Issue #21 - April 8, 2011
Qooxdoo 1.4 and 1.3.1 Released
Qooxdoo is a innovative JS framework for creating Rich Internet Applications that requires no DOM knowledge. It compares itself to Qt and SWT in terms of building UIs.
SproutCore 1.5 Release Candidate 1 Released
dotCloud (Cloud app hosting platform) gets Node.js support
A very short but sweet OS X-focused "how to" on getting started with Node.js by Jerry Cheung of Intridea. This is one for total node.js beginners only.
CSS3 Animation with jQuery Fallbacks
6 Free E-Books and Tutorials for Learning and Mastering Node.js
Code and Libraries
David Walsh needed a way to turn XML into JSON. He shares his approach here. A lot shorter than I'd have imagined.
ender.js: Tiny but Powerful JS Toolkit Library
node-sync: Simple Synchronous Code in Node.js Using Fibers
Firmin: JS Animation Library using CSS Transforms
SAX JS: A SAX-style Parser for XML
A SAX-style parser for XML. Designed with node.js in mind but should work fine in the browser or other CommonJS implementations. It's not yet a useful HTML parser but is billed as a 'stepping stone' to such.
jquery.qrcode - A QR-Code Generator jQuery Plugin
jquery.qrcode.js is a jQuery plugin that provides a pure browser QR code generator. It's stand-alone and under 4K after minify+gzip. No image downloads required.
jsgif is an interesting GIF decoder by Shachaf Ben-Kiki that lets you enable frame by frame control over the display of animated GIFs.
An Example jQuery Plugin Written in CoffeeScript
Last but not least..
An Introduction to Node.js with Ryan Dahl