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There’s a discussion going on on the JSMentors JavaScript mailing list about books to read to get you to the next level . There’s been a lot of great feedback and suggestions thrown out and I wanted to offer up what I felt were good to carry you through the learning process. While I list a number of books in the Big List page that I created , narrowing it down into specific levels makes a lot of sense.

What to Read to Get Up to Speed in JavaScript - Rey Bango

What to Read to Get Up to Speed in JavaScript - Rey Bango

Easel JS: A Javascript Library for Working with the HTML5 Canvas Element.

Easel JS: A Javascript Library for Working with the HTML5 Canvas Element. Recent Updates Follow @CreateJS January 2014 WebGL beta added to EaselJS
It uses native <audio> where available and an invisible flash player to emulate <audio> for other browsers. It provides a consistent html player UI to all browsers which can be styled used standard css. Installation Put audio.js, player-graphics.gif & audiojs.swf in the same folder. audio.js audio.js
Want more? Buzz A powerful Javascript audio library over the HTML5 audio element. MarkItUp! A jQuery plugin to turn textareas into a markup editor. Vegas A jQuery plugin to to add beautiful fullscreen backgrounds to your webpages and create amazing Slideshows. Face Detection jQuery Plugin Face Detection jQuery Plugin
README.rst Sprite.js framework This project aims to provide an easy to use and easy to extend abstraction to draw sprites within any browser. batiste/sprite.js - GitHub batiste/sprite.js - GitHub
Organizing A jQuery Application - Jupiter JavaScript Consulting Organizing A jQuery Application - Jupiter JavaScript Consulting 11 November 2010 by moschel Earlier this week, I realized that every organizing-a-jQuery-application blog, article, and conference talk misses the most important lesson on how to organize a jQuery app. They talk about how to organize an individual widget or piece of functionality, but not how you can break up an application into logically separate and testable components.
37signals' Chalk Dissected Update 2010-11-05: I dove into the JavaScript a little and explained most of it. Sam Stephenson tweeted that Chalk is written in CoffeeScript and compiled on the fly when served using Brochure. That's hot! (for those unaware Sam Stephenson works at 37signals, and is also the man behind Prototype.) 37signals recently released a blackboard web app for iPad called Chalk. It includes Thomas Fuchs new mobile JS framework Zepto, a few images, iOS SpringBoard icon, and of course HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. 37signals' Chalk Dissected

evercookie - virtually irrevocable persistent cookies

samy's home page || follow my twitter || blog || email me || samy kamkar October 11, 2010: Reported on the front page of the New York Times Cookie found: uid = currently not set Click to create an evercookie. evercookie - virtually irrevocable persistent cookies
Rik Arends has just released TraceGL, an interesting JavaScript codeflow debugging tool using WebGL for its UI rendering. Described as “an oscilloscope, for code”, TraceGL is an improvement on the familiar step debuggers that can be found in browser dev tools like Chrome, Firebug, and now Firefox itself. TraceGL works by instrumenting all of your code so it knows when calls took place, and all of the boolean logic that determined which code path to take.

Badass JavaScript

Badass JavaScript

Sylvester - Vector and Matrix math for JavaScript

Sylvester is a vector, matrix and geometry library for JavaScript, that runs in the browser and on the server side. It includes classes for modelling vectors and matrices in any number of dimensions, and for modelling infinite lines and planes in 3-dimensional space. It lets you write object-oriented easy-to-read code that mirrors the maths it represents. Sylvester - Vector and Matrix math for JavaScript
SimpleYUI is a new way of loading and instantiating YUI. The SimpleYUI file contains a rollup of basic Ajax library functionality: DOM tasks, event abstraction, transitions, and Ajax. Unlike other ways of loading YUI, SimpleYUI creates a YUI instance immediately upon loading, binding all included components to a global Y . Using SimpleYUI is easy: http://ericmiraglia.com/yui/demos/quickyui.php

Google JavaScript Style Guide

We follow the C++ formatting rules in spirit, with the following additional clarifications. Curly Braces Because of implicit semicolon insertion, always start your curly braces on the same line as whatever they're opening. For example:
Understanding JavaScript’s this keyword | JavaScript, JavaScript (In Portugese) The JavaScript this keyword is ubiquitous yet misconceptions abound. What you need to know Every execution context has an associated ThisBinding whose lifespan is equal to that of the execution context and whose value is constant.
Google Closure: How not to write JavaScript At the Edge of the Web conference in Perth last week I got to catch up with Dmitry Baranovskiy, the creator of the Raphaël and gRaphaël JavaScript libraries. Perhaps the most important thing these libraries do is make sophisticated vector graphics possible in Internet Explorer, where JavaScript performance is relatively poor. Dmitry, therefore, has little patience for poorly-written JavaScript like the code he found in Google’s just-released Closure Library. Having delivered a talk on how to write your own JavaScript library (detailed notes) at the conference, Dmitry shared his thoughts on the new library over breakfast the next morning. “Just what the world needs—another sucky JavaScript library,” he said. When I asked him what made it ‘sucky’, he elaborated.
Eric Miraglia (@miraglia) is an engineering manager for the YUI project at Yahoo. Eric has been at Yahoo since 2003, working on projects ranging from Yahoo Sports to YUI. For the past several years, Eric and his colleagues on the YUI team have worked to establish YUI as the foundation for Yahoo’s frontend engineering work while open-sourcing the project and sharing it with the world under a liberal BSD license. Eric is an editor and frequent contributor to YUIBlog; his personal blog is at ericmiraglia.com. Prior to working at Yahoo, Eric taught writing at Stanford and elsewhere and led frontend engineering teams at several startups. Global variables are evil.

A JavaScript Module Pattern

css3-mediaqueries-js - Project Hosting on Google Code
base2 - Project Hosting on Google Code
Node.js: JavaScript on the Server