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Issue 270 — February 12, 2016
The latest major version of Angular 1. Its main theme is to improve the upgrade path to Angular 2 for Angular 1.x-based developers.
Angular Team

The latest ECMAScript spec makes a compelling case for developing without heavy libraries or frameworks, says Andrew Rabon, but are we ready yet?
Andrew Rabon

Raymond Camden offers tips, techniques and tools that can improve your development skills for anyone learning JavaScript.
Telerik Developer Network

JSON Web Tokens are an open, industry standard RFC 7519 method for representing claims securely between two parties. Here you will learn everything about JWT and how to use them for authentication!
Auth0   Sponsored

It’s in alpha but Transcrypt is a Python to JS transpiler that implements much of Python 3.5 including support for multiple inheritance and comprehensions.
Jacques de Hooge

Gentle, well-presented 4 parter on functional JavaScript, starting from ‘why’.
James Sinclair

An excellent, free set of 14 bitesize videos giving a straightforward guide to contributing to a JavaScript-based GitHub project. Kent encourages you to link to this from your own projects’ README files for the benefit of others.
Kent C Dodds

TJ VanToll explores the growing usage of JavaScript outside the browser including for working on the server, mobile device apps and desktop apps.
Telerik Developer Network


  • TIDAL is looking for Front-End DevelopersDo you want to join the team responsible for building Our ambitions for the product are very high, and we want to strengthen the team with more skilled and highly motivated front-end developers. TIDAL
  • Frontend Developer at Backbase (Amsterdam)Being a Frontend Developer at Backbase gives you the opportunity of not only working with the newest technologies, but also mastering your leadership skills through implementing our product at our client’s offices. Travel the world; tickets/hotels are on us. Backbase
  • Frontend Architect (f/m) at (Berlin or Amsterdam)Are you that experienced frontend specialist that has come to take a bird’s eye view of your subject field? Can you bring structure, oversight and efficiency to an online leader’s frontend development? Then join us!

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