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Issue 263 — December 18, 2015
“Beta means we’re now confident that most developers can be successful building large applications using Angular 2.”
Brad Green

Eric Elliott shares some advice on what it takes to get ahead as a professional JavaScript developer and what the market’s like.
Eric Elliott

The V8 JavaScript engine has a much improved random number generation algorithm, explains Yang Guo. It’ll be rolled out in Chrome 49.
The V8 Project

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Electron is an open-source project from GitHub that lets us create cross-platform desktop applications with web technologies.

A transpiler going from Java to TypeScript with full syntax mapping. Use Java tooling but get typed JavaScript to run in the browser or on Node.

Rather than converting ES6 to ES5, as Babel does, xto6 tries to bring your ES5 code up to ES6 semantics.
xto6 avoid breaking their user’s software and to ship stable releases, using npm’s package distribution tags.
Stephan Bönnemann


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