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JavaScript Weekly Issue 177
April 18, 2014
Editor: Peter Cooper
Featured
The Birth and Death of JavaScript
An entertaining talk by Gary Bernhardt that covers JavaScript’s history, flaws, future through asm.js, and more. It’s hard to describe but there’s a lot to enjoy. and it provides much food for thought, especially if you have views around the statement ‘JavaScript is assembly language for the Web.’
Gary Bernhardt
PourOver: Fast Filtering and Sorting of Huge Collections of Items A library for fast filtering and sorting of large collections of items (e.g. in the hundreds of thousands) in the browser. A small demo.
The New York Times
Kendo UI Core: An Open Source Distribution of Kendo UI
Telerik
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Reading
I Coded the Angular Tutorial App in Backbone and it Took 260% More Code A step-by-step tutorial of how the 42floors team replicated the Angular tutorial in Backbone. The conclusion, however, was that the author might stick with Backbone as he appreciates the flexibility.
Aaron O'Connell
Seven JavaScript Quirks I Wish I’d Known About
Jim Cowart
An Introduction to the MEAN Stack MEAN is an acronym for MongoDB, ExpressJS, AngularJS and Node.js and an increasingly popular term for a combination of technologies that form an all-JavaScript stack. This quick tutorial is about building an app on this stack.
SitePoint
Mixins, Forwarding, and Delegation in JavaScript
Reg Braithwaite
Write Better JavaScript with Promises A quick, high level intro.
Landon Schropp
Multiple AJAX and JSON Requests, One Callback, with jQuery
David Walsh
Building a Recipe Search Site with Angular and Elasticsearch Elasticsearch is an open-source storage engine built on Lucene that’s powerful yet easy to use, and it’s easily tied into a Node app using the elasticsearch module.
SitePoint
7 Battle Tested Backbone.js Rules for Amazing Web Apps
Tal Bereznitskey
All IE Objects Are Broken
Andrea Giammarchi
Watching
Be Predictable, Not Correct At MountainWest JavaScript 2014, Facebook’s Pete Hunt talked about functional programming as a way to manage complexity in user interfaces and some of the ideas behind React.
Confreaks
8 Talks from Ember Conf 2014
Confreaks
AngularJS: The Awesome Parts
Ari Lerner
Controlling an Arduino with Node.js and Johnny Five
SitePoint
Jobs
JavaScript Engineer at Airware (San Francisco, CA) Airware enables customers to tailor drones toward any commercial application. As our first dedicated JavaScript engineer you will create the functional and beautiful web interfaces that work seamlessly with our platform to connect users to our drones.
Airware
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
Developer Evangelist needed in NYC or SF at Orchestrate Orchestrate needs someone who loves spending their time talking to developers, writing code, going to conferences, and being the face of Orchestrate. If that appeals to you, check us out.
Orchestrate
Code, Libraries and Tools
Tamper: A Highly Compressed Serialization Protocol for Categorical Data
The New York Times
taggingJS: A jQuery Plugin for Tagging Useful for when users need to create tags for content.
Fabrizio Fallico
Browser-Based JavaScript Synths with Code Studio
DailyJS
Sticky Alerts: A Tiny jQuery Plugin for Sticky Header Alerts
Tyler Longren
ESLint 0.5.0 Released
jint: A JavaScript Interpreter for .NET
Sébastien Ros
es6ify: Browserify Transform to Compile ES6 to ES5 On The Fly
Thorsten Lorenz
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