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The latest in JavaScript and cross-platform tools

Lodash replacements: code snippets that are roughly equivalent to Lodash’s functions
Quoting the page: “This is intended to be a complete catalog of all the functions that Lodash provides, along with a description of how one would go about doing the same thing in vanilla JavaScript.”

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Concurrent.js: load modules into web workers, access them asynchronously, @bitair-org

Concurrent.js dynamically loads modules into web workers. They can be accessed asynchronously from the main thread. Example:

import {concurrent} from '@bitair/concurrent.js';
const {MyClass} = await concurrent.load('./my-module.js');
const obj = await new MyClass('abc', 123);
const result = await obj.myMethod({first: 'Robin', last: 'Doe'});

Warning in readme: “This is an early version of the library and must not be used in a real project.”

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quicktype: generate types and converters from JSON, JSON Schema, and GraphQL for many programming languages

Quoting the project’s readme: “quicktype generates strongly-typed models and serializers from JSON, JSON Schema, TypeScript, and GraphQL queries, making it a breeze to work with JSON type-safely in many programming languages.”

Supported languages: C#, C++, Crystal, Dart, Elm, Flow, Go, Haskell, Java, JavaScript, JavaScript PropTypes, JSON Schema, Kotlin, Objective-C, PHP, Pike, Python, Ruby, Rust, Scala3, Smithy, Swift, TypeScript

JavaScript import maps, part 2: in-depth exploration
Covers advanced import maps topics such as:
  • Validation of entries when parsing the import map
  • Resolution precedence
  • Limitations of import maps

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