Author: Mark Otto

Getting animated

May 20, 2022 By Mark Otto Off

Headless CMS with World-Class TypeScript Support — Kontent handles all your content management. Streamline your code using TypeScript SDK, CLI, Rich Text resolver, and strongly typed Model Generator and scale with no problems when your project grows. Have you seen our UI? Kontent by Kentico Web…

Node 16 LTS now on AWS Lambda

May 19, 2022 By Mark Otto 0

Web Scraping via JS Runtime Heap Snapshots — When official APIs don’t offer all of the access users require (or don’t exist at all) scraping can become a less than ideal necessity. Puppeteer or Playwright make controlling a headless browser easy, but finding the data…

Testing components with Playwright

May 18, 2022 By Mark Otto 0

Aspect: A New Visual Environment for Building Components — It’s a new, unproven tool, but any efforts to simplify the development process are laudable to us, and you might find it useful too. Currently it only exports class components, but it’s great to see them…

19 hours of D3.js??

May 13, 2022 By Mark Otto Off

Using Google’s CrUX to Compare Performance of JS Frameworks — Chrome User Experience Report (CrUX) is a dataset of user experience metrics collected from real world Chrome users and it’s possible to use it to analyze and compare the performance profiles of different UI frameworks,…

The one with the npm security stories

May 12, 2022 By Mark Otto 0

An Enhanced 2FA Experience for Your npm Account — Over the past six months, GitHub has been keen to tighten up security around the publishing of npm packages with two-factor authentication at the heart of the effort. Now an array of improved 2FA features are…

Hello useEvent

May 11, 2022 By Mark Otto 0

An RFC for useEvent, a New Fundamental React Hook — Billed as a so-far ‘missing piece’ of the hooks system, the proposed useEvent is for defining an event handler that ‘sees’ fresh props/state but has a stable function identity. The motivation and use cases are…

How to Improve Developer Productivity? [Guide]

May 10, 2022 By Mark Otto Off

You work as a developer or software engineer and sometimes you feel tired, procrastinating and not satisfied with your effectiveness at work. It is a common thing for many developers because web-development is hard work that requires a lot of concentration and brain tension.  In…

A 2022 take on TodoMVC in plain JS

May 6, 2022 By Mark Otto Off

Ryan Dahl on ‘JavaScript Containers’ — Ryan, originally known for Node and now Deno, thinks about JavaScript as being a universal scripting language and how the JS sandbox acts as a sort of high level version of the traditional Linux container and will only become…

Node’s new CLI test runner

May 5, 2022 By Mark Otto 0

The Thing About Fastify — Express isn’t the only game in town but sometimes it feels like it, so Jonas has written a love letter, of sorts, to Fastify, an alternative Node.js Web framework that ticks his boxes and which you, too, should consider, if you…

The story of concurrent rendering in React

May 4, 2022 By Mark Otto 0

Shopify Unveils React Native Skia — Skia is a popular (used in Chrome, Android, Firefox, etc.) 2D graphics library and Shopify has brought its 2D drawing capabilities into React Native for you to create your own cross-platform graphics on the fly in any RN app.…