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Firefox users can now update their browser to version 90. Developers can now use the
There are many quality-of-life improvements as well. Firefox can now update itself in the background automatically. "Print to PDF" now has working hyperlinks. FTP support has been removed, and SmartBlock version 2 helps to increase your privacy.
Polypane released version 6.2, and here are the highlights. Your HTML code is validated automatically in the Source panel, the Meta panel now displays info from your
robots.txt file, and you can now switch easily between LTR and RTL modes. Last but not least, it includes integration with Toybox Systems, a third-party bug reporting tool.
- HTM v3.1.0 - JSX alternative using standard tagged templates, with compiler support
- mem v9.0.0 - memoize functions - an optimization technique used to speed up consecutive function calls by caching the result of calls with identical input
- MongoDB NodeJS Driver v4.0.0 - the Official MongoDB Node.js Driver
- React DevTools v4.14.0
- React Virtual v2.8.0 - hooks for virtualizing scrollable elements in React
I was planning to reach at least 40 issues in this season of Front End News before taking a break. However, life had other plans, and some personal matters require all my available time for the next few weeks. Once things settle down a bit, I can start implementing the next set of updates and features I have planned for this newsletter.
I want to thank you for being with me, week after week, for almost a year. Have a great and productive summer, keep yourselves safe, and I will see you in several weeks!