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JavaScript Weekly
Issue 191 — July 25, 2014
While currently only supported in Chrome, Object.observe allows for the direct observation of changes to ECMAScript objects. It allows an observer to receive a time-ordered sequence of change records which describe the set of changes which took place to the set of observed objects.

Jack Franklin
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Jan de Mooij explains some interesting work being done on Firefox’s JavaScript engine to avoid storing strings that only use the first 256 Unicode code points as memory-inefficient sequences of UTF-16.

Kirill Buga shares about his experience getting started with the ReactJS Library from Facebook.

Todd Motto
Todd Motto didn’t think the Angular team’s own guidelines went far enough so he’s built a more extensive Angular coding style guide aimed at teams.

Anton Kovalyov
Anton Kovalyov has handed on the JSHint baton to Bocoup’s Rick Waldron whose main job now is to get JSHint ready for ES6.

Dr. Axel Rauschmayer
A short but sweet look at how Angular and Polymer relate to each other.


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