#609 — October 7, 2022
Axios 1: The Long Standing HTTP Client Library — After eight years, 100,000 stars, and a presence in thousands of projects, Axios remains popular, yet v1.0 has only just landed (technically v1.1.2 now – after some fixes and a a rather problematic change). The Fetch API has eaten into Axios’ market in recent years but, a bit like jQuery, Axios still wraps up a lot of functionality into an API many developers like. (Project homepage.)
🤔 If you wonder why people use Axios when the Fetch API is widely supporters, interceptors are just one of many features its fans cite.
Free Course: The Last Algorithms Course You’ll Need — Over the course of nearly ten hours, this super fun free video courses dives into data structures, arrays, search and sort, recursion, graphs, trees and much more.
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🎂 Ten Years of TypeScript — Even if you don’t use it, TypeScript’s influence on the JS landscape is significant, and it’s now ten years old. (It was our top feature in issue 99 along with the release of jQuery Mobile 1.2.0! 😏). TypeScript’s PM reflects on how its ideas have stood the test of time and looks forward to another ten years.
Daniel Rosenwasser (Microsoft)
Lee Reilly (GitHub)
Andy Jiang (Deno)
↳ Interactive table/data grid control.
↳ A fast deep object copier.
Create Nuxt App 5.0
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📒 Articles & Tutorials
A (Mostly) Complete Guide to React Rendering Behavior — A classic article that’s had a big 2022 update to React 18 standards. Dig into the details of rendering behavior and how Context and React-Redux affect things.
How to Build URLs and Handle Redirects in Headless Architecture — Is your site getting larger, and URLs are getting out of hand? The chances are, your URL policy is not future-proof.
▶ Animating Triangles with Three.js — A 90-minute live coding session covering the creation of a striking whirlwind of triangles. You need to see it to get it, but I learn a lot from seeing how other people approach ideas like this.
▶ Using npm query and jq to Dig Into Dependencies — npm 8.18.0 introduced the ‘npm Dependency Selector Syntax’ and npm query to programmatically query a project’s dependencies.
Increasing E2E Test Coverage from 10% to 95% in 12 weeks — A look into how Padlet achieved their product quality goals by offloading end-to-end testing onto QA Wolf.
How to Write CommonJS Exports That Can Be Name-Imported from ESM
Dr. Axel Rauschmayer
The New Test Framework Built-In to Node 18.8+ Explained
Olivia Gibson beginner
🛠 Code & Tools
μFuzzy: A Tiny, Efficient Fuzzy Search Library — A search library designed to match a relatively short search phrase (a figurative needle) against a large list of short-to-medium phrases (a figurative haystack) and to do so with low resource usage.
Don’t Let Your Issue Tracker Be a Four-Letter Word. Use Shortcut
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Radix UI: Unstyled Accessible Components to Build on Top Of — Somehow we’ve slept on Radix till now, but if you want to design your own components while still having a solid foundation to work from, Radix can take care of a lot of the rougher edges.
Horizon UI: An Open Source Admin Template Atop Chakra UI — Includes a wide variety of dark/light components. GitHub repo.
SurveyJS: A Library for Making Survey Forms — A form builder library for creating data-driven, multi-langauge survey forms. It has a ‘pro’ level and some related commercial services but is MIT licensed at the base.
⚡️ OTHER QUICK RELEASES:
↳ Official ESLint plugin for Vue.js.
↳ Chainable function argument validation.
↳ Move resource intensive scripts off the main thread.
↳ Read and write BPMN 2.0 XML (used to notate business models).
Fastify 4.7 – Fast Node.js web framework.
Chalk 5.1 – Terminal string styling library.
∿ wavesurfer.js 6.3 – Navigable audio waveforms.
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