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Issue 246 — August 21, 2015

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- Peter Cooper, Editor

Dr. Axel takes a break from sharing ES6 knowledge to give us 5 interesting facts about object literals in ES5.
Dr. Axel Rauschmayer

Netflix has unveiled a developer preview of Falcor, a library where you represent all your remote data sources via a virtual JSON graph then work on the data whether or not it’s on the client or to be fetched from the server.

Kyle Simpson investigates the nature of the timers available to use from JavaScript via setTimeout and setInterval. How predictable are they? And how accurate should they be?
Kyle Simpson

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In the penultimate post of Mozilla Hacks’s great “ES6 In Depth” series, Jason Orendorff digs into how ES6’s native modules work.
Mozilla Hacks

“Let’s take a look back and see how asynchronous JavaScript evolved over the years” from callbacks to promises and generators.
Gergely Nemeth

An introduction to using ES6 modules to unit test Angular JS concepts like controllers, factories and services simply and quickly.
Tomas Trajan

A brief introduction to WebGL and then Four, a framework for quickly diving into the world of WebGL and 3D content in the browser.


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