#632 — March 31, 2023
Thomas Steiner (Chrome Developers)
🍏 The import map news comes off the back of the release of Safari 16.4 which introduces a lot of new functionality to the Mac-based browser, from Web Push and import maps to improved Web Component support and lazy-loading support for iframes.
Updates from the 95th TC39 Meeting — Working group meetings might not seem interesting on the surface, but a lot of what TC39 discusses ends up in our day to day code. Of special interest this time are the progression of support for ranges and the async context proposal to stage 2, and awaiting a dictionary of promises and decorators for class constructors/methods to stage 1.
React Authentication, Simplified — In this article, we lay out a new approach to authentication (plus access control & SSO) in React applications.
The React Core Team
🗑 Over half of new npm packages are junk. Though that’s an improvement on packages riddled with malware… Could we improve things by using ChatGPT to analyze packages? Maybe, says Socket.
📅 Excited about the future of Angular? Next Tuesday, the Angular team is doing a livestream on YouTube about the Angular Signals RFC.
Microsoft has ‘rebuilt Teams from the ground up’ with React replacing AngularJS at the heart of the UI.
Did you know SVG almost got built-in network socket support? 🤨
The Cloudflare Workers edge serverless platform is based around V8 isolates rather than Node.js but is now gaining support for some Node.js APIs.
↳ Big release for the linter & formatter.
↳ Flexible declarative library for UIs.
Visual Studio Code March 2023
↳ Now with improved switch scaffolding for TS/JS.
↳ Powerful cross-platform mobile app toolkit.
↳ React-powered docs site generator.
📒 Articles & Tutorials
In Praise of Vite — “The single best feature of Vite, as far as I’m concerned, is its simplicity. Compared to the nightmare of configuring WebPack and Babel? Vite is delightfully easy to use.”
💡 Robin Wieruch has just published a tutorial on migrating to Vite from Create React App (CRA) if you want to give it a go for yourself.
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Building Framer Motion Animations Inside a Qwik Application — Also touches on Motion One as a bonus, an animation library similar to Framer but lighter and faster to use.
A Business Case for SvelteKit — A good post covering the experience of migrating from Meteor to SvelteKit, the process this team undertook, and the outcomes from both a performance and UX point of view.
How to Enable OpenTelemetry Traces in React Apps — A ten-step approach to enabling OpenTelemetry traces in React apps all the way through to viewing the end results in Jaeger.
Purva Naik (Red Hat)
Build Developer-First Automations with Retool Workflows
Understanding module.exports and exports in Node
🛠 Code & Tools
NPKILL 0.11.1: Delete node_modules Even Faster — NPKILL (homepage) is a popular tool for listing node_modules folders and how much space they take up, before allowing you to quickly delete them. This new release makes it even faster than before through using worker threads.
Gallardo and Gómez
Inferno 8.1: A Fast, React-a-Like with a Different Approach — React-like, but you might be more intrigued by its differences (which include a different approach to optimizing performance and lifecycle events on functional components).
Nano JSX: A Lightweight SSR-First JSX Library — Features include no Virtual DOM, no external dependencies, on-demand hydration, and support for Node and Deno-based server-side rendering situations.
Concurrent.js: Load Modules into Background Threads — For JS environments including the browser, Node and Deno, this library dynamically imports modules into worker threads (in Node) or Web Workers (in the browser) to run them away from the main thread.
cron-schedule 4.0: Cron Parser and Scheduler — Parse and query cron style expressions in the browser, Node or Deno.
Bright: A React Server Component for Syntax Highlighting — Customizable and includes all of VS Code’s syntax highlighting themes, some of which are demonstrated on the page.
typescript-json-serializer 6.0 — Deserialize JSON into TypeScript classes and serialize classes into JSON.
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↳ Use React to build interactive CLI apps.
Ember Simple Auth 5.0
↳ Authentication and authorization for Ember apps.
↳ Browser-oriented testing framework.
↳ Transform SVGs into React components.
🎹 JZZ 1.6.1
↳ MIDI library for Node and browsers.
↳ The Sonner toast component but for Vue.
np 7.7 – A better npm publish.
Qwik 0.100 – The HTML-first framework.