#364: Angular 5.1 Released

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Issue 364 — December 8, 2017

Parcel: A Fast, Zero-Configuration Webapp Bundler
In this introductory article, Parcel’s creator explains how it solves key problems with existing bundlers like Browserify and Webpack: performance and complex configs.

Devon Govett

A Different Way of Understanding `this` in JavaScript
A perennial topic, but Dr. Axel has an interesting take on it that might clarify your thinking on how the this keyword works.

Dr. Axel Rauschmayer

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Kent C. Dodds

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Angular 5.1 Released
The latest (minor) version of Angular is here, plus Angular CLI 1.6 and the first stable release of Angular Material.

Stephen Fluin

What People in Tech Said About JavaScript On Its Debut
JavaScript was first announced this week 22 years ago, but who was singing its praises in its earliest form?

Chris Brandrick

Webpack: A Gentle Introduction to the Module Bundler
Not ready for Parcel (above)? Here you can learn the basics of Webpack and how to configure it for your web application.

Prosper Otemuyiwa


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In Brief
A Frontend Developer’s Guide to GraphQL tutorial A very gentle introduction if GraphQL seems confusing.CSS Tricks
Creating Neural Networks in JS with deeplearn.js tutorialRobin Wieruch
‘await’ vs ‘return’ vs ‘return await’: Picking The Right One tutorialJake Archibald
How TypeScript 2.4’s Weak Type Detection Helps You Avoid Bugs tutorialMarius Schulz
Creating a Heatmap of Your Location History with JS & Google Maps tutorialBrandon Morelli
Getting to Know the JavaScript Internationalization API tutorial A cursory introduction.Netanel Basal
`for-await-of` and Synchronous Iterables tutorialDr. Axel Rauschmayer
How to Cancel Promises tutorialSeva Zaikov
Learn Everything About AWS’ New Container Products AWS ECS vs. AWS EKS vs. AWS Fargate – confused? Learn more in our latest blog post.Codeship  Sponsor
6 Developers Reflect on JavaScript in 2017 opinion Tools like Prettier, Jest, and Next.js get big shoutouts.Sacha Greif
Angular… It’s You, Not Me: A Breakup Letter opinionDan Ward
Will The Future of JavaScript Be Less JavaScript? opinionDaniel Borowski
JavaScript Metaprogramming: ES6 Proxy Use and Abuse videoEirik Vullum
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jsvu: JavaScript (Engine) Version Updater tools A tool for installing new JavaScript engines without compiling them.Google
Reshader: A Library to Get Shades of Colors codeGuilherme Oderdenge
Muuri: A JS Layout Engine for Responsive and Sortable Grid Layouts code There’s a live demo here.Haltu
Unistore: A 650 Byte State Container with Component Actions for Preact codeJason Miller
Lowdb: A Small Local JSON Database Powered by Lodash code Supports Node, Electron and the browser.typicode
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