Top picks — 2018 May
BigInt. Like a
Number but with a arbitrary precision — it means that it can hold a number as big as our architecture can deal with. Really great article that explains the difference between regular
Number type, shows differences in API and goes through some possible gotchas.
Custom domains on GitHub Pages gain support for HTTPS
GitHub Pages now makes generating SSL certificate via Let’s Encrypt a breeze. You can use it with your custom domain or with auto generated one
*.github.io. CDN that sits on top of that makes a golden duo of Github Pages and Cloudflare not a necessity anymore.
CSS at Scale: LinkedIn’s New Open Source Projects Take on Stylesheet Performance
Team of LinkedIn engineers just announced two new tools for CSS authoring: CSS Blocks and OptiCSS. The result is fantastic — the team managed to trim down overall size of stylesheet from 330kb to less than 9kb. Impressive result and I am very interested about the future of those tools. Currently they are both previews — stable version to be released later on this year.
Expanding Multi-User Access on dash.cloudflare.com
Multiple users under a single Cloudflare account finally arrived. It is just a beginning of a big rebuild and first steps in a migration from Backbone to React. Keep on doing amazing things Cloudflare!
Prisma raises $4.5M to build the GraphQL data layer for all databases
Designed by Facebook GraphQL in rapid pace replaces other standards for building APIs, allowing developers for requesting only what is needed by simple to understand queries. Prisma is an abstraction layer that sits on top of your current database and allows you to work with it using GraphQL schema. At the moment it works with MySQL only, but recent announcement promises to create a layer that work with all popular database types. This is a really big news for all modern front end and back end developers. Can't wait to see the result of this investment.
Raja Rao DV did a fantastic job by explaining complicated and confusing concepts in very simple and practical way. If you know about ECMAScript
Symbol() but you cannot find a practical use case for it, if you don't know how to create a custom iterators or generators and mix them with the power of
await — this article is for you.