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John-David Dalton is probably best known for the Lodash library. He's currently working at Microsoft on the Edge team. He makes sure that libraries and frameworks work well in Edge.

The JavaScript Jabber panel discusses the ECMAScript module system port to Node.js. John wanted to ship the ES module system to Node.js for Lodash to increase speed and decrease the disk space that it takes up. This approach allows you to gzip the library and get it down to 90 kb.

This episode dives in detail into:

ES Modules, what they are and how they work
The Node.js and NPM package delivery ecosystem
Module loaders in Node.js
Babel (and other compilers) versus ES Module Loader
and much, much more...

Links:

Lodash
ES Module Loader for Node
Node
CommonJS
Babel
TypeScript
FlowType
Microsoft
ESM Blog Post
Meteor
Reify
ESM Spec
PhantomJS
zlib module in Node
AWS Lambda
NPM
Webpack
Rollup
John-David Dalton on Twitter

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Cory:

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The Devops Handbook

Aimee:

Nodevember
ES Modules in Node Today (blog post)
Dating is Dead

Aaron:

Ready Player One trailer breakdown
Jim Jefferies  Show
I Can't Make This Up by Kevin Hart
Work with Aaron at SaltStack

Chuck:

Angular Dev Summit
ZohoCRM
Working on Cars - Therapeutic working with your hands doing physical work

John:

TC39 Proposal for Optional Chaining
ToyBox 3D Printer

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