JavaScript Weekly
Issue 330 — April 14, 2017
A fantastic round-up of concepts, tools, and things to consider when doing one of a developer’s most important tasks: debugging.
Sarah Drasner

Just 3 months old, Prettier is already heavily used in the industry for standardizing code style/formatting. With 1.0, the creators are putting their ‘safe for production’ stamp on it.
Christopher Chedeau

If GraphQL is yet another buzzword flying past, this is a great introduction to what the declarative data querying approach could be doing for you.
Sacha Greif
Lob provides an API that enables developers to send postcards, letters, checks, and more as effortlessly as sending emails. Lob is based in San Francisco, CA and is venture backed with over 6000 customers including Amazon, Square, and Counsyl.   Sponsor

Slack recently ported their desktop app over to using TypeScript, here Felix Rieseberg reflects on the experience. Also this week, Ember’s Tom Dale explained why Glimmer uses TypeScript, with examples.

Doug Crockford (author of JavaScript: The Good Parts) has been speculating on what should come after JavaScript while sharing his love and distaste for various languages over the years. (46 minutes)
Douglas Crockford

PhantomJS is a popular, scriptable headless Webkit implementation often used for testing. Its maintainer sees Chrome’s headless mode as the eventually preferred approach.
Vitaly Slobodin

Learn to build data-driven apps with Vue 2. Olayinka Omole creates a simple client to pull news stories from the New York Times API with the Axios library.

A release that helps pave the way for React 16. See today’s React Status for more.
Andrew Clark


In Brief

V8 Project Retiring the 'Octane' Benchmark Suite news
Seth Thompson

Last tickets for JSDayES! The JavaScript event in Madrid, May 12-13th news
JSDayES  Sponsor

VueConf 2017, A Vue.js Conference in Wrocław, Poland (Jun 21–23) news
Vue.js Conference

V8: Behind the Scenes (March Edition) news
Ignition and TurboFan are now enabled by default.
Benedikt Meurer

TypeScript 2.3 RC: New 'Strict' Typing Option, Async Generators/Iterators news

A Vue.js Intro For People Who Know Just Enough jQuery To Get By tutorial
Matt Rothenberg

Handling Multiple Checkboxes in Angular Forms tutorial
Netanel Basal

Recreating a Pong Game with SVG.js tutorial
Ulrich-Matthias Schäfer

How TC39's Incremental Approach Improves The Standards Process tutorial
Dylan Schiemann

Introducing Live Code Comments: better than breakpoints & console.log 
A feature to quickly inspect any expression value, even in the middle of a chain of function calls.
Wallaby.js  Sponsor

Why Immutability Can Be Beneficial in JavaScript video

The Future of Ember.js in 3 Minutes (with a Besuited Tom Dale) video

Backslide: CLI Tool for Making HTML Presentations with Reveal.js tools node
Yohan Lasorsa

How to find and fix the slowest code in your .NET application tools
Find bottlenecks in your code or database & boost performance with ANTS Performance Profiler. Try it free now.
Red Gate  Sponsor

webDSP: High Perf, Client-Side DSP Library using WebAssembly code
Live video effects demo here.
Pulusani, Khalkhali, and Wagner

awaiting: Functions to Make async/await Even More Useful code
Delays, throttled maps, callback/event/successes awaiting.
Hunter Loftis

UPNG.js: A Small and Fast PNG Decoder code

VMS: A Vue.js 2.0-Based Content Management System code
Eric JJ

Barba.js: Smooth Visual Transitions Between Pages with pushState code
Luigi De Rosa