Monday, April 30th, 2007

Mini Review – Google Web Toolkit Solutions: Cool & Useful Stuff

Category: Book Reviews, GWT

A mini book deserves a mini review, and so it is with the “Digital Shortcut” from January 2007 entitled Googleâ„¢ Web Toolkit Solutions (Digital Short Cut): Cool & Useful Stuff. The 112 page PDF goes further than any of the free tutorials out there in that it develops two non-trivial applications using GWT: a Yahoo! Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 10:00 am
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4.1 rating from 42 votes

Sun’s Project Flair: Ajax without the DOM, CSS, HTML, er wait

Category: Editorial

Sun’s Dan Ingalls has been talking about Project Flair, a new open source programing environment: “It’s a self-supporting Web programming kernel that’s all written in JavaScript,” Ingalls said when interviewed during the Sun Labs Open House event in Menlo Park, Calif. Small and simple, Flair presents a “great vehicle for experimenting with [what] I guess Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:00 am
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4 rating from 6 votes

VegUI: Ajax framework and widgets

Category: Announcements, JavaScript, Library

VegUI is another Ajax framework that also masks as a JavaScript based window manager. Unlike all frameworks, this one has been worked on for a long time before coming out to the public: vegUI was originally developed to serve as a foundation for the online browser-based mmorpg Lands of Kazram. So it was developed with Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:18 am
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3.6 rating from 29 votes

Dojo 0.9: A new, leaner, meaner Dojo

Category: Dojo

There has been a ton of work going on over in Dojo land, and Alex has given his hands a rest from coding, to give us an update on Dojo 0.9 over at SitePen HQ. It is wrong to think of Dojo as an Ajax toolkit. It is more akin to a stdlib for JavaScript, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:29 am
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3.7 rating from 66 votes

Friday, April 27th, 2007

DWR Version 2.0 Final Released

Category: Announcements, DWR

I hope Joe had a nice warm beer last night after he released the final version of DWR 2.0. We have been talking about this release for awhile, and it is great stuff. Now you can do amazing things with Reverse Ajax, and know that security is core to the framework. We asked Joe now Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:46 am
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3.8 rating from 37 votes

Real Editor: Online CSS Edits

Category: CSS, JavaScript, Library

Real Editor is a real-time CSS editor, built on SAJA. It let’s MySpace users change their styles inline via simple dialogs, menus, and pickers.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:05 am
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4 rating from 78 votes

DD Tab Menus

Category: CSS

DD Tab Menu is a standards compliant, 2 level tab menu. Move your mouse over a tab, and a 2nd level content appears beneath it. The script uses CSS to control all of its appearance, and plain HTML to implement the entire menu tabs and contents. Highlights of this script are: Standards compliant, with menu Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:13 am
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3.9 rating from 79 votes

REST Describe WADL toolkit

Category: GWT, Showcase

Thomas Steiner has released REST Describe, a GWT application, open-sourced, that groks WADL: The application is based on the idea that creating a description for a Web Service should be a rather simple task given the information already contained in requests. Let’s take a very simple imaginary online bookmarking Web Service to make the idea Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:23 am
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3.2 rating from 22 votes

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

jscsscomp: JavaScript and CSS files compressor

Category: JavaScript

We love to play with the plumbing don’t we. jscsscomp is the latest compressor that uses Nicolas Martin PHP version of the Dean Edwards JavaScript Compressor. With a swish of mod_rewrite: RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f RewriteRule ^(.*\.)(js|css)$ jscsscomp/jscsscomp.php?q=$1$2 [L,NC] you can get your JavaScript like this: HTML4 < view plain text > <script src Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:58 am
17 Comments

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3.7 rating from 53 votes

Faster Page Loads With Image Concatenation

Category: CSS

Matthew Batchelder has been looking at the impact of latency on web applications with respect to downloading lots of images as icons, based on thoughts he heard from Zimbra when they presented at The Ajax Experience. His piece on Faster Page Loads With Image Concatenation goes into why and how: For complex web apps, the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:52 am
27 Comments

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3.4 rating from 49 votes

Radius IM: Mappy Meebo in Dojo

Category: Chat, Showcase

Radius IM is a mashup of Google Maps (location) with IM (teh social). It’s the only site that shows you where your friends are hanging out and lets you surf for other people based on location. It supports all the major networks: MSN, AIM/ICQ, Yahoo, and GTalk/Jabber. And you can use radiusIM from anywhere because Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:36 am
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3.9 rating from 39 votes

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

Adobe announces that it will be opening Flex under Mozilla License

Category: Adobe, Announcements

Adobe continues to impress with the direction that it is pushing with open products. Adobe Flex is being open sourced under a Mozilla-style license. This announcement is more than a “hey, now you can peak at the source code” move. Flex has shipped with source code for quite some time, and some core members of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:01 pm
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4.1 rating from 35 votes

Prototype 1.5.1 RC 3 Released

Category: Announcements, JavaScript, Library, Prototype

A new version of Protoype has dropped. Prototype 1.5.1 RC 3 gives us features such as: Ajax.Requests now supports per-request onCreate callbacks. [#8011] JSON strings are automatically stripped of their security delimiters (if present) before eval. More details on this security issue here (PDF document). [#7910] all toJSON methods now generate YAML-loadable JSON. [#7883] Event.element Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:53 am
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4 rating from 52 votes

Seven JavaScript Techniques You Should Be Using Today

Category: Articles

Dustin Diaz has written an article on the Seven JavaScript Techniques You Should Be Using Today. Dustin delves into: Branch when possible: When performance matters, it’s often advisable to branch out your functions in a way that ensures processor-intensive or memory-hungry tasks won’t be frequently repeated. One of the most common scenarios where this situation Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:37 am
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3.1 rating from 40 votes

Rounded and Shaded Corners

Category: UI

Jesse Kuhnert was looking at the Google Rounded Corners and decided to implement his own, using the same URL structure. You can see his demo at work, and you can add corners by doing this: css < view plain text > .detail {   display:block;   margin-top:2em;   padding: 0 1.1em 2em;   background: url("rounded?bc=white&w=600&h=40&shadow=true&ah=10&aw=10&sw=4&o=.5") Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:02 am
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3.8 rating from 38 votes

Newsvine Live: Evergreen is forever

Category: Showcase, Yahoo!

Newsvine has relaunched itself. The “evergreen” release empowers the user to create a newspaper that fits their taste. You will now see: That you can drag and drop content around the page You can add news sources You see how live the web stream is The live piece is a little disorientating (but you can Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:50 am
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3.4 rating from 14 votes

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