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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

Playing: 314: 2020 In Review



Dec 30th, 2020

2020 In Review

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In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about 2020 in review โ€” predictions, hits and misses, hot tech, what they worked on, and more!

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Show Notes

01:43 - Predictions from 2020

  • CSS Subgrid
  • CSS Houdini
  • CSS features not supported in older browsers yet
    • Scrollsnap - IE 11 and up. Lot's of mobile issues.
    • position:sticky - no IE at all
  • NPM tink
    • Installer-less npm
    • Load packages at runtime into a shared cache across all projects
    • Intelligently download the parts you need
  • Yarn PnP / Yarn 2
    • Hard links to eliminate package duplication
    • Shared cache across all projects
  • Pika & Snowpack
  • Deno
  • 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
    • 3.0 came out
    • Fine grain cache control
    • Hooks API
    • Custom logic over how things are read and merged
    • New dev tools
  • Next.js
    • 10.0 came out
    • Images!
  • Gatsby
    • A single useQuery (made possible by suspense)
  • Serverless
    • Going to get easier
    • Begin
    • Next.js / Now Functions
  • Headless CMS Thunderdome
  • Cypress
    • End to end testing
    • We got Firefox support in 2020
  • Modulz
  • Exports to JS component
  • Figma
    • Was already amazing in 2019
    • Constantly improving and adding new features
    • Can import from Sketch
    • Auto Layout
  • Spline

42:24 - What other tech was hot in 2020?

52:53 - Working from home

57:13 - Code libraries

59:25 - Personal / Professional updates

  • Hard year for productivity
  • Published more than 100 episodes of Syntax

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