How GitHub Removed jQuery From Their Frontend

#402 โ€” September 7, 2018
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Apologies if you notice today’s issue is a little lower tempo than usual. We have some great things coming up, including more interviews like Dr. Axel’s in issue 399, but today I’ve been struck by a sickness bug ๐Ÿ˜ท and have struggled to even get this far. To a better next week! ๐Ÿ™‚
โ€” Peter Cooper, editor

How GitHub Removed jQuery From Their Frontend โ€” GitHub has just been able to drop jQuery as a dependency of the frontend code for This transition has taken years and hereโ€™s what theyโ€™ve learnt and what libraries have replaced it.
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