Issue #31 - June 17, 2011
The Little Book on CoffeeScript
The Little Book on CoffeeScript is a five chapter online 'book' about CoffeeScript that starts from bare basics and works up through syntax, idioms, and creating a quick outline of an application.
jQuery 1.6.2 RC 1 Released
John Resig has announced the first release candidate of the forthcoming jQuery 1.6.2. This keeps up the long line of rapid iterations we've seen from the jQuery team recently.
Using SproutCore 2.0 with jQuery UI
Yehuda Katz talks about SproutCore 2.0 and how it's designed to be trivial to drop a SproutCore app into an existing page. He shows us how to do a general-purpose integration with jQuery UI.
Node.js Is Backwards
Ankur Blogoyal analyzes some comments by James Duncan (chief architect at Joyent) about how Node's parallelism features differ from Erlang and how, perhaps, Node is merely being forced to work within significant confines. A lengthy debate pops up in the comment section.
Installing JSLint on Eclipse IDE
Code, Libraries and Tools
Chris Jones and Andreas Gal talk about their work on PDF.js, a new open source PDF renderer which works entirely in the browser. There's also a link to a demo where you can check it out live.
GFX: CSS3 Transforms for jQuery
GFX integrates CSS3 transforms and transitions into jQuery, making it stupidly simple to create sophisticated and gorgeous animations.
YUI Compressor: Online
NodeCloud - Node.js Links and Resources
NodeCloud is essentially a long 'links page' with links to libraries, frameworks and tools that relate to Node.js in some way. There's not much more to it than that but it's a worth a flick through if you're looking for inspiration.
Language.js: Experimental PEG Parser
Language.js is an experimental new parser based on PEG (Parsing Expression Grammar). It's still very new but worth a look if you're into parsers or are a language-nut generally.
jQuery Plugin Boilerplate (Revisited)
Two months ago I linked to Stefan Gabos' initial jQuery plugin boilerplate/template. Since then, he's given it some significant updates and it's even easier to get going with it now.
Log.io - Real-time Log Monitoring from Your Browser
Bioinformatics Startup seeks Full-Stack Engineers in The Mission, San Francisco
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