October means it’s time for Hacktoberfest. Over the years, there has been very different public opinion about what the fest and the month means for everyone and there are still apprehensions. If you aren’t familiar, the fest is about celebrating open source and encouraging more people to directly contribute and support open source projects.
This year, Hacktoberfest focuses on brining in non code interactions with open source projects b bringing chores like design, testing, documentation to the forefront.
Next.js 12.3 is the beginning for new layout components for Next.js. From just file system based routing, Next.js is introducing more complex concepts of adding layouts to the routing system. These will remain constant on routing and will not change. This earlier required many different hacks to perfect and as someone who has felt the pain of implementing these, love that these are making their way in natively.
We’ve trained and are open-sourcing a neural net called Whisper that approaches human level robustness and accuracy on English speech recognition.
It’s bloody perfect.
Everyone hypothesised an AI that would created videos from description when they saw Dall-E come up. But no one would have thought it would be this fast. Meta has released their private Beta for Make-a-Video, an AI tool that does just that.
Also, Dall-E is now available without waitlist
Signals are the new state management library from PreactJS. If you have used the modern ones like Zustand or Recoil, this would be very familiar. The library like all of Preact, comes with a lean philosophy of 1.6kB. They can be used inside or outside your components unlike Hooks and can be used with React or PreactJS.
There are things that show up on browsers every month and some of it gets drowned in the content. Ollie Williams makes of list of features that makes forms better.
requestSubmitallows you to submit a form programmatically and validate the form at the same time.
inertattribute to disable an entire form and make it non focusable.
Most people forget things are lists. This article lists down different ways in which lists and numbering can change designs and how adaptable they are.
counter is a pretty amazing CSS property to have.
Web.dev (from Google) has introduced two new courses to their arsenal this month.
They are not complete, still evolving. But seems pretty professional at the glance.
Since Safari has now shipped Container Query units, might as well study about them. The units are cqw, cqh, cqi, cqb, cqmin and cqmax. Confused much?
This is a new free content that was released to make you better at TypeScript as a language and the small tests that it comes up with is really cool way to learn 📝
Google is shutting down their game streaming service Stadia. If you purchased a Stadia controller, there is a good news and bad news - The good news is that Google will refund that purchase, the bad news is in the headline.
Even though Stadia is dead, cloud gaming clearly isn’t - with the number of competitors Google bought on (May be that was the intention in the first place). Microsoft has XBox Cloud Gaming which is getting good, Nvidia’s Geforce Now and Amazon Luna
The independent company that was designed to kill Adobe has been bought by Adobe. For 20$ Billion.