Issue #69 - March 9, 2012
Early O'Reilly Fluent Registration and Program Goes Live
Sporting a generic design until next week, the O'Reilly Fluent conference (of which I'm a co-chair) has opened for registration and shared its initial batch of speakers, including Amy Hoy, Brendan Eich, Steve Souders, Wes Bos, and Lea Verou. It takes place in San Francisco between May 29-31.
jQuery Gets Its Own Foundation
The jQuery Board has announced the formation of the jQuery Foundation, Inc, an independent organization that will manage jQuery and its constituent projects. It's being led by jQuery Core's head developer, Dave Methvin.
NotConf: A (Free) JSConf Pre-Conference
Headed to JSConf next month? Consider stopping off at NotConf first, a free pre-conference for JSConf attendees. You can even apply to speak or give a demo if you missed out on the chance at JSConf itself.
Sencha Touch 2.0 Released
PhoneGap 1.5 Released (The HTML + JS to Native Mobile Apps Tool)
Node 0.6.12 (stable branch) Released
Speaking at QCon London 2012 this week, Mozilla Research Fellow Allen Wirfs-Brock laid out what he believes will be the future of the ECMAScript specification.
How to Build Fast HTML5 Mobile Apps using Backbone, Zepto, and Trigger.io
jQuery Tip #5: Using jQuery's end() Function
The latest in a handy set of jQuery tips posts by Dan Wahlin.
Brian Rinaldi of Adobe has put together a simple list of frameworks with a short description and license info.
Scraping Web Pages with jQuery, Node.js and Jsdom
A fan of the Ember.js (ne Sproutcore 2) framework? Dan Gebhardt provides a pretty deep tour of how its common Ember.Object object works and what it's useful for.
ECMAScript 5: A Revolution in Object Properties
A look at ECMAScript 5's more elaborate approach to working with object properties by Andrew Croxall.
Videos and Media
Operating Node.js in Production
An interview with Bryan Cantrill of Joyent about the challenges of operating Node.js in production environments and the experiences he's had with it at Joyent.
Code and Libraries
Blur.js: jQuery Plugin for Blurry Page Elements
A jQuery plugin that produces psuedo-transparent blurred elements over other elements.
Threads A GoGo: Threads for Node.js?
ShellJS: Portable Unix Shell Command Implementations for Node.js
basket.js: Script Loader That Caches Scripts in localStorage
Graphene: A D3.js and Backbone.js Visual Dashboard Toolkit
APIConnect: A JS Client Library for Server Side APIs
queryIndexedDB: A Small Query Framework for IndexedDB
Last but not least..
Throne of JS, a Client Side JS Framework Conf (July 20-22 in Toronto)