#348: How Async/Await Will Make Your Code Simpler

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Issue 348 — August 18, 2017

Towards a JavaScript Binary AST
What could we improve if instead of sending text source code over the wire we sent a binary representation instead?

David Teller

How Async/Await Will Make Your Code Simpler
.. or “How I Learned to stop writing Callback Functions and love JavaScript ES8.”

Patrick Triest

Investigating the Performance of Object#toString in ES2015
How Object#toString performs in the V8 engine, why it’s important, how it changed with ES2015 symbols, and how to speed it up.

Benedikt Meurer

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Understanding V8’s Bytecode
An explainer of V8’s bytecode format – think of bytecode as made up of “small building blocks that make up any JS functionality when composed together”.

Franziska Hinkelmann

Developing in JavaScript in 2017: A Free Online JS Event
Featuring Ray Camden & TJ Vantoll looking at changes in JavaScript development in recent years. It’s next Wednesday (23rd).

Certified Fresh Events

An Introduction to Preact: A Smaller React Alternative

Preact is a popular React-compatible alternative focused on being as thin and light as possible.

Yomi Eluwande

This Week’s Node News in Node Weekly
Did you know we have a sister Node newsletter with all the Node news? This week covers Node 8.4, facial recognition, and how Node’s hash flooding vulnerability was fixed.

Node Weekly


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In Brief
Top-Level ‘await’ Now Supported in Chrome DevTools’ Console newsUmar Hansa on Twitter
Announcing TypeScript 2.5 RC newsMicrosoft
A Feature Watch on ECMAScript 2018 (Updated) newsDr. Axel Rauschmayer
The State of CSS in Angular newsStephen Fluin
Get Your Dream Job In Tech – Learn to Code at Fullstack Academy course Fullstack Academy is the nation’s leading coding school – Our graduates get hired at Google, Facebook Amazon.Fullstack Academy  Sponsor
Beyond ‘typeof’ and ‘instanceof’: Simplifying Dynamic Type Checks tutorialDr. Axel Rauschmayer
Using ES2017 Async Functions tutorial Ever struggled with reasoning about asynchronous JavaScript?Eric Windmill
Building a realtime React VR app tutorial Discover how you can create a realtime React VR app, using websockets to support multi-user interactions in a WebVR experience.Pusher  Sponsor
Repatch: The Simplified, Less Verbose Redux tutorial A thorough introduction. GitHub repo.Péter Hauszknecht
Building a Multiplayer Tic-Tac-Toe Game with Meteor tutorialPaul Orac
A Look at the ‘Optional Catch Binding’ ES Proposal tutorial Would let us use ‘catch’ without defining a parameter.Dr. Axel Rauschmayer
Folding Promises in JavaScript tutorial Covers endomorphism, isomorphism, homomorphism and catamorphism.Vladimír Gorej
5 Ways to Make HTTP Requests in Node tutorial node Overviews of ‘http’, Request, Axios, SuperAgent, and Got.Twilio
Wrap Web Components with React – Use your fav non-React libraries in a React Way tutorialSitePen  Sponsor
Webpack Tips for Efficient Bundling videoGoogle Chrome Developers
Angular vs. React: Which Is Better for Web Development? opinion A pretty in-depth code-driven comparison.Brandon Morelli
Up: A Rapid Way to Deploy Serverless Apps and APIs toolsTJ Holowaychuk
Puppeteer: A Headless Chrome Node API by the DevTools Team code nodeGoogle
Bubb Infotop: Tooltips with No Dependencies code
Songbird: Spatial Audio Encoding on the Web code A real-time spatial audio encoding JavaScript library for WebAudio applications. Repo here.Google

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