#617 — December 2, 2022
TC39 and Miscellaneous
AppSignal for Node.js 3.0 Introduces OpenTelemetry Support — AppSignal now supports OpenTelemetry, the open-source standard for telemetry data collection. We’ve also added support for 6 new integrations in this release.
Electron.js Roundup: v22.0 Released, Bye Windows 7, and Hi Forge — The long standing cross-platform desktop framework continues to evolve. v22 jumps up to Chromium 108 and Node 16.17.1. Also:
Support for Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 ends here. v22 is the final version to support Windows < 10.
Electron Forge 6. Forge, now totally rewritten, is now the official ‘batteries-included’ build tool for packaging and distributing Electron apps.
🎄 Like puzzles? This year’s Advent of Code has begun.
Eagerly awaiting TypeScript 5? There’s a TypeScript 5.0 iteration plan. The first beta is due in late January 2023.
The Storybook project (popular component dev tool) has shared an update on a new API designed to make support for things like Vite, Next.js, Svelte, Remix and Nuxt easier to roll out in 2023. “Zero-config support for any framework.”
↳ Pure JS OCR for more than 100 languages.
Superagent 8.0.4 – Popular HTTP client API.
↳ Next-gen ORM for Node.js & TypeScript.
↳ Build multiple packages from the same repo.
📒 Articles & Tutorials
Splitting Strings into Sentences, Words or Graphemes with Intl.Segmenter — No libraries needed here. Give Intl.Segmenter a locale and granularity and it’ll divide up your strings to your heart’s content. It has broad support except for, curiously, Firefox.
Migrating from Vue 2 to Svelte — After two years of Vue 2, a team had a decision to make: move to Vue 3 or give Svelte a try?
Sophie Boulaaouli (Escape)
Working with Zustand for Easier React State Management — Some tips for using Zustand, a quite minimal state management library with a rather enthusiastic userbase, I’ve found.
Bikineev and Lippautz (V8 Team)
Sketchy Pencil Effect with Three.js Post-Processing — 3D development always gets my head spinning a bit, but this sketched pencil effect is quite unique.
Maya Nedeljković Batić
On Building a New JS Linting Experience for Visual Studio
Maria Solano (Microsoft)
Testing Static Types in TypeScript
Dr. Axel Rauschmayer
🛠 Code & Tools
Neutralino.js 4.9: Lightweight Cross Platform Desktop App Framework — Think Electron but with a rather different approach: no embedded Chromium or Node.. it uses a system’s existing Web browser APIs, with the resulting pros and cons. v4.9 adds a new API supporting custom backend code in any language (that can communicate over a WebSocket). Homepage.
Mithril.js: Client-Side Framework for Single Page Apps — A neat alternative to things like Vue, React or Angular. It’s been around for years and deserves more attention we feel. Mithril is compact, fast, and runs closer to vanilla JS than the alternatives so is well suited for bringing together vanilla JS libraries. Want to compare it to $your_favorite_framework? Here you go.
A Professional Scheduling Component for React, Vue, Angular Apps — Schedule doctors, machines or your next trip to Mars. Easily done with the Scheduler Pro widget. Free 45-day trial.
Vanilla Extract: Zero-Runtime Stylesheets in TypeScript — Using TypeScript as a preprocessor, you can use this framework agnostic approach to write type-safe, static CSS. Not my cup of tea, but the homepage does a good job on selling the idea.
Choices.js 10.2: A Configurable Select Box/Text Input Plugin — Lots of examples or you can go straight to the GitHub repo.
Reapop 4.2: Customizable Notifications for React Apps — This project’s homepage is a big self demo. Keep clicking on “Random notification” to fill your view. GitHub repo.
Software Engineer — Join our “kick ass” team. Our software team operates from 17 countries and we’re always looking for more exceptional engineers.
↳ GitHub’s Web Component extension to <time>.
↳ Bootstrap alert, confirm & modal wrappers.
↳ Glob matcher library, as used in npm.
🎸 SVGuitar 2.2 – SVG guitar chord rendering.
TWGL.js 5.3 – WebGL, but less verbose.
React Tabs 6.0 – Accessible tab component.
OCLIF 3.3 – Node.js CLI framework.