Create Quick & Stunning graphs

As software developers communication is a key skill. We not only communicate with code, but also we document, share and present ideas on a daily basis.

Personally I take pride in preparing documents, diagrams and presentations to share architectures, processes, designs and ideas. I sometimes tend to spend more time than needed 🙂

I want to share with you my favorite tool I use to help me create these assets.

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Creating gifs from the OSX terminal in 2 easy steps

I like sharing quick demos to all the stakeholders as soon as I start developing something new. I find that sharing soon helps to get early feedback and make sure that everyone’s requirements are covered.

But sometimes it is hard to find out the proper format to share. If I share only an image, then all the interaction is lost. Or if I share a video, then depending on the format some users might not be able to open it (and is also usually big in size).

After trying a few different formats I found that gifs are the best way of sharing quick demos. I follow a 2 step approach to it:

  1. I record the screen using Quick Time.
  2. I convert this CLI I found online called screengif.

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