Issue #66 - February 17, 2012
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Client-Side MVC Frameworks Compared in Code
Paul Hammant compares 14 client-side MVC frameworks (such as Backbone, Knockout and Ember) by looking at a small but core piece of app functionality implemented in each. An interesting code-driven comparison, at least.
Find the jQuery Bug #4: Animations Gone Wild
Elijah Manor continues his series looking at a snippet of buggy code that uses jQuery before explaining the problem and implementing a solution.
Pushing Files to the Browser Using Delivery.js, Socket.IO and Node.js
Code and Libraries
Ace: Sinatra for Node
Sinatra is a popular DSL for building Web apps in Ruby and Ace, by Alex MacCaw, the author of Spine.js, brings a similar style to Node. Each request is wrapped in a Node Fiber so you can work in a synchronous manner without callbacks but get the advantages of an asynchronous server.
YSlow Released Under BSD License on GitHub
Yahoo! has released its popular Web page performance analysis tool (first developed by Steve Souders) under the BSD license and put it on GitHub to encourage community interaction in its development.
A jQuery Mobile Theme for Twitter Bootstrap
Twitter Bootstrap continues its march across the Web design and development space and Andy Matthews has brought its look to the world of jQuery Mobile for us here.
Sequence.js: A Stylish jQuery Slider Plugin
Sequence is a jQuery slider plugin that provides the functionality of a slide transition mechanism without providing any pre-defined themes, leaving you the creative control to build a unique slider using CSS3.
Restify: Node.js Module for Building REST Web Services
restify is a Node module for building REST Web services. It borrows heavily from Express API- and routing-wise.
Flickable: Zepto Plugin for Touch Gestures on Any HTML Element
Zepto is great for handling basic gesture events, but for complex touch interactions it can be lacking. Flickable allows you to make any element touchable; useful for flicking between sections, or sliding elements around the page.
SpacePen: Client-side View Framework for CoffeeScript
SpacePen is a powerful and minimalist client-side view framework for CoffeeScript. It combines the 'view' and 'controller' into a single jQuery object, with markup expressed using an embedded DSL.
Later: Library for Describing and Querying Recurring Schedules
Last but not least..
Mixu's Node Book
A free, online Node.js book by Mikito Takada. Not completely finished but lots to enjoy so far.
Recipes with Backbone: A 125 Page (Paid) E-book