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    This Week in JavaScript - 3 February 2014

    Your weekly update of JavaScript news and updates.

    Learning more

    Why is Progressive Enhancement so unpopular?
    Dependency Injection in JavaScript
    Two Simple JavaScript Dependency Injection Techniques
    Writing third-party JavaScript
    Prototypes Are Not Classes
    Javascript: An Exploration of Prototypal Inheritance
    Avoiding anonymous JavaScript functions
    Six Things You Might Not Know About Promises
    10 Drastic Ways to Avoid Website Obesity

    Graphics

    Better SVG for a better web
    sigma.js - a JavaScript library dedicated to graph drawing
    cannon.js - A lightweight and simple 3D physics engine for the web
    Phys.JS - is a Physics library built for Javascript and NodeJS
    verb - A CAD Library for the Web

    Libraries

    Introducing an Accessible Accordion Widget
    RequireJS and jQuery - A Journey in noConflict Mode
    Drop.js - The fast and capable dropdown library
    WebODF.js - a JavaScript library that makes it easy to add Open Document Format (ODF) support
    Polymer how to create a youtube video list

    Building

    Getting started with gulp.js - a build system/task automator written for nodejs
    Grunt vs Gulp - Beyond the Numbers
    Book of the Day: Building Backbone Plugins
    React.js in pure JavaScript (Facebook library) - Deep explanation for newbies

    Angular

    Leveling up in AngularJS (Video)
    Understanding Angular Directives
    Processing Forms in AngularJS
    Angular-wizard - a component that will make it easy for you to create wizards in your app
    Angular directives for Foundation
    Demystifying AngularJS' dependency injection
    Creating Apps with Angular and Node using Yeoman

    Testing

    Syntax extensions for JS - to write better testing assertions, BDD-style
    BDD in JavaScript with CucumberJS
    BDD In JavaScript II: the World and Background
    testardo - A Browser Agnostic JS Web Driver
    nightwatch.js - Browser automated testing done easy. Write efficient and straightforward Javascript End-to-End tests in Node.js which run against a Selenium server

    Emulators

    ElkJS - Javascript based Acorn Electron Emulator
    EstyJS - a pretty fast and functional JavaScript Atari ST emulator

    The last bits

    Sublime Text Cheat Sheet - A quick-reference guide to keyboard shortcuts
    How to be a Complete ******** with Bad Javascript (Slides)
    beautify-with-words - unminifies JavaScript with unique words for variable names


    So what do you make of these recent going ons?
    Are you learning more about the workings of JavaScript, are the graphics libraries of any interest, and is it worth learning more about Angular?

    Please PM us if you have anything of interest for the next issue, and happy reading! - Paul & Pullo
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    Man, just when I think I'm catching up with my reading you guys go and post a ton more interesting links! Could you also share some extra hours for my day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fretburner View Post
    Man, just when I think I'm catching up with my reading you guys go and post a ton more interesting links! Could you also share some extra hours for my day?
    Thanks - I'm glad you're finding it to be interesting. I'll be pleased to know which ones are your favourites, once you've found time to work through them all
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    Just a heads up: The link "How to be a Complete ******** with Bad Javascript" has been altered by the profanity filter and consequently doesn't work.

    Quote Originally Posted by fretburner View Post
    Man, just when I think I'm catching up with my reading you guys go and post a ton more interesting links! Could you also share some extra hours for my day?
    I know exactly what you mean

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pullo View Post
    Just a heads up: The link "How to be a Complete ******** with Bad Javascript" has been altered by the profanity filter and consequently doesn't work.

    I know exactly what you mean
    Ahh that's a pity - I'll leave it as as an IQ test for anyone who wants to check it out.
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    IQ test passed - it rhymes with "parse pole"

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    Cool thanks for these articles.
    I will try to read them.
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