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04/16
2017

JSter #92: Libraries, and more

JavaScript another day. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2017-04-16 10:34:09
04/01
2017

JSter #91: Libraries, tutorials, and more

A JavaScript. Shaken, not stirred. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2017-04-01 02:20:25
03/18
2017

JSter #90: Libraries, articles, and doodads

Gone with the JavaScript. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2017-03-18 04:12:40
03/02
2017

JSter #89: Libraries and bits

Not enough JavaScript. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2017-03-02 03:25:35
02/19
2017

JSter #88: Libraries and bits

Gone in the JavaScript. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2017-02-19 06:18:52
02/04
2017

JSter #87: Libraries and more

The Good, the Bad, the JavaScript. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2017-02-04 10:55:05
01/19
2017

JSter #86: News of January 2017 - Part 2

JavaScript - Because you are worth it. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2017-01-19 10:11:10
01/04
2017

JSter #85: News of January 2017 - Part 1

JavaScript another day. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2017-01-04 03:14:21
12/19
2016

JSter #84: News of December 2016 - Part 1

JavaScript another day ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2016-12-19 10:24:41
12/02
2016

JSter #83: News of November 2016 - Part 2

JavaScript framework a day keeps the doctor away ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2016-12-02 03:17:50
11/16
2016

JSter #82: News of November 2016 - Part 1

JavaScript, sweet JavaScript ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2016-11-16 07:30:26
11/01
2016

JSter #81: News of October 2016 - Part 2

If you can think of a common word, there's a npm package for it ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2016-11-01 14:00:35
10/16
2016

JSter #80: News of October 2016 - Part 1

If you can think of a JavaScript package name, it likely exists already ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2016-10-16 04:04:58
10/03
2016

JSter #79: News of September 2016 - Part 2

JavaScript is the yellow language in GitHub ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2016-10-03 07:13:55
09/19
2016

JSter #78: News of September 2016 - Part 1

Peace and JavaScript to everyone ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2016-09-19 02:12:48
09/12
2016

Mobile Application UI: 6 Definitive Trends in 2016

In the past 20 years, apart from the Internet itself, mobiles have been one of the biggest catalysators of growth and innovation on a worldwide level. From the first Nokia phones, to the latest iPhone 7, these small devices interact with us on a daily basis, transforming how we work, socialize and even communicate with our family members. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2016-09-12 09:16:39
09/02
2016

JSter #77: News of August 2016 - Part 2

Rock and JavaScript. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2016-09-02 08:12:59
08/18
2016

JSter #76: News of August 2016 - Part 1

Maybe I JavaScripted, maybe I didn't. - Matti Nykänen ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2016-08-18 06:46:59
08/03
2016

JSter #75: News of July 2016 - Part 2

To JavaScript or not. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2016-08-03 08:48:03
07/17
2016

JSter #74: News of July 2016 - Part 1

One language to rule them all. JavaScript. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2016-07-17 10:12:54
07/04
2016

JSter #73: News of June 2016 - Part 2

JavaScript a day keeps the doctor away. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2016-07-04 02:37:11
06/17
2016

JSter #72: News of June 2016 - Part 1

New day, new JavaScript library to learn. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2016-06-17 04:02:14
06/07
2016

Understanding CORS

In this guest article by Monmohan Singh we'll explore the topic of CORS (Cross-Origin Resource sharing). It's one of those topics that comes up often in web development. We'll go through the basics, learn what's needed to support CORS, and walk through the ideas through sample code. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2016-06-07 09:01:26
06/03
2016

JSter #71: News of May 2016 - Part 2

The world changes. JavaScript stays. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2016-06-03 03:32:23
05/17
2016

JSter #70: News of May 2016 - Part 1

JavaScript a day keeps the doctor away. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2016-05-17 03:10:20
05/03
2016

JSter #69: News of April 2016 - Part 2

There are only two inevitable things in life: JavaScript and taxes. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2016-05-03 10:45:15
04/18
2016

JSter #68: News of April 2016 - Part 1

There can be only one JavaScript. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2016-04-18 13:01:16
04/03
2016

JSter #67: News of March 2016 - Part 2

Return of the JavaScript ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2016-04-03 12:57:59
03/16
2016

