Top picks — 2023 September
Matt Mullenweg shared this news about the new plan on WordPress.com that will keep your domain alive, provide top-tier hosting, and offer customer support for the next 100 years. Yes—100 years! Considering the current inflation rate, it’s a pretty good deal if you plan to keep your website alive longer than your lifetime (statistically speaking).
Yoav Ganbar from the Builder.io team has compiled an extensive list of UI frameworks for React, Vue, Angular, Svelte, and other popular web frameworks. A few weeks ago, I searched for a list like this, and perhaps you are in the same situation now.
Joshua Comeau is a prolific writer. This post just blew my mind—complicated subjects explained in such simple words, with interactive diagrams and practical examples. I didn’t know I had so many questions about RSC until I read this article. Incredible work!
What is the relationship between programming languages like JavaScvript and Universal Quantification theory? Nicholas C. Zakas explains it all in one of his most recent articles. I also learned about the Vacuous truth after reading this post.
Safari 17 has arrived with a range of new features. The new HTML search element and the
popover attribute simplify overlays, popups, popovers, and dialogs. The
hr rules are now valid inside select pieces to separate related options. Regarding CSS, there are new features such as
font-size-adjust and support for
@counter-style. The Storage API and offscreen canvas are the most significant additions to the WebKit JS engine in this iteration. Additionally, the new Set operation methods are also welcomed! JPEG XL and HEIC media formats have also been introduced. It’s an excellent release!
The most efficient code is the one that doesn’t exist. The same rule can apply to passwords - the ones that don’t exist are the most secure. I’m sure you’ve heard about passkeys before. “Move beyond passwords”, presented at WWDC 2021, was likely my initial introduction to this technology. I’m glad that the passwordless reality has hit the mainstream two years later with this beautiful implementation of 1Password. Also, I’m surprised at how many websites already support it—look at Passkeys.directory.
Very well done! It’s a full-blown documentary about TypeScript, featuring interviews with the creators and early adopters. It delves into the history and motivation behind creating this new programming language. I thoroughly enjoyed it.