I think the people (or person) behind this video should go watch Google’s videos for Chrome releases (see previous posts) to learn how better to structure this without it seeming so awkward, but you can’t argue with the content:
Polymer v2.4 is out and it has some changes to prep you for what is coming in v3 (for example, template changes for components). However, if we assume that the v3 “Modulizer” does its job, you shouldn’t have to upgrade because moving your templates into the classes should be handled automatically later on.
The blog entry also covers some of the progress toward v3 and also mentions that there’s a new 3.0-pre.6 available now.
Shop Talk Show podcast picked CSS grid as one of their “things” that will be big in 2018 web development just a few weeks ago and I’d have to say that I agree.
The noise level around grid is pretty darn loud right now and the resources for learning it are better than ever. If you haven’t already succumbed to Rachel Andrew’s examples and video tutorial before, then maybe Wes Bos’s new free course on CSSGrid.io will do the trick for you.
Sean T. Larkin tweeted about this a couple of weeks back, but at that time, webpack v4 was only an alpha. In it he touted some of the improvments which had been made to picking reasonable defaults (and thus requiring much less configuration), speed improvements, Uglify with ES2015 support, bundle sizes, etc.
Here’s his blog post that seems to cover all the material of his tweet storm as well as a call to action for testing out the beta: webpack 4 beta - try it today!
The companion piece to the horror story I posted about NPM packages being used as a vehicle to steal your user’s passwords and credit card numbers has dropped.
In it the author lays out a variety of techniques for protecting yourself and your users via changes to your website (the main one being, isolate the code you use for login or credit card submission from all other code):
Understanding the React Source Code Pt. 1 is the first of a series currently up to five parts at the time I’m writing this.
If you know me, you know how convinced I am that Web Components is the future of how we build components in the browser; not React, not Angular, and not Vue. With that said, Polymer is just one vision of how we can fill in the various parts of Web Components and make them easier to build. But it’s a good one and I’ve used it myself successfully in a couple of projects now.
It’s coming up on time for a new Chrome release again and there’s a video up for the new DevTools features. A lot of them are conveniences to make it just a nicer environment to work in (for example, automatic grouping and new filtering operations for console messages): Chrome 64 - What’s New in DevTools
Updated to include the video for new features: Chrome 64 - What’s New