Web Development News Week 44, November 2012

Web development news for the 44th week of 2012:

Updates About My Projects

For anyone playing with the Diablo 3 project, I have finished implementing a working All Item UI. It is still rough, but it is enough to begin exploring.

I recently made a big improvement to Django Shared, where the sass_to_css command now searches for sass files, so you no longer need to specify file locations.

I have also opened sourced two new projects that simplify authentication via third-party apps like facebook, linkedin, and twitter. This is loosely based on select infrastructure we built at Votizen.com. I will be writing more broadly about them in the coming weeks, when error handling is more configurable and robust, but it works as is:

Django Simple Social
Django Social User


If you are using any SWF functionality in YUI 2, you might be exposed to a security defect. Read more here:

Post Mortem SWF Vulnerability in YUI 2

JavaScript Weekly, Issue #103 - November 2nd, 2012

Object properties in JavaScript; A Command-Line JavaScript Validator With Esprima; Building High-Performing JavaScript for Modern Engines; …


HTML 5 Weekly, Issue #61 - October 31st, 2012

Save For Later: A Walkthrough of How Mozilla Does UX Research; The CSS Working Group Votes on CSS Priorities: The Results; W3C Proposes 'Push API' Specification; …