May this be the Month 👋
This past month has been all about BlueSky, the app that Jack Dorsey and his team are building as an alternative to Twitter. BlueSky is based on a new protocol called the AT Protocol, which they have designed themselves. Although the app is currently invite-only, it's starting to attract major names.
inert. The inert attribute can be added to sections of content that should not be interactive.
linear()easing function is now supported.
getAutoplayPolicy()method of Autoplay Policy Detection API provides information about whether autoplay of media elements and audio contexts is allowed, disallowed, or only allowed if audio is muted.
>which can be used for nesting rules.
I will be honest, I haven't learned much about WebContainers apart from the fact that it's the API that StackBlitz uses to run NodeJS in the browser. I have tried but failed. Anyways, Web Containers are now supported on iPad, so if you wanted a live development environment, try out Stackblitz.
ThisDot Media did a panel discussion live on Youtube about State of NodeJS if you want to catch up.
Deno ships so fast that it gets hard to keep track. This is a global database with ACID transactions build into Deno CLI.
Open Source LLMs have started catching up to OpenAI and Cohere models and a few of them are around now. On my usage, the best that's worked for me is Vicuna - it's based on Meta's LLaMa model with extra training on ShareGPT data. So it's basically impersonating GPT-3.
There are two major AI experiments that sprang up last month.
Meanwhile, Greg Brockman demonstrated the power of ChatGPT plugins in his TED talk. Here the interface is shown to self fact check using search - this could be an interesting solution to hallucinations.
Tyler McGinnis is a highly recommended instructor on React's official documentation, and he has recently launched a course called React.gg. The course is taglined as an interactive way to master modern React. As part of its promotional series, Tyler has written a blog post that explains React rendering with various examples.
Recently, I've been experimenting with React Server Components (RSC) using Next.JS. Although I don't find the DX to be exceptional, I believe that there are many advantages to using RSC that unlock various possibilities. In this tutorial, you'll see how easy it is to use Suspense and Streaming with RSC.
Out of Temani Afif's extensive list of CSS websites, this is a small site that showcases various CSS tricks, providing their breakdowns and demos.
The ES2023 specification has been frozen, and it includes numerous new features. Although the specification itself may not be the most exciting read, this blog is a goldmine of information. One noteworthy feature is findFromLast, which does precisely what its name suggests.
Vue Mastery interviews 7 people for a minute long tip on starting out with VueJS at VueJS Amsterdam. It boils down to:
What sets this tutorial apart is that it's not just theoretical steps. The author actually provides a detailed account of the process he followed to contribute to the Bun repository and successfully land a PR.
Signals are the hot topic in Frontend ecosystem for the last two months. Daishi Kato explains why the React ecosystem does not need signals and how it could even be an anti pattern.
Dan Abramov chipped in on a bug report saying If React was a piece of hardware, this is exactly the kind of thing that voids the warranty. We can't help with debugging issues here, and we don't consider them bugs because so much has been meddled with.
Although the Web Authentication API has been available for some time now, its adoption has been slow. In this CSS Tricks article, the author explains how pass keys can be used, as well as the current deficiencies in the API and the factors that are preventing its mass adoption.
Artificial Intelligence is evolving at a lightning pace. I'm pretty sure I would miss something if I blink. There is obviously a lot of the development we have already missed out on. Time Magazine has put together a glossary for common terminology used with AI.
This is well thought out blog discussing how generative AI is and will change programming in the near future. It looks at the programming tasks from the lens of CoPilot related tools that Github has launched and how they affect tasks performed by developers.
This fascinating discussion started with a video from the Answer in Progress channel, which explored why Japanese webpages are often filled with more information than Western webpages. They attributed this to the fact that most Japanese Internet users still use computers, while Western users have mostly switched to mobile devices
Cynthia Zhou responded with a video arguing that this difference is not just due to the iPhone, but rather a result of cultural differences. She cites research indicating that Westerners tend to be analytical thinkers, while Easterners tend to be holistic thinkers. This cultural difference influences web design not just in Japan, but in other East Asian countries as well. Overall, this highlights how culture can shape web design in different parts of the world.