Issue #48 - October 14, 2011
jQuery 1.7 Beta 2 Released
Hot off the momentum of the jQuery Conference in Boston earlier this month, and based on the community's feedback, the jQuery core team have released a new beta of 1.7 incorporating many fixes and stability improvements.
Google Dart Special Roundup
Google's Unveils New 'Dart' Language
Peter-Paul Koch thinks that Google Dart will fail miserably as a structured language for Web programming and explains why here.
Dart Weekly: My Forthcoming Weekly Newsletter for Dart
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A Tour of ECMAScript 5's Array Methods
Organizing Your Backbone.js Application using Modules and require.js
Videos and Media
Chris Williams: An End to Negativity (at JSConf.eu 2011)
Code and Libraries
Kerning.js: CSS, Meet Kerning (and other type tweaks)
Isogenic Engine: A Modern Web-based MMO Game Engine
Isogenic Engine is a Web-based MMO game engine focused on rapid development of games. It uses HTML5 and uses Node.js behind the scenes to deliver MMO functionality in real-time persistent worlds.
Open Source Exchange Rates API - Free, Hourly-Updated JSON Currency Data
The Open Source Exchange Rates API project is a free and reliable source of exchange rate data for developers, all served up with JSON. It's used by the money.js library, linked above.
CoffeeScript Koans - Koans to Learn CoffeeScript
Koans are short code exercises designed to stretch your mind and let you solve a small code puzzle, all backed by passing an automated test. They're popular in the Ruby world but now you can learn some CoffeeScript with them too.
Bounce HTTP Requests Around with Bouncy (a Node-based HTTP Proxy)
Bouncy is a WebSocket and HTTPS-capable HTTP router, proxy, and load balancer written in Node.js. It "bounces HTTP requests around to where they need to go in an entirely transparent way." It's simple to use and looks a little similar to haproxy.
Last but not least..