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Introducing Deno Deploy Beta, ES2021 has been approved, Google delays FLoC, and the launch of Brave Search Front End News #035 June 28, 2021

Deno Deploy is the latest addition to the Deno ecosystem. The Ecma General Assembly has approved ECMAScript 2021. Brave launched Brave Search Beta. Google postponed the deployment of FLoC. Chrome 91 included TableNG, solving many table rendering issues. And the major releases include Angular v12.1.0, Cypress v7.6.0, Hugo 0.84.0, and more.

The Google Chrome team reveals Aurora, Security Patch for Chrome 91, and Safari Technology Preview 126 Front End News #034 June 20, 2021

The Google Chrome team reveals Aurora, a collaboration project with the major open-source web frameworks and tools. There is a security update to Chrome 91, and Safari Technology Preview 126 is available, with features from the upcoming Safari 15. The software updates of the week include Deno 1.11, Next.js 11, Tailwind CSS v2.2, and more.

WebKit Features in Safari at WWDC21, Fastly CDN outage, and Vivaldi 4.0 Front End News #033 June 14, 2021

Apple introduced WebKit Features in Safari at WWDC21. The outage at Fastly affected large parts of the Internet. Microsoft released a guide for moving from Internet Explorer to Edge. Vivaldi released the 4.0 update, promising an alternative to Big Tech. And the software updates of the week include Cypress v7.5.0, Mocha v9.0.0, the roadmap to React 18, and more.

Lighthouse 8.0, Stack Overflow acquired, Firefox 89, and Polypane 6.1 Front End News #032 June 7, 2021

Lighthouse gets a major upgrade with version 8. Stack Overflow is being acquired for $1.8bn. Firefox rolled out update 89, Polypane released version 6.1, and we get a preview of what will come in Chrome 92. The major software releases are Node v16.3.0 and Electron 13.0.0.

Introducing TypeScript 4.3, what's new in Chrome 91, and Safari Technology Preview 125 Front End News #031 May 31, 2021

TypeScript 4.3 is officially out. We get a glimpse at what's new in Chrome 91. And Safari Technology Preview 125 is available for download. The software releases section includes Cypress 7.4.0, ESLint v7.27.0, and more.

Material You and Android 12 Beta from Google I/O, the end of IE11, and Firefox Site Isolation Front End News #030 May 24, 2021

Google I/O announced (among other things) Material You and Android 12 Beta. Microsoft will end support for Internet Explorer 11 next year. Firefox is migrating to new security architecture. And new releases include Ghost 4.5.0, Node v16.2.0, Sass 1.33.0/1.34.0, and more.

Better Web Vitals with Lighthouse, why is Babel running out of money, Web Almanac needs authors, and presenting CanIEmail Front End News #029 May 17, 2021

Find out how to optimize Web Vitals using Lighthouse. Why is Babel running out of money? Web Almanac needs authors and contributors. And CanIEmail can be your best friend if you create emails frequently. Major software releases include Angular 12, Deno 1.10, TypeScript 4.3 RC, and more.

Boostrap 5 is officially out, measure your Web Core Vitals with Lighthouse Metrics, Safari 14.1, and Vivaldi 3.8 Front End News #028 May 10, 2021

Bootstrap 5 is officially out of beta. You can use Lighthouse Metrics to measure your Web Core Vitals. Safari 14.1 and Vivaldi 3.8are out. And the software releases include Babel 7.14.0, Next.js 10.2, Node-dev v7.0.0, and more.

A guide to measuring Core Web Vitals, Cloudflare Pages, and what's new in Chrome 91 Front End News #027 April 26, 2021

Find out how to measure the Core Web Vitals with the in-depth guide from Smashing Magazine. Cloudflare Pages is now available for anyone. And the software releases of this week include Ember 3.26, Grunt v1.4.0, and more.

Are You FLoCed? Chrome 90, Edge 90, Firefox 88, and Deno 1.9 Front End News #026 April 19, 2021

You can now check if you're part of the FLoC test and why the industry considers the proposal a bad idea. Browser updates are out, with Chrome 90, Edge 90, and Firefox 88. And the software releases include Deno 1.9, Cypress 7.1.0, D3 v6.7.0, and more.