Issue #40 - August 19, 2011
Announcing YUI (Yahoo UI) 3.4.0 and the new YUILibrary.com
Yahoo has unveiled version 3.4.0 of its popular YUI framework. It includes a new calendar widget, an app framework (for doing MVC type stuff), an improved loader and, naturally, "much more."
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The Developer's Guide To Writing Cross-Browser Polyfills
D3 Data Visualization for Mere Mortals
5 Ways to Make Ajax Calls with jQuery
There are at least five ways to make AJAX calls with the jQuery library. In this tutorial, Piao Yishi compares them and demonstrates how to inspect them with Firebug too.
Using Pow with your Node.js Project
Pow is a tool for OS X by 37signals that makes it easy to run Ruby webapps locally for development purposes. In this post, Assaf Arkin shows how to create a simple proxy so you can use Pow to serve up a local Node.js app instead.
Videos and Media
16 Videos from JSConf 2011, 5 from NodeConf 2011
Miss out on JSConf and NodeConf this year? Never fear, sessions from each have been released on videos hosted at blip.tv. See presentations from David Flanagan, Ryan Dahl, Paul Irish, Jeremy Ashkenas and others.
jQuery Custom Animations Screencast
A well produced 6 minute screencast by Jim Hoskins that demonstrates how to use the jQuery 'animate' method to produce interesting transitions and movements.
Code and Libraries
JAIL: The jQuery Asynchronous Image Loader
JAIL is an asynchronous image loader that can help your page load faster. Images can be loaded on the fly as they become visible in the viewport or after certain events occur.
Evernode: A Node.js API for the Evernote Notetaking Service
pjscrape: A Web-Scraping Framework Using PhantomJS and jQuery
Sprite3D.js: 3D Positioning for Elements in Webkit
Vows: Asynchronous BDD (Behavior Driven Development) for Node
Vows is an asynchronous BDD testing tool for Node, suiting Node's own asynchronous nature. The well designed homepage is full of demos and tips. Great work.
Validators.js - JS Based Form Validation Using jQuery
CoffeePack: A CoffeeScript Implementation of the MessagePack Serialization Format
Petrify: Flexible Static Site Generator for Node.js
Job Of The Week
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