In this episode of Five Things, John Papa and Jeff Hollan bring you five reasons you should check out Azure Functions today. You can also listen to Jeff dive deeper into serverless on his recent episode of Real Talk JavaScript.

What does Azure DevOps have to do with generators, Captain Kirk, and ponies? Where can you get therapy for your VB 6 scars? Why don’t Angular, React, and Vue developers have a cool logo like docker? How can you automate your development pipeline using whatever tools you want with Azure DevOps? We turn to the triple amazing Donovan Brown to lay this all out.

DevOps Resource Center here.

While the bulk of the content on Frank’s World has been about data science, it’s important not to lose sight of other important topics.

React is just one such important topic.

Here’s a video with John Papa where he talks to Brandy Morgan about Five Things to learn about react components.

This week on Five Things – SERVICE WORKERS. What are they? What do they do and how do you use them?

John Papa sits down with Craig Shoemaker who knows a thing or two about Service Workers. Or at least he pretends to and fakes it really well. You decide. Also, John sings the intro, Craig says every buzzword he knows and our editor Kaitlin goes a little overboard with the animations.

The one and only John Papa sits down with Brian Clark to talk about all things bots.

What exactly is a bot? What all can bots do?

Watch this video to find out and, if that’s not incentive enough, there may or may not be dancing.

Learn five of the coolest features of TypeScript from Technical Fellow, Anders Hejlsberg. How can TypeScript help editors better check and improve our JavaScript? How does TypeScript use Control Flow Analysis? How do we avoid the pyramid of doom with asynchronous callback hell? Learn these and why Anders is having so much fun creating compilers in this episode of Five Things!