JSter #66: News of March 2016 - Part 1

When in doubt, JavaScript. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2016-03-16 03:43:13
03/01
2016

JSter #65: News of February 2016 - Part 2

Coding JavaScript, eight days a week ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2016-03-01 02:29:11
02/20
2016

React and Preact: Differences, Pros and Cons

For a while, React has been one of the favorite tools for front-end developers. Sometimes it can be a little heavy, though. A lighter alternative known as Preact is largely compatible with React. We'll go over the differences in this post and also cover pros and cons. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2016-02-20 03:55:11
02/16
2016

JSter #64: News of February 2016 - Part 1

The good, the bad, the JavaScript ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2016-02-16 12:45:11
02/01
2016

JSter #63: News of January 2016 - Part 2

Ain't got nothing but JavaScript. Eight days a week. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2016-02-01 02:58:10
01/18
2016

JSter #62: News of January 2016 - Part 1

JavaScript Enterprise Edition would come with classes, modules, etc. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2016-01-18 11:32:46
01/03
2016

JSter #61: News of December 2015 - Part 2

2016 - The year of JavaScript on desktop? ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2016-01-03 03:49:02
12/16
2015

JSter #60: News of December 2015 - Part 1

Make const, not var ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2015-12-16 05:27:47
12/01
2015

JSter #59: News of November 2015 - Part 2

JavaScript can feed your cats/dogs/people. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2015-12-01 06:50:35
11/16
2015

JSter #58: News of November 2015 - Part 1

Coding JavaScript like it's '95 ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2015-11-16 04:38:46
11/02
2015

JSter #57: News of October 2015 - Part 2

JavaScript is just a big tower of Babel. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2015-11-02 07:25:00
10/16
2015

JSter #56: News of October 2015 - Part 1

JavaScript is just a great tower of Babel ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2015-10-16 02:54:59
10/01
2015

JSter #55: News of September 2015 - Part 2

Twenty years ago JavaScript was a joke, now it's the future. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2015-10-01 15:48:09
09/15
2015

JSter #54: News of September 2015 - Part 1

JavaScript singularity is close? ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2015-09-15 04:35:20
09/11
2015

Mobile Application UI: 6 Definitive Trends in 2015

In less than a decade mobile phones have transformed from calling devices to little computers. As a result mobile apps have become hugely popular. This is evidenced by the success of platforms by Apple and Google. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2015-09-11 02:11:37
09/01
2015

JSter #53: News of August 2015 - Part 2

How do you comfort a JavaScript bug? You console it. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2015-09-01 01:39:28
08/17
2015

JSter #52: News of August 2015 - Part 1

Always bet on JavaScript ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2015-08-17 04:43:12
08/02
2015

JSter #51: News of July 2015 - Part 2

Every day is a JavaScript day ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2015-08-02 14:20:56
07/21
2015

A Complete Guide on Developing Cross Platform Mobile Apps

When developing cross platform mobile applications the question is how to do that. Going native has its benefits but then you'll end up having to implement an app per platform. Fortunately that's where various frameworks come into play. They hide some of the platform details from you while allowing code sharing. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2015-07-21 01:36:04
07/17
2015

JSter #50: News of July 2015 - Part 1

You know it's a JavaScript project when half of the files at project root are dotfiles ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2015-07-17 02:09:46
07/06
2015

7 Tools for Hassle Free JavaScript Development

The rapidly growing interest in JavaScript has lead to an immense amounts of tools. From developer perspective it can be difficult to keep up as new ones keep on appearing. In this post we'll go through seven interesting ones. So let's get started. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2015-07-06 05:19:59
07/01
2015

JSter #49: News of June 2015 - Part 2

It takes two to JavaScript ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2015-07-01 04:43:41
06/30
2015

7 Useful HTML5 UI Frameworks For Mobile App Development

Thanks to the advanced mobile app development frameworks available out there mobile application development is easier than ever. There is no dearth of prolific frameworks that facilitate developers to build captivating and trendy applications with a flair. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2015-06-30 09:29:41
06/21
2015

