It's all about the frameworks and the libraries this week, as we feature more articles on the React framework and jQuery 1.11 is released.

jQuery

jQuery 1.11 and 2.1 Released - releases will now be published on npm
Keeping jQuery in Check - Segregated DOM makes for a maintainable JavaScript codebase
Asynchronous Control Flow with jQuery.Deferred - free your code from callback hell
10 jQuery snippets every designer should know - 10 snippets that everyone, newbies to gurus, will use time and time again.
Custom cursors with CSS and jQuery - because you can

React

A Quick Introduction to React - A Javascript library for building user interfaces
Intro to the React Framework - as the React docs say: “Give it Five Minutes”
FaceBook's own React tutorial
React beginner tutorial - implementing the board game Go
React + RxJS Autocomplete

Automate all the things!

An introduction to Grunt - a JavaScript task runner
Running Grunt tasks - without grunt-cli
Creating Your First Grunt Plugin
Gulp is the new black. - A grunt alternative
Getting Started with Bower - a package manager that makes it easy to manage all your application’s front-end dependencies

Learn Something

Composing Functions in JavaScript
User Timing API - You can’t optimize what you can’t measure
The $ object demystified - Wrap Like An Egyptian
29 Videos from ng-conf 2014 - Last Week's AngularJS Conference
Advanced JavaScript Debugging - with console.table()

Plain Cool

Acid delivered in 45 lines of js - Trippy!
JS Mini - Online Javascript & jQuery Minifier Tool
Add this to your résumé now - (needs sound)
A Google Spreadsheet comparing various 2D Canvas libraries
A PHP to JavaScript transpiler


So what do you make of these recent going ons?
Are you using build tools to streamline your workflow, or do you think that jQuery is the spawn of Beelzebub? Either way, we'd love to hear from you.

Also, please PM us if you have anything of interest for the next issue, and happy reading! - Paul & Pullo