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Last week we hosted our 6th React Conf. In previous years, we’ve used the React Conf stage to deliver industry changing announcements such as React Native and React Hooks. This year, we shared our multi-platform vision for React, starting with the release of React 18 and gradual adoption of concurrent features.
At Smashing, we’ve struggled with amber Core Web Vitals score for a while. Then after 6 months we finally managed to fix it. Here’s a little case study on how we detected and fixed the bottlenecks, and how we ended up with green scores, all the way.
The internet has ingrained itself into every aspect of our lives, but there’s one aspect of the digital world that I bet you take for granted. Did you ever notice that many links, specifically hyperlinks, are blue? When a co-worker casually asked me why links are blue, I was stumped.
Production code, the main code where the features live, might not be perfect. That’s a risk or a debt that teams manage in multiple ways. For testing code, the risk is much more dramatic — It can be abandoned altogether. Vanish, gone, not doing anything anymore. Hundreds of coding hours, meetings, and sweat can just get lost.
I often see the question "What’s the best Node.js framework?" crop up on message boards and social media. The replies tend to be full of strong opinions. Some developers will even get into arguments about it. If you’re trying to figure out the right framework for your project, none of this is going to be much help.
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