Top picks — 2019 November
A great guide on using CSS Variable Fonts in 2019 by Jason Pamental. If you are building a modern type system this resource comes very handy.
It is happening! My favourite code editor built using web technologies is moving to the place where it belongs to — to the web. Microsoft team just announced a cloud-powered version of Visual Studio Code!
David K. Piano explains finite state machines using a famous iOS FaceTime bug as an example. It was introduced in one of the past versions of Apple operating system by not paying enough attention to applications state. It is a great, practical explanation of a machine state concept. I have been intrigued by the paradigm for a little while and after reading this article it clicked.
Tons of awesome new language, compiler, and tooling features landed to TypeScript 3.7. Optional chaining and nullish coalescing as are those that you are going to see in my codebases a lot.
Chrome Dev Summit 2019 videos are live and you can find them all in this one handy playlist. One of these events in the web industry that we should pay attention to. I am planning to watch probably the majority of these talks.
replaceAll() is coming to V8.
Google team presented on Google Dev Summit a very cool resource by Philip Walton. This website describes in a very detailed way all the metrics that Google takes into consideration. Handy resource.
Adrian Roselli published this explainer of logical properties. It is full of interactive demos that help to understand the particular concept better. I am super excited about this set of new properties in CSS specification.
First-in-first-out finally supported by Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS). Such a useful addition for server-less architects.