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
JS NICE: Statistical renaming, Type inference and Deobfuscation
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.
NodeRT automatically exposes Microsoft’s WinRT APIs to Node.js.
browser-perf is a tool built with Node.js for measuring browser performance metrics for web pages and hybrid applications.
ngCordova is a set of Angular directives targeting PhoneGap/Cordova mobile applications.
Mailin is a Node-based SMTP server that listens for emails, parses them and posts them as JSON to a url.
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