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  1. It's like meteor but meatier! A combination of rethinkdb, react, redux, and some other stuff to generate a comparable stack to meteor.
  2. Nice full screen image module for javascript, with no external dependencies. Creates a pleasant scroll around with your mouse full screen pop up.
  3. A modern, high performance, flexible SMTP server. Built with node.js, highly customisable, advertises significant scalability.
  4. Hilarity in four short slides. Ruby and javascript hilarity examples.
  5. Bit of a rant on why node.js sucks. Some valid points. Purely a technical assessment, ignores the wider context, but still useful.
  6. Useful article explaining in simple detail how scrolling and onscroll events happen (or don't happen) on various mobile devices. Bit dated, but still useful.
  7. An offline-first, no-backend framework for building web apps. Has some similarities to meteor, but is more about removing the need for a backend.
  8. Useful article covering how to create an upstart script for nodejs, also applies to coffeescript. I didn't use this one so much, I used the other one, but this has some other useful info.
  9. Handy article covering how to create an upstart script for nodejs, also applies to coffeescript.
  10. GitHub's javascript (or ranmther CoffeeScript) styleguide. Useful.
  11. Neat webapp that converts javascript into coffeescript and vice versa. Handy for figuring out the syntax.
  12. Useful article mixing restify, node.js and coffeescript. Very handy for the basic design patterns and language layouts, even if it's a really simple example.
  13. Awesome walkthrough of various coffeescript features / options / design patters, etc. Found it via the section on regexes, excellent, useful.
  14. Strategy to load javascript asynchronously without blocking page load. Involves creating an iframe, loading the script in the iframe, then setting the iframe's dom to the parent's dom to allow the script to work normally. Tricky.
  15. Handy online visualiser for json data. Can get slow with large files, but it's useful nonetheless.
  16. Absolutely awesome javascript editor based in the browser. Four panes to edit HTML, CSS and Javascript and then see the rendered result. Wicked crazy awesome, pastebin on bat shit crazy steroids!
  17. A javascript implementation of md5. Very handy.
  18. Local data store abstraction layer in javascript, tries IndexDB, WebSQL, Google Gears, then localSotrage in that order. Very useful for cross browser data storage.
  19. Very handy script that might provide a way of using the browser as a proxy. Needs a little investigation to be sure.
  20. OpenLayers ia a pure Javascript mapping library that uses a number of commercial / open tile providers but creates its own API completely bypassing the commercial API.
  21. Comparison of Mapstraction and OpenLayers from an OpenLayers developer. Useful and balanced discussion of the differences.
  22. Mapstraction is a library that provides a common API for various javascript mapping APIs to enable switching from one to another as smoothly as possible.
  23. Series of bookmarklets that help manipulate forms including the "remember password" one which disables autocomplete=off.
  24. Dean Edwards javascript packer. Copy / paste some js code, it'll pack on the fly for you. Including the option to shorten variable names, and even base64 encode for super duper pack'ed ness.
  25. The WP JS plugin combines multiple javascript files used by WordPress into one single, gzipped file for faster download, fewer connections.

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