The new release includes bug fixes and other improvements including:
- Returning JSON even for JSONP errors
- Redirecting focus to another element in a focus handler
- A fix for retrieving dimensions on table rows in Firefox, a fix for a crash in Chrome when a focusout event was triggered on a removed element, several improvements to some tests, and more.
Thank you to all of you who participated in this release by submitting patches, reporting bugs, or testing, including Dallas Fraser, Michal Golebiowski-Owczarek, Wonseop Kim, Wonhyoung Park, Beatriz Rezener, Natalia Sroka, and the whole team.
To read more about the new version and to download, visit the project’s blog.
The OpenJS Foundation recently hosted its monthly Ask Me Anything with folks from the webhint team. webhint, a hosted project at the Foundation, is a customizable linting tool that helps you improve your site’s accessibility, speed, cross-browser compatibility, and more by checking your code for best practices and common errors. Pretty useful stuff, huh!?
Below are some key moments and topics from the AMA:
3:15: Panelists discuss how webhint came about.
8:27: AMA participants talk through the unique things that drew them to the project.
11:45: What the webhint offerings are, what are the forms it takes.
16:10: What are the biggest problems webhint solves for devs and the community at large?
18:35: How does webhint help developers fix problems they find in the codebase?
25:05: What’s the most interesting challenge working in the webhint codebase?
36:52: What’s in store for webhint in the future?
39:50: Code schools and webhint as a teaching tool.
The panel also encouraged folks to get involved by following the project on Twitter (@webhintio), at their website (webhint.i) or by checking them out on GitHub- https://github.com/webhintio/hint.
Big thanks to Rachel, Tony, and Harald for their knowledge and expertise!
The next OpenJS AMA will feature the Node.js Technical Steering Committee and will happen April 1st at 9 am PT. Submit your questions here.
This month’s AMA featured maintainers from the jQuery project. Jory Burson, OpenJS Foundation Community Manager, moderated the discussion with Dave Methvin and Timmy Willison. Dave Methvin has been a contributor to the jQuery project since 2006, and led many project initiatives during his 14-year history with the project, notably leading releases for core versions 1.7-2.1. Timmy Willison has been a jQuery Core Team member since 2011, and its Core Team Lead since 2015. Timmy is also the Lead Front-End Engineer at Spokestack.
If you are interested in supporting or becoming involved, there are a few ways to do so!
1. Check out the project’s GitHub repo and look for “help wanted tags”
2. Keep your versions of jQuery, especially if you are on 1 or 2. There are tools like jQuery migrate to help. If you are using migrate, take it out for production.
For more insights, check out the full replay below.
The next AMA features the webhint team and is happening March 4, 2020 at 9 am PT. To submit your questions, go to this form.
Want to get caught up on previous installments? Check out the links below:
Node.js Community Committee