Google I/O 2022 Roundup, the State of Frontend in 2022, Edge Secure Network, Polypane 9, and more | Front End News #064

Google I/O 2022 Roundup, the State of Frontend in 2022, Edge Secure Network, Polypane 9, and more

— Front End News #064 —

Google I/O 2022 is now over and we get a round-up of all topics related to the web industry, including a report on the State of CSS in 2022. The Software House published a comprehensive study on the State of Frontend in 2022. Microsoft is adding a free built-in VPN to the Edge browser. Polypane 9 has been released. And the software updates section features Hexo 6.2, pnpm v7.1, Solid v1.4, and more.


Google I/O 2022 Roundup

Every year Google runs its I/O developer event and the 2022 edition just ended. The Google ecosystem is vast, and it covers many areas. Fortunately, the web.dev team provided us with some dedicated articles just on the web-related topics, announcements, and keynotes, and here are the highlights:

There is a lot of information to go through and, in most cases, we only got the video recordings of the presentations made at the event. I've linked below as many resources as I could find. I am expecting more to come soon.


State of frontend 2022

The Software House published a comprehensive study on the State of Frontend in 2022. The report collected data from over 3700 people in 125 countries, and it has been analyzed and commented on by some big names in the industry. You might recognize people like Chris Coyier, Sébastien Chopin (author of Nuxt), or Olivier Tassinari (co-creator of Material-UI). Their insight alone makes this report worth reading.


Browser news

Edge

The Verge is reporting that Microsoft is adding a free built-in VPN to the Edge browser. The feature is called Edge Secure Network, it is powered by Cloudflare, and it includes 1GB of data traffic each month. The functionality is still under development, and it requires the use of a Microsoft Account.

Polypane

Polypane, the "browser for ambitious developers", has just received the update to version 9. Here are a few highlights of the new features available:

You can find more details on these features and everything else included in the update in the blog post linked below.


Software updates and releases


Wrapping things up

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