GitHub opens up Copilot for Business to anyone willing to pay the monthly fee, even as legal questions remain unanswered.
In browser news, Firefox 110 is out, rounding up the support for CSS Container Queries. Vivaldi users received the update to version 5.7. Apple users can preview both Safari 16.4 Beta and TP 164.
On the release radar, we have Angular 15.2, Next.js 13.2, a large number of Node releases, Preact 10.13, and more. And the resource package for this issue includes a collection of icons, color utilities, and other useful helpers.
GitHub Copilot for Business is now available
GitHub announced that Copilot for Business is now available for everyone, from individuals to large corporations. The costs for accessing this tool are $19/per user every month.
The launch happens despite an ongoing lawsuit challenging GitHub Copilot for the way it deals with licensing and copyrighted code.
- TechCrunch: GitHub launches Copilot for Business plan as legal questions remain unresolved
- GitHub Copilot investigation
- GitHub Copilot litigation
💻 Browser news
Firefox 110 rolled out to users on February 14, bringing support for CSS container queries. Now all major browser support this feature, marking a moment long-awaited by the developer community.
This release also facilitates data import from all other major browsers (Chrome, Edge, Safari, Opera, or Vivaldi). People with non-Intel GPUs can now enjoy better video scaling and playback performance.
Vivaldi 5.7 is the first update of this year for both desktop and mobile users.
The desktop version brings better tab and window management with the Windows Panel. Vivaldi Mail receives better filtering and email management options. And more functionality is now available via Keyboard Shortcuts.
On Android, the release brings better overall performance and a handful of new features. You now have the option to keep playing audio from tabs in the background or to disable autoplay for videos. Is the interface not suited for the size of your device? That's no longer a problem with the option to scale UI and web content.
We can now preview the upcoming changes in Safari 16.4. The Beta release brings support for many new features, such as Declarative Shadow DOM, lazy-loading iframes, or Web Push on iOS devices.
We expect that Safari 16.4 will mark an important milestone in the evolution of this browser. Each element of the web platform has long lists of smaller new features and fixes to existing issues. Overall, the release notes for the Beta preview are longer that all the other 16.x updates combined.
Even more, fixes and improvements are available in Safari Technology Preview 164. The release notes look tiny in comparison to the ones above, but all these incremental updates will end up making Safari a better browser.
📡 The Release Radar
- Angular 15.2 - The modern web developer's platform
- Cypress v12.7.0 - Fast, easy, and reliable testing for anything that runs in a browser
- Express Admin v2.0.0 - MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, SQLite admin for Node.js
- Mermaid v10.0.0 - Generate diagrams from markdown-like text
- Next.js 13.2 - The React Framework
- Preact 10.13.0 - Fast 3kB alternative to React with the same modern API
- React Tooltip v5.8.0 - React Tooltip Component
- Sandpack 2.0 - a Node.js runtime that runs in every browser
- Sortable v1.0 - a tiny, vanilla JS table sorter
- Urbanboy v1.0.0 - The universal chatbot library based on React
- Vuestic UI v1.6.0 - Vue.js 3.0 UI Library
🛠️ Front End Resources
- Accessibility Checker - Find out if your website is Accessible and Compliant
- Calligrapher - Realistic computer-generated handwriting
- Font Library - An Open Source project to tag and organize Google Fonts
- Pine Tools - Free online tools for every situation
- Poline - Esoteric Color Palette Generation Library
- Tint Mint - A playground for color palettes
- Unicorn Icons - 100+ playful animated icons
There's more where that came from. Explore the rest of the Front End Resource collection.
Wrapping things up
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