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JavaScript is an object-oriented programming language used alongside HTML and CSS to give functionality to web pages.
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Watch for These Top JavaScript Trends in 2018

Lots of trendspotting details shared in this post on React vs. Vue.js, Next.js, Angular, Reason, GraphQL, Redux, Relay Modern and Apollo, Storybook, Prettier, Webpack...the list literally goes on. If you’ve been living under a rock or buried in projects throughout 2017, this is the article for you. A lot happened in 2017! You can also use this as a guide to plan out your growth as a developer in 2018.

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logged by @adamstac 2018-01-17T05:27:47.162183Z permalink #javascript

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Termipal

Add instant, native micro-GUIs for shell scripts and CLIs to your Mac's Terminal using a JSON-based format. Behind the scenes, it's a JavaScript framework (similar to Electron). Cool idea, but it'd be even more compelling if it shipped with some useful default GUIs.

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logged by @jerodsanto 2018-01-08T21:04:00.006384Z permalink #macos #javascript

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From 200K Lines of CoffeeScript to Zero

Convert the code by hand? Use the CoffeeScript compiler? Or, use decaffeinate? We started with CoffeeScript in 2013, and that was the right choice at the time. The JavaScript language was at a standstill, and CoffeeScript overhauled JavaScript by introducing lots of cool features. It certainly had problems, but it was the best there was. Over the next few years, JavaScript made a comeback. Inspired largely by many of the CoffeeScript features...

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logged by @adamstac 2018-01-07T08:15:06.457941Z permalink #javascript

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StimulusJS

DHH's latest is sure to be controversial: A modest JavaScript framework for the HTML you already have Modest in scope, perhaps, but not in prescription. It doesn't seek to take over your entire front-end—in fact, it's not concerned with rendering HTML at all. Instead, it's designed to augment your HTML with just enough behavior to make it shine. The "JavaScript Sprinkles" style has always appealed to me more than using full-in frameworks. We might have to give this a try...

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logged by @jerodsanto 2018-01-02T16:59:00.006366Z permalink #javascript

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boardgame.io

The goal of this framework is to allow a game author to essentially translate the rules of a game to a series of simple functions that describe how the game state changes when a particular move is made, and the framework takes care of the rest. Perhaps just what you need to kickstart some holiday hacking. The best part: You will not need to write any networking or backend code.

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logged by @jerodsanto 2017-12-19T15:57:00.008672Z permalink #javascript

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The State of JavaScript 2017

Huge thanks to Raphaël Benitte, Sacha Greif, and Michael Rambeau for their excellent work on this yearly survey. The JavaScript ecosystem is richer than ever, and even the most experienced developer can start to hesitate when considering the multitude of options available at every stage. We asked over a hundred questions to more than 28,000 developers all over the world, covering topics going from front-end libraries all the way to back-end frameworks.

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logged by @adamstac 2017-12-17T06:18:07.362661Z permalink #javascript

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Parcel 📦🚀

Blazing fast, zero configuration web application bundler With emphasis on the zero configuration, this tool differentiates from webpack by focusing on developer experience. Smart move. Webpack is a lot of (awesome) things, but 'dead simple to get started' is not one of them.

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logged by @jerodsanto 2017-12-06T15:01:00.006427Z permalink #javascript

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Why Is GraphQL So Cool? with Johannes Schickling

Johannes Schickling (Founder of Graphcool) joined the show to talk about GraphQL — an application layer query language from Facebook. We talked about what it is, where it makes sense to use it, its role in serverless architectures, getting docs for free via Schemas and Types, and the community that's rallying around this new way to think about APIs.

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