YUI Weekly for January 31, 2014

By TiloJanuary 31st, 2014

Welcome to YUI Weekly, the weekly roundup of news and announcements from the YUI team and community.

Release News

Work has started on Sprint 12, which will culminate in a YUI Release on February 25th. That’s only three short weeks away!

Open Roundtable

In this week’s Open Roundtable, Alberto and Clarence introduced us to Modown. We talked about design goals, how to incorporate Modown into a project, and discussed a few of the components in greater detail. If you’re interested in NodeJS and build Express applications, you should check out the video on Youtube. Modown consists of components that are useful in small and large apps.

YUI in the news

Our CI guru, Reid Burke wrote a comprehensive post over at Yahoo’s Engineering Tumblr this week. He discussed the issues around gathering code coverage metrics for executable scripts in NodeJS. To address this problem, he released an npm package called mock-utf8-stream, which makes it easy to run tests on streams. All in a week’s work!

YUIConf Videos

The following YUIConf were released this week:

Caridy also has slides for his talk available on Slideshare

The World of JavaScript

  • Check out promisejs.org, a site that introduces the concept of Promises in JavaScript and provides helpful resources for people learning about them.
  • Nightwatch.js is an easy to use Node.js based End-to-End (E2E) testing solution for browser based apps and websites. It received a lot of upvotes on Hacker News this week.
  • We use Trello pretty heavily within the YUI Team, so I was surprised to find that Trello has quite a comprehensive REST API. Something to play around with!

That’s all for this week. Until next week, folks!

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