Issue #33 - July 1, 2011
New Version of JSBin.com Now Live
ISO/IEC and Ecma Intl Ratify ECMAScript 5.1 Specification
jQuery 1.6.2 Released
Yesterday, John Resig took the covers off of the final release of jQuery 1.6.2 saying 'A few bug fixes to help people out as we work on jQuery 1.7' So not a big release but a welcome one all the same. Ticket/issue 9499 (linked from the blog post) was an interesting one to learn about.
Node v0.4.9 Released
Signs Of A Poorly Written jQuery Plugin
Remy Sharp takes us through some warning signs to look for when analyzing other people's jQuery plugins. Or, perhaps, even your own..
Do we need factories/constructors in prototypical OO? Can we make a paradigm switch and drop them completely? An interesting read on Stack Overflow if you're into geeking out on prototypes and OO. Otherwise, avoid.
ECMAScript.next: Prototypes as Classes
Introduction to CoffeeScript [Screencast]
Code and Libraries
jsPlumb - A Way to 'Plumb' Elements Together, Yahoo Pipes Style
If you've ever used Yahoo Pipes you might have enjoyed the way you can connect together elements of functionality and move them around on the screen. jsPlumb gives the same feature to anything you want to build, thanks to jQuery and jQuery UI. This demo is well worth a look.
Timeglider - jQuery Plugin for Timelines
Timeglider is a zooming, panning data-driven timeline — great for history projects, project planning, and much more. It's a jQuery plugin and MIT licensed.
Guiders: For Building Guided Tours in Your UI
Guiders is a jQuery-backed library for building 'guiders', essentially interactive tours of functionality on your Web page.
Cuepoint.js - Plugin for HTML5 video Cuepoints and Subtitles
elFinder: jQuery UI-based Open Source File Manager
Last but not least..