Frontend News Digest 7 - 13.03

Build a desktop GIF Searcher App with NodeGui, learn why height and width on image is important, Firefox 74 released and more
13 March 2020   271

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

Learn about the performance benefits of variable fonts, 7 types of native errors in JS, Bootstrat tree view 4 update and more awaits for you in our newest digest.

Guides

  • Build a Native Desktop GIF Searcher App Using NodeGui

This tutorial will teach you how to install NodeGui (a Qt-driven desktop app library) and use it to build a “meme searcher.”

Articles

  • The performance benefits of Variable Fonts

This post will show you the performance gains you can get when using variable fonts

  • Setting Height And Width On Images Is Important Again

Did you knew that thanks to some recent changes in browsers, it’s now worth setting width and height attributes on your images to prevent layout issues

  • What's New in Mongoose 5.9: SchemaType Default Options and Better Populate Limit

Overview of new features of the newest version of MongoDB object modeling tool 

  • Firefox 74 Released

Learn what changes (and challenges) developers will meet when working with the new version of one of the most popular web browsers

  • 7 Types of Native Errors in JavaScript You Should Know

Great article for the newbies - check the most popular errors in JS programming and how to avoid them

Updates

  • OpenSilver

Open-source reimplementation of Silverlight that runs on current browsers via WebAssembly

  • Bootstrap 4 Tree View

Plugin to build a Treeview with boostrap 4

  • ls-lint

Developers claim it's an "extremely fast" file and directory name linter

  • Node 13.11.0

The newest version of JavaScript 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   451

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