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Microsoft Edge 2021 Retrospective, Safari Technology Preview 138, Deno 1.18, Node v17.4.0, and more | Front End News #049

NOTE: This is issue #049 of my newsletter, which went live on Monday, January 24th. 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 frontendnexus.com.


It has been a quiet week for the web industry. The Edge team published their 2021 retrospective, while WebKit released Safari Technology Preview 138. And the software updates and releases include Deno 1.18, Node v17.4.0, and more.


Looking back at Microsoft Edge for developers in 2021

The Microsoft Edge team published their own retrospective article, covering the advancement their browser made in 2021. Here are the main topics covered:

  • contributions to the Web Platform with new APIs, such as CSS Modules, the EyeDropper API, Delegated Ink, the Virtual Keyboard API, and the HapticsDevice API
  • the stable version of Edge became available on Linux
  • improved DevTools and better integration with VSCode
  • new features for PWAs: URL handling, Protocol handling, and Window Controls Overlay

If you are interested in more details, be sure to check out the article below:


Browser news

WebKit

Safari Technology Preview 138 is out and it brings some interesting features

  • New tools for Alignment properties
  • Web Inspector option to group lists of CSS variables
  • support for the CSS :focus-visible property
  • support for CSS Containment

For more details you should check out the official release notes:


Software updates and releases


Wrapping things up

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Have a great and productive week, keep yourselves safe, spend as much time as possible with your loved ones, and I will see you again next time!

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