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How to Write an Open Source JavaScript Library

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Kent C. Dodds
1h 30m closed-captioning
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Publishing a JavaScript library for public use requires some extra steps. You need to think about how people will use the library. From end users, to contributors your library now has a variety of people outside of yourself potentially making use of the code that you've released into the wild.

From Github and npm, to releasing beta versions, semantic versioning, code coverage, continuous integration, and providing your library with a solid set of unit tests, there are a ton of things to learn.

This series will guide you through a set of steps to publish a JavaScript open source library.

You might also enjoy this article about contributing to open source.

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Learner Reviews

  • Aaron Gong
    a year ago
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    What would make this course a 7 for you?

    An update would be good...

    But it has enough fundamentals for more experienced dev to follow up...

    Would not mind pay if the mechanism was like udemy rather than linkedin learning

  • Ilham Wahabi
    a year ago
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    What would make this course a 7 for you?

    A bit old, but many lesson that I get

    patiently waiting for how-to-build-react-library course :)

  • Learner
    a year ago
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    What did you like about this course?

    The videos were amazingly simple to understand and it's clear that a lot of thought has been put into compiling this. This is going to help me with my first js lib.

    Thank you for this course!

    PS - It would be great if you could add to this how to create umds with external dependencies.

  • Chris Chuang
    2 years ago
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    What would make this course a 7 for you?

    Update packages to newer version.

  • Joel
    2 years ago
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    What did you like about this course?

    Every developer just wants their hands held at first. This does that. I would pay to get access to a living version of this course.

  • Paweł Waszczyński
    3 years ago
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    What did you like about this course?

    I liked coverage of many aspects - would be great to see an updated version with rollup / husky etc. ;)

Course Content

1h 30m • 24 lessons

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