Using NPM for more than JavaScript

Node Package Manager, or NPM, is the de facto package manager for all Node.js projects. It’s installed whenever you install Node.js, so it’s kind-of shoved into your face from the start. Because of……

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JavaScript: The First 20 Years

How a sidekick scripting language for Java, created at Netscape in a ten-day hack, ships first as a de facto Web standard and eventually becomes the world’s most widely used programming language. This paper tells the story of the creation, design, evoluti... (more…)

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The JavaScript Standard

JavaScript has gone from being a marketing ploy to gain a tactical advantage, to becoming the core programming experience in the world’s most widely used application runtime platform. Where to, next?

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The Case for Weak Dependencies in JavaScript

Earlier today, I was briefly entertaining the idea of writing a library to wrap and enhance querySelectorAll in certain ways. I thought I’d rather not introduce a Parsel dependency out of the box, but only use it to parse selectors properly when it’s avai... (more…)

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