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JavaScript Weekly Issue 147
September 13, 2013
Featured
The O'Reilly Fluent Conference 2014 Call for Proposals Is Open We’re back in San Francisco in March 2014 with the third Fluent, a conference dedicated to the Web Platform, JavaScript, and related technologies. With almost 1200 attendees this year, Fluent is one of the leading events in the space and the CFP ends on September 30. Come and submit a talk or workshop.
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A Crowd-Funded Reboot for Eloquent JavaScript
Eloquent JavaScript by Marijn Haverbeke is both one of the most popular free JavaScript tutorials and JavaScript books and Marijn now wants to produce a newly written second edition and invites everyone to chip in on certain areas of its development.
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Reading
Understanding ECMAScript 6 Arrow Functions One of the most interesting new parts of ECMAScript 6 are 'arrow' functions. Luckily we have Nicholas C Zakas here to give us a run through of how they work and how to use them.
Nicholas C Zakas
D3 on AngularJS D3 is a popular library for manipulating and rendering document-based data through HTML, SVG, and CSS, but combining D3 and Angular can be tricky. This post shares a variety of approaches.
ng-newsletter
Anti-Pattern: Putting Data in Prototype Properties Axel explains why it may seem like a good idea to put data in prototype properties but actually isn’t.
Axel Rauschmayer
Rough Notes on the jQuery Conference Austin Talks jQuery Conference Austin was on earlier this week and Neil Dahlke has taken some basic notes from each session.
Neil Dahlke
Getting Started With Node.js, Express, MongoDB Billed as ‘the dead-simple step-by-step guide for front-end developers to getting up and running with Node.js, Express, Jade, and MongoDB’, it’s an extensive step-by-step tutorial. As seen in Node Weekly issue #3.
Christopher Buecheler
The Beginner's Guide to three.js A step by step guide to using three.js to create a 3D logo backed by WebGL.
Treehouse Blog
Promise Patterns Promises can make it easier to implement common asynchronous patterns with callbacks. Rhys shows off some uses.
Rhys Brett-Bowen
Five Helpful Tips When Using RequireJS RequireJS, a “JavaScript file and module loader”, is a powerful way to organize, manage, build and load JavaScript in your app, and here Jim Cowart shares five tips he really wished he’d known sooner rather than later about using it.
Tech.pro
Creating Custom Filters in jQuery Aurelio De Rosa shows the new and old ways of creating and using custom filters for DOM elements in jQuery.
Flippin' Awesome
Using Node.js and WebSockets to Build a Chat Service
Nettuts+
Getting to Know Mutation Observers Sometimes you may need to know when the DOM node tree has changed or if a view has been loaded or unloaded. Mutation observers allow you to do this asynchronously, are defined by the DOM Level 4 spec, and are available in the latest versions of Opera, Chrome and Firefox.
Dev.Opera
A Cleaner Backbone Mixin Strategy
El Kev
Retro Game Music using Web Audio and Band.js Brian Rinaldi shows how the Band.js library creates 8-bit game music using JavaScript and the Web Audio API by recreating music from Zelda.
Flippin' Awesome
Mocking Server Dependencies in JavaScript and AngularJS Cliff Meyers walks through how to mock server side dependencies to simplify local development of SPA’s through a sample application.
Flippin' Awesome
Auto-Ignoring Library Code While Debugging in Chrome
Divshot
Code, Libraries and Tools
Hapi: A Server Framework for Node.js A rich framework for building web applications and services. hapi is a simple to use configuration-centric framework with built-in support for input validation, caching, authentication, and other essential facilities.
CLNDR.js: A Better jQuery Calendar Plugin
Falcon.js: Structure for Knockout.js Falcon.js adds structure to knockout.js by incorporating models, collections, and views, to make developing single page apps a breeze. Extensive documentation.
Formbuilder.js: An Interface for Users to Build Forms A graphical interface for letting users build their own webforms. Think Wufoo or Google Forms, but as a component that can be integrated into your application. It returns a structured JSON representation of your form to use as you wish.
Department of Better Technology
FilmRoll: A jQuery Carousel A lightweight carousel that focuses on one item, centering it in the view. There are so many of these but this one is quite slick.
StrayDogStudio
New Adobe Generator for Photoshop CC uses Node.js for Scripting
Adobe Photoshop Blog
Advanced jQuery Boilerplate: jQuery Plugin to Create Scalable jQuery Plugins, Fast
MurmurHash3.js: A JS Implementation of MurmurHash3's Hashing Algorithms
favico.js: Make A Use of Your Favicon with Badges, Images or Videos
Miroslav Magda
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