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Tools that can make your development life easier

In this post, we will look into some lesser-known tools/websites that can help you to easily and quickly do your web development activities. Mongo Playground Mongo Playground  is a simple yet powerful sandbox to test and share MongoDB queries. Sometimes we quickly want to check few queries with sample collections. For example, you want to test that can you perform a n  upsert operation on an array of objects in a MongoDB collection. Instead of creating collections and then trying to do queries, you can use mongo playground to quickly create a sandbox and try your queries and also share them with your team members. There are few limitations though currently in the mongo playground, such as a database can’t contain more than 10 collections a collection can’t contain more than 100 documents The query capability is also limited. Currently  find() ,  aggregate()  and  update()  queries are supported. Hope this project will grow and provide much more features in the future. If you want to c

Free to use tools for maintaining your OpenSource projects

In this post, we will talk about how to effectively maintain your OpenSource projects using tools/softwares which are free to use for OpenSource and the public repositories. Over time, when the project grows you, need to set up a few tools which can help you maintain the project and automate the trivial tasks. 1. Setup CI/CD Having an OpenSource project to which you might b e  contributing just as a hobby, but doesn’t mean you don’t need to set up CI/CD pipeline. You don’t need to expend a single dime on servers or need to use cloud services to run your CI/CD. There are a lot of CI/CD tools available free for open source projects and public repositories. One such tool is  Travis CI  which you can use for setting up CI/CD for your project. Travis CI Travis CI You can run test cases and deploy code to your servers. Travis CI works great and easy to set up the CI/CD pipeline. 2. Code Analysis and Code Quality Maintaining code quality as the project grows can be very hard and time-consumi

Flutter: How to take Screenshot of the screen or widget and save as image

Introduction: In this post, we will discuss how to take a screenshot of the widget and save it as an image. Let’s take a use case where we need this functionality. Here is an app to read quotes in a beautiful background. quote app class MyHomePage extends StatefulWidget { MyHomePage({Key key}) : super(key: key); @override _MyHomePageState createState() => _MyHomePageState(); } class _MyHomePageState extends State<MyHomePage> { List<Quote> _quotes = [ Quote( content: "Friendship is Love without his wings!", author: "Lord Byron", image: 'quote-1.jpeg') ]; String _currentImage = 'assets/img/image1.jpeg'; initState() { super.initState(); } @override Widget build(BuildContext context) { return Scaffold( body: Stack( children: [ Container( decoration: BoxDecoration( image: DecorationImage( image: AssetImage('assets/img/placehol

Why I switched to Brave browser from Google Chrome.

  I have used Google Chrome for the last 5–6 years, Chrome was the perfect browser and it has many features like syncing everything across the platform and devices, bookmarks, history, lots of extensions, password manager, auto-complete, developer options to name a few. All of these in with just a Google Id. Google ecosystem is very rich and useful. So why I decided to switch to  Brave  browser after giving it a trial for a month. Although chrome has everything, there were few issues that led me to hunt for a new browser and finally switched to Brave. Why Brave? 1. Chrome hogs the RAM “Aw ,  Snap! Google Chrome ran out of memory while trying to display this webpage.” I am sure you might have seen this message. This message appears when chrome has eaten all of the available RAM memory. I understand the reason behind Chrome using a lot of memory because of its architecture. It runs all the tabs in a separate process so that it can provide isolation. Modern sites and designers/developer