tag : news

2 JavaScript Resources You May Have Never Seen

The internet is full of great JavaScript resources, many of which I’m sure are well known by a large portion of the JavaScript developer community. There are, however, a few places that are especially good but go unnoticed by the majority of the world. Here, I wish to bring to light two of those resources in the hopes that their efforts would affect the community in a more substantial way.

August Update: Appliness and js13kGames

There are a couple of cool things going on around the internet that I felt should be shared with all of you. First of all is Appliness, a digital, monthly web development magazine that pools some of the greatest articles from around the web and compiles them into an interactive book. Second is a JavaScript and HTML5 game competition known as js13kGames. Too many lower case letters there if you ask me.

Recording Software Fail

Does anyone know any good FREE screencast recording software? I’ve been using Camstudio for a while and with my first 5 tutorials it seemed great. Now it randomly decides to hate me and flash black screens in the middle of recording. I’ve finally gotten to the point of starting the Backbone App video tutorial series but I can’t get the recording to work right, so it’s delayed until I can find something that works. If I can’t find something within 24 hours, you’ll receive written tutorial for something else instead until I can find a solution.

Top 5 Resources for JavaScript Knowledge

A good JavaScript developer, or developer of any kind, knows that it’s very wise to keep up with the times and continually be learning in order to guarantee that their knowledge doesn’t become obsolete. One of the best ways to keep knowledge fresh and up-to-date is to follow blogs that update often, such as this one. But, obviously, this is not the only JavaScript blog out there, and likely not the best. Here, you’ll find the 5 JavaScript blogs I follow the closest and have the most respect for.

Rise and Shine JavaScript Blog

As promised/foretold, Joe Zim’s JavaScript Blog has a shiny new face! I spent way too many hours creating this theme so that you fine people could enjoy this JavaScript blog without straining yourselves from staring at the eyesore that we had previously. I hope everyone appreciates the effort put forth and enjoys the new shine.

The New Face and Future of JZJS

Hello friends. I wish I could tell you that I have a wonderful new tutorial to show you today, but unfortunately the plan was to feature a guest post. Well that plan fell through, so instead I’ve decided to give you all a sneak peak at what you can expect in the near future for this JavaScript blog. This includes two major things: a new site template and future posts.

Another Failure

Hi everyone. There will be no post from me today (other than this one of course). I worked on the video tutorial for requestAnimationFrame last night and had nearly finished it when I realized that my recording software made a bunch of glitches whenever I was in the Chrome window. I’ll be re-recording it tonight using Firefox, so it’ll be available tomorrow morning. Sorry if I threw off your reading schedule. I’ll post the video as soon as it’s ready.

The Great Semicolon Debate

Recently there has been a large debate about the use (or rather, the lack of use) of the semicolon in JavaScript code. A few words that shouldn’t have been said were said and suddenly people are at each other’s throats. The idea of omitting semicolons isn’t entirely new, but it has hit its stride recently, and it’s starting to crash into the opinions of the traditionals. Here, I’m giving my thoughts on this whole debacle.

1024 Bytes of JavaScript Power

Once again, JavaScript programmers all over the world are being called to show off their skills in a competition. What is the most amazing thing you can program in JavaScript? Here’s the catch, though: you can only use 1 kilobyte of JavaScript code.


News has been traveling around the internet about a bill that the American government is trying to pass, which is supposed to help prevent piracy of copyrighted materials via the world wide web. Though, I have no qualms with trying to keep piracy to a minimum, doing something utterly ridiculous that takes away the right to free speech that every American supposedly has isn’t going to gain my approval or the approval of any person with free will and a brain.