#412 — November 16, 2018

Read on the Web

JavaScript Weekly

Evan You Previews Vue.js 3.0 — The creator of Vue.js presented a look at the future of the popular framework at an event this week. Plenty of performance optimizations are on the cards, plus a goal of getting to just 10KB gzipped. A move from Flow to TypeScript may provoke discussion, however. Slides here.

Gregg Pollack and Adam Jahr

The Power of Web Components — ‘Web Components’ is a set of standards to enable user-defined HTML elements. This is an accessible tutorial that looks at the state of play and how to create your own components with HTML and JavaScript.

Potch (Mozilla Hacks)

How to Brand Yourself or Your Tech Business for the Most Impact — Being passionate about technology reflects in your work, ideas and imagination. But, does it reflect in your online identity too? It’s time for you to choose .TECH, a domain name that is innovative and relevant to who you are.

.TECH Domains sponsor

TNG-Hooks: React-Inspired 'Hooks' for Stand-Alone Functions — An interesting idea inspired by React’s recently proposed Hooks feature.

Kyle Simpson

Faster Async Functions and Promises for V8 — A substantial and easy-to-follow exploration of how async functions and promises in V8 have been optimized and how the debugging experience for async code has been improved.

Maya Lekova and Benedikt Meurer (V8)

Slate: A Framework for Building Rich Browser-Based Text Editors — A flexible, plugin-driven framework for building rich, intuitive editors. An established project but with lots of improvements and releases since we last linked it. Play with all the live demos here.

Ian Storm Taylor

Goodbye Electron, Hello Desktop PWAs? — There’s still a long way for progressive webapps to go, but in many use cases the technology is advanced enough to displace typical ‘hybrid’ desktop apps especially when desktop PWA support lands on macOS in Chrome 72.

David Novicki

💻 Jobs

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Crystallize AS

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📘 Tutorials and Opinions

A Guide to Handling Errors in JavaScript

Lukas Gisder-Dubé

React Concepts You Should Know (After You Learn The Basics) — If you’re still pretty new to React, this is for you. You’ve followed some tutorials, maybe got your first React app working, but what’s worth understanding next? Context, HOCs, and lifecycle methods for starters.

Chris Chuck

Handling Complex Data Integrations in JavaScript Apps — Demand for apps is increasing, but integration challenges slow the process. Explore how to tackle complex data integrations in this webinar. Register today.

Progress Kinvey sponsor

Promise Chaining Is Dead. Long Live async/await — One developer makes the argument for stopping using promise chaining altogether and getting entirely on the async/await train.

Alberto Gimeno

Inlining or Caching? Both Please — A look at the potential for using Service Workers and the Cache API to cache inlined assets.

Scott Jehl

Building Offline-First Vue.js Apps with Hoodie & Workbox — Hoodie is a backend for ‘offline-first’ JS apps while Workbox adds offline support to web apps.

Peter Mbanugo

Common Testing Mistakes — A look at some of the common mistakes people make when testing JavaScript applications.

Kent C. Dodds

After Two Years with TypeScript - Was It Worth It? — Contrary to Betteridge’s “law of headlines”, the answer was yes in this case.

Kamil Zagrabski

🔧 Code and Tools

TensorSpace.js: A 3D Visualization Framework for Neural Networks — Provides an intuitive way to visualize and understand pre-trained models built by TensorFlow, Keras, TensorFlow.js, etc. GitHub repo.

TensorSpace Team

Create a Serverless Powered API in 10 Minutes — Use Cloudflare Workers to create and deploy a serverless API to 150+ data centers.

Cloudflare Workers sponsor

Offline PDF Documentation for Node — A handy set of PDFs (weighing in at up to 1080 pages) covering different versions of Node.

Thomas Hunter II

Visual Studio Code October 2018 Edition Released — The JS world’s most popular editor introduces multiline search and better macOS display support, amongst many improvements.


Tiptap: A 'Renderless', Extendable Rich-Text Editor for Vue.js

Scrumpy UG

PLV8: Write JavaScript Functions in PostgreSQL — Did you know you can use JavaScript within Postgres for things like stored procedures and triggers? We also have a Postgres newsletter if this is your sort of thing.

PLV8JS Development Group

A Much Faster Way to Debug Code Than with Breakpoints or console.log

Wallaby.js sponsor

Router: A Simple Framework-Agnostic Router

Kevin Durbin

react-beautiful-dnd: Accessible Drag and Drop for ListsVersion 10 dropped this week. See our React newsletter for more like this.