JavaScript Weekly
Issue 231 — May 8, 2015
NativeScript is an open source, cross-platform (iOS, Android, Windows Phone) ‘truly native’ mobile app creation framework. There's also a look at Angular 2.0 running in a native app using the framework.
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A well documented plugin, complete with demos. This could provide developers heavy into jQuery with an easy way to get on the data binding train without using another framework.

Angular 2 is still under development, but some of the core concepts can already be investigated at this stage.
Victor Savkin

Transactional HTML emails often get neglected but they're important for growing a healthy user base. We've open-sourced a collection of templates for transactional email to download for free. Tables, inline CSS, desktop and mobile clients, various devices and providers - all thought about and tested. Download now.
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Support for the ‘asm.js’ highly optimizable JavaScript subset has been one of the most requested items via Microsoft’s ‘Edge Developer Suggestion Box’.

Jeremy Ashkenas (of CoffeeScript and Backbone fame) with an interesting talk about transpilation and how it works at a technical level under the hood.
Jeremy Ashkenas

A new tool that can create 'hosted' multi-platform Web applications from a W3C Web App manifest using Apache Cordova as a polyfill where hosted web apps are not supported.


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In Brief

io.js 2.0 Released news
CodeSchool looks at 6 new features in the latest releae of the Node fork.

Come See the Future of App Development at TelerikNEXT Online news
Join us May 13 to see new Telerik developer products, and previews of solutions to be released this year.
Telerik  Sponsor

Ember.js' New Rendering Engine, Glimmer, is Now in a Canary Release news
Yehuda Katz

Revealing the Inner Workings of JavaScript's 'this' Keyword tutorial

The React.js Way: Flux Architecture with Immutable.js tutorial
Péter Márton

Understanding ECMAScript 6: Template Strings tutorial

Using Immutability in React tutorial
Christian Johansen

Building Large Scale Web Applications with TypeScript video
Jakub Jedryszek

Setting State in React video
A short video demoing setting state in React -- part of the new course with Ryan Florence.
Frontend Masters  Sponsor

The Future of Node video
Rod Vagg

The Rise of the Bully Pulpit in the Evolution of JavaScript opinion
Morris Singer

Let's Package jQuery: A JavaScript Packaging Dystopian Novella opinion
Christopher Allan Webber

The 15 Best JavaScript Charting Libraries tools

Ember Hearth: An OS X App to Manage Ember Projects tools
Create new projects, run a server, run tests, build, and more.

Registry in a Box: Get an npm Registry Mirror on a Local Network tools node
Bryan English

Quark Shell: Create Native-Like Mac Menubar Apps using HTML and JS tools code

Basket.js: Proof-of-Concept Script Loader That Caches Scripts with localStorage code
Karim Ali

Burger: A Minimal Hamburger Menu with Fullscreen Navigation code
Matthew Blode

Lovefield: A Cross-Browser SQL-like Query Engine from Google code

React Asset Loader: Simple React Component for Loading Assets code
Juan Cabrera