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This is the content of the newsletter sent on 2024-02-22.
Vantage – Cloud cost analysis.
DotSlash – Fetch & run executables.
sad – Batch file edits.
Arcjet – Security layer for Next.js.
Hyperdiv – Reactive Python web UIs.
uv – Fast Python package installer.
Unlazy – Universal lazy loading library.
Debugbar – Debugbar for Ruby on Rails
Magika – Detect file content types.
Each week we review 2-3 of the most interesting developer tools. Here's what we featured this week. View the full archive.
Cloud cost analysis.
What we like: Minimal setup required to get detailed cost reports. Breakdowns by service, account, environment, resource. Segment by team and calculate unit costs. Anomaly detection and notifications e.g. weekly Slack reports. Autopilot auto buys, applies, sells reservations to optimize spend. Terraform provider.
What we don't like: Would like to see additional integrations for other cloud services. Initial data load can take some time if you have a lot of accounts.
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Fetch & run executables.
What we like: Vendor executables without checking large binaries into source control. Makes it easy to standardize & pin specific dependency versions e.g. Node or an internal-only runtime build. Downloads and verifies the binaries. Can be generated using the included GitHub Actions workflow.
What we don't like: It’s not a package manager and is designed for a single binary. The main limitation of this is the lack of support for installing dependent packages.Review permalink
Batch file edits.
What we like: Make text edits across many files in one go. Can be connected to fzf and a highlighter/pager to show the edits visually. Previews the changes by default so you can verify. Or pass a commit flag to make the changes right away. Supports regex replacements.
What we don't like: Requires some additional tools like fzf and a highlighter to improve the UX, but this is really just the Unix philosophy of doing one thing well and deferring to other tools for the rest!Review permalink
New betas & early release programs
We also include some of the more interesting beta and early access releases. Here's the ones we featured this week. View the live list on Beta Console.
Security layer for Next.js.
Reactive Python web UIs.
Fast Python package installer.
Universal lazy loading library.
Debugbar for Ruby on Rails
Detect file content types.
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