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JavaScript Weekly Issue 160
December 13, 2013
Editor-this-time: Peter Cooper Editor-on-vacation: Dr. Axel Rauschmayer
DailyJS's JavaScript Developer Survey 2013 Results At 3179 responses, it’s not conclusive, but there are some interesting trends within the results of this popular annual JavaScript survey. People are loving semicolons, AngularJS, Jasmine, Jenkins and JSHint.
First Commercial 3D Web Game Powered By asm.js Unveiled
Dynatable: HTML5+JSON Interactive Table jQuery Plugin A semantic, interactive table plugin using jQuery, HTML5, and JSON with one of the best integrated demo and tutorial pages I’ve seen.
Steve Schwartz
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Kendo UI Team
Demystifying 'this' in JavaScript The this scope in JavaScript can be confusing, but Nicolas Bevacqua details how it works and how to work with it.
Flippin' Awesome
Backbone Antipatterns 10 different ‘wrong’ approaches or techniques when working with Backbone code.
Ben Teese
5 Ways to Remove Those Pesky console.log Statements
Elijah Manor
Hanging up on Callbacks: Generators in ECMAScript 6 With generators, we can transform nested callbacks into easy-to-read top down-style code without blocking our single event loop thread.
The Carbon Emitter
Grunt for People Who Think Things Like Grunt are Weird and Hard
Chris Coyier
Code Coverage of Mocha Tests using Istanbul and Karma Combining Mocha with Istanbul and Karma, it’s easy to track the code coverage of your app’s code when running its tests.
Ariya Hidayat
Easy Node Authentication: Getting Started and Local Authentication A mega first post in a series of 5 looking at implementing authentication in Node apps built on Express using the Passport package. A very popular item from this week's Node Weekly.
Chris Sevilleja
Server-generated JavaScript Responses The creator of Rails, David Heinemeier Hansson, explains how server-generated JavaScript responses make up the majority of Ajax apps in 37signals’ popular webapp, Basecamp.
Exploring the Abyss of Null and Undefined in JavaScript Ryan Morr explores what makes Null and Undefined unusual data types in JavaScript.
Flippin' Awesome
Effective Unit Testing with AMD
Mike Pennisi
Getting Started with AngularJS and Rails 4: Step-by-Step Learning Angular on its own isn’t hard but bringing it together with Rails and CoffeeScript is trickier. This brings the pieces together.
Don't Fear Directives In Angular.js A look at the idea that the most powerful aspect of Angular.js is creating and using your own directives.
Nathan LeClaire
How to Scale Meteor?
Full-Stack JavaScript With MEAN And Yeoman A trend proliferating amongst prototypers in the Angular community is full-stack JavaScript development via the MEAN stack (MongoDB, Express, Angular and Node). Another popular item from this week's Node Weekly.
Addy Osmani
Using JavaScript Promises to Reason About User Interaction
Building a Seamless TCP and Browser Chat with Node.js in 6 Screencasts
Code, Libraries and Tools
Knwl.js: Scan Through Text for Data That May Be of Interest Has a go at extracting dates, times, links, emails, phone numbers, and even some basic sentiments.
bg-splitter: Simple Pane Splitter for Angular.js
HTTP Live Streaming Realtime Converter and Player An Apple HTTP Live Streaming player that performs realtime conversion of MPEG-TS video to MPEG-4 in a separate thread using Web Workers and plays them in order in the main thread.
Ingvar Stepanyan
Voix.js: Add Voice Commands to Your Sites, Apps and Games Currently Chrome only.
Guille Paz
Houston: A Zero-config, Django Admin-like Admin for Meteor
Greg Terrono
create-error: A Simple Utility for Creating Sub-Classed Errors in JavaScript
Tim Griesser
Headroom.js: Hide Your Page Header Until You Need It
Nick Williams
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