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JavaScript Weekly Issue 167
February 7, 2014
Editor-of-good-times: Peter Cooper Editor-on-vacation: Dr. Axel Rauschmayer
Featured
Writing Your First Sweet.js Macro A great introduction to creating your own JavaScript macros. Includes interactive editors along the way so you can experiment while learning.
James Long
JavaScript Puzzlers: A 37 Question JavaScript Quiz There have been queries over a couple of the questions on Twitter, but give it a go for yourself.
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FutureJS: A Futuristic JavaScript Conference (May 1-3 - Barcelona, Spain) From the creators of the Barcelona Ruby Conference comes a new JavaScript event that looks to the future. Speakers so far include Reg Braithwaite and Jeremy Ashkenas.
FutureJS
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Reading
JavaScript Tools of the Trade: JSBin Rey Bango takes an extensive look at one of the most useful JavaScript sandbox sites out there, JSBin.
Nettuts+
Yet Another Framework Syndrome (YAFS) The creators of TodoMVC look at some things you should consider before reinventing the wheel with an all new framework.
TasteJS
Creating a Simple RESTful Webapp with Node.js, Express, and MongoDB An in-depth, up to date tutorial based around the latest Node, Express, Jade, etc. releases.
Christopher Buecheler
Building Static Websites with Meteor
MeteorHacks
Stop Writing 'for' Loops, Start using Underscore ‘I haven’t written a For loop in two years,’ says Joel, and he lays down a ‘30 day no-loop challenge’ for you.
Joel Hooks
Performance Comparisons with the TodoMVC Benchmark For each framework (such as Backbone, Knockout, Ember, Angular, React, etc.) add 100 todos, toggle them, delete them, and measure the times. Naturally, the aim here is to show how fast Vue is so take from it what you will.
Vue.js
Partial Application in JavaScript using bind()
Pascal Hartig
How Kendo UI Uses Kendo UI To Build Angular Directives For Kendo UI Burke Holland explains an interesting solution for integrating AngularJS directives with a complex and comprehensive UI library like Kendo UI.
Flippin' Awesome
How to Build A Framework On Top of Backbone.js
Peter de Croos
Angular, Ember, And Backbone: Which JavaScript Framework Is Right For You? A high level summary of each framework.
ReadWrite
How A Small String Can Save You Hours in JavaScript We’ll spoil the surprise, it’s ‘use strict’.
Totty S
Examples of the Marvel Comics API Love comics? Love JavaScript? Raymond brings them together here.
Raymond Camden
Adopting a Modular Workflow with Require.js A slide deck that makes a handy high level introduction to require.js and its role within a modular workflow.
Greg Franko
JavaScript Arrays: slice vs splice Mistaking slice for splice (or vice versa) is a common mistake in JavaScript. Ariya looks at what they do.
Ariya Hidayat
Private Fields in JavaScript using ES6 Symbols
curiosity driven
Code Organization in AngularJS
Nulogy Engineering
Watching
Go Node Without Code Brian Rinaldi looks at the many ways Node and its npm ecosystem of JavaScript packages can help front-end developers, even without doing any server-side programming.
O'Reilly Media
Jobs
Senior JavaScript Software Engineer (Waltham MA.) Championing the needs of small organizations, Constant Contact is hiring elite Front-end engineers, craftsmen looking to create sleek highly-interactive, web applications in an environment where Javascript is seen as a 1st-class citizen.
Constant Contact
Senior Front End Software Engineer (Seattle, WA) Moz Analytics is looking for a Senior Developer to join the Applications team. Our team is responsible for building all of the Front End apps that deliver marketing analytics through meaningful data visualization and insight.
Moz
Code, Libraries and Tools
ClippyJS: Add Old School Microsoft 'Agents' To Your Page
Bring your old favorites like Clippy, Rover the dog, and Links the cat back to life. This is really a bit of fun, but well produced fun at that.
Smore
Vue.js: MVVM Made Simple A new library for building interactive web interfaces with the MVVM paradigm is on the block. This one has performance as a key focus.
Evan You
SigmaJS: Graph Drawing Library with Canvas and WebGL Renderers A JavaScript library dedicated to graph drawing. It makes easy to publish networks on Web pages, and allows developers to integrate network exploration in rich Web applications.
Alexis Jacomy
PathGL: A WebGL Renderer for D3 Sits between the D3 data visualization library and the DOM and lets you draw to WebGL instead of SVG.
Adnan Wahab
Last but not least..
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