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Getting creative with JavaScript

March 18, 2022 By Mark Otto Off

Shader Park: Create Interactive 2D and 3D Shaders with JavaScript — An open source Web-based platform, community, and library for simplifying the mystifying world of shaders and GPUs by letting you create them procedurally with JavaScript. Lots to play with and explore here. Note: This…

Bringing static type syntax into JavaScript itself

March 11, 2022 By Mark Otto Off

🤦 Thanks to all readers who noticed we made a mistake with last week’s subject line “TypeScript 2.6 released” – rather than the intended 4.6. We were only 4 years late with that news 😉 Rest assured, more caffeine has been consumed today.. Credit: Daniel Rosenwasser…

TypeScript 2.6 released

March 4, 2022 By Mark Otto Off

TypeScript 4.6 Released (And It Even Benefits Non-TS Users!) — The typed superset of JavaScript takes another step forward with the addition of the es2022 target, allowing code in constructors before super(), improved recursion depth checks, more syntax errors that can be detected in JavaScript…

How to read the spec behind JavaScript

February 25, 2022 By Mark Otto Off

Learn the Fundamentals of Rx.js — This useful JavaScript library is great for managing events that happen over time, and in this detailed video course Steve Kinney covers what you need to know to make use of it — including observables, events, intervals, timers, operators,…

The State of JS results are in

February 18, 2022 By Mark Otto Off

Express.js 5.0 Now in Beta — Considering that the first alpha of 5.0 was over seven years ago, this is a big step for the still wildly popular and influential Node.js Web app library. There’s also thorough docs of the 5.x API here. Requiring Node.js 4…

The seven figure JavaScript app

February 11, 2022 By Mark Otto Off

🥊  Move Over JavaScript? How Some Backend Languages are Coming to the Front-End — You might think this is about using WebAssembly to run Python in the browser or something, but no. It’s about the growing popularity of maintaining a WebSocket connection to a backend…

Get decorating with Babel 7.17.0

February 4, 2022 By Mark Otto Off

Writing a Printer Driver in JavaScript — “Writing a printer driver in JavaScript sounds ridiculous,” starts the author, and while the definition of ‘driver’ is arguable here (it’s more a filter?), this is nonetheless an interesting story and solution to the author’s problem. Dan Pastusek Babel…

Etsy moved from React to Preact

January 28, 2022 By Mark Otto Off

Take the State of JavaScript 2022 Survey — Now several years in, the popular State of JavaScript survey returns for a joint 2021/22 run and, as ever, seeks to establish what libraries and frameworks developers are excited about. It’s not a perfect approach, but the…

NaNNaNNaNNaN Batman

January 21, 2022 By Mark Otto Off

⁉️ If the subject of this issue has got you confused, it’s a reference to the infamous Wat video of 2012 which we mention a couple of times in the issue today 🙂__Peter Cooper, your editor TypeScript Features to Avoid? — Remember Gary Bernardt’s Wat…

Parcel.js 2.2 and Eleventy 1.0

January 14, 2022 By Mark Otto Off

Retool Is the Fast Way to Build Internal Tools — Visually design apps that interface with any database or API. Switch to code nearly anywhere to customize how your apps look and work. With Retool, you ship more apps and move your business forward—all in…