Issue #25 - May 6, 2011
jQuery 1.6 Released
jQuery 1.6 is now available for mass consumption. It includes a major rewrite of the Attribute module and a number of performance improvements.
Microjs: Fantastic Micro-Frameworks and Micro-Libraries for Fun and Profit!
npm 1.0 Released
The Node Package Manager, a popular JS library and program installation tool, has hit version 1.0. A big new feature is support for both global and local installation of packages. A 6 month 'code freeze' for major new features or architectural changes has also been enacted so you can feel confident about upgrading.
CoffeeScript 1.1.0 Released
John Resig, Creator of jQuery, Answering Lots of Questions on Reddit
Ryan Dahl, Creator of Node.js, Answering Lots of Questions Too..
Spine.js is a new JS MVC framework that presents an interesting alternative to Backbone.js. Addy Osmani presents a thorough tour of the framework and interviews its creator, Alex MacCaw.
James A Rosen of Zendesk shows off how they've tied together Jenkins, Jasmine, PhantomJS and JSHint to test their code on every commit.
Brendan Eich's JSConf.US Presentation
Walkthrough of Creating a Twitter Client with Express, Node, and CoffeeScript
What Does Douglas Crockford Mean When He Says jQuery Doesn't Scale?
Code and Libraries
Waterbear: Scratch-Influence Visual Programming Tool for JS
Waterbear is a a toolkit for making programming more accessible and fun influenced by MIT's Scratch project. You drag and snap together 'blocks' to implement functionality.
Humane JS: Simple Notifications in the Browser
Humane JS is a simple, framework-independent, well-tested, unobtrusive, notification system that degrades gracefully. It uses CSS Transitions where available otherwise falls back to JS animation.
Awkward Showcase: Impressive 'Content Slider' jQuery Plugin
Supersized: Fullscreen Slideshows with jQuery
A CoffeeScript Compiler for Windows
Maga: Lightweight Framework for Multiplayer Physics-Based Games
Backbonejs adapter for IndexedDB
Last but not least..
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