Creating, testing and maintaining a large JavaScript code base is not easy — especially since great resources on how to do this are hard to find. This page is a collection of the best articles, videos and presentations we've found on the topic.
11 days ago
How to reinvent the internet and save our selves « Keri Smith
"Dear internet,
I know we can do better. I believe in us. Let’s start with a new vision of the future. We need some new leaders. Are you willing?"
11 days ago
What single book is the best introduction to your field (or specialization within your field) for laypeople? - books | Ask MetaFilter
"I'm particularly interested in introductions for non-experts to subjects like biology, physics and astronomy, but I thought that opening up the question as broadly as possible would make it most interesting to me and other readers, especially as a future reference-point. I am thinking of books like "Mathematics for the Million", which made math accessible to a great deal of people."
inspiration  books  learning 
15 days ago
What experience most shaped who you are? - childhood life memories | Ask MetaFilter
"Life-altering experiences. Can you point to a single experience in your life, as a child, which you can define as having contributed to the person you are today?

I guess I'm looking for an experience which you can look back on and say 'That shaped my personality as an adult.' An example might be: I went to a slaughterhouse and decided to become a vegetarian."
15 days ago
Learn Backbone.js Completely | JavaScript is Sexy
"I provide you with a roadmap that I myself have used (indeed, I have refined it for this article) to learn Backbone.js thoroughly. It should take just about 30 hours to complete this short, but thorough course."
backbonejs  javascript 
15 days ago
The Daily Routines of Geniuses - Sarah Green
"And although the book itself [Daily Rituals: How Artists Work, by Mason Curry] is a delightful hodgepodge of trivia, not a how-to manual, I began to notice several common elements in the lives of the healthier geniuses (the ones who relied more on discipline than on, say, booze and Benzedrine) that allowed them to pursue the luxury of a productivity-enhancing routine:"
inspiration  books 
16 days ago
les calepins de lapin: sneak peek of cuba
"I went to Cuba to create a sketchbook dedicated to this beautiful country.

Here is a sneak peek of 170 pages of revolution, mojitos, spectacular cars, amazing people and splendid architecture.

Viva Cuba Libre!"
art  inspiration 
17 days ago
Danse Macabre - Time lapse - YouTube
Amazing time lapse sequence of an extremely detailed ink drawing of a city. More at links in video notes.
art  inspiration 
18 days ago
searls - jasmine tactics screencast
"Folks have been asking me to share a screencast of how I write Jasmine tests for a few years, so I recorded the session and am providing it online, completely unedited"
jasmine  javascript  testing 
19 days ago
Step by step from jQuery to Backbone
I've seen many struggle when they first meet Backbone.js. In this blog post I will gradually refactor a bit of code from how I used to write JavaScript before, into proper Backbone.js code using models, collections, views and events. Hopefully this process will give you a firm understanding of the core abstractions in Backbone.js.
javascript  jquery  backbonejs 
28 days ago
The Sweet Scent of Jasmine
When Cucumber isn't enough to test your Javascript MVC framework, what are your options? Micah Woods talks through using Teaspoon with Jasmine to quickly apply test coverage for your Rails/Backbone.js application.

javascript  jasmine  testing  presentations  backbonejs 
28 days ago
An HTML5 presentation builder
presenting  markdown  css  html 
28 days ago
Elasticsearch - The Definitive Guide
This book is suitable for novices and experienced users alike. We expect you to have some programming background and, although not required, it would help to have used SQL and have some database experience. We explain concepts from first principles, helping novices to gain a sure footing in the complex world of search. The reader with a search background will also benefit from this book. Elasticsearch is a new technology which has some familiar concepts. The more experienced user will gain an understanding of how those concepts have been implemented and how they interact in the context of Elasticsearch.
documentation  search  elasticsearch 
28 days ago
Eloquent JavaScript
A modern introduction to JavaScript, programming, and the wonders of the digital.
javascript  programming 
29 days ago
Speaking JavaScript
O'Reilly book contents all online.
javascript  programming 
29 days ago
Minimal Responsive Grid
How to create a responsive layout in a few easy steps.
css  design  layout 
29 days ago
BOOTFLAT is an open source Flat UI KIT based on Bootstrap 3.1.0 CSS framework.
bootstrap  css  ui 
4 weeks ago
Big Favicons
Info on creating larger favicons
favicon  design  graphics 
september 2012
How Not To Sort By Average Rating
PROBLEM: You are a web programmer. You have users. Your users rate stuff on your site. You want to put the highest-rated stuff at the top and lowest-rated at the bottom. You need some sort of "score" to sort by.
programming  sorting 
april 2012
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