This Week in JavaScript - 08 August 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


  • Higher Order Components: A React Application Design Pattern - In this article we will discuss how to use Higher Order Components to keep your React applications tidy, well structured and easy to maintain.
  • How to Implement Internationalisation (i18n) in JavaScript - In this article Aurelio De Rosa discusses what internationalisation and localisation are and why they are important to expand a product’s market. He also briefly introduces you to the Internationalisation API by mentioning some supported features and then, shows some examples of their use.
  • A Comprehensive Look at jQuery Selectors - Whether you want to manipulate the content of an element on a web page, attach an event to it, or do something else, you will need to select it first. This is where jQuery selectors come into play: they form a crucial part of the library. In this tutorial, Baljeet Rathi covers all of these selectors and point out important things that you need to keep in mind while using them.
  • Build a Stateful Real-Time App with React Native and Pusher - In this tutorial you will learn how to build a real-time chat application with Pusher, React-native and Redux to manage the state of the app.
  • baffle.js - A tiny (~1.8kb) javascript library for obfuscating and revealing text in DOM elements.



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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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