Updating React Native to the latest version (0.59->0.60) is still a very time consuming and complicated process. The main issue is that the open source libraries don't seem to be able to keep up with the breaking changes. https://github.com/react-native-community/react-native-geolocation/issues/60
New(ish) in the lab:
"Two Browsers Walked Into a Scrollbar" by @firstname.lastname@example.org
Scrollbars are design-heavy. How do we customize them in the lightest way possible?
I added a lot of README updates to "react-native-svg-transformer" for how to replace the "fill" color of SVG images on JS side, how to do mocks with Jest, improved Typescript typings, etc.
Now it even easier to use SVG images in React Native.
New in npm-size v1.3.0, scan dependencies in package.json from any npm package:
Based on the code from Ionic, this is how you can turn the Geolocation API to work with Observables:
It looks like there is an easy way to just turn the callbacks to an Observable:
Just released webp-in-css 0.1.1. It is @PostCSS@twitter.com plugin and tiny JS files (just 128 bytes) to use WebP in CSS.
In this version, @Rammfall@twitter.com fixed selects with html tag support.
An interesting blog post about a problem that many software developers are facing.
Big and small companies are using more and more open source software, but not offering much financial support for developers that are spending most of their time on developing the software.
📜 New blog post:
"Software below the poverty line"
Cross-platform development is awesome, but sometimes it bites us. @email@example.com was having huge performance issues on Android for months and I FINALLY fixed it -- it was a very small and edge behavior difference between the platforms! Here's some details: https://github.com/facebook/react-native/issues/25201
I highly recommend to read this deck by Andrey (@firstname.lastname@example.org) who talks about how hype and popularity drive the decision process of picking up an open source library. https://mobile.twitter.com/sitnikcode/status/1131960631471542273
My React Native SVG transformer library was mentioned in the latest @RNNewsletter@twitter.com.
Thanks @email@example.com & @firstname.lastname@example.org!
Nice, a recent change to React Native makes the default text color black on both iOS and Android.
It has happened so many times for me that I forget to set the "color" style for a text, and then the color is black on iOS and grey on Android.