Interesting JavaScript, jQuery & Random Web Dev on the Net – March 2012

Sam Deering

In March 2012’s edition of Interestingly Random JavaScript, jQuery and Web Development we bring you some very cool stuff such as Rapid Mobile Prototyping, new JavaScript libraries, some useful online tools, the history of browsers and some good ole random stuff. Enjoy.

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Meet the web platform – Foundations

Nice podcast demo on future web components performing various common web development functionlity.

Codiqa – Rapid Mobile Prototyping

Codiqa export to HTML is very useful for Rapid Prototyping with jQuery Mobile. Easy drag-and-drop jQuery Mobile app building and sharing. The image is a 2min prototype I just created.


Barry Schwartz: The paradox of choice

Very good watch oldie from TED. Psychologist Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central tenet of western societies: freedom of choice. In Schwartz’s estimation, choice has made us not freer but more paralyzed, not happier but more dissatisfied.

Funny History of browsers timeline JPG

Well worth a look, guarenteed to entertain every web developer for a few minutes! Zoom in on the image for best viewing (CTRL and mouse wheel up or CTRL and +)


Super Sticky Notes

Superstickies is a pretty basic online tool but produces nice basic custom sticky notes.


Tron Game made with JS

Pretty cool, only 219 bytes in size. To play press i, j ,k, l to start and navigate the “snake esk” line.


Rainbow Syntax Highlighter

Just another syntax highlighter made with js.


JS1K Speech Synthesizer

Pretty funky speech synthesizer made with js.


Backbone Pagination Extension

Backbone.Paginator – New Pagination Components For Backbone.js. Good job Addy as always.

Plunker – Online Snippets

Plunker – A new online code snippet editor/save very much like jsfiddle but plunkers has heaps more options. Good job.



Monorail – Ultra lightweight MVC Framework for Node.js