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Anatomy of a JavaScript Error

It’s not a pretty sight when an application dies. Error messages can be difficult to understand, and we sometimes have to put our investigator hats on to solve the mystery and find the culprit. Most software developers spend all their time avoiding errors, but here at Bugsnag, our entire product is...
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Employers Want JavaScript, but Developers Want Python

When it comes to which programming languages are in demand by employers, JavaScript, Java, Python, C++, and C—in that order—came out on top in a recent developer survey. Developers, however, want to learn languages like Python, Go, and Kotlin. A survey of developers by technical recruiter...
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The race to the “best ever ever ever framework” in JavaScript slowed down recently and the focus is more on tools or features around popular frameworks.

JavaScript Trends for 2018

Trying to bet on how many new JavaScript frameworks will be released each month, is, the best software engineer’s game in the past 5 years. Something interesting since last year: The race to the “best ever ever ever framework” in JavaScript slowed down and the focus is more on tools or features...
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The Brutal Lifecycle of JavaScript Frameworks

JavaScript UI frameworks and libraries work in cycles. Every six months or so, a new one pops up, claiming that it has revolutionized UI development. Thousands of developers adopt it into their new projects, blog posts are written, Stack Overflow questions are asked and answered, and then a newer (...
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Exploring Node.js with Mark Hinkle, the Executive Director of the Node.js Foundation

Even though JavaScript has been around for more than 20 years, it’s becoming the first class citizen for developing enterprise applications. There is a huge developer community behind this technology. What makes things even more interesting is that, with Node.js, JavaScript can run on server, so...
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The Sweetness of JAMstack: JavaScript, APIs and Markup

The JAMstack approach to web development has been emerging for several years, but really took off in 2017. More a design philosophy than an explicit framework, JAMstack takes the concept of static, database-free websites to the next level via an architecture advocates are calling “the future of the...
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Top 15 Resources for Learning JavaScript

HTML, cascading stylesheets (CSS), and JavaScript have experienced massive growth and evolution over the past two decades, which should come as no surprise given the ever-expanding role of the internet in our lives. JavaScript development has come a long way since the early 1990s and IBM's famous...
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How to Implement Dijkstra’s Algorithm in JavaScript

I’ve been reading Grokking Algorithms, which I recommend to anyone new to algorithms. It’s basically the introduction I wish I had a few months ago! The examples in the book are written in Python, so I’d like to share a JavaScript version of Dijkstra’s algorithm. This algorithm uses a directed,...
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JavaScript and Functional Programming: An Introduction

I had this itching feeling that a better, cleaner approach to developing software had to exist. I had heard whispers about functional programming, and how it allows developers to write more concise and elegant code. I was unknowingly exposed to functional paradigms and patterns for the first time...
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Microsoft Adds Multithreading to Node.js for Compute-Heavy Apps

The Napa.js runtime is in development to bring C++-like performance to Node.js. Microsoft’s beta Napa.js runtime is offering multithreaded support for the Node.js server-side JavaScript platform, to provide the flexibility of JavaScript with speedy performance akin to C++’s. By introducing...
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