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Issue 262 — December 11, 2015

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Microsoft will open-source the core components of Chakra (as ChakraCore), the JavaScript engine powering Microsoft Edge.

Spawned from 8 years of solid JavaScript work and expertise comes Lea Verou’s Bliss, a ‘helper library for people who don’t like helper libraries’ and who want to use vanilla JS with just a little help. The side by side examples of vanilla JS and Bliss are compelling.
Lea Verou

Nicolas Bevacqua ran a survey on his popular JavaScript blog and got over 5000 responses. Get insights into the community’s use of testing, semicolons, CI, build scripts, and more.
Nicolas Bevacqua

RASON® is the super-easy way to solve powerful optimization and simulation models in your web or mobile app. Use a high-level modeling language embedded in JSON, and a simple, Azure-backed REST API that’s free for small problems, but scalable to handle huge models.
Frontline Systems Inc.   Sponsored
Frontline Systems Inc.

An extensive walkthrough of building a Markdown editor in Angular 2 that got the thumbs up from Angular’s own Brad Green.

“We’re going to create a tiny ReactJS application that will work both on the server and the client.”
Jack Franklin

We all know about setTimeout for timing the execution of code, but are you familiar with requestIdleCallback?
Craig Buckler


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