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JavaScript Weekly Issue 172
March 14, 2014
Editor-standing-in: Peter Cooper Editor-taking-a-break: Dr. Axel Rauschmayer
Featured
Brendan Eich: 'JavaScript Taking Both the High and Low Roads' Brendan Eich gave the opening keynote at O’Reilly Fluent this week. Naturally, this is a great way to get a feel for what's happening with ES6 and ES7 from the chief himself.
O'Reilly Media
Lesser-Known JavaScript Debugging Techniques
Amjad Masad
In Defense of Frameworks: Why Ember Is Proud To Be One Ember core team members Tom Dale and Yehuda Katz explain some of the motivations behind Ember and how it differs from AngularJS in being proud to be a framework and what that really means.
O'Reilly Media
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Reading
Is jQuery Too Big For Mobile? TJ VanToll details how long it takes to load, parse and execute jQuery on mobile devices to determine if it is a drag on performance.
Flippin' Awesome
ExpressJS 4.0: New Features and Upgrading from 3.0
Chris Sevilleja
jQuery Coding Standards and Best Practices
Abhinay Rathore
A DOM Manipulation Class in 100 Lines of JavaScript Krasimir Tsonev shows how to build a basic DOM selection and manipulation class in just 100 lines of JavaScript.
Flippin' Awesome
My RequireJS Itches and How I Scratched Them using Browserify
m4nu
Interesting Discovery with CasperJS, JQuery, and Transitions Raymond Camden explains how to save files to disk whose contents are created dynamically via jQuery. Content that is faded in presents an extra challenge.
Raymond Camden
Building A Mobile-Friendly Web App using Ember.js and jQuery Mobile
Mist.io
Techniques for Authentication in AngularJS Applications
Gert Hengeveld
Howto: Depth First Tree Traversal using ES6 Generators
Hemanth
Views Over Components - An Ember Refactoring Story
Mike Pack
Watching
Scott Hanselman: 'Virtual Machines, JavaScript and Assembler' At O’Reilly Fluent this week, the esteemed Scott Hanselman kept the crowd laughing with an insightful talk about JavaScript, old school programmers, and more. One to watch if you want a good laugh.
YouTube
Using AngularJS to build iPhone and Android apps with PhoneGap A 20 minute talk from ng-conf.
Daniel Zen
AngularJS + REST Made Simple: Connecting AngularJS to a Backend with REST & JSON Angular provides several convenient ways to interact with backend data using REST and JSON. This talk explains an easy way to auto-generate REST APIs and wire up Angular to data sources like SQL, NoSQL, remote file storage, and external web services. A 90 minute talk from Ben Busse of Dreamfactory.
YouTube
Redefining A JavaScript Function As You Debug It in Chrome DevTools (video)
Paul Irish
Get Going On ES6 A look at ES6 (harmony) arrow syntax, string templating and destructuring assignments. (Requires e-mail.)
Tagtree.tv
Discussing Backbone.js and Marionette.js with Derick Bailey
Front-End Developer Cast
Jobs
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Turn
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View The Space
Code, Libraries and Tools
JSONSelect: CSS-like Selectors for Querying JSON
'l33t' literals in JavaScript l33teral is a JavaScript library for accessing and changing graphs of JavaScript objects.
appendTo
marc: For Using Markdown As A Dynamic Template Engine
bredele
UnYield: From ES6 Generators to Vanilla ES5 A nearly complete implementation of translating generators or yield to ES5, allowing you to use generators in current browsers.
Peter van der Zee
BitSet.js: A Bit-Vector Implementation in JavaScript
Robert Eisele
JScrambler Gives JavaScript 'Self-Defence Skills' Silly headline, but JScrambler is essentially a tool that obfuscates your code.
The Next Web
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