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The headlines of this issue are all related to the Apple ecosystem. Safari 15.5 is here, and it brings three new features and many bug fixes and improvements over the previous release. iOS users can also install the 1.38 update for the Brave browser, which brings improved privacy features. And the releases of the week include Angular 14 RC, Node v18.2.0, and more.
Safari users are receiving a new update. Version 15.5 brings over many bugfixes and improvements, as well as three new features:
- you can make an element non-interactive with the
worker-srcContent Security Policy directive provides a way to restrict which URLs are allowed to be sources for worker scripts
- the new
maximumViewportInsetAPIs for implementing new CSS Viewport Units in WKWebView-based apps.
The list of fixes is impressive as well. I am glad to see many CSS issues being fixed, including many issues related to
aspect-ratio with percentage widths, or scrolling with
background-attachement: fixed. For more details, you can check the official release notes.
Brave has released the 1.38 update for iOS users. This release is focused on improving the privacy features with three main updates:
- a new Privacy Hub showing what Brave blocked, and how Brave protects you online
- enhanced fingerprinting protections
- a certificate viewer
More details about each of these new features can be found in the official release notes.
- Angular 14 RC - a development platform for building mobile and desktop web applications
- Bootstrap 5.2.0 beta - a front-end framework for faster and easier web development
- Electron React Boilerplate v4.6.0 - a foundation for scalable cross-platform apps
- melonJS 2 v10.9.0 - HTML5 game engine
- Playwright v1.22.0 - a framework for web testing and automation
- Vuestic UI v1.4.0 - UI Library for Vue 3
Ukraine is still suffering from the Russian invasion - if you are looking for ways to help, please check Smashing Magazine's article We All Are Ukraine 🇺🇦 or get in touch with your trusted charity.
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That's about all I have for this issue. 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!