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 – 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
Brian has published in a variety of technical publications over the years, has presented at numerous conferences and events and has served as a technical editor on a number of books.
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