News roundup: WebAPI, TransformJS, keymaster, cryptic, ES Operating System

Tidbits

Introducing WebAPI

YUI updated and cleaned up its website. There’s a little discussion happening at Hacker News as well, with a lot of interaction with the YUI developers.

Behavior Attachment

Avoiding The Quirks: Lessons From A JavaScript Code Review – Addy Osmani gives a series of quick tips for writing your JavaScript

The Backbone.js Todo List Refactored – Part 2: Being Reactionary

Debugging the Filesystem API (HTML5Rocks)

Madness! Does running JavaScript through down minifiers in a certain order actually produce smaller code?

batman.js

According to statistics from the HTTP Archive, of the world’s top 17,000 websites, 48% use jQuery, whereas 47% use Flash

TransformJS is a jQuery plugin for helping with CSS transforms

A Developer’s Guide to HTML5 Canvas – quite an extensive guide from Malcolm Sheridan

Javascript Cryptography Considered Harmful

Javascript Finite State Machine

Image Gallery with Backbone

Node Knockout entries

keymaster is a microlibrary by Thomas Fuchs for handling keyboard shortcuts

cryptic is an encryption system using RSA and AES for JavaScript

(slides) DOM Collections, Lists, & Maps in HTML5 (Mike Taylor, Opera Software)

A Web Audio Spectrum Analyzer

PollJS: timers and intervals made easy

ES Operating System: a JavaScript operating system first built by Nintendo and now under development on Google Code

Multimedia

Backbone.js Screencast – Introduction and Views

YUI is starting to upload its YUI Theatre videos to YouTube, including some long lost videos that were broken on the original YUI Theatre site.

GitHub Most Watched This Week (JavaScript)

bootstrap
deck.js
spin.js
accounting.js
node

Releases
Fabric.js 0.5

Upcoming Events

High Performance Mobile (Steve Souders) (August 30, 2011 in Mountain View, CA, USA)
Everything Mobile w/ Ben and Dion (August 31, 2011 in Mountain View, USA)
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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)
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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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