It’s about time

July 2, 2021 By Mark Otto Off

Solid 1.0: A Declarative JavaScript UI Library Worth Investigating — JavaScript isn’t short of good reactive frameworks (React, Svelte, Vue..) but Solid’s creator is determined and adamant to demonstrate how Solid addresses React’s shortcomings while offering Svelte-like simplicity. He makes a good case, so try and give him at least a few minutes of your time.

Ryan Carniato

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🎲  The ‘JS is Weird’ Quiz — How well do you think you know the trickiest corners of JavaScript syntax and dynamic typing? Put yourself to the test with these 25 questions. I’m not even going to share my pathetic score.. 😂

Jacob Bergdahl

Quick Bits


TypeScript 4.4 beta 1 — The JavaScript superset.
p5.js 1.4.0 — Processing-inspired creative coding library.
Stepzilla 7.0 — Form/wizard helper for React components.
web3.js 1.4 — Ethereum JS API.
Plotly.js 2.2 — Charting library.
Espree 8.0 — Esprima-compatible pure JS JavaScript parser.

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📖 Articles, Opinions & Tutorials

Encoding Data for POST Requests Properly — While we’re talking Copilot, Jake noticed that an example it threw up isn’t all that great security wise, and spun it into a good lesson about creating HTTP data bodies properly, while covering things like URLSearchParams and FormData along the way.

Jake Archibald

How to Structure and Organize a React App — We’ve featured a variety of “how to structure React apps” pieces in the past, but it remains a perennially interesting topic as there really is no one way. Tania is always fantastic at explaining things though, so we really like this one.

Tania Rascia

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🛠 Code & Tools

A Code Generator for Making HTTP Requests — A simple but sweet tool for defining what HTTP request you want to make (including headers, request body, and certain types of auth) and you can then copy/paste code for Node (Axios is used here), curl, fetch in the browser, or Google Apps Script (it’s JavaScript but very specific to Google’s environment).

Amit Agarwal Deliberately Slow HTTP Resources for Testing — We’re all told to make our sites as fast as possible and there are numerous ways to improve the experience when page elements like images or fonts are slow to load, but if you want to test what happens for real.. this service could help introduce some true sluggishness into your system.

Harry Roberts and Ryan Townsend

👾 And one for fun..