As you might know, Babel is a JS transpiler that is popular for its ability to turn ES6 or ES7 into the code that can run on your browsers and devices. As most of them still support older standards. With Babel, you can write your code in the latest conventions and not worry about compatibility errors. It’s been 3 years from the las Babel update – Babel 6. And now we want you to meet Babel 7 huge release!
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!
You can never expect for inspiration to come when you need it. Oh, no, it doesn’t work like this. The inspiration has got the most stupid habit to come when you’re sleeping, or eating, or chatting and then you tend to forget about the idea very fast. Because you were busy with some other urgent tasks or your head was filled with other thoughts, not very related to the inspiration motive. However, never rely on inspiration! It is a pretty vital but bad companion. That is why we worked on our ‘Syndicode Digest #64 – Whenever inspiration’ regardless of the afflatus but relying on the most interesting materials we collected during this week!
We often write about Vue and React, but not about Angular. So let’s pay a bit more of attention to this very popular open-source framework developed by Google. Recently, in the latest Syndicode digest we talked about ECMAScript Decorators. And today we will introduce another decorator worth your attention. Let’s explore @Attribute decorator in Angular!
Working with Babel? Sure, it’s great! But don’t you want to skip these steps of tokenizing the input source code into a token stream and walking the AST to compute the scope information for each variable? If you could work on a lower level and use a custom parser for its use case, you could be much faster! But look what we have found… Sucrase is a super-fast alternative to Babel!
This is the scope of the latest weekly most popular JS repositories. Flip-flops season is the official time to forget about your shoes and feel the summer with your feet! This new scope of open source projects will make your work efficient, fast and fun! In the new Syndicode JS digest, you’ll find JS algorithms and data structures, a runtime that supports TS, React components, math library, UI elements, a wrapper for working with arrays and objects and many more neat projects… Explore and enjoy!
Here in Syndicode we love new tools! Meet HyperMD WYSIWYG markdown editor for browsers that brakes the wall between writing and previewing!