Tag: JavaScript

The Magic of the jQuery 1.9 Source Map

We got a look at Source Maps some time ago, and they still feel like magic. At that time though there really wasn’t much to test it on unless you set it up yourself. As of jQuery 1.9, though, we’ve all got something to play around with. Elijah Manor gives an awesome walkthrough of checking […]

Posted: January 17, 2013

Voxel.js: A Minecraft-like Block Based Game Engine

Just when I thought my intrigue with JavaScript game development had subsided so I could actually get some work done I see something like this. This is super sweet. I don’t even game that much anymore and I’ve never played Minecraft but I sincerely appreciate the work that went into this. If you want to […]

Posted: January 17, 2013

jQuery Plugin Registry

This is a good day. The jQuery Plugin Registry is here! The jQuery family of websites has been undergoing a major overhaul and things are coming along great. The Registry, though, is a huge improvement over the old way of browsing jQuery Plugins.

Posted: January 17, 2013

Revisiting JavaScript Objects

We’ve been little reluctant to adopt ES5 features, especially due to browser compatibility issues. We rarely see production code that make use of these features. However, all modern browsers (ie. IE9, FF4, Opera 12 & Chrome) do have JavaScript engines that implement the ES5 standard. Also, ES5 features can be used in Node.js based projects […]

Posted: January 16, 2013

A Strategy for i18n and Node.js

You know when Resig posts it’s worth reading, and this is no exception. Recently I internationalized a Node/Express web application that I’ve been working on and it seems to have gone fairly well (users in multiple languages are using it happily and I’m seeing a marked increase in traffic because of it!). Not much of […]

Posted: January 16, 2013

Making Life Easier With Grunt

Grunt is one of those projects you’ve likely heard about but may not have utilized quite yet. Personally I’ve yet to fully implement it with any of my work, but I keep an eye on things from afar for the time being. What I really like about the project is it’s goal; standardization. With so […]

Posted: January 16, 2013

Common JavaScript “Gotchas”

Continuing on the subject of JavaScript being quirky, this article is a nice summation of many JavaScript properties that confuse developers. The Global Namespace Understanding “this” Know the difference between ECMAScript 3 and ECMAScript 5 Understanding Async Simple Inheritance in JavaScript Forgetting to use var in for loops There’s a lot of great info here […]

Posted: January 15, 2013

Be careful with JS numbers!

There’s no denying that JavaScript has it’s quirks. Over time you get bitten by one, then another, then you hate writing JavaScript, then you really like writing it again, and you begin to learn more about the beast and come to embrace it. One of the hardest lessons I learned some time ago was just […]

Posted: January 15, 2013

The State of jQuery 2013

I sometimes fear that jQuery gets taken for granted. It’s become so ingrained in so much of what we do it’s easy to forget just how much legwork it’s actually doing. With that comes a nice update to the State of jQuery. Quite a bit has happened not only to the code base but to […]

Posted: January 15, 2013

How Do You Structure JavaScript? The Module Pattern Edition

When I first saw something that looked like the pattern outlined in this article it felt like complete magic. As patterns become more abstracted they look to be more magical, but in a great way. Following conventions like these definitely makes for more portable, reusable, understandable, testable code. Chris does a fantastic job walking us […]

Posted: January 11, 2013