A quick way to clean up node_modules folders
#562 — October 29, 2021
Tabulator 5.0: An Interactive Table and Data Grid Library — Supports all major browsers and can be used with Angular, Vue, and React if you wish. 5.0 is a big release boasting a complete rebuild, restructuring and moving to ES modules – see the 5.0 release notes. A huge number of examples await too.
Next.js 12 Released — The popular Node.js + React development framework takes a big step forward with improvements including beta support for middleware, native ES module support, and a Rust-powered compiler for 5x faster builds, and more.
The Vercel Team
Shortcut Is Project Management Without the Management — Whether you’re a startup that iterates quickly by giving engineers a free pallet of Red Bull, or a large org that has strict ship dates to hit, Shortcut is the ideal solution for task management, bug tracking, iteration planning, and reporting.
Shortcut (formerly Clubhouse.io) sponsor
How ua-parser-js, An npm Package with 8M+ Weekly Downloads, Was Compromised — UAParser.js is a library for detecting browsers, JS engines, OS, and other things from user agents. The problem was quickly fixed, but the package was briefly infiltrated with malware. The maintainer and others shared more in this GitHub issue.
The Daily Swig
Facebook (or is that Meta now?) is taking steps to making Hermes, its mobile-focused JS engine, the default engine for React Native.
RIP Bill Scott who had a big influence on the growth of the Node space in its early years.
📅 React Conf 2021 is taking place online this year – it’s free, and it’s on December 8.
Yarn 3.1 – Alternative package manager.
Solid 1.2.0 – Reactive UI library.
MUI-Datatables 4.0 – Material UI-based data table for React.
ESLint 8.1.0 – JS code analyzer.
GoldenLayout 2.4.0 – Multi-window layout manager for webapps.
📖 Tutorials, Opinions & Stories
Adobe Photoshop’s Journey to the Web — We’ve had pretty good graphics editors in the browser before, but bringing the pieces together to have an editor worthy of the Photoshop name is a feat. WebAssembly played a huge role, but so did many other Web technologies, and they collectively open up new opportunities for us all – not just Adobe.
Thomas Nattestad and Nabeel Al-Shamma
▶ How to Do TypeScript Without TypeScript — Static types confer numerous benefits when developing, but is it necessary to use TypeScript fully in order to get many of the benefits? Simone investigates the pros and cons and shows off an alternative approach.
Develop a Faster Way to Work. Build Internal Tools, Remarkably Fast — Custom dashboards, admin panels, CRUD apps—build any internal tool faster in Retool. Get started for free today.
On Building an Effective Image Component for Next.js — The story of an out-of-the-box solution to optimize images for Next.js. It optimizes loading, compression & responsiveness. Now with AVIF support in Next.js 12.
Sohoni, Erickson, Castle
How to Generate Beautiful PDFs with React and Puppeteer
🛠 Code & Tools
Cytoscape.js: A Graph Theory/Network Library for Visualization and Analysis — Handy if you need to model and/or visualize relational data, like biological data or social networks. There are so many demos to enjoy here. GitHub repo.
PDFKit: A PDF Generation Library for Node and Browser — There’s an interesting live demo that runs right in the browser. GitHub repo.
Blobity: Level Up Your Cursor Game — This script and API lets you do all sorts of creative things with the user’s cursor, which the page itself demonstrates. Note that it’s free for open-source projects only.
Vizzu: A Library for Animated Data Visualizations and Data Stories — Vizzu is a little different to most data visualization libraries in the sense that animating the visualizations and transforming between different visualization types is the key focus.
🏆 Golden Oldie of the Week
Whenever someone mentions this on Twitter, it still gets lots of likes and rewteets so there’s clearly plenty of people who either haven’t seen it or want to remember it exists 😂 It might be useful when you’re feeling a bit short of disk space..
npkill: Easily Remove Old or ‘Heavy’ node_modules Folders — List any node_modules directories in your system, as well as the space they take up. You can then select which ones you want to erase to free up space. GitHub repo.
Nya García and Juan Torres