13 Games in Under 13KB of JavaScript

#407 — October 12, 2018
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Calls Between JavaScript and WebAssembly Are Finally Fast — JavaScript is fast. WebAssembly is fast. But the interoperability between the two is where things can lag a little. In the latest Firefox, this has changed, and here’s an amazingly accessible writeup of the how and why. You will learn something here.
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13 Games in Under 13KB of JavaScript — A look at some of GitHub’s favorite entries to the recent js13kGames 2018 competition where you have to build a game in under 13 kilobytes, assets and all.
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Rethinking Unit Test Assertions — “Well written automated tests always act as a good bug report when they fail, but few developers spend time to think about what information a good bug report needs.”
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▶  What’s New in Create React App 2.0: A Video Series — Create React App 2.0 is only a week old, but Elijah Manor has already put together a set of handy, brief videos on using it for egghead.io.
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The ARM Instruction Set Now Includes JavaScript-Focused Optimizations — The iPhone XS is already trumping even the iMac Pro on a particular JS benchmark, and it looks set to go further.. Interesting times! (Very) technical details here.
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Taming this in JavaScript with the Bind ‘Operator’ — A pretty complete tutorial on a JavaScript feature that doesn’t exist yet, though the author hopes it will help champion its case and hopes you’ll star its proposal. See what you think.
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