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Writing shell scripts with JavaScript

#​537 — May 7, 2021 Unsubscribe  |  Read on the Web JavaScript Weekly How GitHub Uses and Works with Web Components — GitHub has long been a proponent of Web Components with over 17 open-source components available for all to use. Here’s their story of why they use them and how they build them. Kristján Oddsson ...

How you're in the 1.4%

#​536 — April 30, 2021 Unsubscribe  |  Read on the Web JavaScript Weekly Babel 7.14.0 Released — Here's what's new with everyone's favorite JavaScript compiler/transpiler: Class fields and private methods enabled by default. async do expression support (currently stage 1). importInterop: node setting to produce...

Some Web performance recipes for Puppeteer

#​535 — April 23, 2021 Unsubscribe  |  Read on the Web JavaScript Weekly Starting a TypeScript Project in 2021 — A practical no-fluff guide to getting a TypeScript project started including (optionally) esbuild for bundling, linting, testing with Jest, publishing an npm package, and more. Chris Hager ...

All about the tools

#​534 — April 16, 2021 Unsubscribe  |  Read on the Web JavaScript Weekly Comparing the New Generation of Build Tools — A detailed evaluation of a variety of approaches for bundling JavaScript and other front-end assets, including Snowpack, esbuild, Vite, and wmr. A handy overview. Hugh Haworth Slow and...

The healing power of JavaScript

# 533 — April 9, 2021 Unsubscribe  |  Read on the Web JavaScript Weekly The Healing Power of JavaScript — There wasn’t a singular “big” bit of news this week, but why not something a little more whimsical? Craig Mod, a popular writer and photographer, has written a piece for WIRED about how, for Craig, “code is therapy,...

Deno gets (even more) serious

#532 — April 2, 2021 Unsubscribe  |  Read on the Web JavaScript Weekly Deno Gets a Company, Some Money, and a Distributed VM — The folks behind Deno (the secure JS/TS runtime project founded by the original creator of Node.js) have raised $4.9m and formed a company to help push it further forward, including plans to...

SvelteKit now in beta

#531 — March 26, 2021 Unsubscribe  |  Read on the Web JavaScript Weekly Human-Readable JavaScript: A Tale of Two Experts — JavaScript gives us many ways to do things, but deciding which way can be tricky. Laurie Barth looks at two broad approaches to choosing different paths with using new language features. A List...

Comparing Svelte and React

#530 — March 19, 2021 Unsubscribe  |  Read on the Web JavaScript Weekly Rethinking JavaScript's Ternary Operator — ternary ? "yes" : "no" … A lot of developers regard the ternary operator “with suspicion”, says James. Does its brevity help or hinder readability? Is it something you can “trust”? James also looks at a...

The final ECMAScript 2021 feature set and spec

#529 — March 12, 2021 Unsubscribe  |  Read on the Web JavaScript Weekly What Is The Meaning of this!? — Figuring out what this refers to in different contexts is one of the most perennially discussed topics in the JavaScript world, so it’s always good to see a confident developer take on explaining it. Dr. Axel has...

V8 stepping up to four-week release cycle

#528 — March 5, 2021 Unsubscribe  |  Read on the Web 😆 If this were an episode of Friends, it would be called something like "The One With All The Big Releases" — enjoy!__ Peter Cooper, editor JavaScript Weekly jQuery 3.6.0 Released — I’m always delighted to share jQuery news for a few reasons. First, it’s one of...

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