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 was still around – but apparently it is not only still around, but still actively being developed.
Finch is a service for testing sites on multiple connected devices that is free during a limited beta period.
View your local websites on any internet connected device
The Brackets 0.39 release includes CSS fuzzy code hints, custom language and syntax highlighting and more.
Brackets 0.39 Release
MooTools 1.5 has a significant number of bug fixes and improvements.
MooTools – MooTools 1.5 is here!
Trash is a cross-platform command-line app for moving files and directories to the trash built on Node.js.
The Conditioner.js library for loading and unloading behavior based on environment conditions hit 1.0.
Fenix is an application for Mac and Windows that allows you to quickly create simple, ad-hoc static desktop web servers.
Fenix Web Server
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