Thursday, August 9th, 2007

JSPON Browser: Persistent JSON

Category: JSON

Kris Zyp have released a JSPON browser, a free, open-source tool for browsing and manipulated JSPON persisted object graphs/data sources. JSPON is a JSON extension for robust access and manipulation of persisted objects that includes definitions for how to support object and array identification, referencing, lazy loading/partial graph transfer, object modification, prototype definition, and more. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:05 am

3.5 rating from 38 votes

Sync Progress and Contact Management with Gears

Category: Examples, Gears

A couple of Gears samples have been released. Arjun Kalura has created a database sync module that shows the progress of a sync between a remote database, and a local one. The example also uses the worker pool to execute SQL in its own thread and hence keeping the user interface freed up to show Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:55 am
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3.5 rating from 22 votes

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

.Mac Web Gallery on Prototype

Category: Prototype, Scriptaculous, Showcase

As part of the Apple announcements yesterday they showed off a new .Mac Web Gallery that uses Prototype and to give you a rich web view of your photos. Shaun Trennery blogged about the features: The main page is a collection of album thumbnails that change as the user hovers over them. The powerful Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:59 pm

2.4 rating from 216 votes

CodePress: Real-time syntax editor

Category: JavaScript, Utility

We posted about a nice syntax highlighting JavaScript editor awhile back. Now we also have a “web-based source code editor with syntax highlighting written in JavaScript that colors text in real time while it’s being typed in the browser” named CodePress. It groks languages such as JavaScript, CSS, PHP, Java, Perl, SQL, and HTML, and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:05 pm

3.8 rating from 34 votes

Facebook JavaScript and Security

Category: Social Networks

Neil Mix was skeptical that FBJS could be secure. He then quickly found a couple of holes but didn’t disclose them until he had chatted with the Facefolk. Neil is publishing the exploits after they are fixed. What a nice white hat he wears: Facebook Security Hole #1: The first security hole was the easiest Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:51 am

3.7 rating from 32 votes

jQuery in 15 minutes

Category: jQuery, Presentation

Simon Willison has posted a short presentation, jQuery in 15 minutes. If you haven’t looked at jQuery yet, this will definitely give you the highlights, such as: What makes jQuery interesting The role of CSS selectors Unobtrusive land It’s all about the plugins

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:10 am

3.6 rating from 45 votes

Building Ajax Applications on AIR

Category: Adobe

The Adobe bus tour has published some videos from the first leg of the tour. Andre Charland spoke on how to build Ajax applications on Air. The talk has good demos and examples, such as the demo. Kevin Hoyt also gave some good JavaScript-y talks such as: Intro to Adobe AIR with HTML and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:59 am
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3.6 rating from 25 votes

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

HTML 5 Parser Optimizations

Category: HTML

Ian Hickson likes to get practical. He was able to run some reports on ~ten billion documents in the Google index , and used the data to be able to give real advice to HTML parser implementors. As always, it is always interesting to see what real world data throws out at you. The three Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:14 pm

3.3 rating from 21 votes

Fixing browser security: SameRefererOnly, and DNS Pinning

Category: Security

Joe Walker has spoked about adding SameRefererOnly to the cookie spec. I think we could adapt an idea like HttpOnly to tackle CSRF – I’d like to see a “SameRefererOnly” marker for cookies. SameRefererOnly is an indication that a cookie should only be sent to a Site when the referring domain is the same as Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:26 pm

3.9 rating from 19 votes

New Jobs Board on

We’re pleased to announce our new job board. We get tons of inquiries from people who want to us to post information about their job opportunity. We tried to keep up by posting these into a Job category on the site, but it was always a second class citizen and it would get lost. Since Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:05 am

3.9 rating from 17 votes

Marketo: Marketing automation

Category: jQuery, Sencha, Showcase

Marketo produces software for managing your search engine marketing. The tool itself is very rich, and offers first class usage of Ext JS and jQuery. You can see an online demo, and you will notice rich table and tree components, and the general “looks like an app” feel.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:36 am

4.1 rating from 34 votes

Cross domain JavaScript via DNS

Category: JavaScript, Security

Alex Pooley has written up his thoughts on cross domain JavaScript via DNS. Alex builds on the document.domain fun: The Problem From a naive perspective, it is not possible for a web page from domain D, to access a URL from another domain E due to security considerations. Several workarounds have been developed, namely the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:29 am

2.9 rating from 18 votes

Monday, August 6th, 2007

The Wii Remote API: Now your userbase is four.

Category: Games, Opera

The Opera folk have released an API that allows you, the developer, to be able to monitor all of the remotes that are connected with The Wii Remote API. This means that you can watch up to four people buzzing around the screen: Polling the status of a remote The Wii Remote data is accessed Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:15 pm

4.4 rating from 28 votes

Me.dium Widgets and IE 7

Category: Showcase, Social Networks

The folk at Me.dium have announced a new widget that you can use to show Me.dium on your own site, and the full release of their IE 7 support. Below is an example of a Me.dium widget that is bound to as the central point. Me.dium is now opening up to your signups, so Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:57 pm
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2.7 rating from 35 votes

Google Talk client in JavaScript

Category: Comet, Java, JavaScript, Showcase

Zhou Renjian has a new demo

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:35 am

3 rating from 22 votes

Richer Ajax support for Facebook

Category: Social Networks

Mock Ajax? Huh. That is what I thought when I first read the documentation on building Facebook applications. It was a little sad to see that your choice was either to use the “mock ajax” calls, or to jump into iframe land and do everything on your server, thus not interacting with the Facebook shell. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:14 am

3.6 rating from 45 votes

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