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JavaScript Weekly Issue 175
April 4, 2014
Editor-standing-in: Peter Cooper Editor-taking-a-break: Dr. Axel Rauschmayer
Featured
Brendan Eich, The 'Father of JavaScript', Steps Down as Mozilla CEO Fewer than 2 weeks after being appointed CEO of Mozilla (from his previous role of CTO), Brendan Eich has resigned after facing pressure over social issues. Brendan has since written The Next Mission talking about what he was hoping to achieve at Mozilla and reflecting on the break he’s taking next.
Mozilla
TypeScript 1.0 Released Microsoft’s superset of JavaScript that adds optional static typing, classes, and other structural features has hit 1.0 and is now a first class citizen of Visual Studio 2013.
Microsoft
Debugging Asynchronous JavaScript with Chrome DevTools Now in Chrome Canary’s DevTools, you can view the full call stack of asynchronous JavaScript callbacks. Pearl Chen shows us how it works.
HTML5 Rocks
ng-europe: The First European AngularJS Conference (Paris, Oct 22-23)
ngeurope
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Reading
Building A Simple 3D Scene in The Browser with Three.js Three.js makes it easy to work with WebGL to produce 3D scenes and effects in the browser. This short tutorial shows you how and provides a Codepen to interact and play with the code directly.
Webdesigner Depot
Browser Support in jQuery 1.12 and Beyond jQuery 1.12 will be the last release to support IE 6 and 7.. and more useful info like that.
Official jQuery Blog
Embracing Command Line Tooling with Backbone Apps A look at using command line tools such as Grunt, Bower and Yeoman to speed up a typical development workflow.
JavaScript Playground
Hacking Core Directives in AngularJS
Brian Ford
Introduction to npm Toby Ho discusses how npm works for package management and how you can create and publish your own packages.
Flippin' Awesome
Nebulous Profit Meditations: How Will npm Make Money? Remember, if Node is your thing, come join us at Node Weekly :-)
npm, Inc
Writing More Maintainable Angular.js Directives
Aviv Ben-Yosef
JDK8 + Facebook React: Rendering Single Page Apps On The Server
August Lilleaas
ES7 Async Functions “They’re brilliant. They’re brilliant and I want laws changed so I can marry them.”
Jake Archibald
The Road to React 1.0
Paul O'Shannessy
Building Interfaces with Backbone and jQuery UI
Zach Schneider
Watching
Setting up Bower and Polymer A straightforward, easy to follow 20 minute guide from Rob Dodson of the Google Chrome team.
YouTube
Jobs
Senior Software Engineer at Handybook (New York, NY) Handybook is one of the fastest growing startups in NY. We're looking for experienced engineers to help us build the products that make home services accessible and convenient on a global scale. Reach out if you like to work hard and play hard.
Handybook
Senior JavaScript / UI Engineer at Lonely Planet (Nashville, TN) Looking for a Front-end developer to work on lonelyplanet.com, an authority in the travel space that inspires, connects, and helps over 100M travelers per year.
Lonely Planet
Software Developer at View The Space (New York, NY) View The Space is a fast growing online leasing platform for commercial real-estate brokers and we need your help. If you love learning new technologies and have experience with Rails, JavaScript, Angular.js, iOS, TDD or all of the above, you’d be a great fit.
View The Space
Code, Libraries and Tools
A Complete List of Foundational JavaScript Tools A list of JavaScript tools being used and recommended within a developers’ boot camp.
Kalina Wu and Sarah Fischer
WinJS: Windows Library for JavaScript A set of JavaScript toolkits that allow developers to build applications using HTML/JS/CSS technology.
Microsoft
sift.js: MongoDB Inspired Array Filtering Want to filter your arrays in a similar way to MongoDB queries? Now you can, in both the browser and Node.
Craig Condon
Slick: The Last Carousel You'll Ever Need
Ken Wheeler
Moonshine - A Lightweight Lua VM for The Browser Execute compiled Lua bytecode in a JavaScript environment, such as a web browser. Just 19kb gzipped.
Gamesys Limited
6 JS Libraries for Building Charts & Graphs
CodeCondo
Announcing the Public Beta of Ext JS 5
Sencha
grunt-es6-import-validate: Grunt Task for Validating ES6 Module Import Statements
Sprout Social
Google Analytics Debugging with ga_debug.js
David Walsh Blog
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