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What's new in Svelte: May 2022

Dynamically switch between HTML element types with `<svelte:element>`

With yesterday's Svelte Summit behind us, we've got a lot of news to share! Check out all of the recordings on the Svelte Society YouTube Channel and the rest of this month's updates below...

What's new in Svelte

  • The <svelte:element> element lets you render an element of a dynamically specified type. This is useful, for example, when rendering rich text content from a CMS. Check out the docs or the tutorial for more info (3.47.0)!

Language Tools updates

  • svelte:element and sveltekit:reload are now supported
  • Invalid Svelte import paths will now be automatically detected - see PR for getting back the old behavior (#1448)
  • source.sortImports lets you sort imports without deleting unused imports (#1338)
  • Hovering over HTML attributes will now show HTML hover info instead of the TS hover info - resulting in much more useful information (#1447)
  • In VS Code, you can now wrap existing blocks of code in control flow tags using the Insert Snippet command (#1373)

What's new in SvelteKit

  • Files and directories can now be named __tests__ and __test__ in the routes directory (#4438)
  • Netlify Edge Functions (#4657) and the Vercel build output API (#4663) are now supported
  • Custom load dependencies, array of strings representing URLs the page depends on, are now available when loading routes (Docs, #4536)

Breaking Changes

  • Validators are now called "matchers" (Docs, #4358)
  • __layout.reset has been replaced by named layouts - which have much configurability for shared layout elements (Docs, #4388)
  • Prerendering is now skipped for rel="external" links (#4545)
  • maxage is now cache in LoadOutput (#4690)

Community Showcase

Apps & Sites built with Svelte

  • polySpectra AR lets you prototype faster 3D Printing with seamless AR file handoffs (video demo)
  • Pixel Art Together is a free multiplayer pixel art editor powered by Liveblocks
  • Tooling Manager lets you compare your JavaScript tech stack against industry standard boilerplates
  • Easy Portfolio generates a portfolio based on your GitHub profile
  • FLOAT is an attendance tracking program for events
  • The Coin Perspective is a cryptocurrency price tracker and portfolio management tool
  • Locutionis is a small, online reference of figures of speech (en fran├žais)
  • ASM Editor is an all in one web editor for M68K and MIPS
  • Otium is a free and open source book manager and bookshelf organiser, that helps you managing your books and the ones you would like to read
  • Sinwaver is an SVG sine wave generator

Want to contribute to a modern SvelteKit website? Help build the Svelte Society site!

Learning Resources

To Read

To Watch or Hear

Libraries, Tools & Components

  • KitDocs is a documentation integration for SvelteKit - like VitePress for Svelte.
  • Svelte Copy is a click/tap-to-copy library that makes it easy to copy to the clipboard
  • Svend3r provides beautiful visualizations that harness the power of D3 to bring your data to life while abstracting away its imperative-style code
  • Svelte Hamburgers is the easy to use Hamburger menu component for Svelte
  • Svelte Droplet is a file dropzone for Svelte
  • Svelte MP3 is a light blazingly fast yet simple minimalistic audio player for Svelte
  • SvelteUI is a component library for building fully functional & accessible web applications faster than ever
  • svelte-spotlight is a headless spotlight component to help you build your site's global search box in minutes
  • svelte-pdf-simple is a simple svelte library for displaying PDFs and giving you all the control
  • persistent-svelte-store is a generic persistent writable store, built from scratch in TypeScript according to the Svelte store contract
  • svelte-exmarkdown is Svelte component to render markdown dynamically
  • Bookit is a storybook-like component rendering environment - finely tuned to work directly within your SvelteKit projects

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See y'all next month!