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JavaScript Weekly Issue 158
November 29, 2013
Editor-this-time: Peter Cooper Editor-on-vacation: Dr. Axel Rauschmayer
Featured
JSConf US 2014's Call for Speakers The initial JSConf US 2014 site is up and they’re already looking for speaker nominations. It takes place in late May in Florida.
JSConf US
List.js: Adds Search, Sort, Filters, Flexibility to Tables, Lists and More Powerful and fast vanilla JavaScript that adds search, sort, filters and flexibility to plain HTML lists, tables, or anything. Examples and documentation abound.
Jonny Strömberg
Take the DailyJS JavaScript Developer Survey 2013
DailyJS
jQuery Conference 2014 (February 12-13 in San Diego, California)
jQuery Foundation
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Kendo UI Team
Reading
Creating Desktop Applications in JavaScript with node-webkit A very short and simple introduction.
StrongLoop
Node.js at PayPal Jeff Harrell of PayPal says that he’s ‘happy to say that the rumors are true and our web applications are moving away from Java and onto JavaScript and Node.js’ and that ‘All of our consumer facing web applications going forward will be built on Node.js.’
PayPal Engineering Blog
Using Browserify with npm Modules A look at how to use Browserify to use npm modules on the client-side, meaning you can use npm to manage your front end dependencies. This example uses Backbone, but you could use this with anything you like.
Jack Franklin
On Asm.js: Ending The Ice Age of JavaScript
Acko
Writing Better jQuery Code Mathew Carella shares some of his tips and tricks for writing cleaner and more performant jQuery code.
Flippin' Awesome
WebGL With Three.js: The Basics Creating 3D apps in the browser using plain WebGL can be complicated but libraries like Three.js make it a lot simpler. This tutorial goes through an example with the popular library.
Nettuts+
Chrome and Opera Optimize for Mozilla-Pioneered Asm.js
Mozilla
Using JavaScript in PostgreSQL A look at building PLV8 yourself and getting started with it.
Szymon Guz
Node.js the Right Way (book) Get to the forefront of server-side JavaScript programming by writing compact, robust, fast, networked Node applications that scale. In his book for the Pragmatic Bookshelf, Jim R. Wilson shows us how.
The Pragmatic Programmers
ClojureScript Koans The ClojureScript koans walk you along the path of enlightenment to learning ClojureScript, a variant of Clojure that compiles to JavaScript.
Mike Walker
Handling Click-to-Activate Plugins using JavaScript
Mozilla Hacks
Fun with JavaScript Native Array Functions Nicolas Bevacqua walks through the list of native JavaScript array functions and how and when to use them.
Flippin' Awesome
Using Yeoman with Ember: The Missing Tutorial
Shekhar Gulati
Data Visualization with JavaScript without D3
David Guttman
JavaScript Hacks for Hipsters 9 techniques to use to make your code shorter, cleaner and more readable or just to ease debugging.
Tal Bereznitskey
Introducing 'Expert JavaScript' A new book, published by Apress.
Mark Daggett
Code, Libraries and Tools
Boomlet: Bookmarklet Compiler A bookmarklet compiler that encloses, encodes, minifies your JavaScript and opens an HTML page with your new bookmarklet for immediate use.
Buster Collings
Resumable.js: Simultaneous, Stable and Resumable Uploads via the HTML5 File API
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Generator Angular Fullstack 1.0.0 Available Now A variant of Yeoman’s Angular generator that also integrates with Express.js for a full stack experience.
Tyler Henkel
Videogular: An HTML5 Video Player for AngularJS A wrapper over the HTML5 video tag, so you can add whatever you want.
2fdevs
Genome.js: Making DNA Analysis Easy in JavaScript A fully open source platform built on Node.js that utilizes streams for high-performance analysis of DNA SNPs. Yes, you too can now push your 23andMe data into JavaScript and work out if you’re immune to norovirus.
Fractal
Otto: A JavaScript Parser and Interpreter Written Natively in Go
Robert Krimen
angular-deckgrid: A Lightweight Masonry-like, Responsive Grid for AngularJS
André König
Jiko: Full Featured Template Engine for JavaScript
Nicolas Vanhoren
gmail.js: An Unofficial JavaScript API for Gmail
Kartik Talwar
Jobs
Web Engineer at Maker Studios (Los Angeles) Maker Studios has gathered over 60,000 of the most influential YouTube channels into a new network model that's disrupting the television industry. Our tech group develops the talent-facing webapps that make this possible at scale. If using technologies like Docker, NodeJS, CircleCI, Redis, Memcache, and MongoDB sounds exciting, we want you on our team.
Maker Studios
Frontend Developer @ comScore (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) comScore is looking for a Javascript expert who wants to solve interesting UI related problems. You’ll be working closely with us, developing and improving our flagship application, Digital Analytix. Apply today to join our international team in Amsterdam.
comScore
Full-Stack Engineer at Zaption (San Francisco, CA) Zaption is an education-technology company that makes video interactive for learning. Solve real problems with Node, Knockout, and MongoDB. We're very small, venture-funded, and have serious revenue. Talk to us.
Zaption
Last but not least..
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