New improved formula!
Solving the problem: Vite improves performance by 1) leveraging the browser’s native ES module support, and 2) using new, faster tools like esbuild and Rollup for building and bundling. Check out this demo of
What’s new with v2:
Wondering how Vite is different from Snowpack and [insert-other-random-bleeding-edge-build-tool]? There’s a post for that.
The Bottom Line
Apparently, you’re supposed to pronounce Vite like it rhymes with feet, because it’s the French word for “fast.” I prefer to pronounce Vite like, “remind me to unin-vite Evan from my birthday party because he’ll surely be disappointed in the lack of soufflé”.
Blitz.js Launches its Beta
Framework inception 😵
We’re talking about Blitz.js — an open-source framework (last time we’re gonna use that word) that lets you harness the powers of Next.js and React to build fullstack applications.
How it works:
Blitz offers an exciting new way to spin up fullstack React apps simply and quickly, but it does come with a few tradeoffs (because of course it does). The biggest ones center on the lack of customization and scalability that naturally come with monoliths.
The Bottom Line
And if we’re resurrecting mid-2000’s trends, could one of you work on bringing shutter shades back?
If you’re like me, you use one of these strategies for logging a value to the console.
Believe it or not, there’s a better way and it utilizes object destructuring.
“What does building for the web look like 5 years from now?”
As back-end services continue to be commoditized, we’ll witness the rise of the front-end developer. Expect performance (e.g. WebAssembly), 3D (e.g. WebGL + Three.js), and e-commerce to continue growing. React, TypeScript, and friends will still be very popular.
Lee will be giving a talk for ui.dev subscribers this Thursday on “How to use Next.js to improve your site’s SEO and Core Web Vitals score”.
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