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Pixafy Twitter Roundup: AngularJS, JavaScript, and more

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Extra, extra, Tweet all about it! There are some great tech-related chatter circulating around the web, so we’ve taken the liberty of compiling some of our favorite posts right here for your enjoyment.

Check out these articles that cover optimizing AngularJS, best practices from top coders, creating a module in Magento, and more. And be sure to follow us on Twitter @pixafy!

  • This article discusses how the team at Scalyr was able to employ various techniques to optimize JavaScript execution time in their AngularJS port. By caching DOM Elements and deferring element creation (among other things), they were able to cut down page load time from 1.2 seconds to 35 milliseconds (by Scalyr via @AngularJS_News).

  • VentureBeat asked some of their most talented and trusted programmer friends to offer up some general tips of the trade, compiling a 10 best practices list. With input from coders at Google and Pinterest, this post offers up advice like getting peer reviews of your work, “always be testing”, and being sure about the programming language you decide to use (by @VentureBeat).

  • This great three-part video series (12 | 3) clearly explains how to create a module in Magento 2, as well as how to create a plugin within that module. The short 2-4 minute video clips sum up the process in a succinct way, and the visual element of watching Phil Winkle actually set everything up is extremely informative (by @Quickcast via @philwinkle).

  • Cylon.js is a JavaScript framework for robotics and physical computing using Node.js. This site provides the code, hardware, and process for building JavaScript robots using this system (by Cylon,js via @JavaScriptDaily).

  • Sometimes your brain just can’t fit all of the information you want it to! This compilation piece includes 21 JavaScript parts that you may have trouble remembering, and touches on primitive values, Boolean Object Wrappers, inherited properties, and more (by @Codylindley via @frontendrescue).

  • If you’re looking for a deeper understanding of Backbone.js and JavaScript, take a look at this post by Chris Wren. He dives into Backbone.js source code and examines different concepts that will help you get a better grasp on this advanced topic. A few topics he discusses include function expressions, inheritance, method overriding, and more (by @chrisawren via @pdehaan).

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