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ISSUE #134

Everything New in ECMAScript, Font-end Handbook, webpack 4 in production, and more


Hallelujah — In Praise of Babel

A talented revamp of the famous song.


Front-End Developer Handbook 2018 | Cody Lindley

This is a guide that anyone could use to learn about the practice of front-end development. It broadly outlines and discusses the practice of front-end engineering: how to learn it and what tools are used when practicing it in 2018.

Here are examples of everything new in ECMAScript 2016, 2017, and 2018

A simple list of 18 JavaScript features introduced for the last 3 years.

Webpack 4 in production: How to make your life easier | David Qorashi

Recently, we went through a Webpack upgrade saga in one of the bigger production apps that I’ve been working on for the past couple of years. The project was relying on Webpack 1.14.0 and with Webpack 4 out, now it was a good time to show some love to the project and simplify things.

Javascript : Prototype vs Class | Valentin PARSY

This is a really short and nice comparison of old-way "classes" and new ones.

A Brief History of JavaScript | Abhijeet Dhope

By the end of this blog you would have a pretty good idea about the inception of JavaScript and wont feel left out during tech discussions.

JavaScript Modules | Ahmad Alfy

Introduction to JavaScript modules. What we used to use before ES6 modules (CommonJS, AMD) and the recent advances in the bundlers and the tools we are using.

Cancelling Requests with Abortable Fetch | James Milner

Example of how to cancel a requests using AbortController

Service Workers! Your first step towards Progressive Web Apps (PWA) | Uday Hiwarale

Service workers are just like web workers but they can be accessed by many main threads (running in different browser tabs) at the same time. Sadly only one service worker is allowed per scope (we will talk about scope later, it’s just a URL Path) on the browser.


Teaching Monads Slightly Differently | Evin Sellin

It’s my monad article! Everyone does one at some point! In this article, I propose a slightly different strategy to teaching monads, and attempt an explanation in that style. Will I break Lady Monadgreen’s curse? Spoiler Alert: probably not.


A Committed Intro Guide to ReactJS | Thomas Collardeau

Hi there! Let’s make a team. We’ll raise hell, and we’ll build a small to-do app together using ReactJS. I got me a good feeling about this! This 3-part blog series is accompanied by a follow-along…


Is My Single-Page Application SEO Friendly? | ANTHONY GORE

SPAs typically provide a page to the browser that has no meaningful content. Content is instead loaded by AJAX as the user navigates the site. Can a search engine index this content? Does it rank as well as static HTML? This article will attempt to bring clarity to these questions.


How to Add Touch ID to Your React Native App | Brian Azizi

Add Touch ID to Your React Native App. Understand the use cases for fingerprint authentication and learn how to implement a Touch ID lock or login.

Few Tips That Will Make Your PWA on iOS Feel Like Native | Maciej Caputa

Long awaited iOS update was released, providing support for essential PWA features on iOS. Check out 6 simple tricks that would make user experience with your PWA on iOS much more like native.