Hello everyone and welcome back to another episode of Front End News. I hope you will find the following topics both interesting and useful.
In the wake of the Web Vitals last week, the team behind Google Chrome has given us a preview of what changes will happen in the Developer tools starting with Chrome 84.
The performance panel will include new ways to track Total Blocking Time (the main metric behind First Input Delay - FID) and Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS). Both FID and CLS are part of the Core Web Vitals we mentioned in the previous episode.
More details on this and the rest of the changes are available using the link below.
TypeScript 3.9 is now available for all developers. The focus for this release has been mostly on improving performance and stability. The community also helped pack some new features and fixes, such as the
// ts-expect-error comments. For more details, see the official announcement and release notes in the link below.
Users of macOS Catalina and Mojave can now download and install (or upgrade to) the new Safari Technology Preview 106. The release notes for this version are available via the link below.
Here are the updates and releases for this edition. In each case, you can find the full details in the release notes linked down below.
Mozilla launched the Builders Incubator, the latest initiative in their quest to "fix-the-internet". This program will bring investments for people, projects, and technologies that aim to improve the internet. Use the link below to find out what options are available and how to apply.
The largest Vuejs conference in the world, Vuejs Amsterdam, has started to accept applications for their speaking slots. If you feel you have something to contribute, you can apply using the link below.
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