your terminal, for example "tldr badblocks".
The Case for Nushell
7 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 30 Aug 2023
> Along those lines, a quick way to drive adoption could be a huge "how do i do x" or recipes page to Ctrl+F through. If I have to search the internet for how to do x in nushell/fish/etc, I might as well stick to arcane bash - at least you know someone has had the same problem before.
Why is DNS still hard to learn?
3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 28 Jul 2023
TIL that `dig` does not have TLDR page https://github.com/tldr-pages/tldr
How do you organize programming notes?
5 projects | /r/ObsidianMD | 7 Jul 2023
I think they are talking about https://tldr.sh/
Googling for answers costs you time
4 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 2 Jul 2023
Hi, I created a repository, to keep commands for a few of the most famous tools. Please check it out and give suggestions about what else I should add or improve to the current list.
4 projects | /r/coolgithubprojects | 11 Jun 2023
On Github: https://github.com/tldr-pages/tldr4 projects | /r/coolgithubprojects | 11 Jun 2023
Whilst this is a wonderful endeavour, you may be interested in TLDR.sh.
What are some alternatives?
cheat - cheat allows you to create and view interactive cheatsheets on the command-line. It was designed to help remind *nix system administrators of options for commands that they use frequently, but not frequently enough to remember.
tealdeer - A very fast implementation of tldr in Rust.
cheat.sh - the only cheat sheet you need
bitbar - Put the output from any script or program into your macOS Menu Bar (the BitBar reboot)
zsh-autosuggestions - Fish-like autosuggestions for zsh
navi - An interactive cheatsheet tool for the command-line
DevUtils-app - All-in-one Toolbox for Developers. Native macOS app.
fish-shell - The user-friendly command line shell.
fish-skim - fisher plugin
fzf - :cherry_blossom: A command-line fuzzy finder
thefuck - Magnificent app which corrects your previous console command.
httpie - 🥧 HTTPie CLI — modern, user-friendly command-line HTTP client for the API era. JSON support, colors, sessions, downloads, plugins & more.