Issue #41 - August 26, 2011
Fabric.JS 0.5 Released: Now Bringing Canvas Fun to Node
Fabric.js is a library for working with Canvas elements, including text rendering and the ability to parse and render SVG files to canvases. 0.5 has a smaller footprint and, importantly, adds Node and NPM support for command line based image shenanigans.
Building Web Applications with Backbone.js (Training in Boston, MA)
Bocoup has opened registration for a new 3 day Backbone.js workshop taking place in Boston, MA in both November and February. It's not cheap but if an intensive workshop is what you need, this could fit the bill.
Asynchronous Code Design with Node.js
This article by Marc Fasel shows how to replace old synchronous programming patterns with shiny new asynchronous programming patterns, as supported by Node.js.
Hosting node.js Applications in IIS on Windows
Want to host Node.js applications using Microsoft's IIS on a Windows server? Tomasz Janczuk explains how his iisnode project can get it going for you.
How to Test Ajax Requests with JS Bin
Videos / Media
Code and Libraries
Batman: A Rich Single-Page Browser App Framework from Shopify
FlexSlider: A Fully Responsive jQuery Slider Plugin
FlexSlider is a powerful 'slider' (think carousel/slideshow) plugin for jQuery. It looks good, is only 5KB minified, supports all major browsers, and the documentation is great.
yepnope.js: A Conditional Polyfill Loader
yepnope is a fast, asynchronous conditional resource loader (ideal for polyfills) that allows you to load only the scripts that your users need.
accounting.js: Money and Currency Formatting
Pagination: A jQuery Mobile Pagination Plugin
The Pagination plugin creates touch-drag navigation between separate HTML pages if you're using jQuery Mobile. It even integrates well with browser history, bookmarking, and back/forward buttons.
TransformJS - 3D and 2D Transforms for jQuery
TransformJS provides 2D and 3D transforms as regular CSS properties you can set and animate using jQuery's .css() and .animate() methods. It comes from Strobe, Inc, the company behind SproutCore.
ldapjs: LDAP for Node.js
node-xmpp: XMPP Library for Node.js
Rasta.js: A Public, Anonymous Cross-Domain Key Value Data Store
Last but not least..
The TechZing Podcast: Technology, Startups and So Much More