👋 We’re back! Usually we end the year by looking back at the biggest items of the year, but December was so busy that we’ve decided to leave it till now 🙂 If you didn’t see every issue last year (and you probably didn’t!) you should find a few things in this issue that will catch your imagination. __ Peter Cooper, your editor
4. Fixing Memory Leaks in Web Applications — When the front-end became more dynamic, part of the bargain was that front-end developers would have to deal with “a new class of problems that don’t really exist in the server-rendered world”.. including avoiding memory leaks on 101 different types of client device. Here’s an introduction to client-side memory leaks and how to begin investigating them.
6. I Created The Exact Same App in React and Vue And.. — If anything is guaranteed for 2021, React and Vue will continue to push and inspire each other. The author of this post built the same app in React and Vue in both 2018 (the pre-hooks era!) and 2020 to see the differences between the two.
Snowpack: A Build System for the Modern Web — Say bye-bye to your bundler and let modern browsers’ ES module support do the heavy lifting with Snowpack. Or if you need to target more than just modern browsers, you can always just use it to speed things up in development. A Snowpack 3.0 release candidate came out at the end of 2020 with the final 3.0 release due… any day now.
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Stream Chat React Native v2.0.0 Released — The official React Native and Expo library of components for Stream Chat (a service for building chat apps) is now rewritten in TypeScript to ensure type safety for easier-to-read code/debugging.
33 Line ‘React’ — Sure, React does some useful things, but you can do the same things with very little code, so.. why not? A fun experiment that was rather unlikely to replace React 😉 Also of interest was that Hacker News had its say and the author responded.
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