What's New in Javascript — Syntax Podcast 046

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Wes Bos

Wes Bos

Full Stack JavaScript Developer. Creator of really good web development courses. BBQ enthusiast.

Scott Tolinski

Scott Tolinski

Web Developer, Creator of Level Up Tuts, Bboy, Robotops Crew and Youtuber

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May 16th, 2018

What's New in Javascript

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Scott and West talk about what’s new in JavaScript.

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Show Notes

1:55 - Scott's new studio

4:57 - Pop Motion Pose

  • New library for React or vanilla JavaScript
  • Define locations instead of CSS styles
  • Pass the animation state into a React component as open or closed instead of active or inactive
  • Flip animation techniques
  • Style Fire - Simple HTML & SVG styler optimised for animation

8:44 - Intersection Observer

  • Browser-based API based on observables
  • Example uses: Tell me when this element is on the page, goes off the page or is halfway down the page

10: 32 - MDX

  • Webpack loader for MDX (i.e. JSX-infused Markdown) using mdx-it
  • Turns MarkDown files into components in Webpack

12:56 - Resize Observer

  • Watch elements for resize

15:47 Web Animations API

  • Works with animations natively in JavaScript
  • Tell your animations to play, pause, reverse, etc.
  • Instead of changing classes, you have full control over what the animation is doing
  • Web-Animation-JS Polyfill
  • Can I use

18:00 - Window Face Detector API

  • Create a new window.face detector and pass it an image tag and it returns an array of faces.

22:53 - Payment Request API

  • Eliminates check out forms
  • Allows platform to handle payment safely and securely

29:23 - INTL.NumberFormat

  • Format pricing with different currencies

32:59 - V8 BigInts

  • Makes working with big numbers more viable

34:53 - Speech Recognition

  • Converts speech to text
  • Pipe in different accents

36:22 - Text To Speech

  • Simulates text into spoken words

41:46 - ES6 Modules In Node

  • There are no ES6 modules in Node. It's still being developed. If you want to build an ES6 module in Node, you have to use the .mjs extension

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