Posted on Jan 07, 2013
Considering that last week's post was only just posted on Wednesday, it is pretty impressive how much good stuff there is for this Monday's post. In particular, I recommend bookmarking Alex MacCaw's CSS transitions and PPK's CSS gradients posts as good reference should you use these features. However, there are plenty of other goodies in here - enjoy!
Alex MacCaw explains everything you need to know about CSS Transitions including chaining, events, hardware acceleration and more.
All you need to know about CSS Transitions
Peter-Paul Koch covers the three syntaxes for defining CSS gradients and which browser engines support which syntax.
Dominic Cooney explains how Shadow DOM allows you to build widgets with an encapsulated DOM tree.
Shadow DOM 101
Libraries and Frameworks
Alex Young continues his Backbone.js tutorial by showing how to create the CRUD operations for managing task lists.
Backbone.js Tutorial: Creating Lists
Mike Pennisi discusses how simulate many clients to stress test your NodeJS app and distribute on EC2.
Realtime Nodejs App Stress Testing Procedure
Joe Zim walks through setting up a Jasmine and Node-based Testem for your unit testing environment.
Setting Up a Jasmine Unit Testing Environment with Testem
Ben Nadel helps explain AngularJS directives by using a simple example of showing and hiding a DOM element.
Creating A Custom Show / Hide Directive In AngularJS
Eric Feminella demonstrates how and when to use RequireJS ability to return a module as a function.
Function Modules in RequireJS
New and Updated Libraries and Frameworks
Inverted is an inversion of control library that builds upon CommonJS and AMD to define how classes are instantiated and interact.
The latest edition of the Appliness digital magazine for developers is out. The January issue features a new design, tons of articles and an interview with Denise Jacobs.
January issue with Denise Jacobs!!!
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