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Better Error Handling in React 16 with Error Boundaries

The first beta React 16 has been released just yesterday. Next to it running on Fiber (speeeed!), and allowing one to return Arrays in the render() method (bye bye unnecessary wrapper divs!), it also introduces the concept of Error Boundaries: … Continue reading

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gpu.js – GPU Accelerated JavaScript

Amazing: gpu.js is a JavaScript library for GPGPU (General purpose computing on GPUs) in the browser. gpu.js will automatically compile specially written JavaScript functions into shader language and run them on the GPU using the WebGL API. In case WebGL … Continue reading

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Behind the front-end experience of Stripe’s ”Connect”

Great writeup by Benjamin De Cock on the work he and his colleagues did to creating unique landing pages that tell a story for our major products For this release, we designed Connect’s landing page to reflect its intricate, cutting-edge … Continue reading

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Hive’s best practices for JavaScript projects

Hive, a UK based technology design studio, have shared their set of best practices for developing JavaScript-based projects. While developing a new project is like rolling on a green field for you, maintaining it is a potential dark twisted nightmare … Continue reading

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Shipping ES2015/ES6 Modules to Browsers

Good workflow fleshed out by Sam Thorogood on using ES2015/ES6 modules with browsers that support, whilst also keeping older browsers (that don’t support it) happy. The modules Let’s take these 2 simple modules for example: // main.js import {x} from … Continue reading

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What’s new in JavaScript? ES2017/“ES8” Language Features

The ECMAScript 2017 Language Specification – the 8th edition of the spec – was officially released at the end of June by TC39. 💁‍♂️ ICYWW: Should we say ES2017 or ES8? → Say ES2017. Back in the day ES6 was … Continue reading

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PngPong Image Manipulation Library

For the recent UK Elections the folks The Guardian wanted to show big images along with their push notifications. Being bandwidth-aware they wanted a solution in which they could use a template image (which could then be cached) and then … Continue reading

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Introducing npx: an NPM package runner

Included with npm@5.2.0 is an extra binary named npx: npx is a tool intended to help round out the experience of using packages from the NPM registry — the same way npm makes it super easy to install and manage dependencies hosted … Continue reading

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LogRocket: Logging and Session Replay for JavaScript Apps

LogRocket is a front-end logging tool that lets you replay problems as if they happened in your own browser. Instead of guessing why errors happen, or asking users for screenshots and log dumps, LogRocket lets you replay the session to … Continue reading

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Webpack Academy

Sean Larkin, one of the maintainers of Webpack, has started a video series to working with Webpack. The first course, entitled “The Core Concepts” is available for free: One of the biggest mysteries about webpack is how it works. As … Continue reading

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