This week’s JavaScript news, issue 327

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Issue 327 — March 23, 2017

Beyond The Browser: From Web Apps To Desktop Apps
Building desktop apps using Web technologies has never been easier. This tutorial compares NW.js and Electron and digs into the key concepts and issues.

Adam Lynch

How To Develop An Interactive Command Line App with Node
A simple guide to building a command like tool from scratch. Like this? We have a Node newsletter as well.

Smashing Magazine

The State of RxJS, Vue, Angular, Ember, Polymer and React [videos]
The first in a series of quarterly events where representatives of 6 popular frameworks/libraries give an update on how they’re progressing.

This Dot

Try Kendo UI – the most complete JavaScript/HTML UI library with 70+ widgets
Kendo UI delivers everything you need to build modern web applications under tight deadlines – from the must-haves Data Grids & DropDowns to Spreadsheet & Scheduler. Choose from 70+ UI components and combine them to create beautiful, responsive apps.


jQuery 3.2(.1) Released
jQuery 3.2.0 was released quickly followed by 3.2.1. One new feature is support for custom CSS properties, demonstrated here.

jQuery Foundation

JSCaml: An Experimental JavaScript to OCaml Compiler
A compiler for typed JavaScript, using OCaml as the target runtime and leaning on an OCaml implementation of JavaScript’s builtins.

Facebook Experimental

A Look at nginScript: NGINX’s Custom JS Implementation
nginScript is a unique JavaScript implementation for the NGINX Web server that lets you more easily play with dynamic load-balancing, logging, request parsing, etc.


Planning A Modern Angular Application
Todd Motto runs through some of the considerations you should review when planning to build an application using Angular (aka Angular 2 and above).

Telerik Developer Network


Senior Software Engineer (Node.js) (Berlin, Germany)At Taxfix we want to make taxes easier. We’re looking for an engineer to build and manage our core APIs and Docker-based micro-services. Taxfix GmbH

Node.js Developer at X-Team (Remote)We’re looking for a developer with an extensive knowledge of Node.js and Javascript. We are 100% remote and we provide the funding needed to help you achieve your goals and grow. X-Team

JavaScript Developer at Econify (New York, NY)Econify is a development shop with large media clients. We’re seeking developers with NodeJS experience to solve at scale problems. Econify

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In Brief
Ember 2.12 and 2.13 Beta Released news This release kicks off the 2.13 beta cycle for all sub-projects.
Insights From Stack Overflow’s Survey of 64,000 Developers news Full stack JavaScript seems to be leading the way.Quincy Larson
Cross-Origin Resource Sharing — A Simple Guided Tour tutorialMartin Splitt
Magical JavaScript Tips Every Developer Should Remember tutorialTarun Gupta
React is Slow, React is Fast: Optimizing React Apps in Practice tutorialFrançois Zaninotto
An Overview of an ES Proposal for Arbitrary Precision Integers tutorialDr. Axel Rauschmayer
Creating a Book Cover Using JavaScript and p5.js tutorialEngin Arslan
Encoding Text as Unicode Clock Faces tutorial A slightly out-of-left-field piece from Axel :-)Dr. Axel Rauschmayer
You Know How to Code, but How Are Your Design Skills? course Learn UI & UX design through part-time, online courses with 1-on-1 mentorship from expert designers.Designlab  Sponsor
React Conf 2017: The Full Recorded Stream video Day 2 here.YouTube
ASTs for Beginners video An hour long JavaScript-oriented intro to abstract syntax tree concepts.Kent C Dodds
react-sourcerer: A Linting Framework Built in React videoMerrick Christensen
Master Fullstack Development course Learn how to build full stack apps with React, Angular, Node, Django and Rails with Thinkster.Thinkster  Sponsor
JavaScript vs. Python in 2017 opinionMichael Bolin
5 Vim Plugins I Can’t Live Without for JavaScript Development toolsPeter Piekarczyk
Chart.js: Simple, Flexible HTML5 Canvas Charts toolsChart.js
Maybe: A Type That Wraps Optional Values codeAlexander Jarvis
moveTo: A Dependency-Free Scroll Animation JavaScript Library codeHasan Aydoğdu

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