Five Frontend Things Friday #8

Here are five things in the Frontend Engineering world, that I found interesting…

  1. Explore GraphQL - Guides and Best Practices - GraphQL which originates from Facebook, has picked up some steam, and the folks who created Apollo Client for GraphQL, put together this nice set of guides for GraphQL. If you’re a Frontend Engineer, you might have started playing with GraphQL which can bring many APIs under one endpoint (among other things), so this is another nice resource for your learning journey in GraphQL.

  2. TC39 Proposals - From Nicolás Bevacqua of fame, check out this great looking list of the TC39 Proposals and what stage they are in. If you’re unsure of what this is, take a look at his article describing it: TC39, ECMAScript, and the Future of JavaScript. (Yeah I snuck more than one link in here, tee hee.)

  3. Under-the-hood-ReactJS - Using visual block schemes, Bogdan-Lyashenko explains the ReactJS codebase. Mmmm, going to dig into this one. Get a vat of coffee, and cozy up with this technical read.

  4. Speed Up Scroll Events with Passive Event Listeners - Joshua Bemenderfer explains passive event listeners. I read about these originally in the Chrome Dev docs, and like that this was added, and can give some speed up to event listeners for scrolling.

  5. Grab’s Study guide and introduction to the modern front end stack. - Grab, what looks to be the “Uber of Southeast Asia”, has a solid study guide for the modern front end stack on Github.

Keep Rising,

Kevin B. Ridgway

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