Thursday, September 20th, 2007

RichFaces 3.1: JSF and Ajax

Category: Java, JavaScript, Library

Damian Harvey pinged us about the new release of RichFaces: RichFaces is a rich component library for JSF and an advanced framework for easily integrating AJAX capabilities into business application development. The RichFaces components come ready to use out-of-the-box, so developers can immediately save time in taking advantage of component features to create Web applications Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:34 am

3.4 rating from 43 votes

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

YUI 2.3.1 released: Eases customization, RTE performance increase and bug fixes

The YUI team pushed out another release of the Yahoo! UI library. This release contains a number of enhancements to existing controls: DataTable: CSS updates for better support of resizable columns and resolution of selection model issues as a result of eliminating ambiguous ID and index usage Rich Text Editor: Additional methods, CSS updates for Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 5:03 pm

3.7 rating from 27 votes

Accordion 2.0

Category: JavaScript, Library

Kevin Miller has updated his accordion with a new release. The new version also builds on and includes: Open/Close functionality added (Click on an active accordion) Nested Vertical Accordions Accordions will dynamically resize on content added REAL TIME! Usage < View plain text > javascript // Horizontal example var horizontalAccordion = new accordion(‘#top_container’, { Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:39 am

3.6 rating from 51 votes

Freeze Pane Functionality

Category: JavaScript

Markku Uttula was tasked with Excel-like freeze pane functionality, which seems like it would be as simple as a few fixed positions. He ended up with a piece of code that allows you to take almost any table, choose a cell to use as a pivot, and be done with it via: < View plain Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:20 am

3.5 rating from 42 votes

Google Docs: Presentations Are Here

Category: Google, Screencast, Showcase

Google Docs has been updated with a new presentation file type: Starting today, presentations — whether imported from existing files or created using the new slide editor — are listed alongside documents and spreadsheets in the Google Docs document list. They can be edited, shared, and published using the familiar Google Docs interface, with several Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:46 am

3.3 rating from 20 votes

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

Facebook released FBJS

Category: JavaScript, Social Networks

Marcel Laverdet of Facebook blogged about the release of FBJS 1.0: If you are already used to Javascript, you will find that most of the syntax and functionality that you have come to know and love (or hate) is available in FBJS. Additionally, we’ve created hooks into our higher-level AJAX and dialog implementations which allow Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:20 pm
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3.1 rating from 30 votes

JPU: JavaScript CPU Monitor

Category: JavaScript

Andrea Giammarchi has built a little experiment. His JPU is a JavaScript CPU monitor based on single threading JavaScript behaviour. You can go to a site that uses a lot of Ajax and paste in (or bookmark) javascript:(function(s){s.type=’text/javascript’;s.src=’’;document.getElementsByTagName(‘head’)[0].appendChild(s)})(document.createElement(‘script’)); Then you can see the bars go high when you do something Ajax-y (e.g. drag and drop). Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:12 pm

3.3 rating from 28 votes

Curl.js: Curl your images

Category: Canvas, CSS, JavaScript, Library

Christian Effenberger has a new effect for you to use. With Curl.js you can add a page curl effect (including backside mask) to images on your web pages. It uses unobtrusive javascript to keep your code clean, and it works in all the major browsers – Mozilla Firefox 1.5+, Opera 9+, IE6+ and Safari. On Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:26 am

4.2 rating from 63 votes

ActiveGrid trying to become the RedHat of Ajax?

Category: Dojo

Chris Keene of ActiveGrid has just acquired TurboAjax, the Dojo tool provider that has been featured on Ajaxian many times for its quality widgets. Chris discusses the acquisition, and why “the Ajax world needs a RedHat to create a common distribution and provide commercial support and training behind an enterprise-ready toolkit.” He outlines his issues Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:03 am

3.1 rating from 29 votes

IE’s Memory Leak Fix Greatly Exaggerated

Category: IE

We were all hoping that IE’s memory leaks were fixed, but Joel Webber of the GWT team dug deeper . At first he was excited of course: When I saw this article, I nearly spilled tea all over the keyboard. They really fixed this issue? You mean I can untangle all the painful code in Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:56 am

4 rating from 45 votes

Aza Raskin’s Case for Undo

Category: Design, UI

Aza Raskin, whose company created the Enso “Quicksilver-ish” PC launcher and the perpetual scrolling blog, wrote “Never Use a Warning When You Mean Undo” for A List Apart a few months ago, echoing the advice given by his father Jef Raskin in The Human Interface. I don’t think anyone refutes the wisdom of this suggestion, Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 6:00 am

3.4 rating from 32 votes

Monday, September 17th, 2007

jQuery UI: Interactions and Widgets

Category: jQuery

Following a very successful release of jQuery v1.2, the jQuery team has just announced the release of their new UI & effects library, jQuery UI. jQuery UI signals the start of a whole new branch of the jQuery project which will focus on developing high-quality, reusable, components that you’ll be able to drop in your Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 9:29 am

3.1 rating from 7 votes

ZK 3.0 RC Released

Category: Announcements, Framework

One of the enduring criticisms of ZK, the server-side Ajax framework, has been against its perceived slow performance. Critics have observed, and supporters have conceded, that applications written with ZK seem a touch slow. So it’s no surprise that a major focus of the latest major release has been improved performance. The ZK team found Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 8:27 am
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4 rating from 46 votes

Douglas Crockford’s Elements of JavaScript Style

Category: Articles, JavaScript

Douglas Crockford micro-blogged it best: I have been at Yahoo for two years. One of the first things I did when I got there was to do a View Source of the front page. That gave me a lot of visibility into how things were done. I also saw some things to improve. That inspired Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:54 am

3.8 rating from 37 votes

Yojo: Loading YUI with the Dojo loader

Category: Dojo, Yahoo!

James Burke has made a call out for a little bit of collaboration as he discussed Yojo: Loading YUI with the Dojo loader: I like Dojo 0.9, and I think it has a great solution to loading JS modules dynamically. The core of the Dojo loader has been there since the beginning of the project, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:41 am

3.2 rating from 30 votes

Plugging in to the Dojo Grid

Category: Dojo

Dylan says that the single, most asked question with the Dojo 0.9 release has been, “Where’s the grid widget?”. The questions is now answered with the announcement that SitePen, Mozilla Foundation, Nexaweb Technologies, Redfin, & SnapLogic Announce Open Source Contribution of TurboAjax Group’s High-Performance Grid Widget to Dojo Foundation. Wow that is a lot of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:26 am

3.6 rating from 45 votes

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