Top picks — 2017 January
TypeScript: the missing introduction
Tyler Gaw built a great tool that is insanely helpful to understand CSS color functions! ColorMe allow you to preview code generated by applying new filter to base colors. It is a React app built on top of Create React App. More about building process on Tyler’s blog post. Thanks for creating it mate!
New to Sublime Text? This plugin will make you a ST hero in few hours. Such a great idea! Thanks Jai Pandya.
Native ECMAScript modules - the first overview
Finally it is happening — the best part of ECMAScript 2015 specification is just coming to the browsers (beginning of 2017, yeah). Safari 19 Technical Preview and Edge 15 ( with the flags enabled) allow us to use native js modules without using bundlers like Webpack or Browserify. Serg goes in depth about it and shows some working examples. Thanks for this write up!
webpack 2.2: The Final Release
Understanding the Critical Rendering Path
Such a helpful article to understand critical rendering mechanism in the browser by Ire Aderinokun. Every single step well explained followed by screenshot of “Performance” tab from Google Chrome Canary which clarify the whole process even more.
Solving the Web Performance Crisis
Announcing Ionic 2.0.0 Final
Ionic working closely with Angular team just announced a stable version of of of the best mobile frameworks ever made — Ionic 2. It is based on Angular 2, written in ES2015, packed with tons of new components, easier theaming, boosted performance and new shiny docs. Nice!
Implementing “Save For Offline” with Service Workers
Moving out to New York city and facing poor mobile connection can be a great insightful experience. Thats why Una Kravets implemented recently a “Save for Offline” feature on her personal website. Really great and well explained tour to basics of Service Worker.
The Promise of a Burger Party
What happened with number of best JS frameworks in 2016 and what is a road map for 2017? Answers for those and many more interesting questions you can get on this session with creators of these popular tools. Personally I’m hipper excited that the React will return multi-element components from render method.