News roundup: vintageJS, accounting.js, spin.js

Libraries and Frameworks


Responsive-Menu is a jQuery plugin to display menus as a select dropdown on mobile devices

jQuery Boilerplate is a boilerplate for creating jQuery plugins.


wru is a unit test framework for node.js and Rhino

box2dweb is a port of Box2DFlash 2.1a to JavaScript.



JSONDB is a tiny script to pack and unpack (flatten and unflatten) JSON for transmission over the fire

jslib-stats is a Node.js-based crawler that tracks JavaScript usage across websites


spin.js is a configurable spinner

commander.js – nodejs command-line interfaces made easy

nano: minimalistic CouchDB client for nodejs


Test-Driven JavaScript

Browserscene: Creating a 3D sound visualiser with WebGL and HTML5 Audio

Understanding “Prototypes” in JavaScript (Yehuda Katz)

WebGL Water

Top 10 Mobile Web Development JavaScript Frameworks

WeakMap: introduced in Firefox 6

Exclusive: How LinkedIn used Node.js and HTML5 to build a better, faster app

The YUILibrary website has a new look

Mozilla released Firefox 6. Check out the changelog for developers

Firefox now has Scratchpad: a place to experiment with JavaScript in the browser

Ace (formerly Skywriter, formerly known as Bespin) now GitHub’s in-browser file editor

Learning Three.js is a site dedicated to tutorials for three.js

Profiling JavaScript 101 Using IE9 Developer Tools

DemoJS – Does (file) size matter? – some really cool demos with minimal code

Using Dojo Data

Backbone now has support for Ender

Countdown to KO #8: Introduction to PDFKit

Scripting Photoshop with JavaScript

Get started with WebGL: draw a square


Tons more JSConf 2011 videos have been posted!

(slides) innerHTML’s Storied Past & HTML’s Shiny Future (Paul Irish)

(audio) FunctionSource Episode Two: A Jolley Time – Ben and Dion chat with Charles Jolley of Strobe/SproutCore.

(audio) The Changelog Episode 0.6.7 – HTML5 Boilerplate, Modernizr, and more with Paul Irish


YUI 3.4 (now comes with a clientside MVC)

jQuery UI 1.8.16

GitHub Most Watched This Week (JavaScript)


Upcoming Events

High Performance Mobile (Steve Souders) (August 30, 2011 in Mountain View, CA, USA)
NodeConf Summercamp (September 5-7, 2011 in Walker Creek Ranch, CA, USA)
jQuery, JS Mobile and Paul Irish on HTML5 (SFJS) (September 6, 2011 in San Francisco, CA, USA)
Frontend Conference (September 9-10, 2011 in Zurich, Switzerland)
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)
jQuery Conference Boston (October 1-2, 2011 in Boston, US)
HTML5.tx (October 8, 2011 in Austin, Texas, USA)
SenchaCon 2011 (October 23-26 in Austin, TX, USA)
red dirt.js (November 3, 2011 in Oklahoma City, OK, USA)
Full Frontal JavaScript Conference (November 11, 2011 in Brighton, UK)
indieconf 2011 (November 19, 2011 in North Carolina, US)

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  1. Huuuze says:

    I’d remove the link to the “Top 10 Mobile Frameworks” article. The guy fails to mention Sencha Touch and, despite complaints from the commenters, decides to leave the list untouched. It’s impossible to take the article (or the site) seriously.

  2. @Huuuze: There’s always a danger of missing something in a “top 10″ post. There’s not really a lot of substance there anyway, just sort of a cursory look at what’s out there. The author has mentioned Sencha Touch in the article, for what it’s worth. Sorry, I’m not really one to play politics, but the article still seems useful to me.

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