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Angular 1.3 released, 23rd century JS architecture, an introduction to D3.js, and more.
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Issue 203 — October 17, 2014
After 8 months and over 2000 commits, the latest version of the popular framework is here, now including one-time bindings, ngAria (improves accessibility), ngMessages, and more. IE 8 is no longer supported.

Mozilla has unveiled what it calls a ‘more sophisticated templating engine’ for JavaScript. Inspired by jinja2, it includes block inheritance, autoescaping, macros, and more, and the documentation is pretty good.

D3 is a popular browser-based data visualization library and this is a great ‘how to get started’ tutorial (live editable code would make it even better).

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Jonathan Creamer
The Starship Enterprise provides an amusing conceit to look at constructor patterns, IFFEs, file organization, AMD, and more.

No Starch Press
Angus Croll and No Starch Press have published If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript, a book with a whimsical take on how famous wordsmiths would have written JavaScript. I’m told if you order by this Sunday (19th) with the code MARLIN you’ll get 30% off and a limited edition sticker.

Microsoft's Chakra engine includes major advancements and is now formed of a an interpreter backed by a two-tier JIT compiler. This post digs into the details of how it benefits performance, complete with diagrams.

Aurelio De Rosa
The Navigation Timing API exposes properties that allow to get timing-related information for events related to the page loading.

In brief


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