Top picks — 2023 September

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Rome
GPE

, a project announced

a few years ago
DATE

meant to resolve all JavaScript developers’ problems, has gone quiet. Fortunately, a strong community of open-source developers has decided to continue working on the idea.

Biome
ORG

is a fork of

Rome
GPE

, a toolchain made for

JavaScript
ORG

and

TypeScript
ORG

developers. It includes a linter, formatter, bundler, test runner, and more. This article reveals historical news about the decision and introduces the new project and the team behind it.


Matt Mullenweg
PERSON

shared this news about the new plan on WordPress.com that will keep your domain alive, provide top-tier hosting, and offer customer support for

the next 100 years
DATE

.

Yes—100
PERSON

years! Considering the current inflation rate, it’s a pretty good deal if you plan to keep your website alive longer than your lifetime (statistically speaking).


Yoav Ganbar
PERSON

from the Builder.io team has compiled an extensive list of

UI
ORG

frameworks for

React
ORG

,

Vue, Angular
ORG

, Svelte, and other popular web frameworks.

A few weeks ago
DATE

, I searched for a list like this, and perhaps you are in the same situation now.


Joshua Comeau
PERSON

is a prolific writer. This post just blew my mind—complicated subjects explained in such simple words, with interactive diagrams and practical examples. I didn’t know I had so many questions about

RSC
PERSON

until I read this article. Incredible work!

What is the relationship between programming languages like

JavaScvript
ORG

and

Universal Quantification
PERSON

theory?

Nicholas C. Zakas
PERSON

explains it all in one of his most recent articles. I also learned about the

Vacuous
PERSON

truth after reading this post.

The official release of

Bun 1.0
ORG

has just landed. Some of the statistics of this modern

JavaScript
PRODUCT

runtime are impressive. TypeScript file execution is much faster than other popular options. Module installation is speedy compared to npm, yarn, or even

pnpm
ORG

. Running scripts also surpasses other tools. On top of that, it comes with a bunch of Bun-specific APIs that are real-life improvements. It is a bundler, test runner, drop-in replacement for node and npm, and more. Now, it is also available for

Windows
ORG

users. Solid release! Please check out the release video below for those who prefer a video format.


Safari 17
ORG

has arrived with a range of new features. The new HTML search element and the popover attribute simplify overlays, popups, popovers, and dialogs. The hr rules are now valid inside select pieces to separate related options. Regarding CSS, there are new features such as font-size-adjust and support for @counter-style .

The Storage API
PRODUCT

and offscreen canvas are the most significant additions to the

WebKit
ORG

JS engine in this iteration. Additionally, the new Set operation methods are also welcomed! JPEG

XL
PRODUCT

and

HEIC
ORG

media formats have also been introduced. It’s an excellent release!

The most efficient code is the one that doesn’t exist. The same rule can apply to passwords – the ones that don’t exist are the most secure. I’m sure you’ve heard about passkeys before. “Move beyond passwords”, presented at WWDC

2021
DATE

, was likely my initial introduction to this technology. I’m glad that the passwordless reality has hit

the mainstream two years later
DATE

with this beautiful implementation of 1Password. Also, I’m surprised at how many websites already support it—look at Passkeys.directory.

Very well done! It’s a full-blown documentary about

TypeScript
ORG

, featuring interviews with the creators and early adopters. It delves into the history and motivation behind creating this new programming language. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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