📬 Codestories Newsletter #90: Pack Your Dev Library With These Great Resources

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Kacper Wojciechowski

Jun 24, 2021 • 8 min read
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Pack your dev library with these great resources. Equip your frontend teams with the best tools. Read more in the latest edition of Codestories Newsletter.

One of the biggest challenges of the frontend engineering role is keeping up to date with the latest events. There are new libraries, new and exciting releases of existing libraries, deperacations of old ones, new tools, new startups, dramas, and articles with good practices just to name a few. Sometimes all this can happen in one day! It’s hard to have your head around these things, although it’s very important to keep up. To remedy this, read this edition of Codestories, where I’ve prepared for you the hottest releases and tools that may be handy. Make sure you have a cold drink while reading!

Kacper Wojciechowski
Senior Frontend Developer

🏆 Weekly Highlights

  • Over one billion CVS health records are exposed in breach
  • What’s new with React 18?
  • Spruce up your inline styles
  • Should you be using Node.js in your app?

🔥 News

CVS health records of over 1 billion exposed (ThreatPost)

The records were a major breach for the U.S.-based company.

NSA shares guidance on securing voice, video communications (Bleeping Computer

The security agency offered best practices and mitigations to secure various modes of communication.

The Plan for React 18 (React blog)

What’s new with the React 18 release? Check out the team blog to find out.

Vue 'Pluto' v3.1.0 release (Github)

Explore the latest release notes on the new version of Vue.

✅ Must-reads

Insights into React Core Team research (@rickyhanlioni)

What’s new with the React 18 alpha?

The state of CSS cross-browser development (Ahmad Shadeed)

Front-end developers have great tools today when building for browsers. Yet what issues still remain?

Super simple start to remix (Kent C. Dodds)

Is this the simplest, distraction-free version of a remix app?

Inline styles as classes (CSS-Tricks)

Some development humor to help lighten your hard day of coding.

🌱 Sustainable Tech

Investors say Eindhoven poised to become Netherlands' no. 2 tech hub (TechCrunch)

It may not be an obvious pick, but the Dutch city is a rising source of innovation in sustainability.

How much do greentech execs get paid? (Sifted)

Is the money the same as what execs in other industries see?

Will cryptocurrency help save or ruin the environment? (UN News)

Problems surrounding cryptocurrency mining have been in the news, blockchain technology can still have a climate upside.

💡 Get inspired

Debug JavaScript like a pro! (@IMAC2)

Could these 22 methods enhance your debugging skills?

Should you use Node.js in your application? (Netguru)

Our ebook is a quick guide for CEOs on pros, cons and examples of Node.js apps.

CSS grid generator (Sarah Edo)

Want an automatically generated CSS grid? This free tool is for you.

⚙ Tips & tricks

Optimize your JavaScript with the Lighthouse Treemap (Lighthouse Twitter)

The Lighthouse Treemap lets you see what's in the JavaScript you ship and find where you can trim based on module size and execution coverage.

Next.js Live (Vercel)

Want to collaborate with your coding team in the browser? This may be a tool worth checking out.

Improved performance for Next.js 11 (Vercel)

Learn about the effort to create a great developer experience with Next.js 11.

New defaults for Jest, 2021 edition (Jest)

Jest 27 is flipping some switches to set better defaults for new or migrating projects.

👀 Must-sees

🎥 Videos

How to bulletproof your company for a web outage in 3 steps (Netguru)

Discover the three easy steps to better security.

Open source solutions to fight COVID (Ventilaid)

Check out this tool built in Poland.

How Deel Is bringing a global workforce together (Netguru)

Learn about this global payroll solution to help you hire remotely.

🎙️Quote of the week

“This has been the driest 12 months in 126 years. We are on red alert, and I think data centers are an irresponsible use of our water”.

Vice Mayor Jenn Duff of Mesa, Arizona, on voting against a data center in her community.

Codestories Team

This is the issue 90 of Codestories Newsletter – a bi-weekly dose of European Tech insights. You can learn more and subscribe here.

If you have any comments or feedback, feel free to contact the Codestories Team: codestories-team@netguru.com.

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