JavaScript Weekly
Issue 260 — November 27, 2015
Kyle Simpson covers concurrency vs parallelism, threads, asynchrony, reactive programming, and CSP (communicating sequential processes).
Kyle Simpson

Tired by lengthy articles and prefer snappy bulletpoints? This is a great way to skim through and get a bird’s eye view of ES6.
Nicolas Bevacqua

Crowdsourced summaries and comparisons of 18 different IDEs and text editors used by JavaScript developers.

Get a breakdown of the digest cycle including AJAX, templating, services & cache calls. See how each controller spends its time and what’s slowing your app. JavaScript Weekly readers get early access to the beta. Sign up.
Opbeat   Sponsor

A library to record microphone input in the browser and return an MP3 blob. Brings together lamejs, webrtc-adapter, and RecordRTC. Demo page.
Hector Leon Zarco Garcia

Quick high level summaries of Angular, React, Backbone, Ember, jQuery, Underscore, D3.js, Babylon.js, Three.js, Mocha/Chai, Karma, PhantomJS, Grunt/Gulp, and Babel.

No, WordPress is not ditching PHP wholesale and moving to JavaScript, but it’s using Node and React for a new admin tool called Calypso.
Alex Johnson

A Kindle book that’s currently free but only until the ‘end of the week’.


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In Brief

React.js Conf - February 22-23 in San Francisco news
The CFP is open until December 13.

NEW WEBINAR: Using React and JavaScript to build near native cross-platform mobile applications news
Move towards a radical fusion of mobile native and hybrid JavaScript development to understand why React Native should be the choice for your next mobile web project.
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AngularJS 1.5.0-beta.2 and 1.4.8 Released news

Microsoft to Stop Supporting IE8, IE9, and IE10 in January 2016 news

Wallaby.js for Visual Studio Code Released news tools
Artem Govorov

How to Integrate jQuery Plugins into an Ember Application tutorial
Lamin Sanneh

How to build Minesweeper using Angular 2 and Immutable.js 
You can play it here.

Refactoring to Microservices: What We Learned with Backbone/Marionette tutorial
Pasha Craydon

An Explanation of the 'String Padding' Proposal tutorial
A look at a proposal (at stage 3 in the official process) for adding padStart and padEnd functions to strings.
Dr. Axel Rauschmayer

10 Things to Know About Gulp tutorial
Adam Lynch

Steps To Prepare Your Angular 1 Code for Angular 2 tutorial
Oren Farhi

The Command Pattern Applied to Your Ember.js Application tutorial
Yoran Brondsema

Data-Driven Tests in JavaScript Using Mocha tutorial
Alex Booker

ES.stage3 Proposal: Trailing Commas in Function Parameter Lists & Calls tutorial
Dr. Axel Rauschmayer

Distributing React Components tutorial
Krasimir Tsonev

Crash Course to Angular course
Jump right in and build your first Angular web app today.
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React Is Killing Angular opinion
Yes, it’s only an opinion, but here it’s presented in a unique way.
Argument Map

The Pros and Cons of Frameworkless JavaScript opinion
Paweł Zagrobelny

Forgo JS Packaging? Not So Fast opinion
Khan Academy

React Virtual DOM vs Incremental DOM vs Ember’s Glimmer: Fight opinion
Benchmarks of three different ways to work with dynamic DOMs.
Sebastián Peyrott

ResponsifyJS: Dynamically Responsive Images jQuery Plugin code
Wentin Zhang

Spooky React: A 'Skeleton' for Front-End Apps with React, ES2015, and Browserify code
David van Gelder de Neufville

Unreal.js: A Plugin Bringing V8 JavaScript into Unreal Engine 4 code

mo.js: Motion Graphics for the Web code
Oleg Solomka

jump.js: A Small, Modern, Dependency-Free Smooth Scrolling Library code
Michael Cavalea

react-yearly-calendar: React.js Yearly Calendar Component code