Frontend News Digest 29.02- 6.03

Learn why the GOV.UK  changed the input type for numbers, how to make work with local NPM files easier, another Node update and more
06 March 2020   335

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

Learn how to build a file upload form with Express and DropzoneJS, check four first public working drafts published by the CSS working group, learn what frontend engineers should know about backend and other interesting things

Guides

  • Why the GOV.UK Design System team changed the input type for numbers

Learn why and how <input type="number"> element can be somewhat problematic in some scenarios, and check a solution

  • How to Build a File Upload Form with Express and DropzoneJS

Tutorial-as-overview of  DropzoneJS, a configurable JS lib that makes it easier to deal with uploading a file

  • MAKING IT EASIER TO WORK WITH LOCAL NPM PACKAGES

A quite handy tip that can really improve your work with local npm packages

Articles

  • FOUR FIRST PUBLIC WORKING DRAFTS PUBLISHED BY THE CSS WORKING GROUP

This article briefly discusses the first drafts for four specs: CSS Color Module Level 5, Media Queries 5, CSS Transforms Level 2, and CSS Conditional Rules Level 4

  • Stop Using ‘Drop-down’

Learn why it's bad and what to use instead

  • What frontend engineers should know about backend

Great post for a newbie that explains why knowing backend (a bit) for frontender is good and what to learn exactly

  • ES Modules in Node Today 

An overview of current state of ES modules in Node, including issues related to transitioning from and interoperability with CommonJS

Lambda@Edge is a version of Lambda that runs code at edge locations

Updates

  • css.gg

Library with minimalistic icons

  • Node v13.10.0 (Current)

The newest version of the popular JS runtime environment

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   452

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.

Guides

  • 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

Articles

  • 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

Video

  • 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

Updates

  • uppload

JS image uploader with 30+ plugins 

  • Node-SQLite

SQLite client library for Node.js applications 

  • Backstage

Open platform for building developer portals