JavaScript Weekly
Issue 251 — September 25, 2015
A series of 23 bitesize screencasts (the longest is 6 minutes) covering the process of building and releasing your own library, from setting up GitHub, through to unit testing, publishing with npm, and automatic releases.
Kent C. Dodds

A clever visual demonstration of how promises are processed, returned, and caught.
Nicolas Bevacqua

What’s an engine and what does it do? What steps do JavaScript engines take to run the code they’re given?
Jen Looper

Learn to improve the security of your SPAs using JWTs, HTTPS-only cookies, a CSRF token strategy & more!
Stormpath   Sponsor

In ES6 it’s a lot easier to check if a string starts, ends with, or includes certain text, and Unicode handling is a little more elegant.
Nicolas Bevacqua

A JavaScript library that provides a responsive CSS framework for creating unique sliders, presentations, banners, and other step-based applications.
David Walsh

“ECMAScript’s development has moved to GitHub and ECMAScript’s specification has moved from Word to Ecmarkup—a custom dialect of HTML”
Brian Terlson

If the number of technologies around modern React apps has put you off learning it, this might be the tonic for you.
James K Nelson

One of the most commonly used data structures has received a handful of improvements in ES6, including .find, .keys, .values, and .fill.
Nicolas Bevacqua


In Brief

Announcing Meteor 1.2: ES2015, Angular, React, and More news tools

nginScript: A JS-Based Scripting Language for NGINX news tools

OSCON is in Amsterdam, 26-28 October 2015 news
OSCON is back in Europe and I’m one of the chairs, so come along :-)

Simplify Directives with Scope Inheritance in AngularJS tutorial
Davide Curletti

An Introduction to JavaScript Promises With Node.js tutorial node
Zach Alexander

ES6 Features Commonly Used with Functional Style React tutorial
Mikael Brevik

Javascript Debugging Tips tutorial
Here’s a collection of handy tips you may not know to help speed up Javascript debugging, brought to you by Raygun.
Raygun  Sponsor

Building a Date Picker with React JS tutorial
The Dapper Developer

__proto__ in ECMAScript 6 tutorial
Dr. Axel Rauschmayer

Transpiling ES6 Modules to AMD and CommonJS Using Babel and Gulp tutorial

Make ES6, Not Coffee opinion
An argument for switching back from CoffeeScript to ES6.
Jaakko Salonen

ES6 Generators and Asynchronous JavaScript opinion
A look at what generators are and why they will eventually dramatically improve your code.
Alexander Perry

Initial Impressions on GraphQL and Relay opinion
Arunoda Susiripala

NW.js and Electron Compared opinion tools
Both can be used to create a native desktop app using JavaScript.

Awesome Promises: A Curated List of Resources about JavaScript Promises tools
Will Binns-Smith

The new .NET MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ‘Situation Critical’ tools
Find out why ANTS Performance Profiler is the ultimate .NET profiler in a new online adventure. Read it now.
Red Gate Software   Sponsor

NativeScript 1.3 Release Is Live tools news
The JavaScript native app building toolkit.

JSCity: Visualizing JS Source Code As Navigable 3D Cities code tools
Applied Software Engineering Research Group

queryl: Query Language to Perform Complex Object Searches code

react-experiments: Help for Defining and Managing UI Experiments in React code

redux-undo: Simple Undo/Redo Functionality for Redux State Containers code
Daniel Bugl

XRegExp 3.0.0: Extended JavaScript Regular Expressions code
Provides augmented and extensible JavaScript regular expressions.
Steven Levithan