Web Components forever?

October 26, 2023 By Mark Otto Off

๐Ÿ—ฃ Jake’s post fuelled an extensive Hacker News discussion touching on everything from MDX and htmx‘s role, to state management and the ‘shallow’ nature of the Web Components API as-is.

Yarn 4.0 Released โ€” Starting life as an npm alternative that resolved several of its major pain points, Yarn remains a popular choice and v4 introduces a new โ€˜hardened modeโ€™ to protect you from various security issues, boasts an improved constraints engine, and has performance (almost) on par with pnpm.

Maรซl Nison


  • p5.js 1.8 โ€“ Processing-inspired creative coding environment. v1.8 has some WebGL related improvements.

  • Node v20.9.0 (LTS) โ€“ Node v20 finally becomes the newest ‘active LTS’ release and has the codename ‘Iron.’

  • Billboard.js 3.10 โ€“ Rich charting library.

  • Bun 1.0.7

๐Ÿ“’ Articles & Tutorials

‘Why I Won’t Use Next.js’ โ€” From the perspective of web standards to concerns about increasing complexity, Kent C. Dodds shares his opinions on why he wonโ€™t use Next.js. Itโ€™s spicy and opinionated, but always thoughtful. (In other Kent news, heโ€™s just launched Epic Web, his new full-stack webapp development course.)

Kent C. Dodds

Goodbye, Node.js Buffer โ€” Given Sindre’s gigantic number of libraries, he could possibly migrate half the ecosystem solo.. ๐Ÿ˜ but he sets out a case for discouraging the use of Buffer in favor of the cross-platform Uint8Array, and explains how to make the move.

Sindre Sorhus

๐Ÿ›  Code & Tools

  • ๐Ÿ“ˆ Perspective 2.6 โ€“ Data visualization and analytics component, suited for streaming or large dataset use cases, with a mildly hypnotic, rapidly updating homepage (above) โ€“ GitHub repo.

  • ๐Ÿ“‹ Clipboardy 4.0 โ€“ Access the system clipboard from Node and browsers.

  • npm-publish 3.0 โ€“ GitHub Action to publish packages to npm.

  • http-fake-backend 5.0 โ€“ Build a fake backend by providing JSON.

  • Opal 1.8 โ€“ Ruby to JavaScript transpiler.

โ€œThere are two methods in software design. One is to make the program so simple, there are obviously no errors. The other is to make it so complicated, there are no obvious errors.โ€

Tony Hoare, inventor of the quicksort algorithm.