Monday, June 4th, 2007

Google Gears DB Abstractions

Category: Gears, Google, JavaScript, Library

I had a feeling that this would happen pretty quickly. The Google Gears APIs are fairly low level, which leaves room for higher level abstractions. I ported an old abstraction over with gears-dblib, which allows me to not repeat myself in a number of areas. I personally prefer working with objects than result sets for Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:29 am

3.6 rating from 24 votes

Friday, June 1st, 2007

Flex-based SQLAdmin for Google Gears

Category: Adobe, Gears, Google, Showcase

Christophe Coenraets always brings the goods when you need a quick demo. He created the SQLAdmin tool for Google Gears that Kevin Lynch demonstrated yesterday. This app does have the side effect of showing me that I am not a mousey person. I kept clicking on “CREATE DATABASE” when I was meant to drag and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:59 pm

3.2 rating from 40 votes

The Cruiser Parser Library

Category: JavaScript, Library, Prototype

Dan Yoder has recently developed a small (2.5k) JavaScript library for creating top-down recursive descent LLk parsers, Cruiser. Dan uses it himself to parse stylesheets, to support CSS3 selectors. Here is the parser: < View plain text > javascript with ( Parser.Operators ) {   var g = Behaviors.Stylesheet.Grammar;   var t = Behaviors.Stylesheet.Translator;   Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:36 am

3.4 rating from 16 votes

Aflax and Google Gears

Category: Flash, Gears, Google

Paul Colton quickly took Google Gears and created a simple example of using it from Flash, and his Aflax framework. Kevin Lynch demonstrated an Apollo application that used Gears at the California Google Developer Day event today. You could also have applets that use the JavaScript. function displayRecentPhrases() { var recentPhrases = [”, ”, ”]; Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:45 am

2.9 rating from 14 votes

Spyjax: Using a:visited to test your history

Category: JavaScript, Security

Spyjax can scare you, or excite you depending on what you want to do. By using a simple JavaScript check on the CSS style on URLs, a script can work out if you have been there: < View plain text > javascript function hasLinkBeenVisited(url) {     var link = document.createElement(‘a’);     link.href = Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:27 am

3.8 rating from 37 votes

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