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Angular's JS variant, TC39 interview, building apps with Web Components, TypeScript 2.0, and more.
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Issue 204 — October 24, 2014
InfoWorld
Paul Krill presents a detailed interview with TC39 committee member Jafar Husain, a technical lead at Netflix, about what’s coming up for ECMAScript with both ES6 and ES7.


Misko Hevery and Rob Eisenberg
Presented as part of Angular’s design docs, AtScript is a TypeScript-esque idea for an enhanced version of JavaScript with type introspection and type, field, and metadata annotations. Angular 2.0 will be built on AtScript.


Eric Bidelman
An excellent tutorial from Google’s Eric Bidelman going through how to build a fully-featured, responsive single page app using Polymer.


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Alex Liu
An in-depth writeup for ACM Queue that focuses less on Netflix and more on the problems and solutions around modularity and dependency management in JavaScript.


Microsoft
A look at the roadmap for TypeScript, a superset of JavaScript that adds optional static typing and class based OO, through 1.3, 1.4, and on to 2.0.


T. Busser
Looks at JavaScript code you supply, detects the use of 96 different APIs or features, and shows info on how well they’re supported across browsers.


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