10 Web Development Tools to Speed You Up

Web development is no more a daunting task as it used to be a few years ago. This has not been possible without the outstanding frameworks, tools and extensions. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2015-06-21 13:51:57
06/15
2015

JSter #48: News of June 2015 - Part 1

Saturday Night JS ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2015-06-15 06:21:47
06/02
2015

JSter #47: News of May 2015 - Part 2

There's no script like JavaScript ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2015-06-02 08:17:54
05/16
2015

JSter #46: News of May 2015 - Part 1

Always bet on JavaScript. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2015-05-16 08:54:26
05/04
2015

How to use React and Om to make a Single Page Application

In today’s guest article we’re going to use React, Om and Clojure to build a Single Page Application (SPA). SPAs are a great way to provide your audience with a desktop-level experience via traditional HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. While simple SPAs are easy to build using these technologies, large and complex SPA’s frequently become challenging to develop and maintain. One of the biggest challenges in these scenarios comes from a SPA’s reliance on JavaScript. That's where Om and Clojure come in. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2015-05-04 05:48:45
05/01
2015

JSter #45: News of April 2015 - Part 2

Every day is a JS day ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2015-05-01 01:56:26
04/17
2015

React Native: The Future of Mobile App Development

For most users, Facebook is just a great way to keep in touch with friends and procrastinate. For developers, Facebook may be the company to shape the future of app development. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2015-04-17 03:27:49
04/15
2015

JSter #44: News of April 2015 - Part 1

NPM packages are like a box of chocolates. You never know what you are going to get. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2015-04-15 02:40:02
04/01
2015

JSter #43: News of March 2015 - Part 2

April fools everywhere ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2015-04-01 04:08:23
03/22
2015

Which JavaScript Frameworks to Use for Mobile Development?

Mobile applications specifically designed for mobile devices are part of a very fast growing market. Many app designers do not even need prior development knowledge. Knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript will be enough to get you started. Any mobile application developed with web technology can now be used across multiple platforms ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2015-03-22 14:42:24
03/16
2015

JSter #42: News of March 2015 - Part 1

Does anyone read these things? ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2015-03-16 03:58:25
03/02
2015

JSter #41: News of February 2015 - Part 2

It takes two exclamations to make one truth ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2015-03-02 03:51:11
03/01
2015

Quick Tips for HTML5 Game Developers

When the HTML5 standard hit the web, a lot of things changed for the better. The new markup language boasted a whole lot of new features, and it didn’t took long for developers to jump in and put all the new tech to work. One of the fields that takes great advantage of what HTML5 has to offer is gaming; while browser games were considered soon-to-be-extinct due to the huge improvements brought by video games, HTML5 gives them another chance by allowing them to become a lot more complex, feature-rich, and visually appealing. If you’re planning on developing a HTML5-based game, here is a list of things to take into account. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2015-03-01 14:51:59
02/16
2015

JSter #40: News of February 2015 - Part 1

Framework a day keeps doctor away ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2015-02-16 03:17:10
02/03
2015

JSter #39: News of January 2015 - Part 2

Array(16).join('lol' - 2) + ' Batman!' ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2015-02-03 03:34:33
01/15
2015

JSter #38: News of January 2015 - Part 1

The truthiness is out there ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2015-01-15 03:58:27
01/02
2015

JSter #37: News of December 2014 - Part 2

Where's my hoverboard? ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2015-01-02 06:55:59
12/15
2014

JSter #36: News of December 2014 - Part 1

Two weeks makes a fine language ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2014-12-15 14:39:04
12/01
2014

JSter #35: News of November 2014 - Part 2

Java is to JavaScript as bat is to Batman ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2014-12-01 12:03:33
11/24
2014

Developing Games in JavaScript – Where to Start?

