This is a weekly update of some interesting things relating to JavaScript, to help encourage discussion and to bring some potentially new ideas to the fore.

Here's what we've seen of interest this week.

Beginner

Thinking Inside The Box With Vanilla JavaScript - a quick look at some underused native, more-or-less cross-browser JS features.

JavaScript Fundamentals - if it’s not fun, it’s not JavaScript!

HTML5 Browser Storage: the Past, Present and Future - a brief but comprehensive overview by Craig Buckler.

Intermediate

6 Tips for Creating AJAX-Heavy Websites - what to do and when to do it.

Advanced

Tips to Avoid Brittle UI Tests - this follows on from Maintainable Automated UI Tests (featured last week).

Applicative Programming In JavaScript With lodash.js - an insight into functional programming with JavaScript. Thanks to @myty ; for this one.

Libraries

Odometer - a Javascript and CSS library for smoothly transitioning numbers.

Watching

1024+ Seconds of JS Wizardry - a talk given by Martin Kleppe at JSConf EU 2013. Very entertaining, but it will make your brain hurt.


Take a look at these recent happenings in JavaScript, let us know what you think about them, and we'll have some more to inspire you next week.

Feel free to PM Paul or PM me if you have anything interesting for the next issue. Happy reading!