Overview of Javascript tools and frameworks

I prepared overview of possible JavaScript tools and framework that can be used to build modern web application. Most of them are used to build Czas na Rower frontend. Mentioned project uses GruntJS for tasks management, JSHint for code linting Mocha and SinonJS for unit testing, RequireJS for module loading, jQuery, Bootstrap, Flight and Backone.js for JavaScript code development. You can see more on project site on GitHub.

JavaScript tools

Code linting

JSLint is a JavaScript program that looks for problems in JavaScript programs. It is a code quality tool created by Douglas Crockford. JSLint takes a JavaScript source and scans it. If it finds a problem, it returns a message describing the problem and an approximate location within the source. The problem is not necessarily a syntax error, although it often is. JSLint looks at some style conventions as well as structural problems. It does not prove that your program is correct. It just provides another set of eyes to help spot problems.

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Introducing jQuery – presentation

This is updated deck from internal training I made at Ciao back in 2009. It covers basic principles and use cases for jQuery library. What is very interesting, I didn’t have to do many modifications to the original presentation as jQuery API is very stable. The biggest change was replacement of event bind method with on implementation. Topics covered in presentation:

  • Using selectors and page traversing
  • Handling events
  • Effects
  • DOM manipulation
  • Mouse interaction and UI extensions

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Drupal to the rescue

When I decided to build my personal web page I wanted to do it very quickly using free software with great community support. Fortunately I had already experience with Drupal 7 so choice was simple.

Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications. It’s built, used, and supported by an active and diverse community of people around the world.

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