The things we’re asking JavaScript to do are getting more and more complex by the day, and that means that manual testing — the good old “click around and make sure nothing’s broken” — is becoming less and less effective. If you’ve run into this in your work, you probably know that you ought to […]

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I got to hear some great presentations and have some great conversations at last week’s inaugural Backbone Conf, and one thing that came up over and over again was how to effectively communicate between views in client-side applications. There are lots of patterns for doing this — and we love talking patterns at Bocoup — […]

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I’ve just returned from the future, and I have a lot to share with you. World news, sports scores, market changes, all that stuff can wait. First, we need to talk about third-party JavaScript. There’s a great deal of browser technology on the way that will affect the way you write code. Here, I’ll focus […]

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Today is Tuesday, May 15th 2012. Just over a year ago, I discovered node-serialport by Chris Williams and went immediately to the closest Microcenter and purchased the Getting Started with Arduino kit. Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested […]

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Bocoup loves HTML5 games, so Darius Kazemi and I have been running a training called Intro to HTML5 Game Development. We cover lots of fun stuff, including canvas animation and audio. When designing the training, we wanted trainees to make a simple game using a JavaScript physics engine. Box2dWeb came up as a good one […]

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We’re excited to announce our sponsorship of TXJS 2012! TXJS’s community-driven approach and commitment to quality content aligns perfectly with Bocoup’s mission to move the Open Web forward through education, community development, and consulting. We’re proud to partner with TXJS to promote these initiatives and give back to our community. Bocoup will also host a […]

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(In a previous article, I introduced a convenient method for shipping stylesheets with your third-party JavaScript application.) When styling content in your third-party JavaScript application, you have a unique challenge to overcome: interference. The publisher may have used any number of techniques to define styles, and many of them threaten to modify the appearance of […]

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As a practicing masochist, I have recently developed an interest in third-party JavaScript application development. I’m not alone: third-party JavaScript (or “3PJS”) applications are becoming more and more common on the web (see Disqus, Optimizely, and Google Analytics, for instance). Like any developing methodology, best practices are constantly being explored and re-defined. In this article, […]

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I am really excited that the tests powering Ringmark have been pushed up to Facebook’s fork of coremob/coremob-tests repo on GitHub. Read more about it on Facebook’s dev blog. We think that unit test authoring will be a great way for web developers to engage in the standards process, and so we are looking forward […]

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I’ve been working on a new open-source project lately. To be honest, I’ve been so busy coding that I haven’t had time to write about it, but since everyone at Bocoup got together the other day and told me I had to write a blog post—apparently they’re pretty excited—I’d like to introduce grunt. What is […]

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