Issue #62 - January 20, 2012
Node 0.7.0 Released (A New, Unstable Branch)
Node 0.7.0 has been released but don't rush to upgrade your stack.. odd numbered minor versions of Node are 'unstable' release branches, designed to try out new ideas. If you're deep into learning about Node and its future, though, it may be for you.
Can't remember the pros and cons of all those frameworks like Spine, Sammy, Sproutcore, Backbone, and the rest? Gordon L. Hempton runs through 12 of the most popular, lists their pros and cons, and picks Ember.js as his ultimate winner.
Building a jQuery Mobile Application: A 4 Part Series
The first part of a series of articles about building a mobile app using jQuery Mobile. Part 1 is from November 2011 but he finished the whole 4 part series this week.
ECMAScript, Harmony, ES3, ES5, ES.Next.. confused by the various terms? Lakshan Perera gives a very simple overview.
Understanding CoffeeScript Comprehensions
Fog Creek's Trello Tech Stack
Backbone.js By Example - Part 1
Chaker Nakhli has started off a series about learning to use Backbone.js, by demonstrating how to build a very simple vector image editor. It doesn't go into much detail but if you want to get something up and running fast..
Refactoring Common API Functionality Into A Node.js Proxy
AMD is Not the Answer
AMD Is The Answer
To counter Tom's points, 'Geddesign' counters with the argument that AMD provides a lot of useful functionality and is the best way to build modular JS apps right now, even if other systems usurp it in the years to come.
Code and Libraries
TextExt: A jQuery Plugin to Extend Text Field Functionality
TextExt is a plugin for jQuery which is designed to provide functionality such as tag input and autocomplete and ultimate provides modularity and extensibility for enhancing text field functionality.
aws-lib: A Node.js Library for Amazon Web Services
aws-lib is a simple Node.js library to communicate with the Amazon Web Services API, so you can control EC2, SQS, SimpleDB, SES and more.
VMXRay: Exploring VM and Disc Images in Your Browser
VMXRay is an HTML5 web app that can explore disk images like VMWare VMDKs and CD/DVD ISOs right in the browser. It uses a JSLinux VM running inside the browser to interpret images and has a visual folder interface to navigate and extract files from them.
Resumable.js: Multiple Simultaneous Resumable Uploads via the HTML5 File API
jQuery UI Bootstrap 0.2 Released
Addy Osmani presents an update to his Twitter Bootstrap-style jQuery UI theme.