Mitch and Andrew from the 1Password team talk with Amal and Nick about the company’s transition to Electron and web technologies, and how the company utilized its existing web stack to shape the future of its desktop experience.
This is part 1 of a 5-part series on learning Astro, a new-kid-on-the-block static site builder that’s capturing the hearts of web developers due to its Bring Your Own Framework (BYOF) approach and Zero Emitted JS (ZEJS?) by default.
Throughout this series, I’ll walk you, step-by-step, through building an Astro-based blog(codenamed: Astro-Ink). You’ll discover more of Astro, its benefits, and super-interesting constructs and patterns that Astro brings to the table.
Russel Goldenberg & Caitlyn Ralph from The Pudding join Amelia & Nick to talk about how they create data-driven, interactive articles, how the team works on both The Pudding’s data journalism articles and Polygraph’s client work. We also dive into how the team works with contractors and how the company manages itself using a Holocratic method.
Migrating off jQuery? So was Sachin Neravath:
Amal, KBall, and Nick welcome David Khourshid to the show to talk about his project, XState. XState brings state management to a new level using finite state machines and is compatible with your stack. We talk about how the idea came to fruition, its practical uses, and where it’s going.
What Vercel has enabled teams to do with Next.js is next level, and it’s truly evident when you read stories like this one from Cory Etzkorn on Notion migrating their marketing site to Next.js.
We rebuilt our entire marketing site from scratch, choosing to go with a statically generated architecture over our former purely client-rendered approach. Two months and 109 React components later, we’ve now fully migrated to our framework of choice, Next.js, and couldn’t be happier with our decision. Here’s how we got there.
Ultra is a web framework that leans hard into your browser’s native features. Embrace the future of ES Modules, Import Maps, and Web Streams. All while supporting some of the non-standards that many normal people love for some reason (JSX and TypeScript).
Big news from Deno today.
Today we are releasing Deploy Beta 2. This is the second in a series of beta releases that will be made over the coming months. Each release will add features and refine the programming model. The releases will culminate in a General Availability announcement that we estimate will happen in Q4 2021.
What’s next: A general availability (GA) release is expected Q4 2021.
Routing might be implemented in a number of ways: it’s sometimes code running on a server that maps a path to files on disk, or logic in a single-page app that waits for changes to the current location and creates a corresponding piece of DOM to display.
Buggy routing (and breaking your browser’s Back button) has been the achilles heel of SPAs since forver. Hopefully better tooling like this URLPattern proposal will help developers better handle the need.
I like what I see from the linked write-up. The feature is disabled by default in every major browser, but there’s a polyfill you can use in the meantime.
Ahmad Awais joins Amal, Amelia, and Jerod to discuss scripting, automation, and building CLIs with Node! We hear Ahmad’s back story, learn the ABC’s of mastering Node automation tooling, and share automation wins from all of our lives (and Twitter too).
This is an excellent post that takes you along on the author’s journey to build a simple, collaborative (desktop-like interactions and realtime collaborations, such as Notion, Discord, Figma, etc.) todo app:
With the help of many great tools, we’ve successfully built a fast, collaborative todo app. More importantly, we’ve worked out a reasonably simple approach to building similar web apps. As the user base and feature set grow, this approach shall scale well in both performance and complexity.
Indiepen lets you embed HTML, CSS, and JS code examples on a website. We built it because we wanted to embed code examples on our blog, but many existing solutions set cookies, have a ton of features or just come with a bad performance.
😎 No cookies, no tracking, no external requests
⚡️ Small footprint with less than 20 KB
❤️ Features built for everyone
Congrats, Henrik, on shipping your first open source project! 👏
Luis Villa of Tidelift joins the show to discuss GitHub Copilot and the implications of an AI pair programmer from a legal perspective.
Where by “on the web” James means “in the browser”:
SQL is a great way to build apps. Especially small local web apps. Key/value stores may have their place in large distributed systems, but wow wouldn’t it be great if we could use SQLite on the web?
I’m excited to announce absurd-sql which makes this possible. absurd-sql is a filesystem backend for sql.js that allows SQLite to read/write from IndexedDB in small blocks, just like it would a disk. I ported my app to use and you can try it here.
A very cool project that was inspired by phiresky’s Hosting SQLite databases on Github Pages.
Cross-origin iframes are essentially the heart of how CodePen works. You write code, and we execute it for you in an iframe that doesn’t share the same domain as CodePen itself, as the very first line of security defense. We didn’t hear any heads up or anything, but I’m sure the plans were on display.
The change is about security and performance, it seems. There’s a workaround using
postMessage, but that comes with its own problems that Chris details. Overall, it seems the way this change is being rolled out is more of a concern than the change itself…
Believe it or not, I generally am a fan of Google and think they do a good job of pushing the web forward. I also think it’s appropriate to waggle fingers when I see problems and request they do better. “Better” here means way more developer and user outreach to spell out the situation, way more conversation about the potential implications and transition ideas, and way more openness to bending the course ahead.
On 24th April 2021, Angular announced the deprecation of their E2E testing tool protractor. It was unclear if there will be a successor or if Angular delegates this to its users. In this article, I will provide a short overview over the differences between the various E2E frameworks, and argue why you should use Cypress.
I’ve heard nothing but high praise of Cypress and thoroughly enjoyed our conversation with Gleb Bahmutov when he joined us on JS Party.
On this episode, we make our big Frontend Feud announcement, welcome Amelia to the party, then share a metric crap ton of productivity tips & tricks: scripting, pomodoro, retaining your dev flow, and more!
Mapus is a tool to explore and annotate collaboratively on a map. You can draw, add markers, lines, areas, find places to go, observe other users, and much more.
It’s self-host only because 💰💰💰 but so cool!
Node recently introduced
timers/promises API which provides functionality such as
setInterval but using Promises. Developers usually achieved that functionality with various 3rd-party packages but now they have full STD support with additional features like native cancellation.
So, I thought it would be useful to have that same API available in browsers (even down to IE11) and older Node versions!
This week we talk with Kent C. Dodds, one of the greatest React teachers in the industry, all about React! Why choose React over another framework? What are the hardest parts about learning React? You’ll find out this week!
Hemanth HM added a page to his website that highlights new features in ES2021: logical assignment operators, numerical separators (e.g.
Promise.any, and more. So if you don’t know, now you know.
Feross is back with a brand new web app for us to pick apart! Wormhole is the fastest way to send files on the internet and we want to know why he built it, how it works, and what crazy hacks he invented along the way.