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Chrome Zero-Day Vulnerability, the end of the Flash era, and what WebRTC means for you Front End News #016 February 8, 2021

You should update your Google Chrome browser right away to patch a zero-day vulnerability already being exploited. Next, I prepared for you some opinions on the end of life for Flash. MS Edge now runs natively on M1 Mac devices, and Safari Technology Preview 119 is now available. The Software Updates section includes Node v15.8.0, vuex v4.0.0, VSCode, and more.

Introducing Open Web Docs, the 2020 Internet Health Report, WebRTC and Firefox 85 Front End News #015 February 1, 2021

The MDN Web Docs have a brighter future due to the Open Web Docs initiative. Mozilla published the 2020 Internet Health Report, WebRTC is now a standard, and Firefox updated to version 85.

Aspect Ratio comes in Chrome 88, Brave ads IPFS support, and the new Edge 88 Front End News #014 January 25, 2021

Chrome 88 brings support for `aspect-ratio` in CSS. Brave integrates IPFS, and we see what's new in Edge 88 and what changes will happen in the Dev Tools once Chrome 89 arrives. The software updates cover Angular v11.1.0, Bootstrap v4.6.0, Cypress 6.3.0, and Deno 1.7.

2021 Front End Performance Checklist and the 2020 State of JS results Front End News #013 January 18, 2021

We're starting 2021 strong with a new edition of the Front End Performance Checklist. Next, come the results for the State of JS survey, an extra trend report for State of CSS. And we have multiple updates from Node, Gatsby, Jeckyl, and the new Typescript 4.2 Beta.

MDN Web Docs new home and results for MDN Dev Needs Assessment and Angular Developer surveys Front End News #012 December 21, 2020

The end of the year brings over the launch of the new MDN Web Docs platform. We also have the results for the MDN Web Developer Needs Survey and the Angular Developer Survey. Firefox updated to version 84, while the top releases are Node v14.15.3 (LTS) and npm v7.2.0.

Web Almanac 2020 and the DigitalOcean App Platform Hackathon Front End News #011 December 14, 2020

This edition brings you the long-awaited 2020 Web Almanac, and the DEV community is running a hackathon for the DigitalOcean App Platform. There are updates to Deno, Node, npm, VSCode, Vue Router, and more.

State of CSS 2020 Results, 25 years of JavaScript and Advent Calendar Season Front End News #010 December 7, 2020

This week I give you the results of the State of CSS survey, a large number of advent calendars for designers and developers, and we celebrate 25 years of JavaScript.

Flash Animations Live Forever at the Internet Archive and the Gatsby Silly Site Challenge Front End News #009 November 30, 2020

The Internet Archive preserves some of the most loved Flash animations and games. Node, Webpack, and Cypress are the highlights of the software updates section. And the featured developer project is about booting a PC from a vinyl drive.

Major browser updates - Chrome 87, Edge 87, and Firefox 83 - and 10 years of HTTP Archive Front End News #008 November 23, 2020

This week brought us a lot of updates to the major browsers. The HTTP Archive celebrates 10 years of existence. Electron 11 and TypeScript 4.1 dominate the software updates section. And I've included some great projects as well because awesome work deserves recognition.

Web Almanac 2020 Preview, .NET 5, Container Queries, and Angular 11 Front End News #007 November 16, 2020

We're getting a preview at the upcoming 2020 edition of the Web Almanac, .NET 5 is now available, Container Queries are coming to Chromium and Angular 11 has been released.