Issue #96 - September 14, 2012
Yeoman Released: A Robust Toolset for Webapp Developers
A powerful and opinionated set of tools from some of Google's finest. Yeoman offers fast scaffolding for new projects (with systems like Backbone and Ember), automatic compilation of CoffeeScript and Sass, automatic linting, image optimization, ES6 module syntax support, manifest generation, PhantomJS unit testing, and more.
WebMatrix 2 Released: Microsoft's Free Webdev Tool
Includes Intellisense code completion for Node.js and jQuery code, Azure integration, and built-in templates for Node.js.
From our Sponsor
Backbone.Marionette: Developing Backbone.js Applications
Addy Osmani's popular Developing Backbone.js Applications online book gets boosted with a new section all about Marionette, a library that simplifies the construction of large scale Backbone apps.
From the creators of Zepto. Welcomes contributions.
Dropbox Dives Into CoffeeScript
What's Microsoft's Father of C#'s Next Trick?
YUI From The Outside
An ex-Yahoo developer shares his frustrations with, and suggestions for, Yahoo's YUI project. It all worked out well though with a positive followup 3 days later.
For when you need a sledgehammer to crack a nut.
Getting Started Managing Client Side Scripts with Require.js
Scripting Chocolat (an OS X Text Editor) with Node.js
Making a Simple Drawing Application using RaphaelJS
An Aside for Yeoman
Yeoman (see top link) has proven such a substantial release that there are already several useful articles about it.
Yeoman: Tooling and Frameworks for Apps
For the Adobe Developer Connection, Andy Matthews walks through getting started with the just released Yeoman, a set of tools, libraries and workflow for quickly building web apps.
Say Yo to Yeoman: A Simple Walkthrough of Yeoman
Installing Yeoman's Stack on Windows
Ember.js: A State of the Union with Yehuda Katz
Yehuda Katz on the Ember.js framework, the principles behind it and its main features.
How to Build Your Own Custom jQuery: A Short Screencast
A Course: Single Page Apps with HTML5, Web API, Knockout and jQuery
A new Pluralsight course by John Papa. You have to be a member but there's a way to access it for free till September 18 here.
Code and Libraries
Overscroll: Mobile Safari's 'overflow-scrolling' for Desktop Browsers
jQuery Plugin and polyfill for Mobile Safari's 'overflow-scrolling' style but aimed at desktop browsers.
Bower: A Package Manager for the Web
Notifier.js: OSD/GNOME/Growl-style On Page Notifications
One of the nicer implementations of this effect I've seen.
Skinny Coffee Machine: Simple JS State Machine With Observers
BonsaiJS: Lightweight Graphics Library with SVG Renderer
mocha-phantomjs: PhantomJS Runners for Mocha
Last but not least..
jQuery Fundamentals Revived: A Guide to The Basics Of jQuery
Rebecca Murphey's original and popular jQuery guide has been refreshed and revived up to jQuery 1.8 standards and now includes a built-in editor to try examples as you learn.