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!
Things get smarter every day! How can data help in improving the user-perceived page load performance by using predictive analytics? Investigations and monitoring showed that a data-driven approach for predictive pre-fetching of web pages can optimize loading performance on the web and make it possible for the needed page to be already in the user’s cache. Magic? Nope, just a common work of Minko Gechev and Addy Osmani! Today we’d like you to meet Guess.js – libraries and tools for enabling data-driven user-experience on the web!
Some type of knowledge does go outdated. But some data and recipes, ways and tools just going to be improved and reused again and again. How to know whether your knowledge is still valid in new conditions and times? How do you understand when you can apply some old tricks for the new issues? A human brain is a real magic box without capacity limits. And sometimes there’s no need to learn something new. All you have to do is to revise what you already have. Let’s do some knowledge revision with our new Syndicode Digest #63 – Unhide revision.
All of us like when the path is investigated and the lessons are learned. When you have no need to adopt new rules and rely on your own skills. But that is the way you will never learn anything new. That is why every talented developer has to leave the nest of his or her first successful workplace. Not because it’s bad, but because there is the need to move on. Let’s move on with our new ‘Syndicode Digest #62 – Wonderful nidicolous’!
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!
Here in Syndicode, we decided that if you can’t attend the event that is far from you, you should have a chance to watch the videos from it. That’s fair! And we already started the practice of sharing conference videos with videos from RailsConf 2018. Now we want you to watch the videos from TypeScript conference, TSConf 2018!
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.
Read about the latest weekly most popular JS repositories. The grass is green and so nice sit on! With these all open source projects, you can significantly simplify your work and eventually enjoy the weekend. Let’s begin! In our new JS digest, you’ll find web frameworks, JSON server, HTML5 creation engine, datepicker library, browser extensions, newsletter app, face-detection library and more… Enjoy!