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    This Week in JavaScript - 31 March 2014

    Welcome to your weekly update of JavaScript news and goodies.

    Learning

    Flexbox in the real world - is it possible to use flexbox and still support IE8?
    Using Media Queries in JavaScript
    Isometric Graphics with Obelisk.js
    Class Hierarchies? Don't Do That!
    Securely Handling User's Login Credentials
    Test Code Coverage: From Myth to Reality
    ES6 - episode 3 - ES6 (harmony) modules, revisit classes, destructuring, and fat arrows
    Bringing SIMD (Single Instruction, Multiple Data) to JavaScript

    Tutorials

    Implementing Lazy Scroll in jQuery
    Developing a Password Strength Plugin with jQuery
    A Chat Application Using Socket.IO

    Frameworks / Templating / Build tools

    Molecule: An HTML5 game framework
    Gillie, JavaScript MVC micro framework inspired in Backbone
    HTML Forms in AngularJS
    HTML9 Responsive Boilerstrap JS
    Using Handlebars Templates with Webix UI
    Slush - replacing Yeoman with Gulp

    Watching

    Revisiting JavaScript Minification - we're all doing this, right?

    Plugins & Libraries

    A simple, responsive, customizable and probably useless jQuery menu plugin
    jsCache - a javascript library that enables caching of javascripts, css-stylesheets and images
    doormat - an alternative way to navigate through your site content
    obelisk.js - a JavaScript Engine for building isometric pixel objects
    Gator: Simple JavaScript event delegation

    Resources

    Style guide - The Zen Approach
    16 Online JavaScript Editors for Web Developers
    Quickly check how well 3rd party script behaves.
    The 101 Most Useful Websites
    bladerunner.js - an open source development toolkit and framework for modular construction of large single-page HTML5 apps[/url]
    Vega - a visualization grammar, a declarative format for creating, saving and sharing visualization designs


    So what are your thoughts on the latest going-ons in the world of JavaScript? Are you minifying your JavaScript and caching your assets? Are frameworks the spawn of the devil or a godsend for developers?
    We'd be glad to hear your opinions.

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


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