This Week in JavaScript - 7 November 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 …


  • Tabulator - Tabulator is a lightweight jQuery UI plugin where with only a few lines of JavaScript you can turn almost any data source into a beautifully formatted interactive table.
  • Recordy - Record your microphone (or any other input) and add effects to it! In your browser.
  • Tesseract - Tesseract.js is a javascript library that gets words in almost any language out of images.

Learning More

  • Making your JavaScript more functional - You don’t need to go all in to benefit from some of the main tenets of its functional methodologies. Simply by reducing your cyclomatic complexity and doing so with functions that have fewer side effects, you can make your code easier to read and maintain.
  • Basics browser console object API - Focused in the console object API available in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and later versions of Internet Explorer browser.
  • A study plan to cure JavaScript fatigue - Instead of simply complaining about the state of things, I’m going to give you a concrete, step-by-step study plan to conquering the JavaScript ecosystem.
  • Closure in JavaScript through examples - To understand closure, it requires you to be familiar with basic JavaScript concepts, such as scope of variables and functions.
  • How to do encapsulation in JavaScript - Three ways to do encapsulation including immediately Invoked Function Expressions, closures, getters and setters, and the revealing module pattern.

ES6 and beyond


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