Issue #36 - July 22, 2011
Peepcode Released 'Backbone.js Basics' Screencast
If you're not familiar with Peepcode, they make high quality instruction screencasts and this time they're covering
Backbone.js, the MVC app-structuring library.
Selenium 2.1 Released
DOMBuilder 2.0 Released: Easier Dynamic HTML Creation from JS
Visual Studio + Sass + Less + CoffeeScript = Web Workbench
Ivan Towlson shows off the 'Web Workbench', a free Visual Studio extension (yep, Windows only) that adds highlighting support and auto-generation for Sass, Less, and CoffeeScript.
Tilt: Visualize your Page's DOM Tree in 3D (Firefox only)
Code and Libraries
ClojureScript: Clojure to JS Compiler
CoffeeTable: A CoffeeScript Console For Your Pages
CoffeeTable is a drop-in workbench for experimentation. It provides a CoffeeScript-fluent console on a page, with persistent history and auto-suggest.
jQuery.declare: ActiveRecord-like Scope Declaration in JS
jQuery.declare is a library that provides 'scope' declaration like in Ruby's ActiveRecord. It can be used for declare scopes and behaviors that can be arbitrarily attached to DOM objects. See the example code to get the idea.
Fusker: Proactively Protecting Node Apps Against Attacks
Node-Fusker is a young project that aims to prevent and proactively respond to a multitude of 'attacks' that your Node.js app may encounter. Caution: The 'responses' Fusker gives attackers are mostly non-worksafe.
miniTip: An Ultra-Light Tooltip Plugin for jQuery
pubsub.io: a query based message hub
Last but not least..
HiveJS: Simple JS Form Builder for OS X