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Chrome 111, Safari Technology Preview 165, Astro 2.1, Deno 1.31, jQuery 3.6.4, TypeScript 5.0 RC, and more | Front End News #092

NOTE: This is issue #092 of my newsletter, which went live on Monday, March 13. If you find this information useful and interesting and you want to receive future issues as they are published, ahead of everyone else, I invite you to join the subscriber list at

We start this issue by finding out what happened on the web platform in February. Next, we take a look at the updates landing in Chrome 111 and Safari Technology Preview 165.

There are plenty of updates on the release radar: Astro 2.1, Deno 1.31, jQuery 3.6.4 (a real blast from the past), TypeScript 5.0 RC, and more.

The resources section is also well-represented today. We got icons, image utilities, code generators, and the list goes on.

💻 Browser news

Rachel Andrew's monthly update came just a bit late to be included in the previous issue, so I'm mentioning it today. Chrome 110, Edge 110, and Firefox 110 are the stable releases of the month. On web platform updates, we got full support for container queries, and more.


Chrome 111 rolled out on March 1st. This release brings us the View Transitions API, CSS Color Level 4, new color devtools, and more.


Safari Technology Preview 165 is now available for macOS and iOS users. This update brings a long list of optimizations, fixes, and fine adjustments.

📡 The Release Radar

  • Astro 2.1 - an all-in-one web framework designed for speed
  • Deno 1.31 - a modern runtime for JavaScript and TypeScript
  • Ember 4.11 - A JavaScript framework for creating ambitious web applications
  • Embla Carousel - A lightweight carousel library with fluid motion and great swipe precision.
  • Jest v29.5.0 - Delightful JavaScript Testing
  • jQuery 3.6.4 - fast, small, and feature-rich JavaScript library
  • Mantine 6 - React components library with native dark theme support
  • MUI X v6.0 - Advanced and powerful React components for complex use-cases.
  • Node v18.15.0 (LTS) - an asynchronous event-driven JavaScript runtime
  • pnpm v7.29.0, pnpm v8.0.0-beta - Fast, disk space efficient package manager
  • Preact v10.13.0 - Fast 3kB React alternative with the same modern API
  • ReacType v14.0.0 - Prototyping Tool for exporting React/Typescript Applications
  • Remix v1.14.0 - Create modern, resilient user experiences with web fundamentals
  • testcafe v2.4.0 - A Node.js tool to automate end-to-end web testing
  • TypeScript 5.0 RC - a superset of JavaScript that compiles to clean JavaScript output
  • zx 7.2.0 - A tool for writing better scripts

🛠️ Front End Resources

There's more where that came from. Explore the rest of the Front End Resource collection.

Wrapping things up

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