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Linkdump for December 24th

by Rob Friesel
  • More awesome stuff you can do with PhantomJS:

    CSS regression testing. An integration of js-imagediff with PhantomJS and CasperJS for automating visual regression testing and test coverage of Website styling to support refactoring of CSS.

  • Ariya Hidayat, on the JSComplexity tool. The briefest of overviews, but it sounds worth checking out.
  • Garann Means on JavaScript templates. I feel like it's pretty safe to say at this point that she's become one of the field's experts on the subject. I don't agree with every point (sometimes it is totally appropriate to just return some mark-up to your XHR (and/but she's arguing in the comment thread that she "didn’t exactly say that" but anyway…)) but it's a great post. And I think it certainly accomplishes the stated goal: to provide a semi-canonical front-to-back post on how to use JavaScript templates.
  • Joshua Cohen (writing at the Flickr dev blog) breaks down some of the details about the new push notification services for the new Flickr mobile app. I suppose it shouldn't be a surprise that they're using Node.js to power the service. It's a pretty long post, but it's worthwhile for the details.
    (tagged: Node.js Flickr )
  • By Nola Taylor Redd, writing at Huff Post Science. The funny thing is: I remember when they announced the discovery of the first exoplanet and how big of a deal that was. And now it's like… "How *weird* is the exoplanet?" and/or "OK great — but is it at all like Earth?"
    (tagged: exoplanet astronomy )

About Rob Friesel

Software engineer by day, science fiction writer by night; weekend homebrewer. Author of The PhantomJS Cookbook and a short story in Please Do Not Remove. View all posts by Rob Friesel →

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