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Issue 196 — August 29, 2014
Addy Osmani
Addy Osmani shows you how to master using the Chrome DevTools for effective memory management and tackle performance issues like memory leaks, frequent garbage collection pauses, and overall memory bloat.

Gilad Bracha (works on Dart at Google, and co-author of the Java language specification) looks at JavaScript’s role as a compilation target for other languages, what it needs to progress, how Dart and JavaScript relate, and more.

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Dive into functional programming and see how to use abstract interfaces like Monads, Functors, Monoids and Applicatives. Prepare to change the way you write and think about JavaScript code forever...

Watch Brian Lonsdorf demo function composition in this free lesson.

Frontend Masters

Trey Shugart
A web component library based loosely on the Custom Element spec that allows you to define behaviour for custom and existing elements using tag names, attribute names and class names.

Axel Rauschmayer
A slidedeck by Dr. Axel Rauschmayer that updates on his previous work summarizing what’s going on with ECMAScript 6, the basis for JavaScript’s next big step forward. Includes code examples for almost every point.

Gion Kunz
SVG-based and styled using CSS/Sass. Has a convention over configuration approach so you can get started quickly.

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