And now for this week’s finds …
- JS by Examples - Early days for this resource, but one to keep an eye on as it develops.
- User Authentication with the MEAN Stack - This article looks at managing user authentication in the MEAN stack. We’ll use the most common MEAN architecture of having an Angular single page app using a REST API built with Node, Express and MongoDB.
- jQuery Select Box Components – Chosen vs Select2 - In this article, Taulant Spahiu puts these two plugins head-to-head, and compares their features and their use cases, so that you can make an informed choice as to which is best for you.
- Introduction to jCanvas: jQuery Meets HTML5 Canvas - If you develop with jQuery, jCanvas makes it easier and quicker to code cool canvas drawings and interactive applications using jQuery syntax.
- Microwork - Microwork.js is a library for simple creation of distributed scalable microservices in node.js with RabbitMQ.
- MediumEditor - The dead simple inline editor toolbar.
- Multi-Screen.js - A simple, lightweight, and easy to use jQuery plugin which turns a single page into a collection of screens with animated navigation.
- Feature watch: ECMAScript 2017 - This blog post tracks what features may be included in ES2017.
- ES6 const is not about immutability - This seems to be a very common misconception that just won’t die. I keep running into it in blog posts, Twitter discussions, and even books. This is Matthias Bynens attempt at setting things straight.
- Building a React Universal Blog App: A Step-by-Step Guide - Part 1 of Tony Spiro’s short series on how to build a React Universal Blog App
- Building a React Universal Blog App: Implementing Flux - In this second and final part of t the series, Tony Spiro takes our blog to the next level by learning how to add and edit content.
- 5 Reasons Why Meteor Is Ideal for Startups - Meteor is a full-stack web application framework. Pranab Agarwal has identified the top five reasons why he thinks the Meteor framework is an ideal fit for new startups.
- Learning React: #1 Setting up the environment - Nadeem Khedr discusses his learning experience with ReactJS, as he starts what will be an opinionated series on what he thinks of ReactJS & other libraries and why I switched to it.
- Front-end boilerplate for working with react - A front-end boilerplate for working with react, react-router, postcss, cssnext and webpack + hot reloading.
- Validating Data With JSON-Schema, Part 1 - When you’re dealing with complex and structured data, you need to determine whether the data is valid or not. JSON-Schema is the standard of JSON documents that describes the structure and the requirements of your JSON data. In this two-part series, you’ll learn how to use JSON-Schema to validate data.
- Validating Data With JSON-Schema, Part 2 - In the first part of this tutorial, you learned how to create quite advanced schemas using all available validation keywords. Many real-world examples of JSON data are more complex than our user example…
Please PM us if you have anything of interest for the next issue or if there is anything you would like to see featured. Paul and Chris of Arabia.