#658 — October 12, 2023
✍️ Due to being on the road at an event, this is a more compact and bijou issue but I’m back at full pace next week 😅
Peter Cooper, your editor
Strongly Typed and in the ⛅: Meet EdgeDB 4.0 — EdgeDB is an open-source database focused on developer experience. It features a high-level, modern data model, integrated schema migrations, and a TypeScript query builder that makes it easy to write advanced, fast queries, putting ORMs to shame.
Loraine Lawson (The New Stack)
A Web Server ‘Hello World’ Benchmark: Go vs Node vs Nim vs Bun — The standard disclaimer applies: benchmarks are difficult and don’t always measure what you should care about.
▶️ ViteConf 2023 took place last week and some of the talks are already available on YouTube. 🐦 One key bit of news is about Rolldown, a Rust port of Rollup, meaning Vite will get even faster in the medium term.
⚙️ Stephen Röttger of the V8 team has blogged about efforts to enable control-flow integrity (CFI) in V8, essentially a way to reduce the ability of nefarious third parties to exploit V8’s control flow in order to trigger arbitrary shellcode.
👾 An interesting post mortem of a game built in just 13KB for the JS13K contest.
Electron 27 – The cross-platform desktop app toolkit gains Chromium 118, Node.js 18.17.1, and V8 11.8, but loses macOS 10.13/14 support.
Fresh 1.5 – A Deno-native framework for building full-stack webapps. v1.5 adds support for partials – the ability to update a portion of an existing page.
Bun 1.0.5 – Mostly bug fixes and gentle improvements for the performance-oriented JS runtime. No HTTP/2 yet, but it’s just around the corner..
Solid 1.8 – Declarative and performant reactivity for building UIs.
🛠 Code & Tools
Evidence: Reports Synced to Your Data with SQL and Markdown — An open source, code-based alternative to drag-and-drop business intelligence tools. ▶️ This nine minute screencast does a good job at showing off what it can do.
Payload 2.0: A Headless CMS Platform Built on Node — A Node-based headless CMS providing an app framework-like experience, including a customizable React-based admin system, GraphQL or REST APIs, flexible auth and file upload systems, etc. v2.0 introduces Postgres support (in addition to MongoDB), Vite support, and a new rich text editor. GitHub repo.
Add Figma Like Collaborative Features Without Re-Architecting Your App — Create collaborative features, from live cursors to avatar stacks with Spaces, our in-app collaboration SDK.
Visual Studio Code Extension Tester v5.10 — A framework for simulating user interactions with VS Code and its extensions via Selenium Webdriver.
Henrique Avila Vianna
Hotkey 2.1 – Add keyboard shortcuts to pages through HTML attributes (e.g. data-hotkey=”Meta+d”). Built by GitHub and used on github․com itself.
React-Menu 4.1 – Component for building accessible menus and dropdowns.
pnpm 8.9 – The alternative, efficient package manager.
Highlight.js 11.9 – Popular JS syntax highlighting library.
Node.js v18.18.1 (LTS) – To fix a regression in v18.18.0.
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