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The beginning of the year is a slow time for the web industry, meaning there's not too much to report on. So I brought you a roundup of all the cool things that have been implemented recently in your browser's DevTools. There is also another release of the Safari Technology Preview (number 139 this time). And the software updates include npm v8.4.0, TypeScript 4.6 Beta, and more.
What’s New In DevTools?
DevTools are an essential component in the arsenal of every web developer. But how well do we know these tools? Are we using all the features available?
Patrick Brosset does a great job in rounding up the new features that arrived in DevTools across all browsers. The current article is an update to the one he did back in September, so you might want to check that one as well.
- What’s New In DevTools? - January 2022
- What’s New With DevTools: Cross-Browser Edition - September 2021
The WebKit team shipped another Safari Technology Preview update. This update brings fixes to over 40 issues, most of them related to CSS and the Web Animation API.
Software updates and releases
- Gluegun v5.0.0 - a delightful toolkit for building TypeScript-powered command-line apps.
- Neutralinojs v4.2.0 - portable and lightweight cross-platform desktop application development framework
- Nightwatch.js v2.0.0 - end-to-end testing framework written in Node.js and using the Webdriver API
- Node-RED 2.2.0 - low-code programming for event-driven applications
- npm v8.4.0
- parse-domain v7.0.0 - splits a hostname into subdomains, domain and (effective) top-level domains
- React Native 0.67 - a framework for building native applications using React
- TypeScript 4.6 Beta
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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