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Top picks — 2019 February

React v16.8: The One With Hooks

Presented on the React Conf 2018 few months ago hooks are part of a stable React 16.8. This is one of the most exciting news for front end developers in a while.

CSS Position Sticky - How It Really Works!

This article by Elad Shechter is the best explanation of CSS position: sticky around. Sticked to my brain after reading it.

This.JavaScript - State of Frameworks & Libraries

Hosted by Tracy Lee and Bonnie Brennan “State of Frameworks & Libraries” is a necessary update for everyone who wants to stay fresh on JS land. Evan You about faster, smaller and more maintainable Vue 3.0 rewritten in TypeScript. Michael Jackson about the React Lazy, Suspense, Hooks and concurrent mode that is coming to stable release later on this year. Multi-languages documentation for React is the cherry on the cake. Michael Dawson about the Node.js backward compatibility, Workers, ECMAScript 2015 modules, async hooks and reports. Stephen Fluin about Angular release cycle, new versions adoption, auto install dependencies, ngUpgrade and Web Workers. Ben Lesh from RxJS team about TypeScript adoption and new features introduced in major update to version 6.0. State of Preact presented by Jason Miller elaborates about Hooks, Fragments implementation, CLI and compatibility with ecosystem standards. Kenneth Larsen from Ember Learning Team shares some news from version 3.6. Justin Fagnani from Polymer.js gave us some overview of recent releases of lit-html, LitElement and some exciting updates from supportive platforms.

TSLint in 2019

Month ago I shared a news about the future of TypeScript on ESLint and this month another exciting news from the field. TSLint (de facto the standard linter for TypeScript) is going to be deprecated and the team is going to focus on improving ESLint’s TypeScript support.

Once we consider ESLint feature-complete w.r.t. TSLint, we will deprecate TSLint and help users migrate to ESLint

Applying the Twelve-Factor App Methodology to Serverless Applications

A Twelve-Factor Application Model is a set of guidelines to build large-scale server-less applications evangelized by Heroku platform users. Chris Munns looks at this set of rules from the perspective of Senior Developer Advocate working for AWS (Amazon Web Services). The content of this article has been presented at Functions 2017 conference — “Twelve Factor Serverless Applications” by Chris Munns.

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