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WPD 527: Independent CSS transforms (demo), the 5 new types of scopes in ES6, parsing JSON asynchronously

  • Info

    • The 5 differences between let/const and var, ’s post
      • The 5 new types of scopes in ES6: “ES6 adds block scopes, for-loop scopes, the new global let scope, module scopes, and additional scopes that are used when evaluating default values for arguments.”
  • Demos

    • New independent CSS transform properties (translate, rotate, scale) in Chrome Canary (info), gif
      • These new properties enable animating transforms independently, “rather than having to remember the order in transform that keeps the actions of transform(), rotate() and scale() independent” (spec).
  • Opinion

    • (Mozilla): Secure payments in the browser with a trusted UI and tokenization, post
      • “…if we can design the user interface in a way that users understand these improvements in security, we can hopefully make users more comfortable making small payments on the Web, in some cases to parties that they don’t know very well. This could make business models other than advertizing more realistic…”
    • “How to become a great front-end engineer” (7 pieces of advice), ’s post

  • Other

    • (Cambridge) talks about (past) attempts to ban encryption, 7-min video
    • Firefox’s (upcoming) tab audio indicators will enable muting web pages, ’s post
    • Technique: Parsing JSON asynchronously with the Response constructor (part of Fetch API), post

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