Backend Development

Web Standards Library Update – Week of May 26, 2014

by Brian Rinaldi

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…

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Web Standards Library Update – Week of May 19, 2014

by Brian Rinaldi

There were a lot of new libraries this week including the App.js UI library for mobile (which shares a name with an older library to build desktop apps with Node, but is unrelated). Also…

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Building Your First Grunt Plugin

by Brian Rinaldi

By Mykyta Semenistyi Client-side build systems have gained huge popularity due to the growth in complexity of frontend development. This growth in complexity is due to two main reasons: the migration of functional responsibilities…

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Web Standards Library Update – Week of May 12, 2014

by Brian Rinaldi

Some interesting services in this week’s update including Finch for testing sites and Fenix for ad-hoc web servers. There was also a new version of MooTools, which, I must admit, I didn’t even realize…

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Frame-by-frame animation with HTML and JavaScript

by Brian Rinaldi

By Bartek Drozdz Animations can make your project stand out from the crowd. Good animations enhance the user interface, make navigation feel smoother and offer a superior esthetic experience (bad animation does the opposite,…

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Web Standards Library Update – Week of May 5, 2014

by Brian Rinaldi

This week’s new and updated projects are heavily CSS focused, including Pleeease, CSS Shapes Polyfill, AniJS and DoCSSa. Enjoy! Pleeease is a CSS postprocessor that adds prefixes, variables, pseudo-element and rem unit support, minifies…

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Beef Up Your Skills with Code Exercise

by Eric Terpstra

By Eric Terpstra Just as those who want to get in shape might not have the time or inclination to train for a marathon, programmers who want to sharpen their skills might seek an…

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Simple Content Management with Node.js and Markdown

by Krasimir Tsonev

By Krasimir Tsonev Recently, I released a project named Techy. It’s a flat CMS based on Node.js and Markdown. I made it because I wanted to write my articles in Markdown format and avoid…

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Expose Yourself with ngrok

by Raymond Camden

By Raymond Camden One of the more common tasks we have in web development involves the need to share our web application with other developers and APIs. For a production web site, that’s already…

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Will Oculus VR and Amazon Fire TV Change Web App Development?

by Brian Rinaldi

By Andy Parker Facebook’s recent purchase of Oculus VR and the launch of Amazon Fire TV may be the start of an interesting change within the mobile app development industry. How so? Well, the…

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