Almost the end of the year. What’s on your year-end bucket list? Have you got through all your 2022 checklist yet? Now’s the time to tidy up.
It’s the season of layoffs for startups and tech companies in general as US is bracing an upcoming (or ongoing, depending on who you ask) recession. Remember, when the U.S. sneezes, the world catches a cold. Some major companies to layoff a chunk of their workforce include Stripe, Seagate, Lyft, Shopify, Pleo and Chime. Twitter is waiting for Elon Musk to drop the ball on how many of the employees are going out. Major companies like Amazon, Apple, Alphabet and Facebook have announced slowing down of spending and hiring.
With the addition of Edge and Chrome, grid track animation is now everywhere. Chrome also adds some new properties to screen capture API - out of which
selfBrowserSurface grabs my attention. This property prevents you from sharing the current tab leading to a mirror inception before.
font-format() which can be used, for example to check colorv1 fonts that we discussed last month.
HTMLMetaElement.media is now supported, meaning you can set different theme colours for different devices.
const meta = document.createElement("meta"); meta.name = "theme-color"; meta.content = "#3c790a"; meta.media = "(prefers-color-scheme: dark)"; document.head.appendChild(meta);
Node.js 19 brings experimental support for
--watch flag for reloading when files are changed. Some thing the community always installed
nodemon for. Also, HTTP(S)/1.1 KeepAlive is
true by default which means better throughput as connections are being reused in a 5 second timespan.
Also releasing alongside is npm v9 with a bunch of breaking changes. So upgrade with care ⚠️. With this release, npm will no longer attempt to modify ownership of files it creates which should make it easier for docker users.
appdirectory and layouts components.
⬇️ Everything we launched at Next.js Conf yesterday— Lee Robinson (@leeerob) October 26, 2022
Netlify has also launched Background and Scheduled API for Next.JS so you can start off tasks in the background with Next.JS.
On the subject of React based Frameworks, Gatsby 5 Alpha is out now. The Gatsby team has also announced a new product named Valhalla Content Hub which is a GraphQL federation CMS (or whatever you want to call a services that unifies data from different CMS and provides a unified GraphQL API).
World’s most advanced open source database continues to incrementally be better.
Shopify acquires the Remix library. The major complaint that Remix took is that it did not have corporate support and this kinda fixes that.
Ghostwriter is a Github CoPilot competitor from the Replit team and is available on their platform. I like their Creative Consultant pitch, I don’t think it works well, but well the pitch works.
This article goes deep into sprites, their old-school use cases and explains the usage with shiny SVG. I love that it discusses different approaches considered and their advantages and shortcomings.
This article has examples of good and bad copy writing in error messages. With first instinct, we got with Whoops! Something went wrong and sometimes even stop there. User has not context to get to where they want to go or report their issue. This article can inspire us to do better.
There is a new collection from web.dev concerning component patterns that we share across frameworks.
HTTP is not something people really care about. Nobody really learns HTTP before getting into tech. But there is apparently lots of interesting intakes into HTTP and this crash course brings you some.
It is often said that Computer Science is hard to explain to people who are not in the field. I find it hard to explain what I do. But this video had me rethink, may be it’s not too hard for a good presenter. It’s just a matter of improving my skills are presenting. Everyone uses computers these days.
Everyone agrees on cookie popups being annoying and not serving their purpose. So much so that Brave has decided to block them by default.
You never see it until you see it. Then you keep seeing it. Channon Perry makes a program out of her and boyfriend’s geo coordinates from Google to find how many times they may be crisscrossed within their campus.