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Hello everybody,

I hope you all had a healthy and relaxed September. I spent half of September living in a cabin, surrounded only by the wind and the north sea, it was beautiful! If calm holidays are your thing, I can only recommend checking out Denmark.

Let me share my favorite content in September! Enjoy!

I'm joining the live streamers club

As an occasional guest in Contentful's live streams, I learned that live streaming is a lot of fun!

So much fun that I started streaming myself (Tuesday 8pm CET / 11am PDST). In my first streams, I built a Twitch bot. Stream watchers can interact with the streaming video via chat. Sending a !shave message shaves me, !til shows some light bulbs, !celebrate lets balloons appear; you get the idea. :)

Maybe you want to say "Hi" next time I'm online on Twitch!

Preview of Stefan's Twitch Stream with several camera effects

Google Analytics alternatives

I discovered that Netlify Analytics stores data only for 30 days. That makes it useless to me, and I was on the hunt for a new privacy-focused analytics service.

Florens Verschelde's post A quick look at privacy-focused analytics for small sites was very insightful! In the end, I decided to go with Umami, and I am quite happy with it. :)

Umami Dashboard for

Three excellent articles to read

Three useful projects to have a look at

This month I learned

You can find more learnings (130 in total 😎) in my "Today I learned" section.

This month's devsheets

You can find more #devsheets on Twitter.

This month's snippets

This section is new. 🎉

I started collecting programming snippets that could be handy in the future. Are these useful to you, too?

A talk to watch

Every modern tech company has to have a public design system. People are proud of them. And yet, many people struggle with maintaining the systems they put out.

Ethan Marcotte explains in his talk On the design systems between us that designers and developers treat design systems as pattern libraries. He makes the point that they are so much more than that.

It's an excellent talk if you're planning to set up a pattern library or design system!

Ethan Marcotte next to Slide "Modular components shouldn't be the primary goal"

A quote to think about

Unhappy is who depends on success to be happy.

Years ago, Former Formula 1 driver Alex Dias Ribeiro wrote the short blog post Is There Life After Success?. It draws a picture of what success looks like to different people, includes this month's quote, and most importantly, it made me think about my life and priorities for a while!

A song that makes you stop coding

The battle of young lady Nandi Bushell and Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters made me pay more attention to good rock song's drums.

And seeing what Nandi's doing there on the drums, holy moly... Foo Fighters' Everlong is an intense song!

Nandi Burshell on the drums

If you have any feedback about this newsletter, please let me know and if you like it, sharing it would mean the world to me. :)

And lastly, If you want to keep track with the resources in this newsletter, check out my RSS feeds.

That's it! Stay safe and I'll talk to you in November! 🎉 👋

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About Stefan Judis

Frontend nerd with over ten years of experience, freelance dev, "Today I Learned" blogger, conference speaker, and Open Source maintainer.

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