Welcome to 2023, friends. I swear it was just 2006 when I fell asleep playing Halo 2 at my friend’s house on New Year’s Eve — but when I opened my eyes, I was in my thirties and had a newsletter to write. Smash Mouth was right.
Today, we’ve got our annual predictions for the JS ecosystem, artsy SVG’s, and a lactose-less future.
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Welcome back, old friend.
RIP to VC funded open source. In case you haven’t heard, the money spigot broke and no one’s sure how to turn it back on. That means your favorite VC-backed OSS projects that never figured out how to make money will soon be back to asking for donations and selling courses. We’ll never forget you, 2021 fever dream.
Remix will go all in on Web Components. In a shocking turn of events, the team that buried Ember at React Conf and went head-to-head with Next.js before Daddy played favorites is going to pivot to Team #UseThePlatform in 2023. Naturally, this also means they’ll declare open war on React and complete their WWE betrayal arc.
tRPC will replace GraphQL as the type nerd’s Backend of Choice™️. tRPC is already getting a lot of love from early adopters because of the way it gives developers a type-safe connection between the client and server without all the complexity of GraphQL. In 2023, we’ll see tRPC continue to climb as the thought leader’s favorite thing to Tweet about that no one will actually adopt.
Resumability is the word. As all of the React devs are busy figuring out why their app is re-rendering, Qwik and their React The Good Parts API will start to eat up all the non React market share. And speaking of React…
React hate will reach an all-time high… and so will React usage. Contrary to what you might have heard on Mastodon, the framework that supplants React has yet to be invented. It’s not going anywhere in 2023, unfortunately.
UI framework competitions will turn into toolchain competition.s UI framework wars are so 2000-and-late. The newest competitive frontier looks like Next+Turbo vs. Vite, to see who can deliver the ultimate “end-to-end” experience for developers.
Gatsby acquires Astro. While you’ve been reading threads about how The Great Gatsby is dead from tweetle doofus on Twitter, they’ve been stacking that fat enterprise bread. Meanwhile,
Gatsby 2.0 Astro will reach the end of their runway in 2023 and like F. Scott predicted, they’ll “beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
Crypto developers will become AI developers. Who will then pretend they’re better than the rest of us because they’ve mastered the art of typing into an input field.
When you try to get web data yourself
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Parth Thakkar created Copilot-Explorer and did a deep dive on how the client-side codebase works for everybody’s AI BFF.
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Kevin Schaffter wrote a good comparison piece on Zustand vs. Signals. Two niche state management libraries, both alike in dignity, in fair React-land, where we lay our scene.
Serhii Kulykov wrote a review of the Notable improvements to Web Components in 2022. 2023 will be the year of the Web Component Desktop – I can feel it.
The Standard Notes team wrote about how React Native is not the future (at least for their app). It’s similar to how I discovered that lactose is also not the future (at least for my body).
Superdiff is an OSS library that compares two arrays or objects and returns a complete diff of their differences. It’s also the name of a certain made-up superhero who was never quite strong enough to break himself out of the Rust Crate 🥲.
forEach as if it returned an array, when it actually returns
undefined. Instead, we want to use
map, which works similar to
forEach, but also creates and returns a new array.
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