Issue #44 - September 16, 2011
jQuery 1.6.4 Released (A Minor Release)
John Resig has unveiled jQuery 1.6.4 but notes it's a 'minor point release' and that they're 'releasing it to fix a couple of issues that came up during the release of jQuery 1.6.3.'
Node v0.5.6 (unstable) Released
The latest 'unstable' development release of Node is out. The big deal this time is the new 'libuv' backend (a new network and events layer) has been enabled as default so you might want to run some tests on your code for future compatibility.
Node v0.4.12 (Stable) Released
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WebMatrix and Node.js: The Easiest Way to Get Started with Node on Windows
Scott Hanselman keeps up a great run of posts about Node.js on Windows with a look at WebMatrix, a cool little development environment for Node.js apps on Windows.
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Backbone-Rails: Easily Setup and Use Backbone.js with Rails 3.1
Code and Libraries
stream.js: A Lazy Evaluated Stream Data Structure
Streams, as implemented with stream.js, are an easy to use data structure similar to arrays and linked lists but which are lazily evaluated so streams may, in fact, be infinite in 'length.' Lots of example code to enjoy here.
TodoMVC: A Common Demo App for 7 Popular JS MVC Frameworks
Addy Osmani presents an interesting attempt to show 7 different 'to do' apps which seem identical on the surface but that use different frameworks like SproutCore, Backbone, Sammy, Spine, and others behind the scenes.
Uploading Directly from HTML5 Canvas to Imgur (an image hosting service)
Stylus: An Expressive CSS Markup Language for Node.js
Stylus is an attempt at creating another expressive language that can be converted to CSS (a la Sass). It's quite attractive and has Node.js as its focus (the compiler is written in Node.js).
Coffee Pot: Boilerplate CoffeeScript App using Node and MongoDB
Last but not least..