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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HTML5 game development is a hot topic — we’re keenly aware of this at Bocoup, given our sold-out New Game Conference last year and our standing-room-only HTML5 Tutorial Day at the Game Developers Conference earlier this month. As such, we’re pleased to offer our Introduction to HTML5 Game Development training to the general public for […]

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Good news, everyone – Bocoup is bringing training classes to Washington DC! We’re pleased to announce two new trainings in the Washington, DC area with the one-and-only Richard Worth. Richard will be delivering his popular HTML5 for Programmers course April 18-20 and Comprehensive jQuery May 9-11 at the Dulles, Virginia AOL Campus. Both courses are […]

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See all in the Ringmark Gallery series Last week, Facebook and Bocoup announced a partnership and W3C Community Group initiative to raise the awareness of the development needs of The Mobile Web as a platform. This announcement included the unveiling of a “mobile acid test”, dubbed Ringmark. Ringmark runs real-time inference, functional and practical application […]

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Yesterday, Opera announced and released the latest version of its mobile browser, Opera Mobile 12. Today, while running the browser against the Ringmark suite, I noticed that it was now passing the WebRTC detection tests. Very exciting, indeed! To test drive the first ever mobile browser implementation of WebRTC, I decided to use dmv — […]

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Get the complete code on github. It’s always exciting when a new major jQuery version (x.x.0) full of bug fixes, new features and performance improvements is released. But that fresh, out of the box excitement can get replaced with anxiety if you find bugs or performance issues with the latest version. This post will cover […]

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We are excited to announce a new web application for exploring AngelList Data that we’ve been working on with our friends at Atlas Venture and AngelList: Startup Data Trends → We built this application with Backbone.js and the Backbone Boilerplate on top of the new AngelList REST data API. We used Jake and Capistrano for […]

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Updated on August 20th, 2015 – This blog post was originally written to use the Twitter public API. That API has since changed to not allow unauthenticated queries. We’ve updated this post to utilize the GitHub API instead which still allows a minimal amount of unauthenticated queries (60 an hour.) The linked jsFiddles have been […]

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If you have spent any time looking at Backbone.js, like many others, you are probably amazed by how lightweight, flexible and elegant it is. Backbone.js is incredibly powerful, but not prescriptive in how it should be used. With great power comes great responsibility, and if you’ve tried to use Backbone.js for a large project you […]

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