Frontend/JS Digest (март 2015)

31 марта 2015
Александр Суевалов, JavaScript Developer

Hey! A lot of things have happened in March 2015. Don’t miss latest news and keep yourself up to date!

General
Microsoft is killing off the Internet Explorer brand
IE will live on, but only as plumbing for Windows

Browser Input Events: Can We Do Better Than The Click?
A look at the ‘event cascade’ (which is quite a lengthy stream of events in some browsers) and its relevance in handling user input from mice, taps, etc.

DevTools: State Of The Union 2015 by Addy Osmani
Addy will give you the latest update on your favourite companion; exploring new features like paint profiling, animation inspection and updates to the JavaScript editing workflow with V8.

Google WebFonts are now available on GitHub

JavaScript
The JavaScript World Domination
From browsers to mobile phones, from tablets to tabletops, from industrial automation to the tiniest microcontrollers — JavaScript seems to creep into the most unexpected places these days. 
It’s not too long until your very toaster will be running JavaScript… but why?

A Baseline for Front-end JavaScript Developers in 2015
Areas in which a modern JS-based front-end developer should be skilled.

Experiments with Strengthening JavaScript
The Google V8 team is looking at ways to mitigate performance and usability issues in JavaScript, such as a ‘strong mode’ and SoundScript, all without forking or breaking JavaScript as-is.

Advancing JavaScript With Breaking The Web
An article, slides and video from Christian Heilmann that takes a look at how JavaScript is changing by the ever increasing demands placed upon it but how interoperability must remain key.

A Comparison of JavaScript Linting Tools

New JavaScript techniques for rapid page loads

Strategies for Staying on Top of Web Performance

ES6
No Promises: Asynchronous ES6 JavaScript with Only Generators

Taming the asynchronous beast with ES7

Angular
Angular Basics, An Interactive Book for Learning Angular
Includes a live coding environment and editable, live examples. The author calls it a book but it’s really an experience.

What’s New in AngularJS 2.0

Announcements from ng-conf in brief

35 Videos from ngConf 2015

Boost the Performance of an AngularJS Application Using Immutable Data

Ember
18 Videos from EmberConf 2015

React
React Native is Now Open Source
First unveiled two months ago, React Native, a toolkit for building native iOS apps (and Android soon) with React, is now available.

Introducing React Native: A Complete Tutorial
A complete and well written walkthrough of building a simple iOS app using React Native which was open sourced.

React Tips and Best Practices

CSS
Loaders.css
Delightful and performance-focused pure css loading animations.

Redesigning the Login Screen
Behind the scenes: finding the balance between security and usability

Animation Principles for the Web

Using Flexbox Today

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Sincerely yours, JS Community Team!