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Issue 200 — September 26, 2014
At JSConfUY (Uruguay), Doug Crockford gave a (very well recorded) talk about code quality in JavaScript, code standards, JSLint, and more.

Michael Crump
Some practical examples of using ‘JavaScript for OS X Automation’, a new API in OS X Yosemite that makes JavaScript a first class language for automating activities (as was previously done with AppleScript).

Help Net Security and
Help Net Security claimed that was compromised and serving malware. Ralph Whitbeck of the jQuery team quickly followed up to clarify that ‘At no time have the hosted jQuery libraries been compromised.’ but a different compromise the next day led to the site being moved.

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Bill Fisher
Flux is the application architecture that Facebook uses to build web applications with React, and this is a look at how to do formal unit testing of Flux applications with Jest, Facebook’s auto-mocking testing framework.
npm 2 is out and Forrest L Norvell provides some background to the version bump and the semantic versioning background here. This and more Node news in this week's Node Weekly.

Dr. Axel Rauschmayer
The first part in a series aiming to bring you up to speed with Promises in ES6. This part explains the foundations of asynchronous programming in JavaScript.

Raymond Camden
Raymond Camden reports that the implementation of IndexedDB added to Safari on iOS 8 has an significant issue related to primary keys.

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