Is JavaScript The Most Used Programming Language On Earth? - Lately in JavaScript podcast episode 65

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A recent survey carried by StackOverflow confirmed that JavaScript is the most commonly useg programming language in the World. Whether that is true or not, was the main topic discussed by Manuel Lemos and Arturs Sosins in the episode 65 of the Lately in JavaScript podcast.

They also talked about a JavaScript library to build 3D applications without WebGL nor Three.js, pausing animated GIFs, the polemic around ubpublishing packages from NPM, JavaScript speech recognition with dedicated browser APIs, fast migration of Web sites to mobile, among other topics.

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Introduction (00:20)

Summary of the Podcast (Transcript below) (0:53)

Building a JavaScript 3D Engine without WebGL (4:54)

Make Right Click on a Logo Show Logo Download Options (8:18)

Pausing Animated Gifs (11:22)

How one developer just broke Node, Babel and thousands of projects in 11 lines of JavaScript (14:54)

Why I Write Plain JavaScript Modules (23:31)

JavaScript Speech Recognition without using browser APIs (29:15)

Emulators written in JavaScript (31:55)

It’s Official: JavaScript Is The Most Commonly Used Programming Language On Earth (37:54)

Fast Migration of Regular Sites to Mobile using .Flow Library (40:25)

JavaScript Innovation Award Nominees of January 2016 (45:09) 

JavaScript Innovation Award Ranking of 2016 (49:11)

Conclusion (50:11)


Summary Transcript

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Summary Transcript

I am going to give an overview of the topics we are going to cover starting precisely about this article that tells about how to build a 3D engine in JavaScript without relying on WebGL or libraries like Three.js.

Then we talk about an interesting, actually a simple trick but a surprising effect that shows how you can, for instance somebody clicks on the logo of your site, you can make it show a popup that tells people, oh if you want the site logos just download them here.

Then the next article is about something interesting which I still did not figure how to do, but is basically a library that can pause animated GIFs. I did not figure how to do it, but we will talk about it ahead.

Then we talk about the polemic of last month, which was the major breaking of npm modules due to one developer unpublishing one package from there and causing major havoc for people that are using Node.js.

And then we'll cover somewhat again another opinion article about writing a JavaScript project in plain JavaScript, I mean without depending in jQuery or some other libraries, or be so dependent on other libraries.

Then we have an interesting speech recognition library that is interesting because it doesn't rely on any speech recognition APIs. It just can be trained to recognize words, maybe sentences.

Then there is just a curiosity here which is a list of emulators that exist that were written in JavaScript. Many, many of them.

Then there is an article that we like to comment about this opinion of an author that he is stating that JavaScript is the most commonly used programming language on Earth. I don't know why it is only official now, but we'll talk more about it later.

Finally there is an article in JS Classes by Till Wehowski that is teaching about his approach to easily migrate existing Web applications to make them work in mobile devices, make them faster using AJAX requests, but do not require so many changes. So it is an interesting article that we are going to cover.

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