Congratulations everybody, we finally did it. Humanity has officially given monkeys the power to play Pong telepathically.
Never let anyone tell you that we’re not living in the golden age of progress.
NativeScript releases v8.0
It’s 2021 now… but writing about NativeScript has transported us straight back to 2018. Meghan Markle got to live every girl’s dream by marrying Prince Harry and NativeScript was the belle of the ball.
Fast forward a few years and well, maybe this release will be NativeScript’s Oprah moment.
Feel like you’ve heard that sales pitch before? That’s probably because you have. But unlike Ionic, Cordova, or Phone Gap (lol), NativeScript does this with real native components, not a webview.
What’s new in NativeScript 8:
Check out this demo app that was built by a NativeScript community member if you want to see all of the updates and new features in action.
The Bottom Line
TWIH — The Internet is Born
Ushering in The Golden Age of Progress
52 years ago last week… Steve Crocker issued the first-ever RFC (“Request for Comments”), which defined the IMP software that allowed communication between host machines on the ARPAnet (the world’s first computer network).
Today, RFC1 is widely considered the first main document that paved the way for the birth of the internet. It’s the GrandDaddy of all Docs.
So, what was actually in RFC1? It stated the purpose of connecting the first 4 hosts (3 from California, 1 from Utah (Hell yeah, go Jazz)) on the network and described the initial “simple use” case and what the longer-term “deep use” case might look like.
Most importantly, it outlined how the software would work:
Destination 5 bits Link 8 bits Trace 1 bit Spare 2 bits
RFC1 eventually morphed into the RFC Series, which has since produced over 9,000 technical and organizational documents about the Internet over the last 50 years.
The disruptive innovation never stops.
What will building for the web look like in 5 years?
I think (hope) that in five years we’ll see a return to simplicity of building for the web. Web development has become increasingly complicated, with Frontend developers asked to orchestrate a widening array of tools, frameworks and services across a range of platforms. I think we’ll see a consolidation of tools and services and a rise of platforms that make it much easier to orchestrate all the pieces, allowing frontend devs to focus their energies on the frontend again.