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JavaScript Weekly
Issue 188 — July 4, 2014
The next version of JavaScript comes with a module system heavily inspired by Node.js modules. This site takes a very brief and code-driven look at how it works.

Official jQuery Blog
Following on from an issue with the jQuery CDN earlier this week that broke numerous production sites, Dave Methvin of the jQuery project stresses that you shouldn’t be using jquery-latest.js on a production site and explains why.
Very much under development/in prototype stages, but a clever experiment. The goal is to design and implement a kernel that is optimized to solely run JavaScript applications.

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Smashing Magazine
A look at using WURFL.js, a client-side script that provides your back-end with information about the device accessing your page. Also looks into how WURFL is different from, but complements, the popular feature-detection library Modernizr.

Telerik Developer Network
Decrease the size of jQuery using Grunt to exclude blacklisted modules that aren’t necessary, TJ VanToll shows how.

Krasimir Tsonev
Groups console.log statements and places them into context, displays stack traces, passed arguments and execution time.


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