pika/web – A Future Without Webpack

Interesting take on bundlers: Over the last several years, JavaScript bundling has morphed from a production-only optimization into a required build step for most web applications. Whether you love this or hate it, it’s hard to deny that bundlers have added a ton of new complexity to web development – a field of development that […]

A Homepage for the JavaScript Specification

TC39 has shipped a homepage for following updates to the JavaScript specification: This is the first part of a two-part project aimed at improving our information distribution and documentation. The website provides links to our most significant documents, as well as a list of proposals that are near completion. Our goal is to help people […]

Unpoly – The unobtrusive JavaScript framework for server-side web applications

Unpoly is an unobtrusive Javascript framework for applications that render on the server. It allows your views to do things that are not normally possible in HTML, such as having links update only fragments of a page, or opening links in modal dialogs. Unpoly can give your server-side application fast and flexible frontends that feel […]

Solo: A Star Wars Story: Behind the VFX – BBC Click

The film Solo: A Star Wars Story has been Oscar nominated in the category of Best Visual Effects. Visual Effects Supervisor Julian Foddy from ILM spoke to Al Moloney about making the film. Highly interesting part on how they made the mountain from the train heist scene explode. Turns out not all is computer generated […]

JS Paint – MS Paint recreated in JavaScript, with extra features

JS Paint is a nice web-based MS Paint remake and more… The goal is to remake MS Paint (including its little-known features), improve on it, and to extend the types of images it can edit. So far, it does this pretty well. Ooh this brings back memories! My first ramblings on my dad’s computer back […]

The future of CSS: Nesting Selectors

Early March the first draft for the CSS Nesting Module was published. The draft outlines a future mechanism by which we’ll be able to nest CSS selectors natively (e.g. in pure CSS, without the use of any preprocessors) This module describes support for nesting a style rule within another style rule, allowing the inner rule’s […]

what3words – The addressing system to uniquely identify locations using just three words

what3words is a really simple way to talk about location. We have divided the world into a grid of 3m x 3m squares and assigned each one a unique 3 word address. It means anyone can accurately find any location and share it more quickly, easily and with less ambiguity than any other system. The […]

ESNext: Proposals to look forward to (Full Stack Ghent)

Yesterday I was invited as a speaker at the March 2019 Meetup by β€œFull Stack Ghent” (their first one!) at the Clarabridge CX Social offices. At the meetup I gave a reprise of the talk β€œESNext: Proposals to look forward to”, which I had already done at a Full Stack Antwerp meetup, a few months […]

CraftQL – A drop-in GraphQL server for Craft CMS

CraftQL is a drop-in GraphQL server for your Craft CMS implementation. With zero configuration, CraftQL allows you to access all of Craft’s features through a familiar GraphQL interface. ❓ Unfamiliar with GraphQL? Earlier today Ryan Glover (Ponyfoo) posted a great introduction to it. In the admin interface you get a GraphiQL interface, and the ability […]