#401 — August 31, 2018
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If you need just one reason to upgrade, 7.0 is a lot faster.
There’s a new upgrade tool to help you migrate.
TypeScript support is now baked in.
Stage presets were removed. Here’s why and how to deal with it.
Planning for 7.0 and Nearing the 7.0 Release will bring you up to date with what it’s taken to get this far.
Progress Kendo UI sponsor
Lerna Added (Then Removed) A License Term Blocking Some Companies From Using It — If you’re not on social media, you may have missed this story which has since concluded. Lerna, a popular tool for working with monorepos, relicensed itself to block its use at a variety of companies (including Microsoft) but after a lot of discussion and community feedback, this was reverted.
Senior Front End Engineer at External Data Systems, Netflix — Help build a world class user interface for the platform that collects data to drive business insights for our teams.
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📘 Tutorials and Opinions
Serverless Machine Learning with TensorFlow.js — A thorough look at getting Tensorflow, a flexible machine learning framework, to work properly in a serverless environment.
Building a Serverless App with MongoDB Stitch — MongoDB Stitch is a MongoDB-based serverless platform that can make it quicker to build apps in the cloud. This tutorial is a practical demonstration of using it to build a stock price monitoring app.
Build a Netflix Style Video Delivery Platform — SDKs for all platforms – Play videos at the same quality & speed as Netflix & YouTube.
An Introduction to React and How To Build Your First App — Not just a ‘Hello World’ example but an app that uses a router, components, and even does auth with Auth0’s service. Subscribe to our React newsletter if you get a taste for React after this 😉
Using Cloudflare Workers To Make Static Sites Dynamic — Cloudflare Workers places a serverless JS environment in front of your ordinary site so you can perform various tasks before a request even hits your server.
▶ Through the Open Source Looking Glass — A non-technical talk by Babel maintainer Henry Zhu about what it’s like and what it means to be the maintainer of popular open source projects.
Create A Short Digital Address for Any Location w/ AngularJS
Why You Should replace forEach with ‘map’ and ‘filter’
🔧 Code and Tools
Making a Progressive Web App with Webpack Just Got Easier — webpack-web-app-manifest-plugins generates a PWA manifest and integrates with the assets JSON.
babel-upgrade: A New Tool for Automtically Upgrading Projects to Babel 7 — In case you missed it at the top of the issue!
goodshare.js: A Vue.js Component for Social Sharing Buttons — Full example here.
Wexond: A ‘Web Browser’ Built on Electron and React — An interesting idea. Being Electron-based, it’s using Chromium for rendering, but the UI/chrome is React and styled-components.
Code Surfer: A React Component for Scrolling, Zooming and Highlighting Code Samples
size-plugin: Track Compressed Webpack Asset Sizes Over Time
Google Chrome Labs
JSCamp 2018 (Sep 22 in Chicago, IL) — A one day single track event.
Framework Summit 2018 (Oct 2-3 in Park City, UT) — A new 2 day conference focused on all front end frameworks with keynotes from the teams of the most popular ones.
CascadiaJS (Nov 15-16 in Seattle, WA)