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10 trusty JavaScript test tools

From simple test runners to complete testing frameworks, look to these proven tools to keep your JavaScript free of bugs

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NPM: Free public JavaScript registry will continue

Company says the free NPM package registry is here to stay, releases security upgrade for NPM Enterprise

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Quark taps JavaScript to build ‘native’ desktop apps

Tool combines the Electron framework and a shared JavaScript runtime to create lightweight “sketches” with native app capabilities

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NativeScript 6.0 speeds up builds, app updates

Update to the JavaScript framework for building native iOS and Android apps also boasts smaller app binaries

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Facebook JavaScript engine boosts React Native on Android

Open-source Hermes JavaScript engine could be used to improve performance of all JavaScript-based mobile applications

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ECMAScript roadmap: New JavaScript features for 2019

The committee overseeing ECMAScript has approved the specification for the next edition of JavaScript

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Sucrase rivals Babel JavaScript compiler for development use

Not recommended for production, Sucrase trades the scope and flexibility of Babel for faster builds during development

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WebKit upgrade improves memory usage

The new bytecode format for WebKit’s JavaScriptCore browser engine is more compact and can be cached to disk

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JavaScript tutorial: Add face detection to your web app

Let’s add face detection to our React map explorer app using the pico.js JavaScript library

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Transposit aims to make API apps easier to build

Cloud-based serverless platform allows developers to build applications on top of APIs using JavaScript and SQL

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JavaScript tutorial: Add speech recognition to your web app

Harnessing the power of voice commands in a React map explorer app with the annyang JavaScript library

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TypeScript 3.5 fixes ‘unbearably slow’ type-checking bug

New release addresses regression in TypeScript 3.4 that impacted both build times and editor operations

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JavaScript tutorial: Animated charts with React-vis

With React-vis, breathing life into a chart is as simple as adding a single word to our code

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Salesforce open sources Lightning Web Components

Lightning Web Components combines W3C standard Web Components and an HTML templating system

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JavaScript tutorial: Beyond basic charts with React-vis

How to use Uber’s library of React components to create interactive line charts that display comparative values over time

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JavaScript tutorial: Easy data visualizations with React-vis

The library of React components from Uber makes creating charts and other simple visualizations a snap

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3 JavaScript libraries to replace jQuery

Ubiquitous jQuery has been outmoded by JavaScript and browser advances. These jQuery-like alternatives pick up where jQuery left off

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