#392 — June 29, 2018

Read on the Web

JavaScript Weekly

▶  Write Perfect Code with Standard and ESLint — An intro to getting started with linting (and why - hint: to catch errors in your code) as well as how to improve your setup if you’re already doing it.

Feross Aboukhadijeh

ECMAScript 2018 Language Spec Published — The official spec for ES2018 (essentially the 9th edition of the JS spec) has been published in HTML and PDF if you’re lacking for bedtime reading (it’s a significant document but, yes, it’s a long, dry spec).


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On Consuming (and Publishing) ES2015+ Packages — Babel’s maintainer reflects on the idea of compiling dependencies (in addition to your own code), how Babel v7 will make it easier to do so, and the problems involved. (Update: We earlier referred to Henry as Babel's creator. The project was, however, created by Sebastian McKenzie. Thanks to Jamie Kyle for the correction.)

Henry Zhu (Babel)

Exploring ES2018 with Dr. Axel — If the ES2018 news above interested you but you want a more accessible way to understand the new features, Dr. Axel’s book here is great. Or if you’d prefer a short, snappy post with quick examples, try this for size.

Dr. Axel Rauschmayer

JavaScript Usage by Industry — Over 16,000 developers took npm Inc’s JavaScript Ecosystem Survey last year and in this post we see how industries differ in their use of JavaScript, its tools, techniques, and ecosystem generally.

Laurie Voss (npm, Inc)

Using face-api.js: Face Recognition in the Browser with TensorFlow.js — A library bringing face detection, recognition and landmark detection to the browser.

Vincent Mühler

An Official Way to Track ECMAScript Proposals — A frequently updated table of the proposals for future JavaScript features along with their progress. There’s also a useful guide to how the TC39 process works if you’re interested.


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📘 Tutorials and Opinions

▶  Asynchrony: Under the Hood — Filmed at the recent JSConf EU, this talk deftly explores the conceptual underpinnings of asynchronous programming approaches, and the drawbacks and advantages of each.

Shelley Vohr

A Practical Intro to Worker Threads in Node 10.5 — Node can now work with multiple threads, in a sense.

Fernando Doglio

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Headless User Interface Components — Headless user interface components separate the logic and behavior of a component from its visual representation.

Merrick Christensen

Does It Mutate? Which Array Methods Mutate Or Not

Remy Sharp

A Guide to Node.js for Frontend Developers — If you’re a frontend developer who ends up getting into Node.js, we have a Node newsletter too :-)

Seva Zaikov

Doing Vue After Three Years with React“I want to share my experience of dealing with Vue after being a devoted React developer for a few years.”

Anya Pavlova

▶  Architectures for Huge Angular-Based Enterprise Apps

Manfred Steyer

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▶  Deep Learning in JavaScript — Top comment: “the clearest and most colloquial introductory explanation of ML ever, with super fun”

Ashi Krishnan

🔧 Code and Tools

lit-html: Syntax Highlighting in VS Code for HTML Inside of JavaScript

Matt Bierner

Docz: A Modern Documentation Site Publishing System — Zero-config, powered by Webpack 4 and a Markdown + JSX templating format.

Pedro Nauck

MongoDB 4.0 Is Now Generally Available. Try It Now on MongoDB Atlas

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Gio.js: Three.js 3D Globe Data Visualization Library — There’s also a quick start tutorial.

Numerous Contributors

Vuetify: A Material Design Component Framework for Vue

John Leider

Superfine: A Minimal View Layer for Creating Declarative Web Interfaces

Jorge Bucaran