Published 2017-5-14
FrontEnd in 2017, hot news and what to expect next?

What to expect from year 2017 in FrontEnd?

I will be updating this article to list most important changes in programming languages, frameworks and libraries.

Languages

Node.js 8.0

Libraries

npm@5.0 https://github.com/npm/npm/pull/16244

  • seems like npm want to catch up with yarm, and coming with quite big bunch of important changes
  • cache rework (should speed up builds, and be more reliable)
  • improved locking of dependencies
  • versioning git dependencies with semver
  • automatic --save

react-scripts@1.0.0 (React CLI) https://github.com/facebookincubator/create-react-app/issues/2172

  • best CLI for React getting big update
  • updated Webpack to version 2
  • code splitting with dynamic import()

Prettier https://github.com/prettier/prettier

  • code formatting revolution
  • opinionated JavaScript code formatter
  • can fix many Linting rules and can create really nice looking code
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