JavaScript Weekly
Issue 208 — November 21, 2014
Flow is designed to find type errors in JavaScript programs with little programmer effort. It relies on type inference to find type errors even when the program has not been annotated.

In this session from the recent Nodevember event, Jim Cowart aims to get you excited about and up to speed with ECMAScript 6.
Jim Cowart

The new ngAria module introduced in Angular 1.3.0 can be used to improve the user experience for people with disabilities.
Marcy Sutton

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A look at how Netflix tracked and resolved an interesting bug in an Express app. Subscribe to Node Weekly for more like this.

A walk through the development process of a Chrome extension with modern web tools and libraries with Daniel Sternlicht.
Smashing Magazine

A JIT compiler for JavaScript targeting x86-64 platforms. Uses novel techniques, written in D, and being developed as part of PhD work.
Maxime Chevalier

Built on top of IndexedDB, provides SQL-like syntax and works cross-browser.


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In Brief

Testing Angular Apps with Karma tutorial
Ben Drucker

Remy Sharp's Five Promise Patterns tutorial
Remy Sharp

Sharing Templates Between Angular Applications tutorial
Kamil Lelonek

Creating Multiplatform Precompiled Binaries for Node.js Modules tutorial node
Edgar Silva

Visualization is for Sharing: Using React for Portable Data Visualization tutorial
Nate Hunzaker

Creating a Web App From Scratch Using AngularJS and Firebase tutorial

jQuery to Ember: How to Make the Jump Without Falling video
Rian Rainey

Making JavaScript Games: From the Browser to the App Store video
Eric Lathrop

Real World React video
Jonathan Beebe

Interview: Building With Ember.js At Yahoo 

How to Embrace Angular 2.0 Now with a Future Friendly Angular 1.3 Application

JavaScript, ECMA–262, TC39, and ECMAScript Transpilers Explained 
Alex Castrounis

Lining.js: Complete Down-To-The-Line Styling Control of Text in Elements code
Lets you write CSS to adjust visual lines of a text.

interact.js: JavaScript Drag and Drop, Resizing and Multi-Touch Gestures code
Demos at

Spider: A New Language That Compiles to JavaScript code
Claims to take the best ideas from Swift, C#, CoffeeScript and Python.

Guardian: Easier OAuth. Reduces The OAuth Footprint in Your Code to A Single Request code

secStore.js: Encryption Enabled Browser Storage code
Jason Gerfen

nymph: An Object Relational Mapper (ORM) with PHP and JavaScript Interfaces code

react-google-maps: React.js Google Maps Integration Component code
Tom Chen

laroux.js: A Lightweight jQuery Substitute code

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