Web Development News September 2010 A

A little late, but here is some of the more interesting JavaScript news that came out during the first half of September.

JavaScript

Here is a presentation by Christian Heilmann, talking about how to write less JavaScript by using better tools: http://www.wait-till-i.com/2010/09/01/building-with-javascript-write-less-by-using-the-right-tools/

Nicholas C. Zakas wrote a great article introducing the new XAuth feature in JavaScript, which allows you to securely load third-party scripts, and how to use it to have cross-domain storage: http://www.nczonline.net/blog/2010/09/07/learning-from-xauth-cross-domain-localstorage/

An article on the IE Blog that explains the most popular browser benchmarks and how they work to measure performance: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2010/09/14/performance-what-common-benchmarks-measure.aspx

The dynaTrace Ajax tool is designed to help you diagnose and prevent AJAX performance issues. Find out more: http://ajax.dynatrace.com/pages/

Libraries

Mootools releases version 1.2.5 of their core features: http://mootools.net/blog/2010/09/15/mootools-core-1-2-5/

YUI releases version 3.2.0: http://www.yuiblog.com/blog/2010/09/07/yui-3-2-0/

Ryan Grove talks about how to leverage YUI 3 to achieve the best performance: http://www.yuiblog.com/blog/2010/09/09/video-grove-zen/

Browsers

Another article on the IE Blog explaining changes being made in IE 9 to improve browser interoperability: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2010/09/13/interoperable-html-parsing-in-ie9.aspx

And another article by the IE Blog explaining how to debug canvas issues in IE 9: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2010/09/08/debugging-common-canvas-issues.aspx