Developing a game can be a challenging, complex task particularly if your aim is to make it attractive and packed with lots of capabilities. During the past few years JavaScript has become a good alternative to native development. It allows you to target many platforms at once. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2014-11-24 14:13:33
11/16
2014

JSter #34: News of November 2014 - Part 1

Do no eval. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2014-11-16 08:37:02
11/02
2014

JSter #33: News of October 2014 - Part 2

All JavaScript and no fun makes Jack a dull boy. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2014-11-02 11:23:38
10/15
2014

JSter #32: News of October 2014 - Part 1

It takes two to JS. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2014-10-15 12:50:33
10/05
2014

5 of the Best Chrome Apps Available Today for Web Developers

Being a web developer nowadays is far different from what it used to be; I still remember when all you needed in order to get going was a text editor and a bucket of coffee. Nowadays, though, technology is changing at such a pace that it only takes a few blinks and you’ll end up falling behind with everything. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2014-10-05 13:22:38
10/01
2014

JSter #31: News of September 2014 - Part 2

Two minutes to JS. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2014-10-01 15:10:32
09/16
2014

JSter #30: News of September 2014 - Part 1

Remember that Nordic.js is streaming for free at 18th and 19th. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2014-09-16 12:32:14
09/01
2014

JSter #29: News of August 2014 - Part 2

JavaScript is like ice cream. Super yummy in small doses. Extremely painful in large quantities - @beders ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2014-09-01 01:58:16
08/16
2014

JSter #28: News of August 2014 - Part 1

Just JS it. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2014-08-16 12:33:01
08/01
2014

JSter #27: News of July 2014 - Part 2

All JS and no fun makes Jack a dull boy ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2014-08-01 09:55:18
07/16
2014

JSter #26: News of July 2014 - Part 1

World Cup done, time to code some JS. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2014-07-16 12:49:35
07/01
2014

JSter #25: News of June 2014 - Part 2

Summer of JavaScript ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2014-07-01 05:57:56
06/16
2014

JSter #24: News of June 2014 - Part 1

Sometimes you JS it, sometimes you don't ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2014-06-16 05:45:06
06/03
2014

JSter #23: News of May 2014 - Part 2

The book Javascript Ninja has a Samurai on the cover. That happens because JS is not strongly typed. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2014-06-03 05:09:34
05/15
2014

JSter #22: News of May 2014 - Part 1

JavaScript - The joke's on you. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2014-05-15 10:12:14
05/01
2014

JSter #21: News of April 2014 - Part 2

Think of a noun 2. Google <noun>.js 3. If library exists, drink Libraries jquery.adaptive-backgrounds.js sahilm/reddit.js ripple.js - Reactive components PourOver - Filter and sort large collections telerik/kendo-ui-core Articles You Have Ruined JavaScript Stop Copying Social Code Snippets jQuery makes AngularJS 50% slower on an iPhone Comparing Node.js Promises, Try/Catch, Angular Zone.js and yes, Zone Seven JavaScript Quirks I Wish I’d Known About AngularJS: The De Facto Standard for SPA Development? Tutorials D3 and React Code Organization in Large AngularJS and JavaScript Applications Guides Survive JavaScript JS Recipes Techniques How to debug Node.js? What i ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2014-05-01 13:53:22
04/15
2014

JSter #20: News of April 2014 - Part 1

JavaScript - There can only be one. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2014-04-15 06:08:46
04/01
2014

JSter #19: News of March 2014 - Part 2

JavaScript - The Final Frontier ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2014-04-01 04:53:13
03/16
2014

JSter #18: News of March 2014 - Part 1

Fisherman's favorite MVC framework? ... Angular of course! ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2014-03-16 10:41:54
03/02
2014

JSter #17: News of February 2014 - Part 2

There are three inevitable things in life: death, taxes and CORS. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2014-03-02 08:15:36
02/20
2014

JSter #16: News of February 2014 - Part 1

['hip', 'hip'] - @iamdevloper ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2014-02-20 08:12:20
02/06
2014

Monthly JSter #15: News of January 2014

So we managed to beat January. Good riddance! As usual it was a busy month for JS peeps. A lot of new libraries came out and a good deal of excellent content became available. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2014-02-06 13:39:31
01/20
2014

Monthly JSter #14: News of January 2014

Time to JSter again. This time we have quite the mixed bag and a couple of new categories even. Say hi to war stories, React, Build Systems and Dependency Management. Facebook's React has gained some hype in particular. Time will tell whether it will stick. Same goes for Gulp, a build system that aims to shake the hegemony of Grunt. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2014-01-20 04:12:43
01/02
2014

