Friday, February 23rd, 2007

OWASP Testing Guide 2.0

Category: Testing

Dan Moore noted that the good people at OWASP have recently released version 2 of their testing guide which is available on a Wiki, and as a PDF. On the Ajax front there is good content such as: Testing for Ajax Introduction How to Test Ajax How to test for REST attacks Testing for Ajax Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:26 am
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3.6 rating from 16 votes

Yahoo! Announces Hosting of YUI libraries on their edge network

Category: Announcements, Yahoo!

I had the pleasure of being at the Yahoo! UI 1st birthday party put on at the Y!HQ in Sunnyvale. A very nice community has cropped up around YUI and it was nice to meet some of them. There was an announcement that went with the festivities: Yahoo! is going to be hosting the YUI Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:08 am

4.4 rating from 46 votes

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

Google Apps – Premier Edition

Category: Business, Calendar, Email, Google, Office, Showcase

From the You-Know-When-Ajax-Has-Gone-Mainstream-Dept, Google announced today it will be offering businesses a premium service for its key productivity applications, at $50/user/year. The package includes: Access to office-style applications – Google Docs & Spreadsheets, Google Page Creator. No presentation package yet – perhaps Google should acquire S5 :-). Access to communication applications – GMail (@your-own-domain), Google Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 11:50 am

3.8 rating from 74 votes

Dynamic Right Click Context Menu

Category: JavaScript, Library

Harel Malka needed a right click context menu for an application, and found that the offerings out there although provide a right click menu, do not actually provide any context. The menus are predefined in advance and dot really relate directly to what you clicked. For example, If I right click a contact name link, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:44 am

3.8 rating from 124 votes

PQuery – PHP and jQuery

Category: jQuery, Library, PHP

PQuery is to jQuery as Rails helpers is to Prototype and PQuery is a set of helper classes for JQuery JavaScript library.This library allows you to easily integrate AJAX , Effects and other JQuery functionality into your PHP scripts.IT has a small foot print and is compatible with PHP4 and PHP5. Download PQuery PQuery Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:23 am

3.8 rating from 219 votes

ClassAnim & HoverHijax: Keeping Presentation out of Your JavaScript

Category: JavaScript, Library, Toolkit, UI, Yahoo!

Jeremy Gillick wants to keep the peanut butter separate from his jam, and to aide this has written a couple of YUI extensions to help out: When you’re animating a rollover or fading some colors do you stop and thing what you’re doing? You’re putting the colors, dimensions and effects into your JavaScript! The presentation Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:02 am
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3.7 rating from 18 votes

Wednesday, February 21st, 2007

Automated JavaScript Vertical Flip Image Reflection

Category: JavaScript, UI, Utility

Ara Pehlivanian has created a simple reflect.js script that allows you to add reflection to your images using simple JS that adds just one DOM element. Using Ara’s API you can get as simple as: < View plain text > javascript var reflections = new ARA.effects.Reflection(); reflections.addImage("myImageID"); reflections.reflect(); or more advanced: < View plain text Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:45 am

3.5 rating from 70 votes

Adobe asks Ajaxians to beta test Apollo

Category: Adobe, Ajax

Adobe wants to make Apollo a great environment for Ajax developers. They were looking to find a bunch of smart JavaScript hackers in the know to get involved in a private Beta of Adobe Apollo, and realised that the Ajaxian community was a great place for them to reach out. Therefore, if you have an Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:55 am

3.5 rating from 68 votes

AJForm and ReJax Reloaded

Category: Utility

Brendon Crawford has updated both of his products, AJForm and ReJax. AJForm: AJFORM is a JavaScript toolkit which simply submits data from any given form in an HTML page, then sends the data to any specified JavaScript function. AJFORM degrades gracefully in every aspect. In other words, if the browser doesn’t support it, the data Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:16 am

3.3 rating from 15 votes

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007

YUI Version 2.2.0 Released

Category: Announcements, JavaScript, Toolkit, Yahoo!

YUI 2.2.0 has been released one year after YUI was released into open source. The major changes are: Versioning: 0.12.2 to 2.2.0: The new version syncs up the internal and external release numbers Browser History Manager: The YUI Browser History Manager supports all A-grade browsers in managing the back/forward button navigation and bookmarking DataTable Control: Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:13 pm

4.2 rating from 49 votes

ColumnNav: Think Apple Heirarchical Menus

Category: Component, Yahoo!

David Lindquist has created a new component for YUI called ColumnNav. ColumNav is a hierarchical menu implementation utilizing Bill Scott’s Yahoo UI Carousel component. Content is loaded from an unordered list (in the form of a DOM object) and displayed in a scrollable viewport, similar to Column View in the Mac OS X Finder. Features Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:06 pm

4.1 rating from 41 votes

What Should I Say?

Category: Showcase, Yahoo!

What Should I Say? is a new question and answers site that uses YUI, JSON, and other libraries to subtly use Ajax throughout. An example check out the very visual sorting:

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:01 am

2.9 rating from 17 votes

Jack Slocum of Ext to support jQuery

Category: jQuery, Sencha

Jack Slocum is one of the best evangelists of YUI (in our opinion) as he gets cool stuff out there that uses YUI. Some of his newer features are not YUI-specific so his YUI-EXT project will become Ext, and will support other libraries. One of the fruits of this new world is the partnership announced Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am

4.2 rating from 64 votes

Monday, February 19th, 2007

ZK Now Supports Javascript, Groovy, Ruby

Category: Framework, Java, JavaScript, Ruby

As promised, the latest release of ZK (ZK 2.3 RC) now supports more languages in zscript than just Java. It now supports Javascript, Groovy and Ruby. Futhermore, you can easily add support for a new language in half a day (maybe with some practice, no?) by extending a simple interpreter class. That’s assuming, of course, Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 9:30 am
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3.8 rating from 44 votes

3D Renderer using Canvas

Category: Canvas, Showcase

Hans Schmucker has created a proof of concept for 3D Renderer using Canvas. I’ve written another 3D Renderer for the Canvas element… however it is differet to the existing implementations, this one loads a standard Alias Wavefront OBJ file and renders it. It’s not as far as it could be so far (mainly because the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:30 am

3.8 rating from 40 votes

Section 508 under revision

Category: Accessibility

Joe Hanink let us know that Section 508 is under revision via the W3C Roadmap for Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA). As a developer of Rich webapps, Section 508 compliance is a concern since its most recent update occurred in 2001. I am awaiting feedback from on whether there will be any provisioning for Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:41 am

4.2 rating from 31 votes

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