Well, as usual, I left the task to write this newsletter to the final moment… Might as well become a gardener, as then I can keep putting things off until they grow on me 😏.
(That was not the dad joke yet!)
Anyhow, between the American government confirming that aliens exist, Dan Abramov announcing he’s leaving Meta, and Elon changing the bird we all loved to a letter which some have been calling the worst rebranding in history - one thing is for sure - tech never ceases to surprise.
Remember how software used to be, and how it is nowadays…
On a different subject, I had a chance to do a live stream with Jack Herrington! If you want to learn how to get started with Next.js and Builder, check it out.
So, back to our regularly scheduled program with the Dad Joke of the day:
Did you hear about the calendar thief?
He got 12 months
- We’re happy to announce that Builder Devtools now supports Next.js 🎉
- To celebrate and show off streamlining the latest Builder integration, Yoav (me 👋🏽) wrote about how to get your drag and drop working with a Next.js app.
- Vishwas wrote a visual guide to routing and layouts in Qwik City.
- As part of our love and support for the Open Source community, we had Fabian Hiller guest post on our blog. Here’s an introduction to Valibot, a runtime validation library like Zod, but under 1kb.
- Lydia Hallie from the Vercel team, tries to make a case about how React 18 improves app performance.
- To follow up on RSCs, this site tries to demystify some of React Server Component’s magic inside Next.js 13 App router.
- ▶️ Fireship has a look at what is the Coalition for Content Provenance and Authenticity, or what’s C2PA.
- TS wizard, Matt Pocock wrote about how to represent an empty object in TypeScript.
- 🐦 TkDodo (Dominik), TanStack Query core maintainer, showed an experimental react-query-nextjs package.
- Speaking of Dominik, he also wrote about how to use React Query with React context.
- We need to talk about nested styles in CSS.
- And while we’re at it, here’s a look at how CSS is different in 2023 than it was a few years ago.
- The folks at Github, specifically Kedasha Kerr, showed how to build a GPT-3 App with Nextjs, React, and GitHub Copilot.
- Here’s what you need to know about Core Web Vitals and Search Engine Optimization. Very in depth, highly recommend this read.
- Here are 5 Inconvenient Truths about TypeScript.
- The Expo team (basically the Next.js for React Native) introduced their V2 router.
- ast-grep is a fast and polyglot tool for code structural search, lint, and rewriting at a large scale.
- Mantine React Table V1 was released.
- Meta released their open-source LLM model Llama2.
- TanStack Query is in V5 Beta.
- Driver.js is a lightweight vanilla JS product tour library.
- Solito is a tool that combines Next.js with React Native, it just hit version 4.
- 💩 Shittier does the opposite of Prettier. It formats your code to look like, well you get it… This might be good as a prank to install on your friend's machine while they’re getting coffee.
- pkg-size helps you find the true size of an npm package.
- Vaul is a drawer component for React which has a very smooth mobile experience.
There’s some turbulence in the tech scene nowadays as I see it, a lot of new questions and problems are popping up with the rise of AI.
The most paramount of which is security and intellectual property. Seems Google is attempting to tackle the former but is hitting walls and scrutiny from the community.
Now that you can generate images, videos, and voice, there’s a real fear that creative professions such as acting, dubbing, or even translating might become a thing of the past. It’s not surprising to me that Hollywood folks went on strike, for fear of changes.
I for one, think that it’s not that AI is going to take away our jobs, but it’s going to make some tasks much faster, and others obsolete, freeing us time to solve more difficult problems.
Like, I don’t think I can code without Copilot anymore 😅…
Anywho, just some musings to keep you hungry for the next issue.
Till then, embrace the bots, drink lots of water and hug a loved one.