#577 — February 18, 2022
The State of JS 2021 Results — Despite saying 2021, the survey took place this January, so the results are up to date and represent the answers given by the 16,085 respondents. As with any survey or poll, be careful in how you interpret the results (many folks have noted problems around diversity or methodology) but nonetheless we always enjoy seeing the results from year to year and seeing what people have mentioned. Highlights:
Long standing libraries Axios, Lodash and Moment remain the most popular.
Syntax is by far the most popular podcast but there are 24 others in the list to check out.
Shawn ‘swyx’ Wang has a neat round up / conclusion post.
Express.js 5.0 Now in Beta — Considering that the first alpha of 5.0 was over seven years ago, this is a big step for the still wildly popular and influential Node.js Web app library. There’s also thorough docs of the 5.x API here.
Microsoft’s Angela Zhang writes about how Microsoft has been improving React Native’s ability to call Windows APIs and how it’s already being used in part of Windows 11.
Version 100 of both Chrome and Firefox will soon be with us, so it’s time to think about if your code can cope and to test things out.
Joyent has transferred the Node.js trademarks to the OpenJS Foundation.
Google has unveiled the next version of its Cloud Functions serverless platform with longer function running times, bigger instances, and more.
ESLint 8.9.0 has landed with a new es2022 environment added.
TypeScript 4.6 Release Candidate 1
Remix 1.2 – The freshest full-stack JS framework in town.
zx 5.1 – Better shell scripting with JS.
Strapi 4.1.0 – Headless Node.js CMS system.
Cypress 9.5.0 – Popular testing system.
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📒 Articles & Tutorials
How to Track Down Code Responsible for Polluting the Global Scope — You might not want code adding global variables to the window object, and it’s possible to work out where things are going wrong when it does.
The Basics of package.json — Most likely you’ve been working with package.json files for years, but it can pay to refamiliarize yourself with their many properties.
Gabby T and Marian Villa (NodeScource)
A Deep Dive into React Native’s New Architecture — A new architecture for React Native is being rolled out in 2022, as described in this post from the React Native team. Here are some independent observations.
100+ Fully Native Components for High-Quality Modern Angular UI — Get every component you need to build an enterprise-ready app. Kendo UI for Angular can cover any UI requirements your team may have — with themes, documentation and more.
Kendo UI for Angular sponsor
Kent C Dodds
Monorepos Explained — A new site that rounds up pretty much anything you need to know about monorepos, and the tools to build them.
🛠 Code & Tools
v8n 1.4: A ‘Fluent Validation’ Library — Chain together rules to make validations, e.g. v8n().some.not.uppercase().test(“Hello”);
Bruno C. Couto
Neat Example of Using a JS Proxy as a Low Code REST Client — If you’ve never fiddled with Proxy before, this might sell you on a use case.
Project Management for Software Teams Has Never Been Easier — Shortcut is fast and intuitive project management built for developers. Delight the scrum gods and try it now.
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TypeIt: A Versatile ‘Typewriter Effect’ — If you need an effect to look like someone is ‘typing’ on a Web page, this is for you. Alternatively you could create your own from scratch or, if you’re using React, consider Windups.
Heart Switch: A Heart-Shaped Toggle Switch Component for React — Built with accessibility in mind and a late Valentine’s Day gift for you all, perhaps. You can test it out here.
😍 Well, that’s useful!
GitHub has added a handy feature to its custom variant of Markdown so that you can write diagrams directly in Markdown using the same format as Mermaid.js. This is a fantastic way to make your README files more interesting if you have processes that can be outlined by way of a diagram – so check it out.