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Fusion Radar: April 3, 2012

April 3rd, 2013 - by marissa - Salt Lake City, Utah

Keeping up with technology is a lot of work. Luckily, we enjoy wading through the noise just to find the gems of awesomeness sprinkled throughout. Fusion Radar is our gift to you, Current or Potential Client, so that you can enjoy all of the awesome without any of the drudgery. Unwrap it each week, and know that you’re loved by the geeks and pixel-pushers at Agency Fusion.


Using jsPerf, developers can create and share test cases that compare the performance of difference JavaScript snippets by running benchmarks. Users can also browse through tests created by other people, and create their own fork of the test.


Adobe Fireworks is a useful tool for developers and designers, but it’s somewhat limited in the file formats it exports. This tool is a simple, fast, and efficient way to export Fireworks pages and states as SVGs, Sprites, CSS declarations, and a few other formats.

Fireworks Export


App development can be tricky because a lot of developers use simulators to quickly view and test features for mobile devices. Motion-Xray makes on-device testing simpler and faster; it’s an iOS inspector that runs inside your app, so you can debug and analyze from your device.



RiverTrail’s goal is to enable data-parallelism in web applications. What this means is that it allows JavaScript developers to take advantage of multiple CPU cores and vector instructions within the boundaries of familiar JS programming.


REST CookBook

The RESTful CookBook is a compilation of “recipes” on how to deal with some of the issues API programmers deal with when they’re trying to create RESTful APIs. The site is full of detailed answers to some of the most common REST questions, and users can also contribute content.


Maintaining a big JavaScript code base isn’t easy, and instructions on how to do so are scarce. Superhero.js is a site that has compiled all the best articles they’ve found on the topic, including everything from organizing your JS projects to predictions of what’s coming next for JavaScript.


HexColorTool is a precise way of adding black and white to a particular hexidecimal color. Simply give the site your color’s code, tell it to lighten or darken it by a certain percentage range, and it does the work for you, including giving you the new hexidecimal codes.

Coding Videogame

Hakitzu, a new game from Kuato Studios, was recently released; it’s another versus fighter game, and may not have attracted much attention if it weren’t for the idea behind the game: it’s designed to teach its players code. Instead of using a controller to play, you have to type in command lines to move your characters. The idea is that kids who play the game will be learning JavaScript without even realizing it.



Lapka is a little device that appeals to both innovators and really paranoid people. (You’d be surprised at how often those two categories overlap). It’s an environment monitor you connect to your iPhone, to which it delivers data like radiation readings, EMF fields, and whether or not your food is organic.


If you like the sound of Lapka, but aren’t really that concerned about radiation or EMF fields, you may want to look into CubeSensors instead. These also submit data to your phone, but deliver information you may find more useful: temperature, humidity, noise levels, air quality, and barometric pressure.