Posted on Apr 30, 2012
This was a really busy week with quite a few new libraries, a number of good tutorials on a wide variety of topics and even some excellent interviews and discussions. This really was a week overflowing with top-notch content. The bad news is that you have a lot of reading to catch up on. The good news is that it is all worthwhile and you’ll learn a ton. So get reading.
Closures: Front to Back
Louis Lazaris explains and shows how to use CSS3 structural pseudo-class expressions
CSS3 Structural Pseudo-class Expressions Explained
How to handle setup logic with IndexedDB
How Do Google’s Animated Doodles Work?
Frameworks and Libraries
Jack Franklin shows how to create jQuery Plugin, test it with QUnit and build it with Grunt
A jQuery Plugin with Grunt & QUnit
Learn how to build a Todo App with Node.js and Express via Jack Franklin
Node.js: A Todo App with Express
Siddarth introduces using the Zepto.js jQuery-compatible framework for mobile development. Some debate over the value in the comments.
The Essentials of Zepto.js
Andrew Trice explains how to extend the capabilities of PhoneGap using native plugins on Android
Extending PhoneGap with native plugins for Android
New and Updated Frameworks and Libraries
HTTPster is a command-line utility by Simeon Bateman that starts an HTTP server using Node.js and NPM to load files from any directory on your filesystem
Cubism.js is a new plugin for D3 data driven document library for creating complex timeline visualizations
Cubism.js: a cool new way to display timeline data
Moobile is a brand new mobile application framework built on top of MooTools.
MooTools - Moobile 0.1 Released
Buster.JS is a browser testing toolkit with browser automation, static html page testing, headless browsers testing & more. Currently in beta.
Welcome! Buster.JS is...
idb.filesystem.js - Bringing the HTML5 Filesystem API to More Browsers
The Miso Project - Dataset
Interesting look at the debate about adding classes in ECMAScript 6 occurring in TC39 standards body
Victor Carbune discusses Adobe's contributions to WebVTT for HTML5 video closed captions or subtitles
Native Browser Text Track Rendering
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