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This Week in Web

19th August 2018 - #34

This week we take a look at building a resilient web, async elements and the bug that led to the loss of the Mars Climate Orbiter.


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Building a resilient web with WebTorrent

WebTorrent is the first torrent client that works in the browser and it’s written completely in JavaScript. Let's take a look at how it can be used to build a decentralised, resilient web.

Hex Naw

Hex Naw is an accessibility tool that lets you enter your colour combinations and calculates the contrast ratios to tell you whether they are suitable for accessible text.

React async elements

React async elements utilises React 16 Suspense API to bring convenient wrappers for situations such as images, videos and scripts.

Opaque types and how they could have saved Mars Climate Orbiter

In September 1999, a software bug that failed to convert English units into metric units led to the loss of the Mars Climate Orbiter, let's take a quick look at how Opaque types in Flow can avoid this type of bug!

Notable Podcasts

Syntax Podcast

In this episode Wes and Scott do a deep dive into React - what it is, best practices and all the ins and outs of how the framework works.

Listen here.

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