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6 Tools and Resources for Full Stack Developers

Source: Andy Melton

Okay, okay, we’ll stop with the pancake references. Promise.

Today, we’ll  just offer a few goodies for your development toolkit.

Just be sure to have a good breakfast before digging in.


MEAN Stack

Build a MEAN Stack

MEAN stands for MongoDB, Express, AngularJS and Node.js. The MEAN stack is beautiful, but as Latvian developer Martins Untals points out, “there is no canonical way to do it. No predefined folder structures, no preset precompilators, no deployment scripts. Nothing except general idea and lot of opinionated approaches to it.”

A problem he means to solve in his blog post. From to Ultimate Seed, Martins walks you through various MEAN stack options.

the sequel

12 Little-Known CSS Facts (The Sequel)

Last April, Louis Lazaris wrote what has become one of SitePoint’s most popular articles ever, “12 Little-known CSS Facts.”

Fast forward a year and Louis has collected quite a few more CSS tips and tricks for his sequel, "12 Little-Known CSS Facts (The Sequel)."

We think he should have called it, “CSSic World, but then again, he’s the CSS guru, we aren’t.


The Complete Guide to Rails Caching

Nate Berkopec describes caching in a rails app as “a little bit like that one friend you sometimes have around for dinner, but should really have around more often.”

His terrific guide covers the benefits of caching, profiling performance, techniques, and a full list of cache backends with a list of each one’s advantages and disadvantages.

Free for the asking.



What’s New in jQuery 3.0 & jQuery Compat 3.0

The folks over at DeveloperDrive (brought to you by the makers of WebdesignerDepot) take a closer look at the mid-July releases of jQuery 3.0 and jQuery Compat 3.0.

They do a roundup of changes from simpler .show() and .hide() menus to error cases no longer being silently ignored.

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Full Web

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Full Stack Radio

If you’ve got a newsletter, why not a radio show, too?

Full Stack Radio is a podcast for developers interested in building great software products.

@adamwathan is joined each week by a guest to talk about everything from product design and user experience to unit testing and system administration.

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