This Week in JavaScript - 07 March 2016

Hello and welcome to ‘This Week in JavaScript’ — another curated collection of links relating to what’s new and exciting in the world of JavaScript. The complete list is tagged jsweekly. (Don’t forget to check out our weekly .NET and front end roundups too!)

And now for this week’s finds …

Getting started

Learning more


  • A Year Without jQuery - What happened when ‘We Are Colony’ dropped the use of jQuery.
  • Ember.JS 2.4 and 2.5 Beta Released - Ember.js 2.4, a minor version release of Ember with backwards compatible changes, is released. Ember.js 2.5 beta, the branch of Ember that will be released as stable in roughly six weeks, is also being released.
  • What’s New in jQuery 3 - Aurelio De Rosa highlights the most important changes introduced by jQuery 3.
  • Icon Animations Powered by mo.js - Various icon animations made with mo.js, a powerful motion graphics library by Oleg Solomka.
  • Pressure.js - Pressure is a JavaScript library that makes dealing with Apple’s Force Touch and 3D Touch simple.




  • From tests to debugging: node workflow - Remy Sharp shows how he moves from a failing test to understanding exactly why it’s failing and quickly moves to step debugging to solve the problem.

Everything Else

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Please PM us if you have anything of interest for the next issue or if there is anything you would like to see featured. Paul and Chris of Arabia.


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