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Updates from Browser-Land
There’s been a lot of browser news recently, so we ventured into the depths of Browser-Land so that you don’t have to. Here’s the latest from the front lines.
Chrome 92 just launched its beta, which includes a new File Handling API that lets you declare web apps as file handlers (great news for online text editors, design tools, etc.) and a new Shared Element Transitions API that makes it a lot easier to add polished, native-like transitions. v92 also comes with new DevTools like a long-requested CSS grid editor and a new source order viewer.
And since every tech platform copies Snapchat, Chrome 92 also has a new feature called Memories. It’s a combined view for your bookmarks, history, and open tabs that (we hope) will serve up fun notifications like, “On this day 3 years ago, you spent 2 hours stalking every single picture of your ex’s trip to Maui — Share now?”
Firefox 89 was also released last week, with some major design changes. Some updates were welcomed with open arms — like the cleaner/simpler menus, modals, and toolbar. But the new tab redesign has generated a lot more
Mighty [not sponsored, but dtf] jumped head-first into Browser-Land a month ago when it launched v1 of its super-fast-and-expensive browser with a twist. For $30/month, you can stream its remote Chromium-based browser that lives in the cloud to your own machine. It’s like Netflix, but instead of streaming Breaking Bad, you’re streaming a marginally faster version of Chrome.
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Adobe Spectrum proves our theory that every tech company has a project named Spectrum
React Spectrum is a collection of libraries and tools that Adobe created to prove that you don’t need Warby Parker glasses and a $200 haircut to build beautiful and accessible user experiences in React. It was first released last summer, but since it’s been getting a lot of buzz again this week, we wanted to give you a quick refresher.
React Spectrum features 3 main libraries/tools:
The Bottom Line
Some of these tools are more production-ready than others, but we’re 100% down for any tools that make it easier to build cohesive design systems and more accessible React applications. If you want to learn more about React Spectrum or see it in action, check out Devon Govett’s talk at last year’s React Europe Conference.
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Sometimes (mostly in job interviews) you need to write a function to find the longest word in a string. Here’s one implementation using
Is it the best? I don’t know, but I dig it.
Note it’ll return the first word if there’s a tie. If you’re in a job interview, that’s a good question to clarify before diving into the code.
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