#1: You Might Not Need jQuery
jQuery is great for building applications, but when developing libraries, it can sometimes be a crutch. The folks at HubSpot devised a test of sorts breaking down the AJAX, JSON, effects, events and utility code needed to perform various functions using different versions of Internet Explorer and other modern browsers.
#2: Hackathon-starter was featured in last week’s Top 5 trending projects.
According to Bolts Framework, Bolts is a collection of low-level libraries designed to make developing mobile apps easier. Initially designed by Parse and Facebook for internal use, it’s been open-sourced as the Bolts Framework for Java, Android and iOS. The main “tasks” component makes organizing complex asynchronous code more manageable.
Developed by Paul Bergeron, TextQL allows for easy execution of SQL code against structured text like CSV or TSV. In contrast to SQLite, TextQL supports quotes, escaped characters and delimiters, and it accepts the Stdln class.