JavaScript Weekly
Issue 259 — November 20, 2015
A fascinating, in-depth look at the process of generating random numbers and why V8's Math.random() implementation isn’t what it should be.
Mike Malone

If all the ES6, TC39, strawman, ES7, etc. jargon confuses you, you’ll appreciate this clean explanation from our former editor.
Dr. Axel Rauschmayer

Visual Studio Code is a code editor built by Microsoft. It’s mostly written in TypeScript and runs as a desktop app using Node and Electron.

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Thoughts over whether frameworks are too costly for mobile use, based on performance tests run against different versions of TodoMVC.
Psst! Check out our Mobile Web Weekly if this topic appeals to you :-)
Paul Lewis

A valiant attempt to explain closures in simple terms, using JavaScript.
Igor Šarčević

Built on top of d3.js, plotly.js is a declarative charting library offering things like 3D charts, statistical graphs, and SVG maps. GitHub repo here.

The first episode will be on December 9th and feature a panel discussion with Brendan Eich. One for the calendar.
Kent C Dodds


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