Backend Development

Best of JavaScript, HTML & CSS – Week of December 9, 2013

by Brian Rinaldi

This week’s update is brought to you by the words “chaos” and “over-scheduling.” Yes, that’s what I have done to myself. Nonetheless, there’s lots of great stuff to read. My highlights would include Raymond…

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Best of JavaScript, HTML & CSS – Week of December 2, 2013

by Brian Rinaldi

Lots of great stuff this week. Despite its age, SVG appears to be hot – this week’s update features three great posts all focused on SVG (and there’s been many more in recent weeks)….

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Best of JavaScript, HTML & CSS – Week of November 25, 2013

by Brian Rinaldi

The US holiday last week may have delayed my post, but it didn’t lead to any shortage of great content. Some highlights this week include a look at how the Polygon pages for the…

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Building a 2D Browser Game with PhysicsJS

by Jasper Palfree

By Jasper Palfree As a web developer and a physics geek, I always felt like something was lacking whenever I tried to do 2D physics in JavaScript. I wanted an extensible framework that followed…

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Building a Parallax Scrolling Game with Pixi.js – Part 2

by Brian Rinaldi

By Christopher Caleb In this series of tutorials we’ll discover how to make a parallax scrolling map similar to that found in games such as Canabalt and Monster Dash. The first part introduced the pixi.js rendering engine and covered the…

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Best of JavaScript, HTML & CSS – Week of November 4, 2013

by Brian Rinaldi

This week features a ton of great tutorials and articles. Some highlights include Toby Ho’s opinion piece on how JavaScript library authors need to work on creating more modular and smaller libraries. Also, the…

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Express.js Fundamentals

by Azat Mardan

By Azat Mardanov Express.js is an amazing framework for Node.js projects and used in a majority of Node-based web apps. Unfortunately, there’s a lack of tutorials and examples on how to write good production-ready…

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Building a Parallax Scrolling Game with Pixi.js

by Brian Rinaldi

By Christopher Caleb Have you ever played endless runner games like Canabalt and Monster Dash and wondered how they build their scrolling game maps? In this tutorial we’ll take our first steps towards building a similar parallax…

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Ghost – Just a Blogging Platform

by Eric Terpstra

By Eric Terpstra Ghost is a new open source blogging platform dedicated solely to dead-simple publishing. It’s goal it to let writers write, and have fun doing it. No crazy hierarchy of menus to…

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A Taste of FruitJS

by Brian Rinaldi

By Andrew Hushbeck FruitJS (pronounced Fruit Juice) is a new Node.js utility for writing your technical documentation in Markdown and compiling to an easy to use HTML site. You can install and use FruitJS…

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