After a quiet week last week on the JAMstack front, things are heating up again and this week’s issue includes a couple of interesting new, cutting-edge, technologies from some well-known industry names.
Vuetify 2.3 Released
The latest version of Vuetify, a component framework for VueJs based on Google’s Material Design was released this week. the result of 6 months of development work, it adds a new virtual scroll component and brings enhancements to the calendar, snackbar and sheet components, together with new and improved directives.
Check out the release announcement.
Vite — a new web dev tool from Evan You
Evan You is the creator and driving force behind VueJs. Not content with that achievement, he’s just created Vite a new web development server and build tool. The big difference between this and other web development build tools is speed, especially from a cold start, which is important in the development cycle.
Vite serves ES Modules directly to the browser without a build step, compiling them on the fly where necessary. It only compiles the code requires for the current screen, which means that it’s lightning fast from a cold start, and hot module replacement is also super fast regardless of the size of the application.
It’s early days, but a super-interesting technology that could make web development much quick.
Another famous name — Tom Preston-Warner, co-founder of GitHub — has also released a new web development tool. RedwoodJS which combines React, GraphQL, Prisma and AWS Lambda to create full-stack serverless apps. It’s an opinionated framework, but if you agree with its opinions it could be pretty compelling.
Prisma 2 Released
Talking of Prisma, version 2.0 was released this week. Prisma is a database access tool for Node.js and TypeScript applications — higher level abstraction than SQL queries but not as high-level, or as heavyweight, as a traditional ORM.
Check out the announcement for more information.
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