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Web Standards Library Update – Week of May 26, 2014

A lot of releases this week including the latest version of the commercial Ext JS framework. Some new tools that seem particularly interesting include Pho Devstack, MotorCortex and Browser-perf. Ext JS 5 includes touch support, responsive layouts, architectural improvements and component upgrades. Announcing Sencha Ext JS 5 flare.js is a small JavaScript library that works [...]

Web Standards Library Update – Week of May 26, 2014

A lot of releases this week including the latest version of the commercial Ext JS framework. Some new tools that seem particularly interesting include Pho Devstack, MotorCortex and Browser-perf. Ext JS 5 includes touch support, responsive layouts, architectural improvements and component upgrades. Announcing Sencha Ext JS 5 flare.js is a small JavaScript library that works [...]

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Real-World Best Practices for Building Angular.js Apps without Browserify or Require.js

Jeff Dickey dishes out some fantastic real-world advice on building Angular.js apps without Browserify or Require.js. By Jeff Dickey Burke Holland had a fantastic post explaining how Angular loads an application and comparing the merits of browserify vs require.js in an Angular app. I’ve worked with Angular on quite a few apps at this point, [...]

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Ordering CSS for Everyone

By Scott O’Hara I often find myself getting into discussions, or arguments disguised as discussions, about the preferred ordering methods for CSS properties. Yeah. That’s how I party. Anyway, it basically boils down to three different methods that you could follow: Random Ordering (because you hate yourself and others) Ordering via Property Groupings Alphabetically – [...]

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Using SVG Stroke Attributes

By Joni Trythall Using SVG inline provides total access to the graphic for complete customization and control over its output. This is especially handy when creating shapes by hand in the browser, or making edits to an existing graphic. There are a number of stroke related attributes within SVG that allow us to control the [...]

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Testing Web Apps from the Ground Up

By Mary Rose Cook Tests are pieces of code that check if your main code works. I write tests to catch bugs when I refactor. I write tests to force myself to think through and handle edge cases. I write tests to show the users of my project that my code does what I say [...]

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Real-World Best Practices for Building Angular.js Apps without Browserify or Require.js

Jeff Dickey dishes out some fantastic real-world advice on building Angular.js apps without Browserify or Require.js. By Jeff Dickey Burke Holland had a fantastic post explaining how Angular loads an application and comparing the merits of browserify vs require.js in an Angular app. I’ve worked with Angular on quite a few apps at this point, [...]

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Using Node.js in Production

By Jeff Dickey When running a node application in production, you need to keep stability, performance, security, and maintainability in mind. In this article, I’ll outline what I think are the best practices for putting Node.js into production. By the end of this guide, this setup will include 3 servers: a load balancer (lb) and 2 [...]

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First Look: Getting Started with Facebook’s ReactJS Library

Kirill Buga shares about his experience getting started with the ReactJS Library from Facebook. By Kirilll Buga Today, as JavaScript becomes more and more popular and the Front-end frameworks quantity grows dramatically. If you take a look at popular JavaScript frameworks such as Backbone.js, Angular.js, or Ember.js, you’ll notice that each one of them provides [...]

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4 reasons you should create a WordPress theme

by Aurelio De Rosa WordPress is one of the most talked publishing platforms on the internet. It has caught the interest of a lot of users and developers, and not just because it has been around for a long time (it was first released in 2003). One of the reasons WordPress has become so popular [...]

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Building Cordova Apps with the Verified Plugins Marketplace

By Sebastian Witalec One of most powerful aspects of Cordova (aka PhoneGap) is its extensibility. However, as some have argued, the Cordova plugin ecosystem can be messy. Recently Telerik published a plugin marketplace portal with the goal of improving the current state of the plugin ecosystem. To show how this can improve the experience of [...]

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Building a Game with In-App Payments for Firefox OS

By Rob Lauer The dawn of the HTML OS has seen the rise of numerous players backed by some industry heavyweights. Tizen (Samsung and Intel), Chrome OS (Google), and Firefox OS (Mozilla) are arguably the three biggest operating systems in this realm today. They are all unique in their implementations, but the tie that binds [...]

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