React Conf, Tailwind and log4j — it's been quite a week!
Last week, we had React Conf 2021 with a plethora of great talks! My favourite talks were React Developer Tooling (opens in a new tab) and React without memo (opens in a new tab), but there's a buuunch of great ones in official playlist (opens in a new tab). I'm also impressed by how the team has gone about Suspense and Concurrent ~~mode~~ features. It's an exciting time for React!
Also, an enormous part of the internet became vulnerable to an exploit in
log4j. Cloudflare has a great write up (opens in a new tab) if you'd like to read more—but here's the summary: It's bad. VERY bad. (opens in a new tab) To make things worse, it is incredibly easy to use this exploit, it affects even Minecraft. 🥶
Writing matters: How to improve your written communication skills — Sarah Drasner (opens in a new tab) "Communication is an essential part of leadership, and written communication is particularly crucial."
Hobbies for the hell of it — Brad Frost (opens in a new tab) "We should celebrate our hobbies for the joy-giving activities they are, and recognize that they don’t need to become anything bigger than that."
Build Your Own Code Playground (opens in a new tab) Whether you use Codesandbox, Codepen, or another playground for testing code, you may have wondered how they work under the hood. In this post, we'll build a simplified code playground to test React code.
Birds Aren’t Real, or Are They? Inside a Gen Z Conspiracy Theory. (opens in a new tab) In a post-truth world dominated by online conspiracy theories, young people have coalesced around the effort to thumb their nose at, fight and poke fun at misinformation. It’s Gen Z’s attempt to upend the rabbit hole with absurdism.
- Tailwind CSS v3.0 (opens in a new tab) Now, it's "lightning fast" 😄 along with other huge improvements.
- PhonePe Pulse (opens in a new tab) Data and insights on how India transacts, from India's largest digital payments platform
- Vercel acquires Turborepo to accelerate build speed and improve developer experience (opens in a new tab)
- Get started with Framer Motion 3D (opens in a new tab) Look at this demo (opens in a new tab)! 😍
That's all for now, have a great week!
Stay kind 💜