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Tips and Tricks for Faster Front-End Builds. Michael Martin-Smucker Background Let's be honest, for most of us in the front-end world, setting up a build tool consists of finding a previous project with a similar structure, copying the Gruntfile or Gulpfile, and tweaking some minor details, such as folder names, to better suit the new project.

Tips and Tricks for Faster Front-End Builds

Browserify. Canvas Splitter This demo by @hughsk uses two modules, one that creates RGB lookup tables and another that slices the color table canvas element into smaller canvases.


Here is the above code running in an iframe Exploding Dots This demo by @anvaka uses the ngraph.generators and ngraph.vivasvg modules to create an animated exploding SVG dot cluster. Here is the above code running in an iframe, click it to run the animation. Infinite 2D Cave Generator. Visual style example.


A suite of Javascript libraries and tools designed for working with HTML5. Recent Updates Follow @CreateJS November 2014 Added Unit Tests to EaselJSUpdates in preparation for new releases (coming soon).

A suite of Javascript libraries and tools designed for working with HTML5

New class model, with big performance increases October 2014. Javascript Territory - JSter Javascript Catalog. CodeCombat. Paperjs. frederickkPaper. Paperjs. frederickkPaper folio.jsUpdate: Over the course of the past few months, I've settled on the name folio.js, which is much better than frederickkPaper.

paperjs. frederickkPaper

The name change has been reflected in this post, however some of the usage methods mentioned in this post are inaccurate, please refer to the github page for the most up-to-date information. Over the past couple of years, I've assembled a library of functions for Scriptographer, and given the recent news, I began porting this rag-tag-collection into a slightly tighter library and framework for web development. I'm calling it folio.js, mainly because at the moment I'm focusing on paperjs, in the future I'd like to try and make it more generic for use with other web based creative tools (processingjs, et. al.). Geometry. KineticJS HTML5 Canvas Framework. A Javascript library that makes working with the HTML5 Canvas element easy.

Recent Updates Follow @CreateJS November 2014 Updates in preparation for next release (coming soon).New class model, with big performance increases October 2014 Lots of bug fixes and pull requests.New 'Extras' folder in GitHub with useful tools and classes July 2014 Major overhaul of Graphics to include a useful command pattern, and a big performance increase.Added / unstore() The Story. Ember.js - About.

From Java to Node.js « n0tw0rthy. I’ve been developing for quite a while and in quite a few languages.

From Java to Node.js « n0tw0rthy

Somehow though, I’ve always seemed to fall back to Java when doing my own stuff – maybe partly from habit, partly because it has in my opinion the best open source selection out there, and party because I liked its mix of features and performance. Specifically though, in the web arena things have been moving fast and furious with new languages, approaches, and methods like RoR, Play! , and Lift (and many others!). While I “get it” regarding the benefits of these frameworks, I never felt the need to give them more than an initial deep dive to see how they work. Machine.js. TaffyDB - The JavaScript Database.

Progressive <canvas> pie charts. jQuery++ Superheroic JavaScript MVC Framework. JavaScript Patterns. Backbone.js Tutorial - by noob for noobs. Back to home Backbone.js Tutorial – by noob for noobs The official website describes Backbone.js as a library to supply structure to Javascript heavy web applications.

Backbone.js Tutorial - by noob for noobs

After using Backbone.js for a week I could never see myself building any sort of Javascript functionality regardless of size without using Backbone.js or alternatives. I have decided to write a quick introduction for those trying to grasp the mechanics behind it. I am only a beginner also and would love suggestions and tips to improve my code. I am also very curious to hear what you think about how MVC ties into Javascript development and the most effective library you have used for logically organizing your Javascript. Would be great to get a discussion on MVC vs MVVM vs others etc leave comments at the bottom! Also could you implement this example better in another framework?

Understanding the Model View Controller Paradigm I have used many frameworks which promote that they use MVC. Getting started <! Setting up the main view. Dreaming In JavaScript. JSON-REST. 22 Time Saving jQuery Development Plugins. jQuery has taken the World Wide Web by storm allowing web developers the chance to work on an exclusing JavaScript library.

22 Time Saving jQuery Development Plugins

With many shorthand code options available jQuery handles amazing functionality unseen before any time in the web’s history. The library supports DOM manipulation, CSS properties, animations, Ajax, and a whole lot more! Check out this list of 22 amazing jQuery plugins. These are open source projects free for download and built over the jQuery library. Each plug-in comes with internal documentation which describes exactly how to use the code and which version of jQuery is recommended. jGallery jGallery is a simple jQuery plugin for displaying dynamic image galleries. Slider Gallery The slider gallery plugin creates an easing effect for display cases.

Semitransparent Rollovers The rollover effects allowed through simple CSS today have become limiting. UI Slider The UI slider is a much different base of plugin compared to the above Apple-style band. Digg Header Navigation. Typekit.