Gnarly News February 2023

  • February 28, 2023
  • Ethan Fertsch
  • 1 min read

The software development landscape is constantly changing. As a software consultancy, it’s our responsibility to keep our finger on the pulse of the industry. Here are some headlines that caught our attention recently. 

Netlify Acquires Gatsby

In the Gnarly News for November 2022, we expressed our astonishment that Shopify had acquired Remix. This month we were again surprised to learn about another recent development in tech: Netlify acquired Gatsby! But this one makes more sense right off the bat. We already know that Netlify is deeply invested in the OSS community and static site generators in particular – their support of SolidJS development is one other readily available example of their commitment in that arena. So combining their efforts with Gatsby seems like a match made in heaven.

Twitter Replaces Free API with a Paid Tier

Be it for research, utility, or shitposting - the Twitter API has long been lauded as one of the Web 2.0 success stories, allowing developers to interact with the social platform on any front. This has changed recently, with Twitter abruptly cutting access to its free API and instituting a hasty payment scheme for API access. Given that they’ve been auctioning off everything not bolted down to their San Francisco HQ, this kind of craven move can be expected. To the moon, Elon.  

TypeScript 5.0-beta Released

TypeScript 5.0-beta was released this month. Not only did the team add new features, but they also managed to make the packages smaller and faster. 🥇Our team is most excited about the implementation of the decorator pattern which will support the upcoming (much anticipated) ECMAScript feature.


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