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The most popular JavaScript links of 2016

Chris Brandrick
Dec 26, 2016 · 4 min read

We’ve dug through all the stats for every link we’ve shared in JavaScript Weekly throughout 2016 and collected together the most popular.

Here’s a handy round-up of the articles, videos and tutorials that readers have clicked on in the past twelve months.

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Eric Elliott | Shared in Issue 265

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Part of Eric Elliott’s series of posts digging into common JS job interview questions.

On the question of closures, he notes: “If you can’t answer this question, you’re a junior developer.”

medium.com/javascript-scene

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Martin Fowler | Shared in Issue 284

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A great read from the renowned author of Refactoring, where he reimplements an example (from the book) in ES6, and shows off four refactoring approaches.

martinfowler.com

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Drew Powers| Shared in Issue 308

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This walkthrough of the 2nd version of popular JavaScript bundler Webpack got plenty of attention when shared back in early November.

If of interest, then this handy guide for migrating to Webpack 2 from Jack Franklin may also be worth you checking out.

blog.madewithenvy.com

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Camilo Reyes | Shared in Issue 279

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A look at approaches and best practices to error handling in JavaScript, including how to deal with errors thrown by asynchronous code.

sitepoint.com

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Axel Rauschmayer | Shared in Issue 285

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Dr. Axel shows off some tricks enabled by new features in ES6, such as enforcing mandatory function arguments and efficient value swapping.

2ality.com

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Aurelio De Rosa | Shared in Issue 273

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Aurelia De Rosa details all of the important additions, changes and deprecations in the upcoming version of jQuery.

developer.telerik.com

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Facebook Code| Shared in Issue 305

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Yarn is a new way to install and manage your npm packages. The initial community response in October was very positive.

code.facebook.com

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Clayton Anderson | Shared in Issue 296

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React went from the Web to native with React Native, but now we have React Native for Web which brings React Native’s predictable components to the Web.

smashingmagazine.com

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Sacha Greif | Shared in Issue 304

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The (very thorough) results from Sacha Greif’s (creator of Telescope) ‘State of JavaScript’ survey.

Over 9,000 people took part and there’s lots to learn here.

stateofjs.com

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Raymond Camden | Shared in Issue 270

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Tips, techniques and tools that can improve your development skills for anyone learning JavaScript.

developer.telerik.com

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