Issue #37 - July 29, 2011
The CoffeeScript Book by Trevor Burnham - Now In Print
PhoneGap 1.0 Launches Today
SproutCore 2.0 Beta 2 Released
Joss Crowcroft looks at an interesting approach to accepting parameters into functions - by accepting other functions that can be lazily called when needed.
Backbone.js Tips: Lessons from the trenches
Code and Libraries
WowSlider: The 'Awesome' jQuery Image Slider
WowSlider keeps up the Web design fad of sliders and carousels with an admittedly pretty awesome implementation. It's jQuery powered but reasonably light on the code, and the demos are striking.
Try CoffeeScript - A Chrome Extension
This Chrome extension by Jim Fleming gives you quick and easy access to a CoffeeScript console/compiler in your browser.
Chosen: Beautiful Select Boxes
hook.io: A Full Featured I/O Framework for Node.js
PIE: Progressive Internet Explorer
HTML5 + JS Clone of Infinite Mario Game
Rob Kleffner has put together an HTML 5 port of Markus Persson's Java experiment with building a Mario clone where the level is auto-generated forever.
tobi: Expressive Server-Side Functional Testing with JS
Tobi allows you to test your Web application as if it were a browser. Interactions with your app are performed via jsdom, htmlparser, and jQuery, in combination with Tobi's 'Cookie Jar.' You get a a natural API for traversing, manipulating and asserting the DOM, and session based browsing.
A Fast, Open Source JSON Parser for iOS and Mac OS
Last but not least..
A CoffeeScript + Processing.js Live Coding Playground
Something simple and sweet this week. It's a small piece of code on JSBin using CoffeeScript and Processing.js to get a simple drawing effect going. Load this up, play with the code, and learn something fun. I don't know who made it but I liked it.