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5 Github Projects Essential For Every Aspiring Javascript Developer

Here is a researched and handpicked list of the top 5 github projects essential for aspiring javascript developers!

5. "Clean-code-javascript". Perhaps less essential for beginners, but definitely packed with great advice for javascript developers further along the line on how to make cleaner, more understandable and better structured code!

GitHub logo ryanmcdermott / clean-code-javascript

🛁 Clean Code concepts adapted for JavaScript


Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Variables
  3. Functions
  4. Objects and Data Structures
  5. Classes
  6. SOLID
  7. Testing
  8. Concurrency
  9. Error Handling
  10. Formatting
  12. Translation


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Software engineering principles, from Robert C. Martin's book Clean Code adapted for JavaScript. This is not a style guide. It's a guide to producing readable, reusable, and refactorable software in JavaScript.

Not every principle herein has to be strictly followed, and even fewer will be universally agreed upon. These are guidelines and nothing more, but they are ones codified over many years of collective experience by the authors of Clean Code.

Our craft of software engineering is just a bit over 50 years old, and we are still learning a lot. When software architecture is as old as architecture itself, maybe then we will have harder rules to follow. For now, let these guidelines serve as a touchstone by which to assess the quality of the JavaScript…

4. "javascript-testing-best-practices" is a github project packed with great advice on javascript testing for frontend, backend and more!

GitHub logo goldbergyoni / javascript-testing-best-practices

📗🌐 🚢 Comprehensive and exhaustive JavaScript & Node.js testing best practices (February 2022)

👇 Why this guide can take your testing skills to the next level

📗 46+ best practices: Super-comprehensive and exhaustive

This is a guide for JavaScript & Node.js reliability from A-Z. It summarizes and curates for you dozens of the best blog posts, books and tools the market has to offer

🚢 Advanced: Goes 10,000 miles beyond the basics

Hop into a journey that travels way beyond the basics into advanced topics like testing in production, mutation testing, property-based testing and many other strategic & professional tools. Should you read every word in this guide your testing skills are likely to go way above the average

🌐 Full-stack: front, backend, CI, anything

Start by understanding the ubiquitous testing practices that are the foundation for any application tier. Then, delve into your area of choice: frontend/UI, backend, CI or maybe all of them?

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  • A JavaScript & Node.js…

3. "33-js-concepts" is a great github project for beginners that tries to introduce you to 33 concepts every javascript developer should know.

GitHub logo leonardomso / 33-js-concepts

📜 33 JavaScript concepts every developer should know.

33 Concepts Every JS Developer Should Know

33 Concepts Every JavaScript Developer Should Know

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This repository was created with the intention of helping developers master their concepts in JavaScript. It is not a requirement, but a guide for future studies. It is based on an article written by Stephen Curtis and you can read it here.

🚀 Considered by GitHub as one of the top open source projects of 2018!


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2. "JavaScript Style Guide" is a comprehensive javascript guide perfect for beginners with over 100k stars on github!

GitHub logo airbnb / javascript

JavaScript Style Guide

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A mostly reasonable approach to JavaScript

Note: this guide assumes you are using Babel, and requires that you use babel-preset-airbnb or the equivalent. It also assumes you are installing shims/polyfills in your app, with airbnb-browser-shims or the equivalent.

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Table of Contents

  1. Types
  2. References
  3. Objects
  4. Arrays
  5. Destructuring
  6. Strings
  7. Functions
  8. Arrow Functions
  9. Classes & Constructors
  10. Modules
  11. Iterators and Generators
  12. Properties
  13. Variables
  14. Hoisting
  15. Comparison Operators & Equality
  16. Blocks
  17. Control Statements
  19. Whitespace
  20. Commas
  21. Semicolons
  22. Type Casting & Coercion
  23. Naming Conventions
  24. Accessors
  25. Events
  26. jQuery
  27. ECMAScript 5 Compatibility
  28. ECMAScript 6+ (ES 2015+) Styles
  29. Standard Library
  30. Testing
  31. Performance
  32. Resources
  33. In the Wild
  34. Translation
  35. The JavaScript Style Guide Guide
  36. Chat With Us About JavaScript
  37. Contributors
  38. License
  39. Amendments


  • 1.1 Primitives: When you access a primitive type you work…

1. "javascript-algorithms" is a github project with 110k+ stars that puts a lot of effort into explaining and implementing algorithms and data structures in javascript, as well as add explanations and links to further readings.

GitHub logo trekhleb / javascript-algorithms

📝 Algorithms and data structures implemented in JavaScript with explanations and links to further readings

JavaScript Algorithms and Data Structures

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This repository contains JavaScript based examples of many popular algorithms and data structures.

Each algorithm and data structure has its own separate README with related explanations and links for further reading (including ones to YouTube videos).

Read this in other languages: 简体中文 繁體中文 한국어 日本語, Polski, Français, Español, Português, Русский, Türk, Italiana, Bahasa Indonesia, Українська, Arabic, Tiếng Việt, Deutsch

Note that this project is meant to be used for learning and researching purposes only, and it is not meant to be used for production.

Data Structures

A data structure is a particular way of organizing and storing data in a computer so that it can be accessed and modified efficiently. More precisely, a data structure is a collection of data values, the relationships among them, and the functions or…

If you want more of a hands-on approach to javascript, Here is a course popular among javascript beginners that will give you just that:The Complete JavaScript Course 2021: From Zero to Expert!

NOTE: I'm not affiliated with this course or udemy in any way.

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