Asana Engineering community update: August 21-25

We believe in the value of our engineers knowing about the broader community. For the last few weeks, we’ve been sharing interesting community updates in Asana. Thus far, these updates have been well received—so we thought we’d share them more broadly.

Every week, we’ll post an update on the engineering community. We’ll share useful resources, what’s happened in the community, and interesting work that’s going on. We can all learn from each other, and we hope these updates help that.

We’d love to hear what you think. Leave us a comment with whether this is useful to you, or if you have an opinion on any of the content.


There’s a new web framework from the creators of Ionic. What makes Stencil unique is the blend of Custom Elements with a React-like API. It also supports async rendering like React Fiber and first class router. Finally, Ionic wrote Stencil with TypeScript, which means no need for handwritten typings.


Codemod is a Facebook tool/library to assist with large-scale codebase refactors. Having written ad hoc codemods throughout Luna2, we appreciate a dedicated tool. Examining the README was a surprise because one of our founders, Justin Rosentein, wrote the tool. If you’re looking for something JS specific, check out JsCodeShift.

Fabric UI

Microsoft open sourced their desktop components for Office. Our favorite part is the use of TypeScript and React, which we have been using for years.

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