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What is new for JavaScript in ECMAScript 8 / ES2017?

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ECMAScript 262, the JavaScript specification was finalised on June 17th 2017. There are great new features like Async/Await, shared memory and atomics in the latest revision of the JavaScript specification.

Written by Jorgé on Saturday July 15, 2017

Yeah Boi is the future of Casual Mobile Gaming

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In 2015 Flappy Bird took the world by storm. The popular game enjoyed a short frenzy, when it felt everyone was playing the game. But you needed to download the game from an app store...

Written by Jorgé on Monday July 10, 2017

Next.js is the Universal React Framework you've been looking for

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React is now so commonplace that it's probably more popular than jQuery in bespoke projects without legacy dependencies. Part of this popularity is that React is by nature quite straightforward, simple even. What continues to add complexity to the ecosystem is the tooling around it.

Written by Jorgé on Friday June 23, 2017

Web Components in May 2017: Polymer, Polyfills, Google/IO

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Google and other browser vendors have been making strides in Web Component compatibility through 2016 as well as 2017. With this and the launch of Polymer 2.0 and the Web Components polyfills it looks like 2017 could be the start of the rise of web components as a mainstay for web developers.

Written by Jorgé on Thursday May 18, 2017

TypeScript and Angular at Microsoft Build 2017

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Google has been using TypeScript for their Angular front end framework development for since late 2015 a while now. Since the launch of Angular 2 in late 2016 the framework has continued stabilising and picking up new features.

Written by Jorgé on Friday May 12, 2017

Microsoft released their TypeScript/React boilerplate project

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JavaScript projects continue to be burdened with a requirement for a boilerplate project to get the work started. As a view library React has a large number of different options, adding overhead to any project.

Written by Jorgé on Thursday May 11, 2017

The new Google Earth powered by Web Components and Portable Native Client (NaCl)

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Google today announce it's latest edition of Google Earth, which runs fully in a supported browser (at the time of writing Chrome only). In terms of web technologies the new tool leverages Polymer for user interface elements and Portal Native Client for rich functionality.

Written by Jorgé on Tuesday April 18, 2017