This Week in JavaScript - 15 August 2016

Hello and welcome to This Week in JavaScript, our lovingly curated collection of links relating to what’s new and exciting in the world of JS. 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 JavaScript finds …

Getting started

  • Comma operator in JS - Apart from being just a delimiter, the comma operator allows you to put multiple statements in a place where one statement is expected.
  • How to Use Map, Filter, & Reduce in JavaScript - Take a close look at the “big three” list operations: map, filter, and reduce, which allow you to write clean and functional code.

Learning more


  • Get-object-class - A more explicit improvement on typeof.
  • Vue.js - First look - Exploring this framework by creating a screenshot maker.
  • Hyphen - Another Franklin M. Liang’s hyphenation algorithm Javascript implementation.
  • 10 jQuery Form Validation Plugins - The following 10 jQuery form validation plugins set themselves the goal of customizing error messages and styling, as well as simplifying the creation of validation rules.
  • X/Y Line Charts - G2.chart as a g2 addon generates x/y-line charts only, but it does that very well.
  • EpubPressJS - Create custom ebooks from groups of URLs or HTML.

ES6/ES2015 and beyond

  • var const let - When do you use const and when do you use let and do I still use var.



Cool stuff

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