JavaScript Weekly
Issue 258 — November 13, 2015

Just before hitting send, I noticed JavaScript Weekly is exactly 5 years old! :-) JavaScript has come a long way in this time, as you can see from the contents of issue 1. If you want to reminisce, enjoy the issue archive for a walk down memory lane, and an extra special thanks to the 1838 initial subscribers who have stayed with us ever since issue 1 :-)
- Peter Cooper, Editor

An extensive look, complete with helpful diagrams, at how to architect an Angular application so that it can comfortably grow over time.
Kristian Poslek

A series of interactive exercises for learning Microsoft’s Reactive Extensions (Rx) Library by initially tackling plain JS functional concepts.

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A walk through of creating a system using HTML5 Canvas and getUserMedia to detect how far a user is away from their screen. (Note: Demos won’t work on Chrome 47+ due to getUserMedia being disabled on insecure origins.)

The official European Angular conference wrapped up a few weeks ago and here are a variety of insights and news from the event. Want to watch the actual talks? Enjoy these 41 videos.
Angular Team

This tool produces visualizations of where all the code in your minified JS came from so you can either optimize or justify your file sizes.
Dan Vanderkam

A demonstration of how Asm.js-based JavaScript can run a lot faster through a chess match where Asm.js optimized and non-optimized players get 200ms each turn to find the best move.
Microsoft Edge Dev

A fun walk through a developer’s project to play old-school tracker music files in the browser using JavaScript.


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In Brief

Poll: 8% of JavaScript developers avoiding semicolons by default news

Supercharging Windows JavaScript Performance with asm.js news
asm.js is now supported by default in Microsoft Edge and brings extra performance to WebViews in universal Windows applications too.
Microsoft Edge Dev Blog

Angular Core Team Keynote at AngularConnect 2015 news video
Several prominent Angular folks look at where Angular is now and where it’s going.

Future-proof your JS with online Angular 2.0 Transition Architecture Course course
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15 jQuery Tips Everyone Should Know tutorial
Matt Smith

Understanding Components in Ember 2 tutorial

Haskell in ES6: Part 1 tutorial

The Six Things You Need To Know About Babel 6 tutorial
James K Nelson

Using ES6 and ES7 in the Browser, with Babel 6 and Webpack tutorial
James K Nelson

How We Use React and npm to Share UI Code at AdRoll opinion
Mars Jullian

JavaScript Is Eating The World opinion
Dan Rowinski

10 Habits of a Happy Node Hacker, 2016 Edition opinion node

Flow, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Type-Check My React Code video
Jeff Morrison

How to Get Started with Angular 2 video
A 24 minute live coding session.
Rado Kirov and Naomi Black

What's New in TypeScript (1.5 Onwards) video
Bill Ticehurst

Google Closure Compiler Plugin for Webpack tools
Roman Liutikov

Try the best HTML5 Video Player with a rich JavaScript API for free code
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Nodeadmin: An Admin Interface for MySQL + Express Apps node tools code

Notie: A Simple Notification Plugin with No Dependencies code
Jared Reich

React-Treebeard: A Fast, Customizable React Tree View Component code
Alex Curtis

GridManager.js: A Live Grid Layout Editor code
Tom King

wu.js: Higher Order Functions for ECMAScript 6 Iterators code
Great documentation and code samples here.
Nick Fitzgerald