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10 fresh write-ups from the JavaScript world. Comes out every Friday (or Saturday if I'm overloaded).

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A case for using `void` in modern JavaScript

The void operator has historically had a few use cases. None of these use cases are particularly relevant to modern JavaScript, except for a new case that's been introduced with arrow functions in ES6.

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Aborting a signal: How to cancel an asynchronous task in JavaScript

Performing asynchronous tasks can be hard, especially when a particular programming language does not allow for canceling mistakenly started or no longer needed actions. Fortunately, JavaScript offers a very handy piece of functionality for aborting an asynchronous activity. In this article, you can learn how to use it to create your own abortable function.

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Why Svelte is our choice for a large web project in 2020

Svelte is a JavaScript framework for building user interfaces. Its compiler architecture enables amazing tradeoffs for UX and DX. Svelte might be worth your attention, especially if you pine for the web of yore and future.

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Visual Studio Code February 2020

Welcome to the February 2020 release of Visual Studio Code. There are a number of updates in this version that we hope you will like.

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How I made a 3D game in only 2KB of JavaScript

The primary goal of this comp was to create a game that fits entirely in a 2 kilobyte zip file. That is incredibly small, for point of reference a 3.5 floppy disk could hold over 700 of these games.

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Face Mask Browser Extension

An extension that puts masks on faces on the internet (only works on Chrome). Beware: This extension is a proof of concept and really slows down your browser (and also destroys several sites).

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Welcome rollup@2.0.0

As any major, it is first and foremost about getting rid of old, deprecated, rotting and smelling stuff. But there are some cool things hidden as well…

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Introducing Federated Modules in Webpack 5

Want to share code dynamically between web applications but don't want to use libraries or custom Micro-FE frameworks. Check out what's in store for you with Webpack 5 and how federated modules will fundamentally change how you view web applications.

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Deep Dive into Redux Toolkit with React - Complete Guide

In this video we will take a comprehensive view into Redux Toolkit (RTK) - the official way of setting up a redux application. We will look into all the features it comes with, go over the various functions it comes included with, and we will also set up a simple redux application in React in both the traditional way and also the redux toolkit way to compare.

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8 New Features Shipping With ES2020

GlobalThis, optional chaining, private fields in classes, the nullish coalescing operator, and more

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