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Fate conspired against this issue. I've been traveling over the weekend. Both power and the cellular signal went off in the area on Monday, which left me without internet access for hours. Despite all this, I gathered some interesting topics for you this week.
Introducing GitHub Copilot
GitHub introduced Copilot, an AI-powered tool that provides code suggestions. The tool is powered by Codex, the new AI system created by OpenAI. I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords.
The good people of Fireship put together a very nice review of this tool, which I invite you to check as well.
JS1024 is on
The Chrome team published some clarifications regarding the policies for web extensions in the Chrome Store. The main goal of this initiative is to respect user choice and improve security. These changes will go into effect on August 2.
We're getting a new version of the Safari Technology Preview. The list of changes is extensive, and it starts with the addition of discrete animation support for
grid-template-rows. Check out the release notes below for the complete list.
Software updates and releases
- p5.js v1.4.0 - a processing-inspired creative coding library
- react stepzilla v7.0.0 - a React multi-step/wizard component for sequential data collection
- TypeScript 4.4 Beta
- wait-on - a CLI and Node Library to Wait for Ports, Files, Sockets, etc.
Wrapping things up
That's all I prepared for this issue. If you found something useful please recommend us to a friend and help us continue to grow.
Have a great and productive week, keep yourselves safe, and I will see you next time!
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