TechChat Tuesdays #59: Project Valhalla, Sandpack 2.0, and Developing Cross-Platform Apps

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Hosts Ken Rimple and Sujan Kapadia riff on the latest in the dev sphere with a look inside Valhalla, Sandpack 2.0, findings from the latest JS survey, and developing cross-platform apps.

Host Notes

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Show Notes

  • Modern microcontrollers have become inexpensive and reliable. But after finding online tutorials to be cumbersome, Chariot consultant Al Iacovella wrote his own guide – complete with a bootstrap repo – for devs getting started with AWS’ IoT Core.
  • A look inside Project Valhalla, Java’s epic refactor. We also highlight three blog posts by Brian Goetz: the Road to Valhalla, the Language Model, and the JVM Model.
  • The new React docs website is in beta.
  • Introducing Sandpack 2.0 (Node.js on the browser?)
  • Results are in from the annual State of Javascript survey.
  • We love Google Lighthouse, an open-source, automated tool for improving the performance, quality, and correctness of your web apps…
  • And, an up-to-date browser support tables for support of front-end web technologies on desktop and mobile web browsers



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