Monthly JSter #13: News of December 2013

JSter #13, and a new year, is here! A lot happened in the world of JavaScript the past year. Let's just say it was a good year for us developers. Many interesting releases were made and the tooling keeps on improving. There is still plenty to do of course. And if everything goes well, I think jster.net will look quite different the next time I write this post. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2014-01-02 04:18:31
12/19
2013

Monthly JSter #12: News of December 2013

JSter #12 has arrived. Some things of note happened earlier this month. Ember 1.2.0 came available. Also Zepto reached 1.1. The new version includes support for IE11 and performance improvements. In addition PayPal announced something interesting Node.js related and overall the community just kept on churning out cool stuff. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2013-12-19 01:58:06
12/14
2013

Learn to Develop Static Site Generators

This article was originally published at Software Developer's Journal. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2013-12-14 01:01:08
12/01
2013

Monthly JSter #11: News of November 2013

JSter #11 is here. Yes, it's the dark and cold season of the year (except for those down under). And JS peeps still keep rocking. This time we'll have an extra batch of demos. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2013-12-01 15:12:49
11/15
2013

Monthly JSter #10: News of November 2013

JSter #10 has arrived and is again packed with content. Remember, if you happen to come by some cool stuff you wish to share, you can always poke us at Twitter. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2013-11-15 15:15:45
11/06
2013

Book Review - Instant Zepto.js by Ian Pointer

This time we'll have a special treat for you, a book review! The book we're reviewing this time was kindly provided by Packt Publishing. Thanks! ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2013-11-06 12:47:25
11/01
2013

Monthly JSter #9: News of October 2013

Time for the second JSter blast of October. We've got some nice resources coming right up! There's even a headless Halloween surprise in store. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2013-11-01 22:23:20
10/16
2013

Monthly JSter #8: News of October 2013

Okay guys. We're going to try something a little different here. On average we tweet around three times per day at @jsterlibs. Roughly that means 90 links or so per month. That's a lot to click through. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2013-10-16 11:38:22
10/02
2013

Monthly JSter #7: News of September 2013

September, another month filled with JavaScript coding! The community definitely kept busy again. This time we have an extra dose of demos available. You might also be interested in js13k entries. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2013-10-02 10:01:18
09/19
2013

Taming Big Data - Interview with Udi Falkson of iknow.io

These days it's very easy to bump into term "big data". What is it like to develop a service around it? That is what we are about to find out as Udi Falkson of iknow.io will tell a bit about his story and some of the technology choices they have made. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2013-09-19 14:18:16
09/02
2013

Monthly JSter #6: News of August 2013

The JS people have been busy as ever it seems. Time to go through some highlights of the month. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2013-09-02 15:03:34
08/26
2013

Sorted Maps in JavaScript

This time we have a guest post by Monmohan Singh. He is the author of dsjslib, a collection of data structures. ... read more →

Published by monmohan on 2013-08-26 22:31:02
08/24
2013

Get Most Out of JavaScript Data Structures

JavaScript comes with a variety of data types and structures. As defined in the specification the basic primitive types are Numbers, Strings, Boolean, Null and void. In addition there complex data types: Arrays and Objects. If you have coded even a little bit using JavaScript, you have likely used most of these. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2013-08-24 19:45:10
08/01
2013

Monthly JSter #5: News of July 2013

Even July was a busy month for JS people. You guys are never gonna give up, huh? Anyway, let's proceed with our monthly listing of important and not so important happenings. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2013-08-01 16:34:02
07/18
2013

Leveling Up with HTML5 Games Contests

Evan Burchard is the author of The Web Game Developer's Cookbook and the Final Boss at FightMagicRun. A founding trustee of the Awesome Foundation, he loves rooting for the underdog and helping new coders get started. ... read more →

Published by EvanBurchard on 2013-07-18 18:42:41
07/01
2013

Monthly JSter #4: News of June 2013

It looks like the JS people are pretty busy even in the Summer months. I mentioned about a sibling service in our previous monthly JSter. We've officially released it! Check out CDNperf. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2013-07-01 20:35:10
06/07
2013

