Article Roundup - September 21, 2018

September 21, 2018 • Article Roundup

The State Of JavaScript 2018
The State of JavaScript 2018 survey is out. It can take a while to fill out, but it can do a great job taking the temperature of the JavaScript community.

The 12 Things You Need to Consider When Evaluating Any New JavaScript Library
These 12 things can realistically apply to evaluate any new library or technology you plan to use. They were specifically developed and used in the JavaScript Survey. It’s a simple straight-forward grading system that it a lot better way to evaluate a library than just looking at how many people are using it.

Visual Studio Live Share Can Do That?
Visual Studio Live Share is a feature available in Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code (VS Code needs an extension, not sure about Visual Studio) that allows you to share your workspace with other people in real-time. They see the files you are working on, they see terminals, they can even edit your files. I’ve been using it extensively the past few weeks to help guide another developer through some tricky unit tests and it works like a champ.

Typescript (or: How I learned to stop worrying and love web development)
This article is written from the viewpoint of a C# developer. For him and his team TypeScript seems to be a happy medium that let them feel more comfortable with web development.

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Jason Butz is a software engineer and cloud architect with a strong focus on JavaScript, TypeScript, Node, and AWS. Jason has a love for open-soure software and a passion for building scalable, secure, and reliable applications.