Babel 7 released, Accessible React Components, and Code Surfing

It’s hard to imagine web development without Babel — it has been crucial in advancing the way developers use JavaScript. One of the critical issues of using JavaScript for web applications is the lack of cross-browser compatibility and varying levels of support for new features of JavaScript. Babel has made it so much easier for JavaScript developers to use those new features without the added headache of hacks and workarounds on different browsers. The Babel team released version 7 this week. It’s exciting to see what the future holds for JavaScript and web development in general and we owe a lot to Babel for making it easier for all of us to build amazing experiences on the web.

Many thanks to the Babel team! 👏

Also included in this week’s newsletter:

  • Reach UI: a component library focused on accessibility
  • Material UI v3.0 is released!
  • A React component that will help you spruce up code snippets in your presentation

Happy coding!

-Sophia Shoemaker

P.S. If you’d like to support the Babel team in their work you can contribute to them on Open Collective: https://opencollective.com/babel

 


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