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How JavaScript works: memory management + how to handle 4 common memory leaks

A few weeks ago we started a series aimed at digging deeper into JavaScript and how it actually works: we thought that by knowing the building blocks …

JavaScript

Immediate rendering to GLKView

Let's say I have some C++ code that renders stuff in OpenGL ES. This code has it's own render loop which is the same on all platforms. One of the …

Programming

Microsoft Announces DirectX 12: Low Level Graphics Programming Comes To DirectX

With GDC 2014 having drawn to a close, we have finally seen what is easily the most exciting piece of news for PC gamers. As previously teased by …

Programming

Read Functional Programming for Mortals

“Love is wise; hatred is foolish. In this world, which is getting more and more closely interconnected, we have to learn to tolerate each other, we …

Programming

10 Recommended GitHub Repos for Motion on the Web

GitHub is a great place to find projects that are freely distributed to the public, but have you ever starred a repo only to forget how cool and …

Web Development

Chrome 61 arrives with JavaScript modules and WebUSB support

Google has launched Chrome 61 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Additions in this release include JavaScript modules and WebUSB support, among other developer features. You can update to the latest version now using the browser’s built-in silent updater or download it directly from …

JavaScript

A minimalist CSS framework.

CSS3 introduces a few new units, including the rem unit, which stands for <i>"root em"</i>. The rem unit is relative to the font-size of the root element …

Web Development

Top 50 JavaScript Plugins & Libraries for 2017

All released this year, the free JavaScript plugins and libraries on this page all offer a straightforward and specific function. There are no …

15 Javascript & CSS UI Frameworks 2017 | Web & Graphic Design

There are many UI frameworks available already and the new one comes every day. These libraries are helping hand for the ease of development along …

ES6 modules enabled by default in Chrome 61, Safari 10.1 and Opera 48

Safari

9 Things You Didn’t Know About Firefox Dev Tools

I recently decided to switch back to Firefox, having been a Chrome user for a number of years. When I had last used Firefox in earnest, working with …

Web Development

An Antidote To Your Hype Fatigue

This is a write-up of the talk I gave at VanJS this month. You can find the slides here.<p>If you happen to be in Seattle, I’ll be giving a version of …

Things ES6 should have fixed...

I said this<p>ES5 was a really good idea: remove the bad parts. ES6/ES7 are just spoon-feeding us ES4: more complexity / bugs #whereareyoucrockford<p>Which …

JavaScript

You might not need to transpile your JavaScript

Chrome 58 was released less than a month ago and its desktop version holds 12.77% of the global browser market share. Chrome 57 was release just 42 …

JavaScript in Visual Studio

JavaScript is a first-class language in Visual Studio. You can use most or all of the standard editing aids (code snippets, IntelliSense, and so on) …

JavaScript

Computer Vision API JavaScript quick starts

This article provides information and code samples to help you quickly get started using JavaScript and the Computer Vision API to accomplish the …

Typical JavaScript interview exercises (explained)

Few weeks ago I found on my twitter feed a very interesting blog post: "The Best Frontend JavaScript Interview Questions (written by a Frontend …

JavaScript

Leaving Python for JavaScript

After over 10 years using Python as main my programming language, I have moved on to JavaScript (the ES8 specification). Python still remains my …

JavaScript

40 Best Free & Premium Modern Fonts For Designers

All designers have their own personal collections of fonts. Do you have one? It’s like a treasure chest full of the best fonts you use with your …

Typography

D3 in Depth

Requests<p>Transitions<p>Interaction<p>Reusable components<p>Other<p>Builds<p>About<p>D3 in Depth aims to bridge the gap between introductory tutorials/books and the …

Tutorials

10 simple diet tricks for asm.js

<b>TL;DR</b>: reducing the size of asm.js-, and C++-builds in general<p>Apologies for the click-baity title, I couldn’t resist :D<p>Emscripten demos are sometimes …

React and Redux are a joke right?

This is probably an ill thought through rant but no one reads my blog anyway. I’d tweet where at least a few people read but 140 characters is not …

How to create a Neural Network in JavaScript in only 30 lines of code

A strange visual created by the Google Dream neural network.In this article I’ll show you how to create and train a neural network using Synaptic.js, …

Deep Learning

SVG can do THAT?! by sdrasner

Sarah Drasner<p>@sarah_edo : twitter || @sdras : codepen<p>Sr. Developer Advocate at Microsoft<p>SVG!<p>This pen.<p>Positioning in CSS got you down?<p>We can do stuff …

Introduction to Preact — a smaller, faster React alternative

Preact is a JavaScript library that describes itself as a fast 3kB alternative to React with the same ES6 API. As a frequent user of React, I’d …

JavaScript

How to create a simple REST web-service with Node, AWS Lambda and the Serverless Framework

In this article I will explain how to create a REST web-service that is written with Node.js and deployed to AWS Lambda <b>λ</b>. I’m also going to use the …

Cloud Computing

.NET and WebAssembly - Is this the future of the front-end?

6 years ago Erik Meijer and I were talking about how JavaScript is/was an assembly language. It turned into an interesting discussion/argument (some …

Software Development

After a 23-Year Wait, WebVR Ships Today

I am incredibly pleased that we’re shipping the latest version of Firefox today with WebVR support for Windows headset users. It’s fulfilling a dream …

AWS won’t be ceding its massive market share lead anytime soon

Now that all the major cloud players have reported their earnings, we have seen some eye-popping growth numbers, particularly from Microsoft. Yet in spite of that, AWS maintains a significant market share lead, according to the latest analysis from Synergy Research Group, released last night after …

Google Cloud Platform