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Wes Bos

Wes Bos

Full Stack JavaScript Developer. Creator of really good web development courses. BBQ enthusiast.

Scott Tolinski

Scott Tolinski

Web Developer, Creator of Level Up Tuts, Bboy, Robotops Crew and Youtuber

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Jan 22nd, 2020

Tech To Watch In 2020

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In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about tech to watch in 2020 — things you should keep an eye on and learn this year!

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Show Notes

6:39 - CSS Subgrid

8:10 - CSS Houdini

11:20 - CSS features not supported in older browsers yet

  • Scrollsnap - IE 11 and up. Lot's of mobile issues.
  • position:sticky - no IE at all

14:24 - NPM tink

  • installer-less npm
  • Load packages at runtime into a shared cache across all projects
  • Intelligently download the parts you need

17:25 - Yarn PnP

  • Hard links to eliminate package duplication
  • Shared cache across all projects

18:31 - Pika & Snowpack

21:10 - Deno

  • New Node?

25:39 - React

  • Suspense in more libraries
  • Suspense for Server Rendering
  • Meteor
    • New ownership. v1.9 just dropped with lots of promise for future growth
  • Svelte 3
  • Vue 3
  • Apollo
  • Next.js

36:37 - Serverless

  • Going to get easier
  • Begin.com
  • Next.js / Now Functions

38:14 - Gatsby

  • A single useQuery (made possible by suspense)

39:36 - Headless CMS Thunderdome

42:20 - Next Gen Frameworks

  • Keystone
  • Strapi
  • Meteor
  • Vulcan.js

43:46 - Cypress

  • End to end testing
  • Currently no Firefox support, but hopeful for 2020

44:21 - Modulz

  • Exports to JS component

45:00 - Figma

  • Was already amazing in 2019
  • Constantly improving and adding new features
  • Can import from Sketch

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