A new jQuery release for Xmas

#​619 — December 16, 2022

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🎄 This is the final issue of the year – we’ll be back on January 6, 2023. We hope you have a fantastic holiday season, whether or not you are celebrating, and we’ll see you for a look back at 2022 in the first week of January 🙂
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JavaScript Weekly

Announcing SvelteKit 1.0Svelte is a virtual DOM-free, compiled ahead of time, frontend UI framework with many fans. SvelteKit introduces a framework and tooling around Svelte to build complete webapps. This release post explains some of its approach and how it differs to other systems.

The Svelte Team

Dr. Axel Tackles Two Proposals: Iterator Helpers and Set Methods — Here’s something to get your teeth into! Dr. Axel takes on two promising ECMAScript proposals and breaks down what they’re about and why they’ll (hopefully) become useful to JavaScript developers. The first tackles iterator helpers (new utility methods for working with iterable data) and the second tackles Set methods which will extend ES6’s Set object.

Dr. Axel Rauschmayer

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🏆  The Best of Node Weekly in 2022 — In this week’s issue of Node Weekly (our Node.js-focused sister newsletter) we looked back at the most popular items of the year, including the Tao of Node, an array of JavaScript testing best practices, and the most popular Node.js frameworks in 2022.

Node Weekly Newsletter

jQuery 3.6.2 Released — Humor me. You might not be using jQuery anymore, but it’s (still) the most widely deployed JavaScript library and it’s fantastic to see it being maintained.

jQuery Foundation

IN BRIEF:

Node 19.3.0 (Current) has been released to bring npm up to v9.2. Breaking changes in v9.x warrant this update and the release post explains the current policy around npm’s ongoing inclusion in Node.

ƛ The Glasgow Haskell Compiler (GHC) has gained a new JavaScript backend meaning the reference Haskell compiler can now emit JavaScript and be used more easily to build front-end apps.

GitHub is rolling out secrets scanning to all public repos for free.

The New Stack reflects on 2022 as a ‘golden year’ for JavaScript and some of the developments we’ve seen. We’ll be doing our own such roundup in the next issue.

RELEASES:

Node.js 16.19.0 (LTS) and 14.21.2 (LTS)

Chart.js 4
↳ Canvas-based chart library. (Samples.)

PouchDB 8.0
↳ CouchDB-inspired syncing database.

SWR 2.0 – React data-fetching library.

📒 Articles & Tutorials

Why Cypress v12 is a Big Deal — A practical example-led love letter of sorts to how the latest version of the popular Cypress ‘test anything that runs in a browser’ library makes testing frontend apps smoother than before.

Gleb Bahmutov

Five Challenges to Building an Isomorphic JS Library — When it comes to JavaScript, “isomorphic” means code or libraries that run both on client and server runtimes with minimal adaptations.

Nick Fahrenkrog (Doordash)

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Next, Nest, Nuxt… Nust?“This blog post is for everyone looking for their new favorite JavaScript backend framework.” If the names of frameworks are all starting to blur together in your head, this is for you. Marius explains just what systems like Next and Gatsby do and touches on a few differences.

Marius Obert (Twilio)

Calculating the Maximum Diagonal Distance in a Given Collection of GeoJSON Features using Turf.js — This is cool. Turf.js is a geospatial analysis library, by the way.

Piotr Jaworski

Optimize Interaction to Next Paint — How to optimize for the experimental Interaction to Next Paint (INP) metric — a way to assess a page’s overall responsiveness to user interactions.

Jeremy Wagner & Philip Walton (Google)

Need to Upgrade to React 18.2? Don’t Have Time? Our Experts Can Help — Stuck in dependency hell? We’ve been there. Hire our team of experts to upgrade deps, gradually paying off tech debt.

UpgradeJS.com – JavaScript Upgrade Services by OmbuLabs sponsor

How We Configured pnpm and Turborepo for Our Monorepo

Pierre-Louis Mercereau (NHost)

Rendering Emails with Svelte

Gautier Ben Aim

🛠 Code & Tools

Wretch 2.3: A Wrapper Around fetch with an Intuitive Syntax — A long standing, mature library that makes fetch a little more extensible with a fluent API. Check the examples.

Julien Elbaz

SWR 2.0: Improved React Hooks for Data Fetching — The second major release of SWR (Stale-While-Revalidate) includes new mutation APIs, new developer tools, as well as improved support for concurrent rendering.

Ding, Liu, Kobayashi, and Xu

Don’t Let Your Issue Tracker Be a Four-Letter Word. Use Shortcut

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vanilla-tilt.js 1.8: A Smooth 3D Tilting Effect Library — No dependencies and simple to use and customize. GitHub repo.

Șandor Sergiu

visx: Airbnb’s Low Level Visualization React Components — Bring your own state management, animation library, or CSS-in-JS.. visx can slot into any React setup. Demos.

Airbnb

Scene.js 1.7: A CSS Timeline-Based Animation Library — Plenty of examples on the site. Has components for React, Vue and Svelte.

Daybrush

PortalVue 3.0
↳ Feature-rich portal plugin for Vue 3.

Kea 3.1
↳ Composable state management for React.

jest-puppeteer 6.2
↳ Run tests using Jest + Puppeteer.

NodeBB 2.7 – Node.js based forum software.

Pino 8.8 – Fast JSON-oriented logger.

💻 Jobs

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🎁 And one for fun

Snow.js: Add a Snow Effect to a Web Page — Well, it’s that time of the year (in some parts of the world!) If you’re more interested in how the effect is made, it’s inspired by this CodePen example built around some fancy CSS.

Or if you’re a bit more childish, you could always put Fart.js on your site.. 🙈

Merry Christmas to you all and we’ll see you again in 2023!

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