Hello everyone and welcome to another round of Front-End News. I have been traveling over the last weekend and I missed my regular update. That's why today you are getting a double-sized list. I hope you will enjoy the subjects I've selected for you in this edition.
- Virtual Reality comes to the web with Chrome 79 Beta
- What's new in Chrome 78
- Firefox updated to v70
- DevDocs: The API Documentation Browser
- React Conf 2019 videos are available online
Chrome 79 Beta is bringing over the first implementation of the WebXR Device API. This allows developers to create immersive experiences for both smartphones and head-mounted displays. The API is scheduled to appear soon with other browsers like Firefox Reality, Oculus Browser, Edge and Magic Leap's Helio browser, among others.
While we're looking ahead to future versions of Chrome, let's not forget the freshly released v78. This brings over interesting stuff like advanced features for CSS Properties, fresher service workers and many other things. For more details, you should read the reference blog article linked below.
There has been a new update for Firefox as well, with version 70 being deployed. And the features are a lot more visible to the end-user than the updates for Chrome. People can now generate secure passwords directly from the browser, there is support for the new CSS properties that allow further customization of text underlines or the two-keyword values for the
display property. There are two articles covering this release, while some of the changes are also covered on the official Mozilla Developer channel. You can find links to all these sources down below.
DevDocs is a project operated by freeCodeCamp and it aggregates documentation for a huge set of programming languages, frameworks, applications, and tools commonly used in web development. Everything is packed in an application that can run on the web, installed on Chrome or even offline, on your mobile device. Next time someone tells you to RTFM, all you have to do is launch DevDocs.
React Conf 2019 took place on October 24 and 25 in Henderson, Nevada. If you didn't manage to attend, don't despair, for the organizers already published the presentations on YouTube. Happy binge-watching!
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.
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