This Week in JavaScript - 4 January 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!)

After enjoying the new year celebrations, welcome to 2016 and if you count using the dozenal system, the start of a new century.

And now for this week’s JavaScript finds …

Getting started

Learning more


  • octopi.js - Super tiny suggestion library with autocomplete, control, and mobile browsers performance.
  • match-when - A clear, succinct and safe syntax to do Pattern Matching in modern JavaScript.
  • RoboJS - A library that aims to dynamically load JS modules depending on how the DOM is composed.
    #ES2015 (ES6)
  • The future of bundling JavaScript modules - How the bundling of modules is affected by two future developments: HTTP/2 and native modules.
  • Start your own JavaScript library using webpack and ES6 - A brand new repository webpack-library-starter with all the stuff that we need for creating a JavaScript library.
  • nearley - Simple, fast, powerful parsing for JavaScript.



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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 chrisofarabia.

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