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96. Notable JavaScript package: Subtitle Downloader

Posted on: 2016-06-30

There are sites host videos that can have subtitles.

This package is a Chrome extension that can let the user download the video data and subtitles when available.

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95. Notable JavaScript package: webfan JavaScript Intents Service Server

Posted on: 2016-06-22

Web Intents is a new W3C standard that allows to register Web services that can handle data of a certain MIME type.

So when the user needs to open or perform other action with a given file of that MIME type from the browser, he may choose from a list of Web services that can perform that action on the file.

This package can be used to register the URLs Web services that will handle given MIME types. It can also call a given callback function to process the requested action on the file.

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94. How JavaScript is Reviving Desktop Applications with Electron - Lately in JavaScript podcast episode 67

Posted on: 2016-06-22

Electron is a library developed by GitHub that provides means to create and package desktop applications using the Chromium browser and Node.js.

The revival of desktop applications based on Electron was the main topic discussed by Manuel Lemos and Arturs Sosins in the episode 67 of the Lately in PHP podcast.

They also talked about the latest developments of V8 engine that already supports EcmaScript 6 new JavaScript features, WebAssembly support in the browsers, running multiple tasks in the background with Web workers, etc..

This article contains a transcript of the podcast summary below.

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93. Notable JavaScript package: PowerTechTools

Posted on: 2016-06-02

Technicians that work with electricity often need to make calculations with values like power, voltage, impedance, etc.. So it is always useful to have a tool at hand to make these calculations. This package can make many of those calculations.

It uses Angular.js and it can run on a browser of a mobile device.

It also uses MathML to render formulas on the Web page.

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92. Modules and Custom Symbols in the Next JavaScript Version - Lately in JavaScript podcast episode 66

Posted on: 2016-05-31

The specification of EcmaScript 6 which will be the base of the next JavaScript version continues to evolve and now includes desired features like modules and custom operator symbols.

That was the main topic discussed by Manuel Lemos and Arturs Sosins in the episode 66 of the Lately in JavaScript podcast.

They also talked of the growth of NPM and how hard it became to determine which are the best packages for you, some nice libraries like CSSX for manipulating stylesheets programatically, ScrollBear to preserve scroll position on pages with images, some fun JavaScript comics from ComicStrip, the revival of Microsoft Clippy in your Web site pages, how to win nice printed certificate for the innovative JavaScript packages you publish, among other topics.

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91. Notable JavaScript package: JavaScript String Format

Posted on: 2016-05-30

Most languages provide standard libraries that allow string manipulation operations like formatting a text string with a list of parameters values. However, JavaScript does not come with any built-in objects for that purpose.

This package can add a prototype to an object to let it format strings in a similar way to sprintf functions of other functions.

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90. Notable JavaScript package: JavaScript Bracket Matching Checker

Posted on: 2016-05-19

Sometimes it is necessary to quickly check if an expression or even a programming code text has the right syntax, opening and closing the right brackets.

This object can implement that kind of quick check by looking if brackets match. It supports either (, [ and { brackets.

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89. Notable JavaScript package: JavaScript AVI Parser

Posted on: 2016-04-21

Many sites need to take videos uploaded by the users. When a user uploads a video he may not be certain if that is the right video that he wants to upload and may only realize that after a few hours when the video finishes uploading.

This object can help addressing this issue by being able to parse and extract data from an AVI video even before the user uploads it. This way the user can confirm if the video was the right was that he wanted to upload.

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88. Is JavaScript The Most Used Programming Language On Earth? - Lately in JavaScript podcast episode 65

Posted on: 2016-04-21

A recent survey carried by StackOverflow confirmed that JavaScript is the most commonly useg programming language in the World. Whether that is true or not, was the main topic discussed by Manuel Lemos and Arturs Sosins in the episode 65 of the Lately in JavaScript podcast.

They also talked about a JavaScript library to build 3D applications without WebGL nor Three.js, pausing animated GIFs, the polemic around ubpublishing packages from NPM, JavaScript speech recognition with dedicated browser APIs, fast migration of Web sites to mobile, among other topics.

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87. Gun.js: the GIT for Distributed NoSQL Databases - Lately in JavaScript podcast episode 64

Posted on: 2016-03-23

Imagine a NoSQL database that can work in a distributed way like Git, so if you lose the main database in the server, you can recover it from copy running on your Web browser. That database exists, it was developed by Mark Nadal and his team, and it is called Gun.js.

The live demo of Gun.js and the interview Mark Nadal gave to Manuel Lemos and Arturs Sosins was the main topic main topics discussed in the episode 64 of the Lately in JavaScript podcast.

They also talked about the features of EcmaScript 2017, creating single page apps with WordPress and Angular.js, the fatigue caused by the discussions about JavaScript fatigue, Chrome Debugging on Visual Studio Code IDE, among other topics.

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