Issue #45 - September 23, 2011
Mulberry: A Development Framework for Native JS and HTML5 Mobile Apps
Mulberry is a forthcoming framework for Web developers to build rich native mobile applications. It's built on top of the popular PhoneGap framework which supports iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and others. It looks promising.
V8's 1GB Memory Limit (And New Changes to Its GC)
From Our Editor
Useful Node.js Tools, Tutorials And Resources
Smashing Magazine presents a gigantic list post of goodies, projects, and links relating to Node.js. If anyone can pull of a decent list post, of course, it's them.
Creating Rich Interactive Web Apps with KnockoutJS (Part 1)
Don't Be Stupid When Overriding Backbone.js Methods
Script Yielding with setImmediate
Nicholas C Zakas looks at setImmediate(), a part of the nascent Efficient Script Yielding spec from W3C. Essentially it accepts a single function that will be executed as soon as the UI thread in the browser is idle. The downside is that currently only IE 10 supports it.
Building a Node.js Events App Using RabbitMQ, Websockets and Django
How Batman can Help you Build Apps
Harry Brundage demonstrates how Spotify's new "Batman" CoffeeScript framework can be used to build powerful single page apps with the minimum of fuss.
Visual Demonstrations and Examples of d3.js (Data Driven Documents)
Code and Libraries
If you're familiar with JSBin or JSFiddle, Tinkerbin is more of the same except.. it also supports Sass (with Compass), Less, Haml and CoffeeScript. It's an attractive and straightforward playground.
jQuery PointPoint: A Plugin For Pointing To Things
PointPoint implements a genuinely impressive, yet ultra simple, UI element: a small arrow next to the mouse cursor that points to somewhere of interest on the page.
rlightbox: A jQuery UI 'Media Lightbox'
If you're familiar with the 'lightbox' concept, rlightbox offers more of the same but specifically aimed at presenting media, including YouTube and Vimeo videos. It includes panorama, live resizing, and theme support.
SockJS: WebSocket Emulation and Abstraction
Pagify: jQuery Plugin for Creating Single Page Sites
Pagify is a simple and lightweight jQuery plugin for creating single page Web sites. All you do is create a DIV to hold page contents, call the 'pagify' function, then use hash-based links within your pages.
Portamento.js: Easy Sliding/Floating Panels jQuery Plugin
Seen those 'fixed' panels that float along with the page when you scroll? Portamento makes them easily possible on your own pages and adds some interesting margin and boundary features for good measure.
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