Issue #137 - July 5, 2013
jQuery (Conference) Heading to Austin - September 10/11
Adam J. Sontag announced that there's going to be an official jQuery conference in Austin, TX over September 10 and 11. The call for proposals is only open for 9 more days if you wish to speak and tickets are already on sale.
jQuery 1.10.2 and 2.0.3 Released (Bug Fix Releases)
Jim Cowart looks at callbacks, observers/events, messaging, promises, and finite state machines, along with the pros and cons of each. A lot to read and many links to enjoy here.
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AngularJS: An Overview
Glenn Stovall presents a simple overview of Google's MVW (Model, View, Whatever!) framework along with short code examples.
Getting Started with Three.js
asm.js: It’s Fast, Backwards Compatible, and Now in a Release Build of Firefox
Building a Web App From Scratch in AngularJS
Also digs into use alongside ASP.NET MVC and TypeScript (i.e. it leans towards the MS stack).
Intermediate Ember Controller Concepts
Using Cocktail to Create Mixins for Backbone Models
The Value of valueOf
Perf The Web Forward
At his JSConf 2013 talk, John-David Dalton (co-maintainer of jsperf.com) calls on us to 'perf the web forward' as he discusses commonly overlooked performance issues, rethinks established code patterns, and shares tips you can apply to your own projects and favorite libraries.
The Ember vs Angular Cage Match
At NDC 2013, Tom Dale, Rob Conery and I presented a live 'cage match' between the two popular frameworks.
jQuery Conference 2013 Videos
Videos from the recent jQuery Conference in San Francisco have been released gradually on YouTube and there are currently 12 to enjoy.
ClojureScript: Lisp's Revenge
A look at how ClojureScript offers a "genuinely futuristic approach (by way of the past) to client side software development" by David Nolen. 42 minutes long.
Backbone.js 5 Part Screencast Series
A set of (paid) screencasts walking through building a Backbone.js-based app from installation and learning what Backbone is through to saving to a server side API.
Glen Maddern looks at what ECMAScript 5's 'strict' mode is about and why you'd want to use it.
Code, Libraries and Tools
Using ES6 Modules Today
ES6 modules are set to form the standard module format for the web. Instead of waiting around for browsers to support the new syntax, it is now possible to use them directly in all browsers today using the ES6 loader polyfill.
Babylon.js: A Framework for Building 3D Games with HTML 5 and WebGL
BromBone: Making AJAX-based Sites Crawlable
A no-install, third party service for testing pages, performing tests, etc. Not cheap but an interesting idea.
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