Tons of new stuff and new conferences up!
yokul is an attempt at using the Google Charts API locally using canvas. It’s still in the early stages, but the creator seems optimistic that the API can be replicated with just Canvas. The nice thing is that browsers without Canvas can simply fall back to using the actual Charts API via a network request, using the same API.
This is nice in a few ways: it reduces the application’s dependence on the network (which is nice for devices that aren’t always connected to the network). It also reduces a burden on the servers hosting the API, which costs money! It’s easier and cheaper to scale something if the cost of computation is shifted to the client.
log.io (on GitHub) is a real-time log monitoring library built in node.js. It has the ability to grab the changes to logfiles across multiple systems and aggregate them into one server that sends out updates to subscriber’s dashboards using socket.io. In real-time!
hook.io is an input/output framework written in node.js that can spawn separate node.js processes and provides a Messaging API to help them talk to each other.
TXJS (June 11, 2011 in Austin, Texas)
An Event Apart Atlanta (June 13–15, 2011, Atlanta)
GothamJS (July 9, 2011 in New York City)
Open Web Camp III (July 16, 2011 in Palo Alto, CA)
SoCal Node.js Meetup (August 4, 2011 in Los Angeles, CA)
NodeConf Summercamp (September 5-7, 2011 in Walker Creek Ranch, CA)
dojoconf (September 16, 2011 in Arlington, VA)
CapitolJS (September 18, 2011 in Washington DC)
onGameStart (September 22-23, 2011 in Warsaw, Poland)
Node.js Conference Italy (September 24, 2011 in Brescia, Italy)
Libraries / Frameworks
Chop is like pastebin for commenting on code
WURFL (mobile detection catalog) has now gone commercial, and is now owned by ScientiaMobile
link elements block DOM parsing too (not just script tags!)
what does v8 do with that loop? (deep dive into V8)