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Beating the JavaScript drum

#​549 — July 30, 2021 Unsubscribe  |  Read on the Web JavaScript Weekly Using console.log() Debugging in Visual Studio Code — Using the JavaScript debugger in VS Code you can access the browser developer tools console right inside the editor. Ideal if you're in that happy majority of console.log debuggers? :-) Christian...

JS debugging now built in to VS Code

#​548 — July 23, 2021 Unsubscribe  |  Read on the Web JavaScript Weekly JetBrains' 2021 Developer Ecosystem Survey Results — Over 30,000 developers took the State of Developer Ecosystem 2021 survey, with 70% being JavaScript users. You can find the JavaScript-specific results here. Some interesting stats came of this:...

A JavaScript card trick

#​547 — July 16, 2021 Unsubscribe  |  Read on the Web JavaScript Weekly V8 v9.2 and the at Function — Every step forward the popular V8 JavaScript engine takes is news, but this is a relatively minor step with the biggest practical addition being the new 'at' method for Array, TypedArray and String. Oh, and Firefox 90...

The state of Web Workers

#​546 — July 9, 2021 Unsubscribe  |  Read on the Web JavaScript Weekly The State of Web Workers in 2021 — The web is typically single-threaded, but two years ago Surma told us why to always use Web Workers to bring multithreading to your solutions despite the difficulties. Almost every client supports them now, so Surma...

It's about time

#​545 — July 2, 2021 Unsubscribe  |  Read on the Web JavaScript Weekly Temporal: Getting Started with JavaScript’s New Date and Time API — JavaScript’s Date object and API is hard work at the best of times, but a lot of work has been done on Temporal, an all new approach currently at stage 3. Dr. Axel gives us a through,...

ES2021 approved by Ecma

#​544 — June 25, 2021 Unsubscribe  |  Read on the Web JavaScript Weekly ES2021 Now Approved; Here's the Features (Quickly) — We’ve linked to a short and sweet code-based summary of the big new features, but the actual news is that the Ecma General Assembly has approved ES2021. Work continues with ECMAScript 2022 already...

What you need to know about React 18

#​543 — June 18, 2021 Unsubscribe  |  Read on the Web JavaScript Weekly Benchmarking JavaScript Memory Usage — Historically, memory usage hasn’t been a heavily tracked thing in the JavaScript world, whether for a lack of tooling or motivation. This is changing, and new tools and APIs are turning up all the time. Here,...

Vue.js 3.1 released

#​542 — June 11, 2021 Unsubscribe  |  Read on the Web JavaScript Weekly Introducing Astro: Ship (Even) Less JavaScript — From the creator of Snowpack and Skypack comes a new 'bring your own framework' static site builder where the site is rendered to static HTML and only loads JavaScript as-needed using an “islands architecture”...

Svelte for the experienced React developer

#​541 — June 4, 2021 Unsubscribe  |  Read on the Web JavaScript Weekly Making JavaScript Run Fast on WebAssembly — Twenty years ago, JavaScript had a reputation of being rather slow but a huge amount of time, money and research went into making it incredibly fast in the browser. Now, the Bytecode Alliance is supporting...

V8 finds another 5-15% performance boost

#​540 — May 28, 2021 Unsubscribe  |  Read on the Web JavaScript Weekly Sparkplug: V8's Non-Optimizing JavaScript Compiler — When you wonder just where the V8 team will pull out a few more % of performance improvements, they come up with something :-). Their new ‘super-fast non-optimizing compiler’ in V8 v9.1 sits in...

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