Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

End-to-End Tracing of Ajax/Java Applications Using DTrace

Category: Utility

We posted about using DTrace to profile Firefox in the past, and today Amit Hurvitz published a piece on Ajax, DTrace and Where They Meet. The article walks you through setting up dtrace on an an Ajax tracing example and then goes into detail on tracing Ajax and Java call flow where they are tracing Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:14 pm
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1.4 rating from 200 votes

Yahoo! Announces YSlow, Firebug based performance tool

Category: Ajax, Performance

Steve Souders, performance architect at Yahoo!, announced today the public release of YSlow. Stoyan Stefanov reviewed it briefly and gave tips for custom scoring at his blog. What’s YSlow? It’s an extension to Firebug (yes, correct, Firebug, not Firefox) that helps with performance optimization efforts. It scores your page on the scale A to F, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:58 am

1.4 rating from 413 votes

XBL 2.0 Primer

Category: JavaScript

The W3C’s Web Application Formats Working Group has published the XBL 2.0 Primer, which provides a developer-friendly introduction to the XBL 2.0 Specification. XBL stands for the XML Binding Language and serves as a presentational and behavioral layer above XML. XBL will one day allow you to easily implement new DOM interfaces using JavaScript (complete Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:56 am

1.3 rating from 266 votes

WebKit and KHTML sitting in a tree…

Category: Browsers, WebKit

With so much talk of new browsers to support, it is great when consolidation happens. The good news of the day is the unforking of KDE’s KHTML and Webkit. This is great news for Webkit. Now the communities of Adobe, Apple, Nokia, and the good folk of KDE will continue to grow Webkit. Now, KHTML Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:27 am

4.1 rating from 31 votes

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

ActionMonkey: Getting rid of the spiders in the browser

Category: Firefox, JavaScript, Performance

John Resig has blogged about ActionMonkey which is the first real news that we have heard from Mozilla after Adobe donated Tamarin to the foundation: ActionMonkey is Mozilla’s latest foray into a new JavaScript engine. It’s actually an amalgam of two of Mozilla’s current engines: SpiderMonkey (which powers the current Mozilla platform) and Tamarin (the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:54 am

4.2 rating from 27 votes

Functional JavaScript

Category: JavaScript, Library

Oliver Steele has a new library called Functional JavaScript that defines the standard higher-order functions (map, reduce, filter) as well as functions for partial function application and function-level programming: curry, partial, compose, guard, and until. Finally, it introduces “string lambdas”, which let you write ‘x -> x+1’, ‘x+1’, or even ‘+1’ as synonyms for function(x) Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:46 am

3.6 rating from 30 votes

Uniform Event Model: Making IE think W3C

Category: JavaScript, Library

Tavs Dokkedahl has written a small script that makes IE conform to the W3C DOM3 Event recommendation (at least the part that FF supports). The Uniform Event Model adds support for the capture, atTarget and bubbling phases and provide most of the EventListener interface including among others the addEventListener, removeEventListener, createEvent, initEvent and dispactEvent methods. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:43 am

3.7 rating from 33 votes

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

Dreamweaver for Ajax… should we take it serious again?

Category: Utility

I realise that I am just one person, but my experience with Dreamweaver has been: There was a time in the past that everyone used it A lot of designers still use it, but developers don’t Developers poo poo it. That being said, I have heard some developers talk about Dreamweaver again. I then saw Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:36 am

2.1 rating from 178 votes

Review of GWT in Action

Category: Book Reviews, GWT

Any time a hot technology comes along — and GWT is certainly white-hot — publishers compete in a mad scramble to get the first books out the door. Often quality suffers. I am happy to report that GWT in Action is a strong effort that doesn’t seem to suffer from this quality problem. (That isn’t Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 7:41 am

3.6 rating from 43 votes

Regular Expression Tool Released

Category: JavaScript, Utility

Erik Arvidsson has posted about a new Regular Expression Tool that he just created. The tool came about because he started to use Komodo Edit, and the only feature he missed from the full version was the regex editor. It took me a second to realise that the top box is for the regex and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:12 am

3 rating from 20 votes

Building Brickslayer: Game Programming with Prototype but not the iPhone

Category: Games, iPhone, JavaScript, Prototype

I know it isn’t Friday, but this is a fun tutorial for any JavaScripter. Michal Wallace has written up a thorough step by step tutorial that walks you through the creation of Brickslayer using Prototype. Setting Up Shop: Tools you will need and initial versions of the source files. The Paddle: Our First Sprite: Creating Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:02 am

4.2 rating from 28 votes

Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

State of Ajax: July 2007

Category: The Ajax Experience

The Ajax Experience is this week, and Ben and I have the fun job of leading off with our thoughts on the State of Ajax. I have had to do this in the past with other technologies, and often, a couple of years into a technologies life it gets hot to see what is past, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:42 pm
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3.9 rating from 20 votes

Friday, July 20th, 2007

Best uses of Ajax in WordPress Plugins

Category: Ajax, Component

Pete Cashmore has posted about the 30+ AJAX-Powered WordPress Plugins that he things are good. He has split-up the plugins into two categories, for the blogger, and for the reader which includes: Blogger AjaxWP – Adds AJAX to all aspects of your WordPress site speeding up the load times. Alexa Rank – Display your Alexa Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:18 pm

3.8 rating from 81 votes

Prague 360: Maps with quality

Category: Mapping, Showcase

I don’t normally post many “mashups” but Prague 360 is to beautiful to pass up. Jeffrey Martin and his brother David have created some high quality views on some of the cities, and they use the Google Maps API as the platform to show the content. If you head over to Prague, you will see Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:06 am

4.2 rating from 36 votes

CSRF Redirector

Category: Security, Utility

Joe Walker will probably be happy to see this, and will be able to test DWR with it. Chris Shiflet has created a simple CSRF Redirector inspired by the XSS POST Forwarder: It’s a simple tool that makes it easy to test CSRF using POST, hopefully demonstrating how prevalent CSRF vulnerabilities are as well as Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:46 am

3.8 rating from 18 votes

64 Squares: jQuery Chess

Category: Fun, Games is a completely free, fully featured and easy to use online chess site with a clean simple interface. Users can play opponents in real-time by dragging and dropping the pieces just like a real chess board. Ajax is used to make your moves on the opponent’s board and vice versa. We are trying to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:53 am

4 rating from 29 votes

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