Frontend News Digest 21 - 27.03

Embrace modern image formats, how to indicate scroll postion on page with CSS, integrate TypeScript with GraphQL and more
27 March 2020   2554

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

Learn how to use the currentColor value in CSS, how to debug a child process in Node and Gatsby.js with Chrome, how to Debug a Node.js Application: Tips, Tricks and Tools and other cool, useful and demanded things, related to all parts of frontend development.


  • Embracing modern image formats

Learn how modern images formats and <picture> element can reduce image sizes

  • How to use the currentColor value in CSS

A tutorial on a basic CSS feature, great for newbies

  • Indicating Scroll Position on a Page With CSS

This guide will teach you how to indicate scroll position, using only CSS

  • How to debug a child process in Node and Gatsby.js with Chrome

Learn how to patch `jest-worker`package used by Gatsby.js and by patching enable child process debugging using Chrome Dev Tools in this tutorial

  • Integrating TypeScript with GraphQL

Learn how to integrade TypeScript with GraphQL

  • How to Debug a Node.js Application: Tips, Tricks and Tools

Massive tutorial on Node app debugging, with some tips, that can be useful even for skilled developers


  • Full Third-Party Cookie Blocking and More (in Safari)

Safari’s Intelligent Tracking, has been in beta for some time, introduces significant privacy changes, including cross-site cookies now being blocked by default


  • The Complete AEA DC 2019 Now Online

Giant number of different interesting speeches from An Event Apart session, that was realeased special in a pack for you to stay home


  • uppload

JS image uploader with 30+ plugins 

  • Node-SQLite

SQLite client library for Node.js applications 

  • Backstage

Open platform for building developer portals 

Chrome 82 to be Skipped

Due to the employee's quarantine, the development of new features will be moved to the Chrome 83 branch
24 March 2020   325

Google has published new information about the suspension of the development of new releases of Chrome due to the temporary transfer of some employees to work at home due to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic. It was decided to completely skip the release of Chrome 82 and start immediately forming the Chrome 83 branch. Development of new features will be moved to the Chrome 83 branch. The trunk / master branch is planned to be maintained in a more or less stable state, avoiding risky changes that could lead to a decrease in stability.

The Chrome 81 branch will continue to be in beta testing until Chrome 83 is ready for beta testing, after which Chrome 81 will be released. In accordance with the previous plan, Chrome 82 was scheduled for release on April 28, and Chrome 83 on June 9. , but Google intends to adjust the schedule depending on the development progress of the Chrome 83 branch.

Get more at the announcement.