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October 11

A podcast for frontend and full-stack developersAll things site speed, #webperf#Jamstack, and the future of the Web. Our newsletter serves as a weekly roundup of events, news, and resources.

Last week On JavaScript Jam

  • Catch the recording here
  • Hot off the presses, the teams at Supabase and Snaplet released an open source PostgresQL server that runs in the browser! Peter Cilliers-Pistorius will be joining us to explain how they did it and why it matters. In the meantime you can read the blog post from Supabase and the post from Snaplet that describe it in more detail.
  • The 2022 edition of the Web Almanac came out this week. It’s comprehensive look at how web dev trends by surveying the HTTP archive. The sections on JavaScriptPage weight, and Mobile web make for interesting reading. Let’s discuss what surprised you and what didn’t about the web and JavaScript are actually used.

What To Expect This Week

  • We’ll be going live five hours into the first day of ViteConf, which has a truly impressive line up of who’s who in JavaScript tooling and frameworks. We’ll discuss the talks so far and what we’re looking forward to for the rest of the conference.
  • Speaking of frameworks, Salma Alam-Naylor created https://whattheframework.dev/, a simple site with the lofty goal of picking the framework for your next project. Despite it seeming like every week there’s a hot new JavaScript framework, she argues the ecosystem has less options than you might think. Let’s review the site’s recommendations and if our audience agrees with them.
  • Filip Rakowski of Vue Storefront, turned us onto this relatively short but helpful guide on how browsers work. We’ll walk through the key concepts and why its essential knowledge for understanding and solving performance bottlenecks.

Events & News​

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