While we were preparing this issue we encountered a simple but vital question asked on dev.to. What are the latest trends in frontend development nowadays? Making a scope of the most popular open source projects will help us better understand what is going on in the web development world. This time we’ll do a brief analysis of the monthly most popular JS repositories. Chilling time is the best part of the summer, so to get more time for relaxation – read about, explore and use these great tools. They’ll save your time! For example, a mechanism for programmatically making web requests in the browser, diagrams and flowcharts generator, UI kit, React boilerplate, JS storage to improve the offline experience, text-based browser and many more of interesting and useful repositories!
Our previous JS digest was issued on June 25 but so many great repositories were explored since that time so we can’t keep them anymore. We want you to know about them too! This is the scope of the latest weekly most popular JS repositories. Catch the wave with us and stay tuned about all the newest and the coolest solutions for frontend developers! This new list of JS GitHub repositories will make your work smarter, faster and happier! Here you’ll find open source codebase to learn coding, the most popular JS utility library, storage library that improves offline experience, browser-based code editor, an online diagramming website, port of React Native to the web, self-hosted web IRC client, deep learning visualization toll and many more neat projects… Explore and enjoy!
It is rarely met situation when your updates are really needed because of some critical issues. And in most cases, you skip them. Don’t you? However, we wish you not to have critical issues to update your soft but only necessary improvements! Some of them you will find in our new ‘Syndicode Digest #61 – Security zonked’!
As far as Syndicode loves Vue.js and has already shared some useful Vue.js plugins before, today we’d like to pull off the curtains for the list of 21 best Vue.js UI libraries. The ability to compose your UI using isolated and modular components is one of the best Vue.js features. Actually, these are not only Vue UI component libraries we want to share but also frameworks for 2018 that will help you to build your application several times faster!
If you read our blog, you should know that this winter Parcel introduced its last major Parcel v1.5.0. But today we’re very happy to announce the newest version of this web application bundler! Read about awesome features included in new Parcel v1.9.0 huge release!
As you know Syndicode’s passion about Ruby on Rails, you wouldn’t be surprised with our next find. Sails.js is a Node.js MVC framework inspired by Ruby on Rails that follows convention over configuration principle. Sail.js allows you to quickly build REST APIs, single-page apps, and real-time (WebSockets-based) apps. It makes extensive use of code generators that allow you to build your application with less writing of code — particularly of common code that can be otherwise scaffolded.
To shed light on the tools that frontend developers are using right now in the industry we made some highlights from Frontend Tooling Survey 2018. The survey was held this March and 5,097 frontend developers took part in it.
Another useful source to simplify your developer’s life! This is the Styled Icons resource helping you to import icons from the Font Awesome, Material or Octicons icon packs. With Icons Exporter feature Styled Icons provide icon packs as Styled Components.
After the comparison of React with Vue and all those odes we wrote for Vue, we feel like there are many people using React wait for us to write something about it. The coolest things about React is its reusable components. And we’ll talk about components! Today we’re introducing you the tool for generating React components by replicating your own. Generate React components with Generact!