Frontend News Digest 11 - 17.01

Learn about big Googles plans about cookies, TypeScript 3.8 Beta release, new Microsoft Edge built on Chromium and even more
17 January 2020   318

Greetings! I hope your week went great! Here's new frontend technologies news digest.

Learn that Google will phase out user-agent strings in Chrome, check the tips for building the apps for new, Chromium-based Microsoft Edge, check the speech of Monica Lent about building resilient frontend architecture at GOTO 2019 and other interesting articles, guides, updates, etc

Guides

  • Why should you use HSL color representation in CSS?

Learn why and (the main thing) how to sue the HSL color representation in CSS

Articles

  • Google to phase out user-agent strings in Chrome

Big company's move - Chrome plans to shift to using Client Hints instead of user-agent strings

  • Intent to experiment: Web NFC

Chrome experiments with the NFC, a lot of interesting things may appear

  • Get started building extensions for the new Microsoft Edge

If you would like to create any app for the new Microsoft browser - check this article and be advised its built on Chromium, so most existing extensions built for Chrome will work without any changes

  • Google plans to kill off third-party cookies in Chrome ‘within 2 years’

The grace period of 2 years is pretty a lot, but, an IT giant is asking advertisment industry to help create more privacy-based alternative to cookies

  • Microsoft spots malicious npm package stealing data from UNIX systems

This malicious package was active on the npm for two weeks and downloaded ‘at least 32 times’ before it was spotted by Microsoft

  • Array reduce vs Chaining vs for Loop 

Check the difference between different approaches of operating an array

Update

  • Upgrading to the new Microsoft Edge

The newest version of the Microsoft's web browser is built on Chromium, so this can really change a lot

  • Announcing TypeScript 3.8 Beta

The beta of the new version Microsoft-backed strict syntactical superset of JavaScript is available  - a good news for all TS coders

Video

  • GOTO 2019 • Building Resilient Frontend Architecture • Monica Lent

Frontend News Digest 1 - 7.02

How to Create a WP Site with JAMstack, formatting dates in JS with Intl.DateTimeFormat, Edge DevTools now supports more languages and more
07 February 2020   455

Greetings! I hope your week went great! Here's new frontend technologies news digest.

Check the MongoDB One-to-Many Relationship tutorial with Mongoose examples, the CO2 emission of the websites new NodeJS update and other interesting things

Guides

  • How To Create A Headless WordPress Site On The JAMstack

Tutorial on simple way to create a WordPress site

  • MongoDB One-to-Many Relationship tutorial with Mongoose examples

Guide about Mongoose - the most popular way to use MongoDB from Node.js.

  • Formatting dates in JavaScript with Intl.DateTimeFormat

Check the modern way to format dates in a region friendly way using native APIs, as now supported all major browsers and both Node

Articles

  • CO2 emissions on the web

Learn the lever of CO2 emissions websites produce by consuming a lot of energy for its activity

  • Bringing the Microsoft Edge DevTools to more languages

Now Edge's DevTools support more languages

Video

  • Chrome 80 - What’s New in DevTools

Updates

  • massCode

Snippets manager for developers

  • micro-jaymock

Tiny API mocking microservice for generating fake JSON data

  • Node v13.8.0 (Current)

Another update of popular solution

  • Electron 8.0.0

Major release of popular JS based solution