Issue #72 - March 30, 2012
Consensus Reached to Bring Arrow-Notated Functions to ECMAScript 6
Brendan Eich has announced the results of a recent TC39 meeting on the development of ECMAScript 6. Imagine code like this: 'let square = x => x * x;' Consensus has been reached and you can see the overall proposal here.
JS.everywhere(2012): Call For Speakers Open Till June 29
Node 0.6.14 (stable) Released
Building Backbone.js Apps With Ruby, Sinatra, MongoDB and Haml
An extensive tutorial by Addy Osmani on building a Backbone.js at both the front and back ends. The server side part is powered by Ruby's light but powerful webapp DSL Sinatra.
Why Node.js Streams are Awesome
Anders Janmyr isn't a fan of curly brackets/braces and wants to reduce their use when possible. See how he does it by breaking up his code.
How to Create Infinite Scroll Pagination
Synchronous Module Loading in ES6
Code and Libraries
Rainbow.js: Simple Code Syntax Highlighting
Introducing Grunt: A Task-Based CLI Build Tool for JS Projects
Crossfilter: Fast Multidimensional Filtering for Coordinated Views
A library for exploring large multivariate datasets in the browser. Crossfilter supports rapid interaction with coordinated views, even with datasets containing a million or more records. It was built to power analytics at payment provider Square.
PouchDB is an implementation of the CouchDB storage and views API that supports peer-to-peer replication with other CouchDB instances. The browser version is written for IndexedDatabase (part of HTML5).
Service Logging in JSON with Bunyan
Bunyan is a node.js module for logging in JSON which includes a CLI tool for viewing the logs. This post on the official Node blog digs deep into the motivations and usage.
Backbone.Paginator - New Pagination Components For Backbone.js
The latest from Addy Osmani!
Plunker: Edit, Fork, and Preview Web and JS Snippets Online
Familiar with JSFiddle? Plunker is similar but takes the concept further with support for live linting, an arbitrary number of files per 'snippet', and more.
Last but not least..
I'm co-chairing the new O'Reilly Fluent conference (in SF on May 29-31) and the best pricing ends next week on April 5. The new site has most of the program and keynoters listed. Come and learn from awesome folks like Brendan Eich, Steve Souders, Paul Irish, and Lea Verou. Also, code "JSWEEK20" will get you 20% off.