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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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The best programming language to learn

Python is clearly the best choice, unless a better choice is Java or JavaScript. Let’s compare

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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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Functional JavaScript: Building data structures from functions

Combining functional programming concepts to produce data structures feels like alchemy

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JavaScript tutorial: Functional programming in JavaScript

How to embrace immutability, think functionally, and write code that is easier to understand and test

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What’s new in the Node.js 12 JavaScript runtime

Node.js 12 Long-Term Service release arrives with faster startup and an improved default heap limit based on available memory

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Node.js vs. PHP: An epic battle for developer mindshare

How do the old guard and the upstart darling of the server-side web stack up against each other? Let’s compare

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JavaScript tutorial: Higher-order functions

‘Higher-order functions’ is a fancy term for functions that take other functions as arguments or that return functions. Very powerful!

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Mozilla brings Python data science to the browser

Pyodide project uses Emscripten and WebAssembly to run Python and its data science libraries in any major browser

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JavaScript memoization: Handy functional programming

Memoization is a neat functional programming trick you can use to speed up expensive calculations

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Node.js vs. Java: An epic battle for developer mindshare

Let’s examine how the enterprise stalwart and JavaScript upstart stack up in the battle for the server room

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