JavaScript Newsletter, #8

By July 30, 2018 September 5th, 2018 Newsletter

News from the JavaScript Community

Convince Your Boss to Send You to JS Interactive Happening October 10-12 in Vancouver BC, Canada

At JS Interactive, attendees collaborate face-to-face, network, and learn how to better their skills in IoT, backend and frontend. The event covers a broad spectrum of the JavaScript ecosystem technologies including Node.js, Vue.js, Lodash, Node-RED, Globalize.js, and more as well as best practices around progressive web apps, the offline-first approach, and stories from end-users.

We’ve created this email to help you explain why it’s important to attend this conference. Feel free to use the full letter or pieces of it, and let us know if it helped you get to the conference!


Particle Joins the JS Foundation as Silver Member

We’re excited to announce the newest member to join the JS Foundation, Particle, a fully-integrated Internet of Things (IoT) platform. Particle is a scalable, reliable, and secure Internet of Things device platform that enables businesses to quickly and easily create and manage IoT solutions.


HospitalRun is Looking for Help

HospitalRun is free, easy-to-use software for developing world healthcare. The software, built in JavaScript, focuses on helping small medical facilities in developing countries access electronic medical systems. The project provides a meaningful way for JavaScript developers to contribute code while advancing their own skills and expertise, and is currently looking for someone to take over HospitalRun as a technical maintainer.


Will you Answer the Call for Code?

The JS Foundation has partnered with David Clark Cause and IBM as an affiliate for the Call for Code to use technology and innovation to help improve natural disaster preparedness and relief.


Web Components in 2018

For many front-end developers, components have become a central concept in their development workflow. This post examines the building blocks of Web Components.


Dojo Version 3.0

The core Dojo packages have been consolidated into a single one with @dojo/framework.


Sending Packets of Money with Interledger.js

In this tech talk, he explains Hashed Time-locked Agreements (HTLAs), Penny Switching and other technologies that together form the Interledger Protocol (ILP), an open-source project which brings internetworking to money.


Sonarwhal Ep 3: Adding Custom Configuration to your Rules

In this video, learn how to add custom configuration to your rules with Sonarwhal.


Using JSON API with WebdriverIO Tests

In this presentation from Open Source Summit Japan, learn about Node-RED and walkthrough an example of the Node-RED system.


Open Collaboration in Practice at Open Source Summit

Here are the talks you should check out at Open Communication Summit at Open Source Summit on legal, compliance, standards, and more.



The Lead Developer
Austin, TX – Closes August 3, 2018

JSConf Hawaii
Honolulu, HI – Closes August 10, 2018

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America
Seattle, WA – Closes August 12, 2018


JS Conf US
Carlsbad, CA, August 21-23

Open Source Summit North America
Vancouver, BC – August 29-31, 2018

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

Open FinTech Forum
New York, NY – October 10-11, 2018

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

NodeConf EU
Kilkenny, Ireland – November 4-7, 2018

ngGirls Workshop
London, UK – November 5, 2018

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

London, UK – November 6-7, 2018

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