Tips and Links

21 Jan 2010 | By Alex Young | Tags feedback tips

I’ve got a bunch of JavaScript-related bookmarks to share. Things that don’t belong in a post by themselves, collected from reader comments and Twitter.

Unit Testing

Jakub Suder wrote a detailed article on JavaScript unit testing. This was found in a comment on my JavaScript Unit Testing article.

Learning Advanced JavaScript

The consensus seemed to be that David Flanagan’s Definitive Guide is one of the best books for studying JavaScript, according to comments on Learning Advanced JavaScript.

Firefox 3.6

Firefox 3.6 is out today. There’s a video overview here: What’s New in Firefox 3.6, and full release notes:

  • Support for new DOM and HTML5 specifications including the Drag & Drop API and the File API
  • Support for new CSS attributes such as gradients, background sizing, and pointer events
  • Continued support for downloadable web fonts using the new WOFF font format
  • The ability for web developers to indicate that scripts should run asynchronously to speed up page load times

Gordon

Everyone still seems fascinated with the JavaScript Flash renderer, Gordon. The GitHub repo now has over 1000 followers — it’s one of the most popular JavaScript projects on GitHub.

Atlas and Cappuccino

I wrote about Atlas in Atlas: Your First Tutorial. The beta programme is still rolling on, and it looks like Cappuccino is getting closer to version 0.8.

PostageApp

PostageApp is a bulk email service that targets web developers, and has a JSON-based API so it should be easy for JavaScript developers to use. I saw this in a tweet from dhh.

Thanks

We got some positive feedback on our JavaScript Performance Rocks! review. Thanks for the referrals, you’ll be handsomely rewarded with more articles!


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