Web Standards Library Update – Week of May 26, 2014

by Brian Rinaldi on June 6, 2014

The modern web is always changing, and this article is more than two years old.

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 support, responsive layouts, architectural improvements and component upgrades.
Announcing Sencha Ext JS 5

flare.js is a small JavaScript library that works as an event emitter API for Google Universal Analytics.
flare

JS NICE is an online tool for renaming, deobfuscating and inferring types on ugly JavaScript code.
JS NICE: Statistical renaming, Type inference and Deobfuscation

shortcode.js lets you write WordPress-like shortcodes that trigger JavaScript functions to replace their contents.
shortcode.js

The Phở Devstack is an automated workflow for front-end development based on Yeoman, Gulp, Browserify and others.
Phở Devstack – Automated workflow for front-end developers in one tasty bowl of code

MotorCortex.js let’s you describe web animations through a CSS-like syntax.
MotorCortex.js

NodeRT automatically exposes Microsoft’s WinRT APIs to Node.js.
NodeRT

Crunch is an arbitrary-precision integer arithmetic library written in JavaScript.
Crunch

browser-perf is a tool built with Node.js for measuring browser performance metrics for web pages and hybrid applications.
browser-perf

ngCordova is a set of Angular directives targeting PhoneGap/Cordova mobile applications.
ngCordova

Mailin is a Node-based SMTP server that listens for emails, parses them and posts them as JSON to a url.
Mailin

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