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Robin Wieruch robinwieruch.de

JavaScript fundamentals before learning React

Learn about the fundamentals of JavaScript to ease your learning/usage of React. After all my teachings about React, be it online for a larger audience or on-site for companies transitioning to web development and React, I always come to the conclusion that React is all about JavaScript. The following walkthrough is my attempt giving you an almost extensive yet concise list about all the different JavaScript functionalities to complement your React application.

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Benjamin Bouvier blog.benj.me

Making calls to WebAssembly blazingly fast

Benjamin Bouvier, Compiler Engineer at Mozilla, writes about speeding up calls from JS to Wasm in Firefox. If we want more WebAssembly (wasm) adoption, there shouldn't be a big costly barrier between the two universes. That is, calls from one world to the other should be fast. For a very long time, calls from JS to asm.js/WebAssembly have been quite slow in Firefox. In fact, we didn't optimize them at all. He goes on to say... Starting with Firefox 60, the JIT compiler makes no distinctions between calling a JavaScript function or a WebAssembly function, meaning it uses the same call optimizations for both kinds of function. Benjamin continues through several more bugs mentioned on the Bugzilla bug board with fixes to speed up calls from JS to Wasm in Firefox.

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Ives van Hoorne Medium

CodeSandbox launched their dashboard and teams feature

I've been closely watching CodeSandbox and have been thoroughly impressed with the work Ives van Hoorne and the 75+ contributors have put into this online code editor for ... React, Preact, Vue, and more. I've been thinking about getting Ives on Founders Talk to talk about the business model behind CodeSandbox. It seems to have this interesting self baked, pay what you want, Patron model to cover the expenses of CodeSandbox. Most of the features are free with limits, and being a "Patron" lifts those limits + extra features, and supports the costs and development efforts.

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Flavio Copes vuehandbook.com

The Vue Handbook

A free ebook by Flavio Copes. Here's the skinny: After spending a lot of time diving into Vue, in preparation for a Vue online course I'm building, I created this free resource that contains a lot of material to help anyone go from zero Vue knowledge to having a pretty good overview of this popular JavaScript frontend framework. The book's content is behind a newsletter signup. That's the price of free, I guess. 🤷‍♂️

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Kevin Ball zendev.com

GitHub stars !== usage: React is still blowing Vue and Angular away

KBall, on Vue's ⭐️ count surpassing React's: Don't get me wrong, I love Vue - I've been using it far more than React recently - but github stars are more of a measure of the "hipness" of a project than its actual use. He backs that up by citing the preposterously low number of stars 'earned' by the Apache web server, which powers ~38% of websites. What is a useful metric, then? There is no perfect measure - there are many many ways to install and use any of these projects - but NPM has become the de facto standard for installing JavaScript packages. If we look at download statistics for the core package of each of these frameworks - the vue package and the react package, that should give us a reasonable proxy for actual use. Click through for his detailed findings, but the big takeaway is right there 👆 in the headline.

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Docz – it has never been so easy to document your things!

Docz' high-level principles give you an idea of what they're all about: Zero config and easy. No unnecessary build steps with confusing setups. Blazing fast. Always use the fastest things to build our tools. Easy to customize. Create something that will be easy to use and customize. MDX Based. Have the best standard to write documents. Pluggable. Plugins are the best choice when you need to be custom and flexible. Watch the demo video on the homepage to see just how nice this tool is to use.

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Diego ZoracKy github.com

MagiCLI can generate a command line interface for any module

MagiCLI was built to expand the use of npm modules. When all modules can be executed via CLI, npm becomes a source for anyone who wants to find a solution ti be run from a terminal and also for those who would like to call an existing solution written in Node.js from a program written in another language. For even more context, check out the intro post on Hacker Noon.

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Kyle Mathews gatsbyjs.org

GatsbyJS raised a $3.8M seed round and is now a startup

Well, Gatsby is officially a startup! They just announced the formation of Gatsby Inc. and have raised a $3.8M seed round to fund the effort. Wow, congrats Kyle and team. Kyle Matthews writes on the Gatsby blog: I’m thrilled to announce the formation of Gatsby Inc. Based on the open source project Gatsby I founded, Gatsby the company will make feature-rich and blazing-fast websites easier to build and run. What is Gatsby? Gatsby is... a blazing fast static site generator for React.js a powerful and flexible modern website framework that simplifies every step of starting, developing and running websites helps you leverage open source innovations in the React, NPM, and Gatsby communities for your web projects lets you pull data into pages from WordPress, Drupal, Contentful, markdown—and any other data source you can imagine compiles and optimizes your site’s code to make your sites lightning fast—even on mobile

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Justin Sisley github.com

mostly – a full stack web app starter kit built on Node.js

mostly's purpose is to serve as a lightweight, easy-to-comprehend starting point, with a focus on providing a great developer experience while helping you get high quality and maintainable web applications deployed rapidly. It uses Express for the server and React for the client. Worth a look if you're starting up a new web project. I dig this point about it: Nothing is hidden, nothing is magical, and all of the "plumbing" is accessible and simple.

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