#393 — July 6, 2018

Read on the Web

JavaScript Weekly

What is Redux: A Designer's Guide — A really neat high-level approach to explaining Redux and what it offers beyond state management.

Linton Ye

An Adventure in Sparse Arrays — A quick prod around the idea of ‘sparse’ arrays, how they work in JavaScript, and a few concepts to keep in mind.

Remy Sharp

Optimization Auditing: A Deep Dive into Chrome's Dev Console — Ahmed Bouchefra offers an in-depth exploration of the features of the Chrome DevTools for measuring performance and debugging your web apps.


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Reduce JavaScript Payloads with Tree Shaking — Knowing where to begin optimizing your app’s JavaScript can be daunting — tree shaking might be a good place to start.

Jeremy Wagner

Building Mobile Apps with Capacitor and Vue.js — Learn how to use Capacitor and cutting-edge web technologies such as Vue.js and Ionic 4 web components to build cross-platform mobile apps for Android and iOS.

Ahmed Bouchefra

React From Zero: A Simple Code-Based React Tutorial — An interesting approach based entirely upon simple, annotated code, with no articles to read. It’s nice to see React’s features demonstrated so cleanly. Also in Chinese and Portuguese.

Kay Plößer

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📘 Tutorials and Opinions

ES2017 Object and String Extensions — Covering Object.entries, Object.values, Object.getOwnPropertyDescriptors, String.padStart and String.padEnd.

Zsolt Nagy

Recreating Python's Slice Syntax in JS Using ES6 Proxies

Evan Sangaline

Build a Netflix Style Video Delivery Infrastructure — Play adaptive video at the same quality and speed as Netflix and Youtube. Encoding, Player and Analytics - JavaScript API client.

Bitmovin sponsor

Get Better Type Checking in JavaScript with the 'Maybe' Type

Gilad Shoham

Understanding Redux: The World’s Easiest Guide to Beginning Redux — Long, but starts from a very simple level.

Ohans Emmanuel

How Angular Resolves Dynamic Components — What happens under the hood when you use Angular’s resolveComponentFactory?

Chidume Nnamdi

WebRTC and the Mechanics of Peer-to-Peer Networking

Alexander Zlatkov

Deriving the Y Combinator in JavaScript — Well written, but quite a theoretical exercise.

Nathan Leung

OpenID Connect + Node = Simple, Secure Website — Learn all about data storage, middlewares, routing, & generating views as you build a secure blog with Express.js.

Okta sponsor

Keep Your Promises in TypeScript using async/await

Gilad Shoham

Ask HN: What You Wish You'd Known Before Getting Into JavaScript? — A lot of very different answers here.

Hacker News

Why GraphQL: Advantages, Disadvantages and Alternatives

Robin Wieruch

🔧 Code and Tools

Rete.js: A Framework for Visual Programming — Create a node-based editor in the browser and apply logic. Check out these demos on CodePen.

Vitaliy Stoliarov

Microstates.js: Composable State Primitives for JavaScript — Declaratively compose application state from atomic state machines.

Taras Mankovski and Charles Lowell

Real-Time Error Monitoring, Alerting, and Analytics for JavaScript 🚀

ROLLBAR sponsor

Singlie: Singly Circular and Linear Linked Lists for ES6

Klaus Sinani

Formik: Working with Forms in React Made Easier — Handles validation, errors, submission, and getting values in and out. It’s now a year old, too.

Jared Palmer

Axax: Async Iterator Extensions for JavaScript

Jamie McCrindle

Rogue: Quick, Zero Config Server Side Rendering for React

Alid Castano

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Visual Studio Code June 2018 Update Released — The most commonly used editor by JavaScript developers gains the ability to lay out multiple editors in the same window in a grid-like manner.


Layoutit: A CSS Grid Layout Interface Builder — A quick online way to put together a CSS grid layout and get the code needed.


Robot Odyssey Online — An amazingly playable Apple II game from 1984 ported to the Web. You have to program a group of robots to help you escape a sewer. One of the earliest programming-related games, it remains a serious challenge and will suck your time away.

Micah Elizabeth Scott