Monthly JSter #3: News of May 2013

It was a busy month to put it mildly. You should see some of the results soon in a form of a sibling service. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2013-06-07 13:22:45
05/20
2013

Fighting crimes with Batman.js - Interview with Nick Small of Shopify

There are many MVC frameworks for client-side development. According to GitHub stats, AngularJS is now the second most popular JavaScript MVC framework right after Backbone. What made Angular popular? I'd say people like it because of its declarative style and bidirectional data binding in views. But did you know that there is another framework that provides similar binding features and a lot more? It is called batman.js. In many cases it looks a bit like AngularJS. As you know, there is Google behind Angular, but batman.js is maintained by Shopify (also no stranger to open source) and looks really promising. ... read more →

Published by DavertMik on 2013-05-20 13:22:40
05/09
2013

Building Cross-Browser Extensions with Kango and Backbone

I decided that the extension would create a popup with the list of current user emails. Here's an example: ... read more →

Published by DavertMik on 2013-05-09 15:34:23
05/07
2013

Simpler Web Design with HTML5 Prototyping Services

Let's list them all. Choose the tool that fit your needs better. ... read more →

Published by DavertMik on 2013-05-07 15:44:12
05/03
2013

Monthly JSter #2: News of April 2013

It's that time of the month again, the monthly JSter time that is. We started this tradition a month ago and intend to keep at it. Compared to last time we changed the format a little bit. Now it's more of an aggregate of our Twitter feed. It can be very difficult to keep up with the fast moving scene and this little contribution of ours hopefully helps in that. ... read more →

Published by on 2013-05-03 02:51:16
04/29
2013

Interview with Esa-Matti Suuronen, developer of underscore.string

This time we'll be discussing with Esa-Matti Suuronen of Opinsys. A company known for its Linux based thin client solutions used in educational sector. Esa-Matti or Epeli or just @EsaMatti is particularly known for his underscore.string library and has published several high profile posts over at his blog. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2013-04-29 17:29:03
04/25
2013

Interview with Paul Miller: maker of Chaplin and Brunch

Today we have very special guest. He is a passionate open source developer with many projects out there. Particularly two stand out: Chaplin an MVC framework built on top of Backbone and Brunch a build tool, Yeoman/Grunt alternative. These projects are used by thousands of developers and helps us to make better software. For example, the new Delicious, that well-known dinosaur from Web 2.0 era, is now blazingly fast thanks to Chaplin MVC framework and Brunch. ... read more →

Published by DavertMik on 2013-04-25 16:42:52
04/22
2013

Tools to Package Your HTML5 App for Mobile Devices

This time we'll have a special treat for you, a guest post by Olaf Horstmann. A digital media developer from Stuttgart, Germany. He has worked in several locations around the globe, including the US, China and Indonesia, and runs a blog known as indiegamr. Recently he published an ebook, "From Zero to App Store". It shows you how to create and publish HTML5 games for the mobile. ... read more →

Published by olsn on 2013-04-22 18:17:11
04/12
2013

Enhance Your Next Presentation with HTML5

Follow, JSter in Twitter or subscribe to our RSS to discover new JavaScript libraries and tools. ... read more →

Published by DavertMik on 2013-04-12 16:38:17
03/29
2013

Templating in JavaScript - Featuring Mustache, Jade, Transparency

In this post I will introduce the concept of templating. It is very likely you have already used some template engine. As a result I will go through the fundamentals quickly and then focus on a set of JavaScript ones. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2013-03-29 19:17:02
03/21
2013

Monthly JSter #1: Trending Libraries on March 2013

For not to get lost in all this libraries we have on JSter we decided to deliver each month a brief summary on Jster updates. You will discover the most fresh and the most popular JavaScript libraries that were recently started or added to Jster. Don't miss them as they may save you the hours of work and ehnance any web applications. But before we start we have an announcement. JSter team needs your help Right now we are working on a project that will (as we think it) help web developers in managing user feedback. Meet Bugira, a bugtracker that allows any visitor of your site to submit you a prefessional bugreport. Within this report you will receive the most complete data you might need to discover the issue and reproduce it. You will know user's browser, OS, last actions and snapsho ... read more →

