Vite, a modern frontend build tool, has been on the rise since its last major update to 2.0 in February 2021. It has become an integral part of many projects such as SvelteKit, Astro, Laravel, and Nuxt 3 and reached an impressive 1 million npm downloads per week. And now the Vite development team led by Evan You is ready to make a big step forward with the release of Vite 3.0.
The new version of Vite features plenty of novelties and improvements. For instance, developers who use this tool can expect a better experience with Vite CLI, a new WebSocket connection scheme, improved cold start, the ability to use ES modules in SSR builds by default, and more. There are several experimental features that will help with fine-tuning the built file paths, optimizing dependencies during build time, and partially accepting a module to the HMR engine. Moreover, it is worth noting that the publish size of v3.0 is 30% smaller than v2.0. This release is also complemented with new documentation. If you are curious to know more about Vite 3.0, read the release article.
Flow-based programming is an interesting paradigm based on the idea of expressing program architectures visually rather than with code. Thus, many developers are eager to give it a try. If you are one of them, you will certainly need a special instrument for this kind of programming. Node-RED is one of them and it has been recently updated to v3.0. This tool is built upon Node.js and provides a browser-based editor for creating event-driven apps without writing any code. In v3.0, you’ll find multiple features designed to ensure significant UI/DX improvements. All the details are perfectly described on the Node-RED blog.
NestJS is probably not the most obvious choice when selecting an efficient framework for facilitating the development of a server-side app. But it may deserve to be considered in light of the recent major update to version 9.0. According to the NestJS development team, this release includes an array of helpful features and highly-anticipated improvements. Now web developers have at their disposal a helpful REPL mode for interacting with the dependencies graph, a configurable module builder, durable providers, and more. Apart from that, the new version of NestJS can be used with Fastify v4 and discontinues support for Node.js v10. Read this article to get a deeper insight into this release.
When working on enterprise web applications for large companies, web developers are often asked to add org charts. This type of diagram helps to graphically present a company’s corporate organization and its internal reporting structure. Moreover, org charts also allow solving many other important tasks such as workload analysis, staff restructuring, blending newcomers into the team, improving lines of communication, etc.
It is absolutely normal for developers to be meticulous about choosing tools for facilitating the coding process. But how to choose the right solution without spending too much time on it and avoiding smart advertising gimmicks? One of the ways is to rely on software reviews from other developers. It has become the key criteria for the latest ranking of app building software from the Capterra platform. Here you can get acquainted with top tools in four different categories - Established Players, Top Performers, Noteworthy Products, and Emerging Favorites.
Nowadays, open source communities can certainly be called one of the main driving forces behind the development of the software industry. These communities foster a free exchange of ideas, which leads to the emergence of great projects. No wonder that developers may consider joining an open source community or even creating their own. If you are interested in the matter, you should know some rules that create a basis for a sustainable open source community. They are provided in this article from GitHub.