Monthly JSter #14: News of January 2014

Time to JSter again. This time we have quite the mixed bag and a couple of new categories even. Say hi to war stories, React, Build Systems and Dependency Management. Facebook’s React has gained some hype in particular. Time will tell whether it will stick. Same goes for Gulp, a build system that aims to shake the hegemony of Grunt.

No matter what happens developers win as the tools and libraries become more mature. It’s a good time to be a web developer. Something new to learn every day. :)

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Libraries

Node.js

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3D

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War Stories

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Angular.js

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Techniques

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React

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Build Systems

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Dependency Management

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Tools

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Conclusion

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