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78. Can WebAssembly Make JavaScript Applications As Fast as Compiled Applications? - Lately in JavaScript podcast episode 56

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The recent effort to create a specification for a WebAssembly language will allow JavaScript to be compiled to a sort of a lower level assembly language that can eventually run much faster than the original JavaScript code.

This was one of the main topics discussed by Manuel Lemos and Arturs Sosins in the episode 56 of the Lately in JavaScript podcast.

They also talked making music on the Web with the recent Web MIDI API, making API generate more compact responses based on the JSON API specification, creating CSS styles with the JavaScript Object to CSS compiler project, using the $ of jQuery without jQuery, the beta release of Node Package Manager (NPM) 3.0, and the advances of EcmaScript 6 implementations that may make JavaScript provide more interesting features for Web development than PHP.

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75. Defensive Programming in JavaScript - Lately in JavaScript podcast episode 53

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Defensive programming is an approach to minimize problems in software caused by unexpected situations. Defensive programming in JavaScript was one of the main topics discussed by Manuel Lemos and Arturs Sosins in the episode 53 of the Lately in JavaScript podcast.

They also talked about the existing JavaScript Linting tools, the state of the Chrome developer tools, impressive libraries that can sense user motion using the Doppler effect, or to detect nudity in pictures using HTML 5 canvas, etc..

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73. Do You Still Need jQuery? Maybe Not! - Lately in JavaScript podcast episode 51

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Most modern browsers implement features using standard APIs that in the past were abstracted with jQuery, so now jQuery is no longer necessary as it used to be.

That was one of the main topics discussed by Manuel Lemos and Arturs Sosins in the episode 51 of the Lately in JavaScript podcast.

They also talked about some obscure pitfalls of JavaScript, using NativeScript to develop truly native applications, using JSScrambler to obfuscate your JavaScript code, tips to minimize the effort to make existing sites mobile friendly, the Winners of the JavaScript Innovation Award of 2014, etc..

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71. Asynchronous JavaScript without Callbacks in ECMAScript 7 - Lately in JavaScript podcast episode 50

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JavaScript implementations based on the specification of ECMAScript 7 will provide means to deal with asynchronous activities as if they were blocking activities, thus without using callback functions to handle the responses.

That was one of the main topics discussed by Manuel Lemos and Arturs Sosins in the episode 50 of the Lately in JavaScript podcast.

They also talked about planing front-end based JavaScript applications, creating your own Prezi like sites with BigPicture.js, discovering what JavaScript libraries are used in each site with LibScore, and find out what JavaScript developers have been looking for in 2014 with the JavaScript Zeitgeist initiative.

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69. What to Expect From jQuery 3.0 - Lately in JavaScript podcast episode 49

Updated on: 2015-01-18

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jQuery 3.0 plans were announce recently. What to expect from this release of this popular JavaScript library was one of the main topics discussed by Manuel Lemos and Arturs Sosins in the episode 49 of the Lately in JavaScript podcast.

They also talked about the Firefox Developer Edition suite, connecting hardware devices with Cylon.js, security issues caused by confusing pictures with JavaScript files, etc..

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68. Fix Your JavaScript Errors Automatically - Lately in JavaScript podcast episode 48

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Tools like JSHint and JSLint are very useful to detect possible problems in your code, but when you have many of the same mistakes to fix, it would be useful if there was a tool to repair your code automatically.

The FixMyJS tool does that and it was one of the main topics discussed by Manuel Lemos and Arturs Sosins in the episode 48 of the Lately in JavaScript podcast.

They also talked about hardware devices that are powered by JavaScript based software in 2014, recommendations for JavaScript best practices, improving your site performance with the information from the navigation timing API, a JavaScript version code compatibility checker, and a new JavaScript best package recommendation system, and other topics.

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67. Accessing MySQL from JavaScript using HTTP and JSON - Lately in JavaScript podcast episode 47

Updated on: 2015-01-18

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Recently it was released a plugin for MySQL that allows JavaScript code to easily access MySQL servers and execute queries using HTTP as transport and JSON as data exchange format.

That is one of the main topics discussed by Manuel Lemos and Arturs Sosins in the episode 47 of the Lately in JavaScript podcast.

They also talked about other topics like the end of development of YUI, several types of interesting new JavaScript libraries, using a single object parameter as object constructor, etc..

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66. Building Better Web User Interfaces with Web Components - Lately in JavaScript podcast episode 46

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Despite it is not a new thing, enhanced Web components based on custome HTML tabs seem to be finally be picking up in major sites like GitHub. This was one of the main topics covered by Manuel Lemos and Arturs Sosins in the episode 46 of the Lately in JavaScript podcast.

They also talked about new JavaScript API being drafted to take better advantage of mobile device features, the new version of JavaScript V8 engine, making pages react faster by predicting user actions with AIM library, smart content scraping with Unfluff.js, comparing HTML strings with DOM Comparator, loading single page apps faster with the Pegasus lbrary, etc..

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65. New Web Browser Written in JavaScript - Lately in JavaScript podcast episode 45

Updated on: 2014-08-30

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A new Web Browser written in JavaScript was released with the name of Breach. This was one of the main topic discussed by Manuel Lemos and Arturs Sosins in the episode 45 of the Lately in JavaScript podcast.

They also talked about the jQuery Foundation initiative announcement, using the Leap Motion Controller in games, turning Drupal into a better CMS for JavaScript frameworks, etc..

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62. JavaScript Less Known Secrets - Lately in JavaScript podcast episode 42

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JavaScript is a language that is different in many ways from other languages, so it has its own way of use that other language developers need to learn about.

The JavaScript differences and less known secrets were some of the main topics discussed by Manuel Lemos and Arturs Sosins in episode 42 of the Lately in JavaScript podcast.

They also talked about new interesting JavaScript libraries and FormulaJS for manipulating arrays and objects with Excel formulas, and general purpose syntax highlighting with PrismJS.

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