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Creating Single Page Apps With Angular.JS and ASP.NET

by Jeff Martin on  Apr 04, 2014

Angular.JS is a popular framework created by Google for creating single page applications. Despite its origins, it can also easily work with ASP.NET to provide Microsoft-centric developers the same powerful capabilities.

Meteor 0.7.1 Release Brings Dev Accounts, Further Improvements

by James Chesters on  Mar 28, 2014

Matt DeBergalis has released version 0.7.1 of Meteor, with the improvements to oplog and minimongo, CSS preprocessing, and Meteor developer accounts. Version 0.7.1 includes added support to minimongo for what DeBergalis refers to on the Meteor blog as “more of the ‘estoteric corners’ of the MongoDB query language."

Using Sigma for Drawing Graphs

by João Paulo Marques on  Mar 20, 2014

The team behind Sigma, a JavaScript library dedicated to drawing graphs in Web applications, released a new version of this tool. What this library provides is a way for developers to create graphs while making networks manipulation on webpages smooth and faster for the user.

AngularJS 2.0 Will Target Mobile Apps, Drop Support For Older Browsers

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Mar 20, 2014 2

"AngularJS 2.0 is a framework for mobile apps" says the AngularJS team. The framework will continue to be supported for desktops, but the primary focus will be on getting the mobile bit right. The goals also include support for EcmaScript 6 along with a transpiler (since browsers don't support ES6 yet).

Jolt Awards 2014: Mobile and Coding Tools

by Abel Avram on  Mar 07, 2014

Dr. Dobbs has awarded the Jolt Award for Mobile and Coding Tools for 2014.

Orion 5 Supports More Languages and Can Deploy to Cloud

by Abel Avram on  Mar 04, 2014

Enhancements in Orion 5 include: syntax highlighting for several languages, content assist for several Node.js libraries and databases, better syntax validation, cloud deployment and others.

Going Offline with LocalForage

by João Paulo Marques on  Feb 26, 2014

The Mozilla Foundation has released localForage, a new JavaScript library that promises to simplify the process of storing offline data in web applications. What makes this library unique is the fact that it tries to combine the best of both worlds: the features of some more recent technologies (asynchronism and blob support) with a simple API.

Testing End-to-End with Nightwatch

by João Paulo Marques on  Feb 17, 2014 2

Nightwatch is a recently released acceptance framework based on Node.js that uses Selenium WebDriver API to automate web applications testing. The tool promises a simple syntax which enables the writing of end-to-end tests using JavaScript and CSS selector that runs against a Selenium server.

Simplified CSS Preprocessing with restyle.js

by Andy Earnshaw on  Feb 17, 2014

Andrea Giammarchi's restyle.js is a new, JavaScript-based, CSS preprocessor that can run on either the server (via Node.js) or in the browser. It touts itself as "a simplified CSS approach", generating all prefixed variations of CSS rules and properties and, if applicable, inserting them into the DOM.

Challenges Performing Background Compilation in V8

by Abel Avram on  Feb 15, 2014

This article includes details on the recently background compilation introduced in V8, Chrome’s JavaScript engine.

CoffeeScript 1.7 Released: Adds Chaining Without Parenthesis, Multiline Strings and More

by Burke Holland on  Feb 08, 2014

Jeremy Ashkenas has released version 1.7 of CoffeeScript, and with it introduced some highly anticipated changes to the popular JavaScript transpiler. Version 1.7 includes one of the most popular requests for the language; support for chaining without parenthesis.

Resources to Start Developing for Firefox OS

by Sergio De Simone on  Feb 06, 2014

Firefox OS pursues “the goal of building a complete, standalone operating system for the open web” and lets users install and run applications created using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. It is based on Linux and Mozilla's Gecko and is a completely open stack that is 100 per cent free from proprietary technology. It allows developers to contribute to its code base or develop mobile apps.

LightTable IDE Goes Open Source, Adds Plugin Support

by Tom Coupland on  Feb 03, 2014

Chris Granger has open sourced the LightTable IDE with the 0.6 release. Third party plugin support was the highlight feature of the release. InfoQ talked to LightTable creator Chris Granger.

BDD and JavaScript Using CucumberJS

by Jan Stenberg on  Jan 31, 2014

Adding CucumberJS to the TDD workflow for JavaScript-based projects embraces the ideas of Behaviour Driven Development, BDD, and allows a developer to follow the TDD principles while developing from the outside in; running automated tests that fail until code that supports a feature is implemented, Todd Anderson reveals in a recent blog post.

L20n: JavaScript Localization Framework From Mozilla

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Jan 31, 2014 1

L20n is an open source, JavaScript localization framework from Mozilla. It is designed to be very expressive along with several features such as adapting to Screen sizes, good separation of concerns, graceful handling of pluralization, support for default when there are multiple variants, and more.

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