Charts with Javascript

I have been quite busy for a while, and most of the time have been fiddling with Javascript Charting libraries that work on HTML5 Canvas. Here is a list of some charting libraries that caught my eye.

* – commercial

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Angular JS – First Steps

I am making an effort to learn Angular, and tried the tutorial on the Angular JS site. The Phone Cat tutorial was very good, but I couldn’t complete it, for reasons I don’t recall.

But after reading, Sebastian’s Blog, I thought I should try learning about it again. Thus it lead me to the Instant AngularJS Book on Packt Pub, which is my favorite for open source technologies.

Instant Angular JS

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Angular JS & other Web Frameworks (Updated)

I had been doing what I always do, searching for something new and exciting on the web frameworks front. I have found and read about lots of javascript frameworks. Below are few I have digged into.

  1. Knockout JS
  2. React
  3. Ember JS
  4. Meteor
  5. Derby
  6. Backbone
  7. AngularJS
  8. ExpressJS
  9. Knockback JS
  10. MooTools
  11. and other N# of Javascript frameworks like JqueryUI, Flight, Batman JS and yata yata yata.

I am so tired of even copying the names from my bookmarks, let alone keep track of them in my mind. There are newer frameworks that are coming up almost every week. It is pretty much like the chaos that was with linux distros, or even worse until I got settled into Linux Mint.

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Programming CSS – Less/Sass

Twitter Bootstrap is the most popular and starred repository in github. It has been gaining a lot of momentum for the past year, and I have been both charmed and attracted to it ever since I discovered it. But this post is not about Bootstrap, but more of the idea that we could program CSS.

I never gave much thought about how Bootstrap works when I discovered it, but when I started using it more, the idea did occur to me to find out how are they doing it?

Bootstrap is developed on LESS , which is a dynamic stylesheet language. Interesting thing is that it was influenced by the SASS Language for CSS, which is developed in Ruby. And in proof of the fact that the world is very much a smaller place these days, LESS eventually influenced the SASS guys to create SCSS which has a more like-able syntax.

Sometimes the best ideas do come from your competitors, doesn’t it? And there is no shame in accepting that fact ! Web Development is always a thriving scene, and we have newer frameworks and techniques, thanks to all these folks who learn from each other, and try to create something better.

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