2020 In Review

Dec. 30, 2020, 2 p.m. (1 year, 11 months ago)
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In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about 2020 in review — 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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