Web Standards Library Update – Week of April 21, 2014



Some significant updates and releases this week including Kendo UI Core, Famo.us, Edge.js and much more. As I was away on vacation last week, so this update covers the past two weeks.

The CSS Shapes Editor extension for Brackets lets you edit, scale and transform shape values in LivePreview mode.
CSS Shapes Editor for Brackets

Code Studio is a tool to help you create browser-based synths and visualize the output using the Web Audio API.
Browser Synths with Code Studio

ripple.js is a JavaScript library for creating reactive components with interpolation, data-binding and plugins.
ripple.js – A framework for creating reactive components

jstransform is a project from Facebook that let’s you use ES6 features today and Stoyan Stefanov shows how it works.
Writing ES6 today with jstransform

Picturefill 2.0 allows you to use the new <picture> element in existing browsers, today.
Picturefill 2.0: Use the <picture> element today

More details on the open sourcing of Kendo UI Core, how to get it and how to contribute from John Bristowe.
Announcing Kendo UI Core

Edge.js, which allows Node.js to speak to .NET and other languages, version 0.8.0 adds support for Mac and Linux.

Famo.us, a highly hyped cross-platform development framework, was released as open source.

DOM Elements is a polyfill supporting the .query and .queryAll methods recently added to the DOM Standard.

Seen.js renders 3D scenes into SVG or HTML canvas.

GestureKit (requires registration) is a development kit that allows the creation of gestures across device platforms.

Politespace offers a way to unobtrusively add spaces to numeric form values to increase readability.
Politespace, an unobtrusive alternative to input masks


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