New JavaScript features of the past few years

#​629 — March 10, 2023 Read on the Web JavaScript Weekly JavaScript Features from the Past Few Years — Packed with examples, this post tackles the changes and tweaks to JavaScript and TypeScript over the past several years (some as far back as ES6/ES2015, like tagged template literals). Linus Schlumberger Astro’s 2023 Web Framework Performance Report — […]

Garbage collector experiments

#​628 — March 3, 2023 Read on the Web JavaScript Weekly Sandworm Audit: A New JS Auditing Tool — A command-line tool to scan a project and dependencies for vulnerabilities, license issues, and related problems. You get JSON reports, visualizations of dependency trees, and a CSV of all dependencies and license information. Sandworm Experiments with the JavaScript […]

ECMAScript 2023 for President

#​627 — February 24, 2023 Read on the Web JavaScript Weekly ????  Strudel REPL: Live JavaScript Music in the Browser — This is a lot of fun. It’s a little online sandbox for putting together small musical experiments written in JavaScript. Use the ‘shuffle’ button at the top right until you find something you like […]

JavaScript sans build systems?

#​626 — February 17, 2023 Read on the Web JavaScript Weekly Writing JavaScript Without a Build System — Using a variety of build tools for things like bundling and transpiling is reasonably standard in modern JavaScript development, but what if you want to keep things simple? For simple things, it’s not necessary, says Julia. This […]

Bringing JavaScript to WebAssembly

#​625 — February 10, 2023 Read on the Web It looked quiet at first but wow, what an epic week this turned out to be. There’s a lot to chew on here, and we even have a variety of bonus items at the very end of the issue. Enjoy!__Your editor, Peter Cooper JavaScript Weekly Speeding Up […]

Ways to remove event listeners

#​624 — February 3, 2023 Read on the Web JavaScript Weekly You’ve Got Options for Removing Event Listeners — Unnecessary event listeners can cause all sorts of odd problems so it’s good to clean them up when you don’t need them anymore. How? There are several approaches and Alex looks at their pros and cons. (once […]

Astro 2.0 and TypeScript 5.0 beta

#​623 — January 27, 2023 Read on the Web JavaScript Weekly Astro 2.0: The Next-Gen ‘Islands’-Oriented Web Framework — 2.0 includes hybrid rendering (mixing of SSR and SSG outputs), type safety for Markdown & MDX, and an upgrade to Vite 4.0. Astro is worth exploring when performance is key as it works with popular frameworks […]

Why document.write() is bad

#​622 — January 20, 2023 Read on the Web JavaScript Weekly Why Not document.write()? — Many moons ago, document.write was a mainstay of client-side JavaScript code, but it’s long been considered a bad practice – why? Harry digs in, noting that it “guarantees both a blocking fetch and a blocking execution, which holds up the […]

Java-Script Jarre

#​621 — January 13, 2023 Read on the Web JavaScript Weekly The State of JS 2022 — The State of JS is one of the JavaScript ecosystem’s most popular surveys and this time 39,471 folks took part giving us a snapshot of the tools, technologies, and language features people are using (or not using!) There’s […]

Looking at both 2022 and 2023

#​620 — January 6, 2023 Read on the Web We’re back for 2023 ? As is our tradition, we’re taking a quick look back at the past year – this time led by a few choice retrospectives, then followed by the most popular articles and tools included in JavaScript Weekly in 2022. There’s sure to […]

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