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The latest in JavaScript and cross-platform tools

Prettier 1.19: Long awaited Vue option, TypeScript 3.7 and new JavaScript features, @PrettierCode
  • Configurable indentation inside Vue script and style elements
  • Support for TypeScript 3.7 (optional chaining, etc.)
  • Support for partial application syntax

The print edition of “JavaScript for impatient programmers” is out!
You can now buy a paper version of this comprehensive book on modern JavaScript that covers all essential features of ES1–ES2019. Sponsor

@babel/preset-modules: targets module-supporting browsers better than @babel/preset-env
This Babel preset supports the same browsers as @babel/preset-env with targets.esmodules set to true: Edge 16+, Safari 10.1+, Firefox 60+, and Chrome 61+.

In contrast to preset-env, it tries to work around bugs related to modern JavaScript features instead of downgrading to older ECMAScript versions.

Announcing the Bytecode Alliance: Building a secure by default, composable future for WebAssembly, @mozhacks
The founding members are Mozilla, Fastly, Intel, and Red Hat.

Two new features in npm 6.13.0, @npmjs

  • Support for funding information in package.json
  • A new look for the HTML displayed by npm help «command» --viewer browser

Exploring the Network Information API, @SitePen
Provides information such as: type of connection (Bluetooth, celluar, etc.), speed of connection (slow 2G, 2G, 3G, etc.), and more.

Oh the things you’ll compile – modern WebAssembly [25-min. video], @RReverser

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