Published by DavertMik on 2013-03-21 16:20:11
03/13
2013

How to build Minesweeper MMO? An interview with Mienfield.com author

Today we'd like to announce a new interview section on JSter. We will ask professional JS developers (and open-source) contributors to share their experience, ask for sources of their motivation. ... read more →

Published by on 2013-03-13 14:24:55
03/06
2013

Web UI Frameworks Worth a Try

But how to make site look more unique? ... read more →

Published by DavertMik on 2013-03-06 17:45:52
02/11
2013

Batman.js: Advanced Guide for Superheroes

It's not documented, but the main application file is a great storage of singleton objects. Such as user sessions. ... read more →

Published by DavertMik on 2013-02-11 12:15:16
02/06
2013

Why Should You Use Client-Side MVC Framework?

Consider choosing one of them. To make a better choice you can refer to the TodoMVC site. There you will see an example application created with different frameworks. ... read more →

Published by DavertMik on 2013-02-06 11:37:40
01/28
2013

JavaScript Storage Libraries Explored

It isn't uncommon to need a way to persist some data in browser. Traditionally cookies were used for this purpose. Since then better alternatives, such as Web Storage have emerged. As if that wasn't enough, there is also a Indexed Database and Web SQL. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2013-01-28 14:33:45
01/11
2013

Brief Overview of HTML5 Canvas Libraries

HTML5 Canvas is a good example of immediate graphics. This "draw and forget" way of working is enough for some purposes. For instance you could write a simple drawing application this way. Unfortunately it isn't entirely trivial to implement interactive applications on top of Canvas without some decent effort. It gets more complicated when you are dealing with a lot of objects and you have to consider performance. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2013-01-11 15:38:00
12/26
2012

Top 12 JavaScript Libraries Started in 2012

The year of apocalypse is about to finish. Nothing happened. It was a good year for JavaScript, though. Many amazing projects were started this year. In this post we will go through a collection of the most popular ones based on their GitHub starrings. ... read more →

Published by DavertMik on 2012-12-26 18:21:11
12/17
2012

WebGL 3D Engines and Tools

Pretty much all modern desktop browsers support WebGL Internet Explorer being a notable exception. Even then you can use hacks such as IEWebGL to get the support. Although the whole specification is quite new, there has been some interest. Google Maps is a nice example of a high profile application using it. ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2012-12-17 17:48:08
12/10
2012

The Others: CoffeeScript, Dart, TypeScript...

Javascript is almost a ubiquitous language. In a way it is comparable to C in its heyday. It is the language you need to know, or at least be aware of these days. Besides being a handy language for displaying various doodads on your site (ie. a lá jQuery) it is used for application development. There are even ways to program embedded systems using it (see noduino for an example). ... read more →

Published by DavertMik on 2012-12-10 14:20:40
12/06
2012

JavaScript Color Pickers

If you are building an application that deals with graphics somehow, you are likely going to need a color picker. Fortunately there are quite a few of those available for JavaScript. HTML5 includes color input type even. One color picker, aptly named nativeColorPicker, provides a shim for Internet Explorer so that you have got all bases covered. Other pickers available are more specialized. One example of these is colorjoe. That is a widget I developed myself after getting frustrated with existing alternatives. My primary goals were to make it scaleable using CSS (no images needed) and make it easy to adjust. I think I succeeded in these goals quite well. David Durman's Flexi shares the goal of avoiding images. It is actually a lot lighter than colorjoe (19k vs. 4k. minified) though given ... read more →

Published by bebraw on 2012-12-06 12:00:55
12/03
2012

Top 7 Backbone Alternatives

It has become trendy to write Backbone based applications. But Backbone is not the only Javascript MVC framework in the world. And as many developers say maybe not the best one for every purpose. You may find it too lightweight, and it may lack the features you actually require. For example, you may want controllers and actual MVC stack, UI widgets, etc. If you feel like Backbone is not for you there are many other different frameworks worth to check out. In this post I will list some of the most popular ones. 1 8402 1726 4.25 Ember.js Ember.js (formerly SproutCore 2.0) is a JavaScript framework that does all of the heavy lifting that you'd normally have to do by hand. The ... read more →

Published by DavertMik on 2012-12-03 16:26:13