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    This Week in JavaScript - 19 May 2014

    Welcome to your weekly update of JavaScript news and goodies.

    Top of the Hour

    Introducing the WebKit FTL JIT - Overview of the WebKit JavaScript Engine
    Google gets on Dart soapbox, demos move from JavaScript
    Facebook: MVC Does Not Scale, Use Flux Instead
    Working With Intl - ECMAScript's New Internationalization API
    Building a RESTful API With Node

    Watching / Listening

    .NET Rocks Podcast 982 - The Better Parts with Doug Crockford
    Using npm link in Node.js - work with local npm modules elegantly
    Hardware Hacking for JS Developers - with JavaScript Jabber regular: Jamison Dance
    Live Coding an Ember.js Application
    JavaScript Jabber 108: AngularJS with Igor Minar (Teamleader on AngularJS)

    Cool Stuff

    brain.js - train a neural network to recognize color contrast
    Realistic terrain in 130 lines of JavaScript
    Emulating a BBC Micro in Javascript
    Is it possible to apply CSS to half of a character?
    Parallax Done Right

    Resources

    JSbooks - great free JavaScript resources
    Links that help with front end web development
    jQuery with CoffeeScript
    The non-blocking JavaScript loader pattern - A great refresher
    10 Articles Every Programmer Must Read - cuz I just love lists


    So what are your thoughts on the latest going-ons in the world of JavaScript? Is emulating a BBC Micro cool? What was your first computer? Mine was a ZX Spectrum 48k+

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pullo View Post
    Is emulating a BBC Micro cool?
    Hooray I can program again

    I loved BBC basic (defproc and endproc instead of goto and gosub).

    What was your first computer? Mine was a ZX Spectrum 48k+
    ZX81 with a whole 1k ram (and you could run a flight simulator on this (although you may have needed the 16k extension - I can't remember exactly).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul O'B View Post
    I loved BBC basic (defproc and endproc instead of goto and gosub).
    Yeah me, too.
    I got my computer studies GCSE using a BBC Micro.
    I can remember using it to simulate a set of traffic lights and my pièce de résistance was a program which predicted football results (it didn't actually work, but hey ...)

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul O'B View Post
    ZX81 with a whole 1k ram (and you could run a flight simulator on this (although you may have needed the 16k extension - I can't remember exactly).
    Wow, I remember that!
    There were so many cool games out back then, such as Sabre Wulf and Pyjamarama.
    Did you ever play those?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pullo View Post
    Wow, I remember that!
    There were so many cool games out back then, such as Sabre Wulf and Pyjamarama.
    Did you ever play those?
    I remember playing space invaders on the zx81. I tried to write my own using zx81 basic but I think I peeked when I should have poked

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    Ah, the good old days of typing out masses and masses of numbers from "Your Sinclair" or some such mag and hoping it worked ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pullo View Post
    Ah, the good old days of typing out masses and masses of numbers from "Your Sinclair" or some such mag and hoping it worked ...
    lol - yes I did that a few times before I bought a cassette player to load a game. I remember typing about 5 pages of numbers to get Tron to run on the BBC and then spending a week checking why it didn't work because of a mistyped number.


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