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Universal React Framework Next.js at JSConf China

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Next.js is an easy way to get started with writing universal React apps with minimal setup. In July 2017 the lead developer Guillermo Rauch was at JSConf China in Shanghai to give an overflow of the project.

Written by Jorgé on Tuesday August 1, 2017

ECMAScript 2017 book, covering ES2016 and ES2017 JavaScript features

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The ECMAScript 6 release in 2015 set the foundation for the new contemporary JavaScript that developers are enjoying. After the release (also known as ES2015), there have been two updated specifications of the standard that sets the baseline for JavaScript.

Written by Jorgé on Saturday July 29, 2017

Major React core rewrite AKA Fiber enters Beta

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The React team has been busy working on a complete technical rewrite of the React.js core. This effort was earlier known as React Fiber, but it has now realised as React 16 Beta1, which was released on Thursday 26th of July 2017.

Written by Jorgé on Thursday July 27, 2017

lit-html, JavaScript templating from Polymer team at Google

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Producing HTML output in JavaScript remains an unsettled area. There are many schools in the game, some proclaiming the use of a dedicated templating language like Handlebars, while at the other end developers want to do templating in pure JS.

Written by Jorgé on Thursday July 27, 2017

Functional Programming with TypeScript

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Functional Programming concepts have become mainstream in JavaScript. TypeScript is often envisioned as a C# inspired extension to JavaScript. C# is heavily Object Oriented, so many developers think FP principles don't mix with TypeScript.

Written by Jorgé on Tuesday July 18, 2017

Run Express.js written in PHP on Node

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Running code written in PHP is now possible due to Kornel Lesiński's Babel Preset PHP project.

While this is not recommended for production and started as a joke, it is now feasible to execute PHP code in Node.js as well as in the browser.

Written by Jorgé on Monday July 17, 2017

TypeScript interest peaks in Google Trends' July 2017 stats

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TypeScript has been around since 2012 and has gradually picked up pace, alongside with the popularity of contemporary JavaScript. TypeScript is most popular for developing developer tooling. Currently Angular, Ember, NativScript and many other popular JavaScript projects are using it.

Written by Jorgé on Sunday July 16, 2017

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