#389 — June 8, 2018

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JavaScript Weekly

▶  Introducing MapKitJS: Bring Apple Maps To Your Sites — Although still in beta, you can now integrate Apple Maps directly on your own site. This video session from WWDC runs through how you could use it. Related docs here.


Puppeteer 1.5 Released: Control Headless Chrome from Node — As well as a new homepage, Browser Contexts can be used to isolate cookies and other data usually shared between pages, and you can now interact with Web Workers.

Google Chrome Team

APIs and Infrastructure for Next-Gen JavaScript Apps — Build and scale interactive, immersive apps with PubNub - chat, collaboration, geolocation, device control and gaming.

PubNub sponsor

ml5.js: Friendly Machine Learning for the Web — Builds on top of TensorFlow.js to make things like Web-based image classification easier to create.


Meteor 1.7 Released — The latest version of the Node-based isomorphic framework automatically creates two sets of client-side assets, for both modern and ‘legacy’ browsers.

Ben Newman

Building Serverless Mobile Apps with React Native and AWS — A look at what’s involved with building a ‘backendless’ mobile app using React Native along with AWS’s Mobile CLI, Cognito (for auth), and Amplify.

Nader Dabit

▶  10 Things Node's Inventor Regrets About Node — Original Node.js inventor Ryan Dahl reflects on what he considers to be some early design mistakes with Node.


Overscripted: Digging Into JavaScript Execution at Scale — A writeup of work taking place at Mozilla and UCOSP to “explore the unseen or otherwise not obvious series of JavaScript execution events that are triggered once a user visits a webpage” across a million Web pages.

Mozilla Hacks

Free, Online Talk with Liz Fong-Jones of Google — Join us June 21 for our discussion around “Improving Reliability with Error Budgets and Site Reliability Engineering”, hosted by Big Nerd Ranch.

Big Nerd Ranch sponsor

Yarn's 'import' Can Now Use npm's package-lock.json — As of 1.7.0, Yarn is able to import its dependency tree from npm’s package-lock.json natively, without external tools or clunky processes.

Aram Drevekenin (Yarn)

💻 Jobs

Sr. Fullstack Engineer (Remote) — Sticker Mule is looking for passionate developers to join our remote team. Come help us become the Internet’s best place to shop and work.

Sticker Mule

Remote Front End Developer (React) — Join us, work remotely from North America, and help build software that matters.


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📘 Tutorials and Opinions

Debugging JS Projects with VS Code and Chrome Debugger — Michael shows how to ditch console.log() and start debugging JavaScript more elegantly.

Michael Wanyoike

How to Deploy a Node App to AWS Lambda using Serverless — Entry level but that might be what you need right now :-)

Adnan Rahić

Replacing jQuery with Vue — Takes a shot at convincing you that using Vue.js doesn’t have to be a headache and will help even on basic projects.

Nilson Jacques

Understanding Variables, Scope, and Hoisting in JavaScript — A thorough (re)introductory guide.

Tania Rascia

Getting Started with the Node-Influx Client Library

InfluxData sponsor

The React is 'Just JavaScript' Myth“React is just JavaScript.” — Dave affirms that this adage is good marketing, but also false.

Dave Rupert

How Learning C++ Can Make You A Better JS Developer

Pawel Grzybek

Live Session: Learn to Build a Slack Integration — Join us June 12 for a live demo of Slack’s new developer features. Tune in from anywhere, and bring questions.

Slack sponsor

Thoughts on JSConf.eu 2018 and Takeaways from the Conference — It took place last weekend in Berlin.

Kevin Simper

🔧 Code and Tools

JSUI: A Powerful UI Toolkit for Managing JavaScript Apps

Kristjian Ristovski

LuminJS: Progressively Highlight Any Text on a Page — For drawing attention to text or, perhaps, showing progress.

Preet Shihn

Short and Sweet: Accessible Character Counter for Input ElementsDemo here.

Rik Schennink

Paper.js: A 'Swiss Army Knife' for Vector Graphics Scripting

Juerg Lehni and Jonathan Puckey