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JavaScript Weekly Issue 179
May 2, 2014
Editor: Peter Cooper
JavaScript’s 'this': How It Works and Where It Can Trip You Up Dr. Axel takes a code-driven look at where ‘this’ is used and how its behavior and usage varies.
Dr. Axel Rauschmayer
Edge.js Brings Node and .NET Together On Three Platforms Scott looks at Edge.js, a technology that lets you run Node.js and .NET code in-process on Windows, OS X and Linux.
Scott Hanselman
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Using the AWS JavaScript SDK in the Browser Saad Mousliki shows how your site can access Amazon Web Services without a back-end using the new JavaScript SDK.
Flippin' Awesome
Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Was Learning Ember.js
Landon Noss
DIY AngularJS SEO with PhantomJS (The Easy Way) A walk through a solution for engaging with SEO best practices in your AngularJS development environment.
Jesse Lawson
A Thrown-to-the-Wolves-Hands-On Introduction to React
Jim Cowart
Try, Catch, Fail: Embular Part 1 - Comparing Ember and Angular Designed as an honest comparison between the two popular frameworks by someone who likes both of them.
Ben Lesh
Java 8 Nashorn Tutorial A short and straightforward tutorial for using the Nashorn JavaScript engine included with Java 8, including calling Java code from JavaScript and vice versa.
Benjamin Winterberg
Real Life ES6 - Arrow Functions How will ES6’s ‘fat arrow’ functions let you clean up your code?
JavaScript Playground
Single-Page Applications with the Page Micro Library Toby Ho shows how to use Page, a JavaScript micro library for routing that is useful for building single-page applications.
Flippin' Awesome
Breaking Bad (Loops in JavaScript Libraries) Exposes some potentially dangerous inconsistencies across browser JavaScript libraries when developers try (intentionally or unintentionally) to break out of a loop.
Azat Mardanov
On-Board: Intel Galileo Programming with JavaScript and Node.js
Rick Waldron
Practical Workflows for ES6 Modules Guy Bedford shares a variety of workflows for using ES6 modules in the browser, including some cutting edge ones.
O'Reilly Fluent
Dos and Don'ts in JavaScript: A Few Best Practices for Learners A simple, well presented 12 minute screencast based upon Head First JavaScript. Aimed more at beginners.
HTMLBars - The Next-Generation of Templating in Ember.js
Ember Conf 2014
Crafting the Perfect AngularJS Model and Making it Real Time (video)
Sr. Front-End Engineer at The New York Times The New York Times is looking for an experienced software engineer with good UI sensibilities to create and maintain cutting-edge tools that allow the newsroom to publish
The New York Times
Lead Frontend Developer at Backbase (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) Autonomy, mastery, purpose - @ Backbase. You will have serious impact on our software, your an inspirator and motivator for our development team. You lead by example and love high quality code delivery. Come join us.
Principal Software Engineer at Microsoft (Redmond, WA) In Visual Studio Cloud Services we pride ourselves on building fast, scalable web applications to make developers productive. We are looking for JavaScript developers that thrive in fast paced agile environment, shipping to production multiple times a month.
Code, Libraries and Tools
jQuery 1.11.1 and 2.1.1 Released Minor patch releases with no major compatibility issues expected.
Official jQuery Blog
jQuery UI 1.11.0-beta.1 Released
jQuery UI Blog
Node v0.10.27 (Stable) Released The first stable release in over two months, a long time in the Node world.
Node.js Blog
Full Stack JS Amber: A Boilerplate with Ember On The Client and A Node Server API
Velocity.js: Accelerated JavaScript Animation jQuery Plugin Re-implements $.animate() for faster performance.
Julian Shapiro
Morrigan jQuery Editor: A jQuery WYSIWYG editor Check out the demo.
Sergey Sokolov
ASN1js: Pure JavaScript Library Implementing A Full BER ASN.1 Decoder ASN.1 (Abstract Syntax Notation One) is the basis of all X.509 related data structures and numerous other protocols used on the web.
Indexed: Query IndexedDB like Mongo IndexedDB is a browser API for client-side storage of significant amounts of structured data and for high performance searches on this data using indexes.
Kent Safranski
webwork: Execute Web Workers Without External Files Want to use Web Workers without putting the code into a separate JavaScript file? There’s a workaround and this library packages it up in an easy to use form.
Angular Classy: Class-Based Controllers for AngularJS Classy uses a class-based approach and steals some neat ideas from AngularDart to make controllers a little nicer.
Dave Jeffery
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