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Episode 51: The Illusion That We Are Writing Javascript

On this week’s episode, we reminisce about a gentler time in which we would have a fun idea, create a new directory, and immediately start coding. To this end, Paul has started working on an open source web server environment, webserv, to handle some path mapping and CRUD operations through patterns and simple configuration.

As we raise the question of whether we see a future of going back to standard JavaScript, it starts a discussion of the tools we use and love but seem unlikely to become web standards, the roadblocks that need to be overcome to make ES Modules widely adopted, and how much has actually moved away from tooling into web standards in the past few years.

Speakers
Bryan Forbes on Twitter
Paul Shannon on Twitter
Nick Nisi on Twitter

Show Notes
Below are links to the resources and topics mentioned during this episode.

TSConf
TS Community
TypeScript Community Updates
Webserv
Pika
Deno
MakeCode
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