News from the JavaScript Community

JS Foundation Brings Fully Serverless Applications to the Masses

Two JS Foundation projects have teamed up to deliver a set of tools that work seamlessly together to allow JavaScript developers to provision and deploy serverless applications with beautiful, performant user interfaces. architect provides the ability to provision and deploy serverless cloud infrastructure with a simple plain text manifest file, while Marko gives JavaScript developers a powerful, component-based development model with performance and stability.


JS Foundation Represents Open Source at Web Summit

JS Foundation Executive Director, Kris Borchers, was once again invited to speak at Web Summit representing the open source voice in the world of the web. Speaking to developers and decision makers from businesses spanning startups to enterprise, Kris joined Hicham Oudghiri, CEO of Enigma Technologies and PJ Hagerty, Founder of DevRelate to discuss open source and open data’s impact on each other and the opportunities and challenges this presents.


Join Us at IterateConf in San Francisco

The JS Foundation is teaming up with Okta and Twilio to bring you Iterate, a one day developer conference dedicated to building applications better, faster, and smarter. The vendor-neutral event will highlight best-in-class technology as well as the human element of development such as how to build a great engineering culture and work more productively.

Join us for this free event in San Francisco, CA on February 27, 2018.


Why (and How) to Use ESLint in Your Project

Linting is an important to step to creating clear, consistent coding conventions and eliminating bugs and undeclared variables in your JavaScript. In this article, Sam Roberts, a Senior Software Engineer at IBM Canada, why he uses ESLint, why you should lint your code in the first place, and how to do it.


Modern JavaScript Explained For Dinosaurs

JavaScript is a rapidly growing and changing ecosystem that can sometimes be hard to follow along with. In this article, Peter Jang, Dean of Instruction at Actualize, provides a historical context of how JavaScript tools have evolved to what they are today in 2017, complete with dinosaur comics.


A Modern Day Front-End Development Stack

In Kenzan’s 5-part series for, learn how a stack focusing on Yarn for package management, webpack for application bundling, and TypeScript for writing application source code can give developers and organizations the building blocks to write more maintainable and better optimized applications.


Traditional Christmas Neopixel Project 2017 Node-RED Edition

Get in the holiday spirit with this festive project from Les Pounder. This tutorial will teach you how to use a Raspberry Pi Zero W with Node-RED to create a web interface that enables any device on the network to control the color of the lights.


Lint the Web Forward With Sonarwhal

This article by Stephanie Drescher, Program Manager on the Microsoft Edge team, walks you through the features of sonarwhal. Learn how sonarwhal checks for best practices in five categories: Accessibility, Interoperability, Performance, PWAs, and Security. And how it can be used to scan public websites, or in your CLI to integrate into your development flow.


Setting Up webpack for Any Project

In this tutorial, O’Brian Kimo explains how to setup a project using wepback from the folder structure to exploring different loaders, plugins and other interesting features that come with webpack. You’ll learn what webpack is, why you should use it, and how to set it up for future Javascript projects.


Announcing Dojo 2 Beta 4

Dojo is a modern, reactive framework authored with ES2017 and TypeScript, and optimized with the needs of enterprise application development in mind. The Beta 4 release includes integrated virtual DOM, improved support for classes, widget lifecycle changes, deferred properties, and more.



Cloud Foundry Summit North America
Boston, MA – Closes December 22, 2018

Salzburg, Austria – Closes December 31, 2017

OpenIoT Summit
Portland, OR – Closes January 7, 2018

Oxford, United Kingdom – Closes January 8, 2018

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe
Copenhagen, Denmark – Closes January 12, 2018

Open Source Leadership Summit 
Sonoma, CA – Closes January 21, 2018

Open Source Summit Japan
Tokyo, Japan – Closes March 18, 2018

Open Source Summit North America
Vancouver, BC – Closes April 29, 2018

Open Source Summit Europe
Edinburgh, UK – Closes July 1, 2018


San Francisco, CA – February 20-22, 2018

San Francisco, CA – February 27, 2018

Render – Scholarship Application
Oxford, United Kingdom – March 23, 2018

Appium Conf 2018  – Scholarship Application
London, United Kingdom – April 6, 2018

JS Interactive
Vancouver, BC – October 10-12, 2018

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