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#​555 — September 10, 2021

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✍️ The toughest time of the yr for placing a robust situation collectively is normally August, however this yr the lull has moved to early September 🙂 No massive information or releases this week, however a number of bits and items you will hopefully discover helpful.
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JavaScript Weekly

Bundling Non-JavaScript Sources — Learn to import and bundle varied varieties of belongings from JavaScript in a approach that works each with browsers and bundlers.

Ingvar Stepanyan (Google)

What’s New With DevTools: Cross-Browser Version — Be taught what’s new with the developer instruments not simply in Chrome, however in Firefox, Safari, and Edge too. A type of areas the place just a bit time spent turning into conscious of the probabilities might shave off hours relating to debugging(!)

Patrick Brosset

Find and Resolve JavaScript Errors Immediately with Datadog — Troubleshoot user-facing incidents and resolve frontend JavaScript errors in context with the power to correlate error logs with particular person consumer classes with one click on. Attempt it your self with a free Datadog trial.

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Crafting Natural Patterns with Voronoi Tessellations — A enjoyable take a look at creating fascinating natural generative patterns impressed by the pure world. Generative artwork is such a enjoyable use case for JavaScript.

George Francis

Robotically Discover jQuery Calls and Generate Vanilla JS Options — The goal right here is to supply a software that can assist you take away jQuery as a dependency in initiatives by discovering jQuery associated strategies and providing up ‘vanilla’ alternate options. I’m not completely satisfied, nevertheless it’s an fascinating thought. Alternatively, you would swap to a lighter, fashionable jQuery different like Money.

Sachin Neravath

Node v16.9.0 Provides Package deal Supervisor Supervisor (sic) — An enormous addition is Corepack, a brand new experimental software for managing bundle managers straight inside the Node distribution itself (Yarn and pnpm are supported along with npm). V8 9.3 additionally makes an look.

Michaël Zasso


The V8 9.4 department has been created, nevertheless it’s a comparatively minor launch with solely static initialization blocks for lessons being out there by default as a brand new developer dealing with characteristic.

The parents at Amazon have launched the AWS Builders Podcast – a weekly dialog about all issues AWS, comparable to AWS Amplify with Ali Spittel.

Run npx matrix-rain for a pleasant terminal-based shock. Code right here (discovered by way of @boyney123).

The creator of Ruby on Rails has recorded a 15 minute screencast exhibiting off how the favored backend framework will deal with JavaScript in its subsequent main model.

An enchanting OpenAI demo on utilizing their system to write down code out of your instructions. The primary demo is in Python however bounce to 13 minutes in they usually construct a primary sport in JavaScript simply by describing it.

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Prettier 2.4 – The opinionated code formatter.
React Router 5.3 – Declarative routing for React.
Acorn 8.5 – Small JS-powered JavaScript parser.
Flicking 4.3 – Versatile carousel part.
ember-simple-auth 4.0 – Auth for Ember.js apps.
Ember 3.28 and 4.0 beta – Standard batteries included framework.

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📖 Tutorials, Opinions & Tales

Exploring the CSS Paint API: Blob Animation — A enjoyable impact at present supported solely on Chrome (and Edge) for getting gooey/blobby shapes going with CSS enhanced by JavaScript by way of the Paint API.

Temani Afif

What’s New in Node.js Core? — Node updates so typically that except you’re holding a detailed eye on it (comparable to by way of our Node e-newsletter!) you possibly can miss what new options acquired added. Simon shares a handful of helpful additions right here.

Simon Plenderleith

[Guide] Ship Quick. Keep Forward of the Competitors — Intuit & Atlassian do not let course of stand of their approach. Be taught their methods to ship quicker, safer & keep forward.

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Utilizing Neovim and Tmux for JavaScript Growth — Are you a Vim consumer who, maybe, migrated to VS Code however nonetheless really feel a little bit of an itch for the outdated days? Neovim, a fork of Vim, has actually received Elijah over and right here he demonstrates its worth for JavaScript builders.

Elijah Manor

How An npm Package deal with 3M Weekly Downloads Had a Extreme Vulnerability — Safety researcher Ax Sharma has put collectively a very good story a few vital vulnerability in pac-resolver.

Ars Technica

Threats of Utilizing Common Expressions in JavaScript — That is very elementary, however should you’re unaware of what ‘catastrophic backtracking’ is, it might be illuminating.

Dulanka Karunasena

unknown vs any in TypeScript

Dmitri Pavlutin

🛠 Code & Instruments

Shoelace: ‘A Ahead-Pondering Library of Internet Parts’ — A group of properly designed on daily basis UI parts (buttons, drawers, inputs, menus, shade pickers, and extra) inbuilt a framework agnostic approach (although there are React wrappers out there).

Cory LaViska

Harlem 2.0: Easy Extensible State Administration for Vue 3 — Gives a easy useful API for creating, studying, and mutating state – and it’s only one.5KB minified.

Andrew Courtice

Tried. Examined. Trusted. Studio 3T – Energy Instruments for MongoDB — Intuitive IntelliShell. Generate JavaScript from queries. Reshape knowledge with Reschema. Attempt Studio 3T free for 30 days.

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Renamer 4.0: Rename Recordsdata in Bulk — A Node powered CLI software however with the fascinating addition you could write a change perform in JavaScript to carry out extra advanced renames.

Lloyd Brookes

Dannjs: A Neural Community Library for JavaScript — The goal is ease of use so it’s good to make use of for experimentation and taking part in round.

Matias Vazquez-Levi

gron: Make JSON Greppable — A software written in Go that transforms JSON into extra simply greppable assignments, so you should use grep and see the context/path of the end result. Helpful.

Tom Hudson

PrimeVue: A Vue UI Element Library — That is the Vue model of PrimeFaces, which additionally contains a React model. You may take a look at the Vue parts right here.


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