#636 — April 27, 2023
Handsontable 12.3: What’s New in the Excel-Like Data Grid — Released recently, the popular data editor brings improved support for React 18 and large data sets. But that’s not all – the team behind Handsontable has shared some cool insights about it in a new article. Check it out to learn more.
Sid Chatterjee on Twitter
Trivia: This trademark issue is why the standardized form of JS is called ECMAScript.
Chrome 113’s DevTools will allow you to override network response headers, including CORS headers. It also offers Nuxt, Vite, and Rollup debugging improvements.
???? “Switching to rspack from webpack+babel has reduced our build times by 85%.”
We covered Node.js 20’s release last week, but if you want to dig deeper into the new (experimental) permissions model, here are the full docs.
In a recent bug report on the React repo Dan Abramov noted that if you use Preact Signals with React, you forfeit any guarantee that React will work correctly and that “if React was a piece of hardware, this is exactly the kind of thing that voids the warranty.”
A sneak peek of what’s coming up in Angular 16.
↳ JS powered forum system.
↳ Build CLI apps React-style.
↳ Fast Rust-based web bundler.
↳ CLI for creating SvelteKit projects.
???? Articles & Tutorials
Exploring the Potential of Web Workers for Multithreading on the Web — Looks at the importance of Web Workers for multithreading in the browser, including the limitations and considerations of using them and the strategies for mitigating potential issues associated with them.
Sarah Oke Okolo
???? Partytown is worth considering if you’d like to run potentially resource intensive third-party scripts in Web Workers.
Dissecting npm Malware: Five Packages and Their ‘Evil’ Install Scripts — npm related security continues to be a big topic and a common security vector is the install script that’s run when you install a package.
Gabi Dobocan (Sandworm)
Automate Visual Tests with Chromatic—Powered by Storybook — Verify visual changes and component logic on each commit. Get started with a $500 credit using code JSWEEKLY.
Use Fuse.js for Quick and Easy Fuzzy Searching — Fuse.js is a zero-dependency fuzzy search library you can use to offer search features in the browser without a dedicated search-oriented backend.
Modern Alternatives to Create React App — create-react-app was the ‘go to’ for building single-page React apps, but this article touches on the wide variety of alternatives now in common use. (We’re on team Vite!)
▶ Hot Takes on the Web — The creator of Svelte shares his thoughts on various frontend trends.
How to Display a View Counter on Your Blog with React Server Components
???? Code & Tools
Vuetify 3.2: A Material Design Framework for Vue.js — If you’re building a Vue.js app and would rather hand off the main design decisions to someone else, yet still have a beautifully designed app, this is the component framework for you. GitHub repo.
“Super stoked for all the features coming out in v3.2 today but the one that stands out most is the global defaults improvements. It makes virtual components super powerful.”
John Leider, creator of Vuetify
TestGPT | Generating Meaningful Tests for Busy Devs — Get non-trivial tests suggested right inside your IDE, so you can code smart, and stay confident when you push.
Memize 2.0: Unabashedly-Barebones Memoization Library — The goal here is speed, and it claims to be the fastest option. It clocks in at just 0.3KB minified, too – unsurprising, since the implementation is very straightforward.
w2ui 2.0: A Framework Agnostic UI Library — Somehow we’d never encountered this before, but w2ui is a interesting, compact suite of common components including a grid, toolbar, tabs, and sidebar, that work with vanilla JS projects or those built with Angular, React, etc. Demos here.
Alfaaz: The Fastest Multilingual Word Counter — We’ll take their.. word for it ???? but at almost 1 gigabyte per second and support for CJK texts and Arabic and Urdu alphabets, there’s a lot on offer here.
Satori: Convert HTML and CSS to SVG — Designed to be used with React and JSX. It doesn’t support all HTML but is designed to provide a familiar way to generate images from code.
Add a Full-Featured Notification Center to Your App in Minutes
Linker.js: Access C, C++, Rust and Go Libraries from Node.js — A dynamic C-shared library linker that provides an interface for accessing any C-shared libraries (which all of C, C++, Rust and Go can produce). Linux only for now.
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↳ Password protect a static HTML page.
↳ Geospatial point clustering library for browsers & Node.
↳ Implement GraphQL servers with Fastify.