This Week in JavaScript - 23 November 2015

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

Learning more

ES2015 (ES6) and beyond

  • - Just how does ES2015 handle holes in arrays?
  • Kill .apply with the …spread operator - There are several things that this new operator can do, but one of the most useful may be that in many cases you no longer need fn.apply.


  • StubJs - JS stub generator for creating smart dummy data objects.
  • Notie.js - A clean and simple notification plugin (alert/growl style) for javascript, with no dependencies.
  • Plotly.js - Library for scientific and interactive charts.
  • InstantSearch.js - A library of UI widgets to help you build the best instant-search experience with Algolia’s Hosted Search API.
  • How to Build a File Upload Form with Express and Dropzone.js - taking a look at DropzoneJS in some detail; how to implement, and looking at some of the ways in which it can be tweaked and customized.
  • Whoops - Simplification of Error Constructor.
  • Mapzen - Open-source mapping tools and collaborator on open geodata initiatives.
  • Building a Choropleth Map - How to make your own choropleths with SODA, ZingChart maps.

ES2015 (ES6) and beyond



Something different

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