Frontend Development

First Look: Getting Started with Facebook’s ReactJS Library

by Mike Hostetler

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…

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Getting Started with Modern Web Development

by Mike Hostetler

Henry Thompson shares some beginner resources that had an impact on his journey to learning to become a better Modern Web developer. By Henry Thompson It doesn’t take any special gifts to learn web…

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Leverage Scope Creep! An in-depth tutorial on Angular.js Scope

by Jonathan Creamer

Jonathan Creamer walks through a tutorial on mastering “Scope” within Angular.js, from $rootScope down through scope within Controllers and Directives. By Jonathan Creamer Getting used to the concept of scope in Angular is among…

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Testing Web Apps from the Ground Up

by Brian Rinaldi

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…

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Ordering CSS for Everyone

by Scott O'Hara

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…

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Convention-based, Modular MVC with Shared Rendering in Node.js

by Nicolas Bevacqua

By Nicolas Bevacqua Taunus is a new framework for Node.js that aims to simplify the state of MVC and shared rendering. You may already be rolling your eyes saying, “Another framework?” However, in this…

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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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Best of JavaScript, HTML & CSS – Week of May 26, 2014

by Brian Rinaldi

A good mix or topics in this week’s articles and tutorials covering CORS, SVG, Node, new browser API’s, Sass, Polymer and more – enough that there’s bound to be something in here that helps…

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Creating Custom Widgets with JavaScript in Wakanda

by Saad Mousliki

By Saad Mousliki 4D, a company known for launching the first graphical relational database for the Macintosh 30 years ago, unveiled a full-stack JavaScript platform for developing business web applications in 2010 named “Wakanda”….

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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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