JavaScript Weekly
Issue 277 — April 1, 2016

Rest assured, this is (hopefully) an April Fools' free zone - unless we've been Fooled as well :-)

An introduction to a tool for developing UI components outside of your app in an isolated, more collaborative environment.
Arunoda Susiripala

Pure functions are essential for a variety of purposes, including functional programming, reliable concurrency, and React+Redux apps.
Eric Elliott

A JS decorators proposal is sitting at stage 1 of the ECMASCript process, but may soon advance further.
Nicolas Bevacqua

Master RESTful API's, Advanced Promises, new concepts in ES6, TypeScript other important learnings for moving to Angular 2. Attend remotely from anywhere in the world and take advantage of recorded sessions after course completion.
RANGLE.IO   Sponsor

An ultra-simplified example of all the major pieces of a modern compiler written in annotated, easy-to-read JavaScript.
James Kyle

A look at style guides, why AngularJS projects can need one, and some existing style guides you can use.
Francesco Iovine

The recent events caused by the unpublishing of npm modules has caused some key changes in npm policy that you need to be aware of when publishing your own packages.
npm, Inc.

Five JavaScript implementations of the decorator pattern for fun, profit and improving understanding.
Nick Meldrum


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In Brief

Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview news
A way to preview the latest technologies coming to Safari.

Meteor 1.3 Released news

The Future of Ember Templating and Glimmer 2 news
Fresh from this week’s EmberConf.
Tom Dale

Sweet.js, the Macro System for JavaScript, Reaches 1.0 news
Tim Disney

What's New for WebPack 2? news
Tobias Koppers

A Beginner's Guide to npm, the Node Package Manager tutorial node
And don’t forget to subscribe to Node Weekly too :-)
Peter Dierx

3 Ways to Find the Longest Word in a String tutorial
Sonya Moisset

Creating a Donation Widget with Flight and Stripe tutorial
Flight is an event-driven behavior-to-DOM mapping JS framework by Twitter.
Niels Klom

Promise-Based Functions Should Not Throw Exceptions tutorial
Dr. Axel Rauschmayer

Angular 2 Change Detection Explained video
Pascal Precht

What If We Had A Great Standard Library in JavaScript? opinion
Thomas Fuchs

The Elevator Pitch for React opinion
An overview of how React works, how to build UI components for it and the benefits of the virtual DOM.
Cody Lindley

How much time per year do you spend waiting for your tests to finish? tools
Instant feedback from your tests in your editor, forget about context switching. Now in Sublime Text as well.
Wallaby.js  Sponsor

10 jQuery Horizontal Scroll Demos and Plugins tools
jQuery plugins that help with horizontal scrolling situations.
Ritesh Kumar

React Native Tools for Visual Studio Code tools
A dev environment, complete with debugging, for React Native projects.

React Native for OS X App Development tools
Build OS X desktop apps using React Native and Cocoa.

Dimple: A Simple Charting API for D3 Data Visualizations code
Its aim is to open up the power of D3 to analysts.

Sketchpad: A Simple Sketchpad Library code
Features undo/redo, reanimation of drawings made.

Expounder: Let Readers Optionally Show Text (e.g. for definitions) code
I like this idea. It’s like inline footnotes.
Stavros Korokithakis

ThinScript: A Low-Level Programming Language Inspired by TypeScript code
Compiles to WebAssembly and JavaScript.
Evan Wallace

A Reddit Client for iOS Written in React Native code

cwait: Limit Concurrently Running ES6-Style Promises code
BusFaster Ltd

Yes, We Actually DO Like Refactoring. 
We also love building test suites, integrating systems, and upgrading frameworks.
corgibytes  Sponsor