January 26, 2021 Smashing Newsletter: Issue #285
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Ah, and if you spend more of your time around CSS or UI/UX these days (ahem, ahem), perhaps forward this newsletter issue to a friend who might use some of the resources mentioned there. Happy coding, everyone! :)
— Vitaly (@smashingmag)
- Upcoming Front-End & UX Workshops
- Learn Puppeteer And Playwright
- Writing Clean, Reusable Code
Finally, if you find yourself in the land of jQuery, PlainJS, You Might Not Need jQuery and You Don’t Need jQuery feature a repository of code snippets for everything from UI and inputs to media, navigation and visual effects (with use cases not just for jQuery, but pretty much any legacy code). (vf)
The book tackles asynchronous programming in four parts: Starting with the foundations, it goes on to explore Promises, async functions, and, finally, asynchronous iteration. Need a handy cheatsheet to keep in front of you? Check out the cheatsheet which the folks at Frontend Armory offer for free download. (cm)
3. Upcoming Front-End & UX Workshops
Our workshops are packed with practical examples, video recordings and friendly Q&A sessions. Each and every workshop has been a truly smashing experience with wonderful folks from all over the world. There are still some early-birds left, with a lil’ friendly discount. Perhaps you’d like to join us and recommend to others — just sayin’! ;-)
5. Learn Puppeteer And Playwright
The Node-library Puppeteer automates a lot of the things that you can do manually in the browser: testing, taking screenshots, scraping websites for data, automating interaction of web pages — all of this with a focus on performance, security, and stability. Playwright builds upon this experience and broadens the use cases even further.
A great place to learn how to make full use of the duo’s power is theheadless.dev. The community-driven knowledge base shares tips, tricks, and in-depth guides for learning headless browser automation — from scraping data that is only available behind a login wall to generating PDFs from web pages and measuring page performance. New guides are added regularly. (cm)
7. Writing Clean, Reusable Code
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