The Node tutorials will continue next week, in the meantime I have a backlog of news from our Twitter friends to catch up with.
When I was writing gesture event support for the Let’s Make a Framework series, quite a few readers got in touch to say gesture recognition had been a sticking point for them during development of web-based iOS or Android apps. Tait Brown, who made my favourite jQuery UI theme Aristo, has now made Gestures which is a proof-of-concept library for gesture recognition.
I’m hoping Tait can add a simple multitouch API and release Gestures as a library soon.
scopeleaks.js by Rui Lopes is a browser and CommonJS module for detecting global variable leaks. Once loaded with a script tag or through a
require, the global variable state can be recorded and analysed:
var snapshot = scopeleaks.snapshot(); scopeleaks.leaks(snapshot);
It’s a simple library but might be useful for giving scripts a once-over before release.
A similar project is detect-global by Juriy Zaytsev (kangax).
JavaLikeScript, or jls, is an interesting framework based on Prototype that runs on NSPR and SpiderMonkey for Windows and Linux. It includes a GUI library, CommonJS modules, file system access, a unit testing framework, and a network library.
The author hasn’t yet released the native source code yet, but it looks like he’s just preparing the build chain and documentation before releasing it. The API documentation gives an overview of the APIs if you’d like to dig a little deeper.