State of the Web 2018 – Start here!

Gepostet am: 02. August 2018

We’re developers working on projects with technology we love every day. We must keep up with the ever-changing web platform, new patterns and libraries popping up. So we need some time to get familiar with these new things. Time to educate ourselves in order to make our customers happy. At inovex we decided to share the knowledge we accumulate in this blog series: State of the Web (SOTW)!

Today we start something new

And here it is: The first iteration of a new format we want to publish on a regular basis. We internally pre-select some interesting new topics we want to dive into and create a compressed, easy-to-read summary with some practical code snippets. To top it off, we discussed some specific topics in a podcast. We hope you enjoy!

The State of the Web August 2018

In the first part of this SOTW we have a look at Node.js 10, which offers better performance and new language features through an updated version of V8, a promisified file system API and a stable version of the N-API.

TypeScript 2.8 and 2.9 have been released with lots of new features. In this is summary I will be focusing on what I personally find handy and group it by usage. Let’s hop right in!

JavaScript has come a long way from its origins in 1995 to the revolution of ES2015. Thanks to Babel we can enjoy the comfort and many features of ES2015 and the following releases in 2016 and 2017—even in outdated browser versions. But that’s not the end: ES2018 is here and ES2019 is on its way. Lets take a look!

The Clipboard API is useful for customizing copy/cut/paste actions in the browser, eg. for reformatting the structure of the copied content, attaching metadata or adding external data to the content, copy/cut/paste on click or explicitly setting the content type. Let’s dive in.

With the implementation of the CSS Typed Object Model, browsers will provide a more convenient way to access and manipulate style values using JavaScript. Typed JavaScript Objects are returned that allow handling CSS values in a more performant and less error-prone way.

Your feedback

As this is our first State of the Web we are looking forward to getting some feedback from you. Please feel free to leave your suggestions on how we can improve this series in the future in the comments below. If you like it, share this article on the social platforms you love!

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