JavaScript Newsletter, #4

By March 1, 2018Newsletter

News from the JavaScript Community

JavaScript in the Internet of Things: JerryScript and the Fitbit Ionic

JavaScript is the most widely used technology by both front-end and back-end developers and it continues pervading all aspects of development, and especially expanding within Internet of Things (IoT) applications. With the continued increase of adoption of open source technologies, JavaScript is now making a name for itself in the world of IoT. Recently, Fitbit introduced its newest smartwatch, Fitbit Ionic™, which is the first production device to ship with the JS Foundation project, JerryScript, since the Pebble.


Are you Going to Render Conf?

There’s just one month to go before the amazing Render Conf kicks off in the UK. If you’re a front-end developer looking for practical advice, the latest trends and mind-blowing uses of FE technology, then this is the conference for you. Come and join world class experts including Harry Roberts (CSS Wizardry), Una Kravets and Nadieh Bremer at Render Conf… and get inspired!


LinuxCon + ContainerCon + CloudOpen China CFP Closes Soon!

The Linux Foundation has opened the LinuxCon + ContainerCon + CloudOpen China (LC3) 2018 call for proposals, and invites you to share your expertise in this exploding open source market. Proposals are due March 4, 2018.

They are seeking a wide range of talks, from topics such as Open Source Business & Strategy, Linux Development, Cloud Native and Containers, Networking, AI and more.


So You’d Like to Start an Open Source Project?

Learn what goes into maintaining an open source project from licensing and governance, to promotion and the benefits of open sourcing your code from Mike Pennisi of Bocoup.


Appium Mobile Test Automation with Jonathan Lipps

Check out this video where Joe Colantonio is joined by Jonathan Lipps, one of the key contributors to Appium to discuss best practices for Appium test automation.


Build an Infinitely Scalable Slack App in 5 Minutes

Join Brian Leroux to provision the infrastructure needed to build a (theoretically) infinitely scalable serverless Slack app using Architect.


Getting Started with JavaScript Linting

Need an introduction to JavaScript linting? Andy Bell walks you through how to use ESLint to deploy better code.


HospitalRun: 10 Reasons to Contribute

Looking for an open source project to contribute to? John Kleinschmidt shares 10 reasons you should consider HospitalRun from helping save lives to solving offline first challenges.


Mobile Automation with Appium, WebdriverIO using Typescript

It’s an exciting time in the world of mobile test automation. Ram Pasala explains how to use Appium, WebdriverIO and Typescript to automate mobile apps and browsers in a clean and faster way.


Improving the Developer Experience with Configurations for Apache and IIS

The sonarwhal team has been hard at work to provide a great developer experience, by updating the documentation and rules to make it easier to configure web servers with Apache and IIS.


STYFI Loves Webpack: How We Implemented This Killer Bundler

Learn why STYLABS started out with RequireJS but recently moved to Webpack as their application scaled.


What to Test in JavaScript?

Trying to navigate unit and integration testing in JavaScript? Jisse Reitsma takes you through the JavaScript testing landscape using the right tools for the job like MochaJS.



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


JSConf Iceland
Reykjavik, Iceland – March 1-2, 2018

Salzburg, Austria – March 4, 2018

TSConf 2018
Seattle, WA – March 12, 2018

Embedded Linux Conference & OpenIoT Summit
Portland, OR – March 12-14, 2018

IBM Think
Las Vegas, NV – March 19-22, 2018

London, United Kingdom – March 26, 2018

Oxford, United Kingdom – March 23, 2018

Appium Conf 2018  – Scholarship Application (closes February 5th)
London, United Kingdom – April 6, 2018

New Orleans, LA – April 30 – May 3, 2018

LinuxCon + ContainerCon + CloudOpen
Beijing, China – June 25-27, 2018

Hong Kong, China – July 9-12, 2018

Node Summit
San Francisco, CA – July 23-25, 2018

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

All Things Open
Raleigh, NC – October 21-23, 2018

Web Summit
Lisbon, Portugal – November 5-8, 2018

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