Tech To Watch In 2020

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In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about tech to watch in 2020 — things you should keep an eye on and learn this year!

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Show Notes

6:39 - CSS Subgrid

8:10 - CSS Houdini

11:20 - CSS features not supported in older browsers yet

  • Scrollsnap - IE 11 and up. Lot’s of mobile issues.
  • position:sticky - no IE at all

14:24 - NPM tink

  • installer-less npm
  • Load packages at runtime into a shared cache across all projects
  • Intelligently download the parts you need

17:25 - Yarn PnP

  • Hard links to eliminate package duplication
  • Shared cache across all projects

18:31 - Pika & Snowpack

21:10 - Deno

  • New Node?

25:39 - 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
  • Next.js

36:37 - Serverless

  • Going to get easier
  • Begin.com
  • Next.js / Now Functions

38:14 - Gatsby

  • A single useQuery (made possible by suspense)

39:36 - Headless CMS Thunderdome

42:20 - Next Gen Frameworks

  • Keystone
  • Strapi
  • Meteor
  • Vulcan.js

43:46 - Cypress

  • End to end testing
  • Currently no Firefox support, but hopeful for 2020

44:21 - Modulz

  • Exports to JS component

45:00 - Figma

  • Was already amazing in 2019
  • Constantly improving and adding new features
  • Can import from Sketch
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