How many times have you relied on GitHub as your only savior in search of a solution? We confess, we use it as a bible sometimes too. But... What about the curiosities and funnies that some developers create?
Let's review here some of the most curious ones we've come across and/or that our devs have shared with us.
Seriously, some of them are just great!
Faker Data Generators (for node Node.js & Ruby)
How many times have you needed to add fake names and data to your projects to give them a realistic look? With the Faker Data Generator, you can create practically all the data you need for your projects. First names, last names, usernames, addresses, company names... even Pokemon names.
Enter the link below and discover all the types of data available. It will save you a lot of time and inventive effort for your node.js and Ruby projects (although there is also a Python version).
Find it here: https://github.com/joke2k/faker
How can we forget Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator 2 with his mythical phrases like "Hasta la vista, baby"? ArnoldC is a programming language in which some commands are homages to the mythical movie. For example:
EndMain: You have been terminated
EqualTo: You are not you you are me
True: No problemo
Return: I'll be back
Find it here: https://github.com/lhartikk/ArnoldC
Multiple job opportunities.
One code challenge.
Get rid of repetitive hiring processes for all the positions you apply to, and access many job offers by taking a single real-world assessment.
The Python-derived scripting language by the name of TrumpScript has caught our attention.
What you read: it is based on the figure of the controversial former US president Donald Trump.
Some of its key functionalities are:
Find it here: https://github.com/samshadwell/TrumpScripthere...
Retro video game lovers will love this CSS package. This repository includes a complete CSS library that will allow your projects to have the look and feel of the original NES ecosystem.
If you're nostalgic for pre-2000 video games, this touch of style can't be missing in your next project.
Find it here: https://github.com/nostalgic-css/NES.css
A script that is a copy of Facebook Stories, that is a copy of Facebook Messenger, that is a copy of WhatsApp status, that is a copy of Instagram stories, that's a copy of Snapchat stories...
You can read stories from any endpoint (JSON, Firebase, etc.) and the script will do the rest.
Try it here: https://github.com/ramon82/zuck.js
Feel like bringing back the time when the internet was super slow? Comcastify.JS is a repository that has a single goal: to make your project images load extremely slowly.
The idea, to imitate the internet browsing experience before ADSL, when 56kb routers wreaked havoc.
Clearly, this is a funny joke. Especially if you look at the repository's slogan: "Sometimes images load fiendishly fast!"
Try their demo here: http://theonion.github.io/comcastifyjs/
As you can see, the creativity of devs has no limits in a space as large and varied as GitHub.
And not all repositories are completely useful for your work. Some, like the ones we've seen can be great for annoying someone .
Do you dare to try them out?
Multi-apply: How to apply to many job opportunities with one single Challenge
We have managed to get most of the companies we collaborate with to adopt our Rviewer challenges in their validation process as an official test.
And here's the bomb: This allows us to offer you, at last, Multi-Apply: with a single technical challenge you will be able to access more than one job offer. Yes, you heard it right: MANY job opportunities by taking a SINGLE code challenge.