Thursday, October 18th, 2007

YUI image upload extension

Category: Ajax, Yahoo!

When the developers of a JavaScript library post about your extensions, it generally means that you’ve done a heck of a job. It seems that Dennis Muhlestein has impressed the YUI team with his image upload extension to the YUI Rich Text Editor. I’ve created an extension that modifies the RTE image dialog to include Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 6:00 am
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3.6 rating from 45 votes

Companion.JS: IE Debugging, now supports console.log

Category: JavaScript, Utility

Jean-Fabrice Rabaute has released Companion.JS, an IE debugger that features: Detailled javascript error reporting (call stack and real file name where the error occured). “Firebug”-like Console API feature. Javascript console feature useful to inspect javascript objects at runtime. A toolbar icon to open the Companion.JS panel.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:23 am

3 rating from 59 votes

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

Sun has rewritten the browser Java plugin

Category: Java

Ben and I are sitting in a Sun briefing where Ken Russell of Sun is announcing that they have ground up rewritten the Java plugin in the browser. The features of the rewrite are: Improved scripting support (java/javascript integration is better) Improved reliability Supports more powerful applets (applets can ask for more memory) Better windows Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:21 pm

3.5 rating from 45 votes

MTV & Adobe team up for AIR contest

Category: Adobe

MTV and Adobe have teamed to put on a contest to choose the AIR app which makes the coolest use of MTV’s assets. So you want to make an Adobe® AIRâ„¢ application, awesome. We’re looking for three great ideas – they could be anything. Go simple and practical or complex and addictive. It’s up to Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 11:47 am

2.2 rating from 38 votes

Lombardi Blueprint Process Mapping Tool

Category: GWT, Showcase

A case study of the Lombardi Blueprint process mapping tool was recently posted to the GWT developer blog: Blueprint is a multi-thousand line Web 2.0 application that developed over the last year or so. After trying and abandoning Flash and Dojo based versions of the app, we settled on GWT for its far superior ease Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:05 am

2.1 rating from 54 votes

Re-inventing XMLHttpRequest: Cross-browser implementation with sniffing capabilities

Category: Ajax, JavaScript, Library

Sergey Ilinsky has written up an article on an XMLHttpRequest implementation wrapper that provides an equal XHR playground across the various browsers. If you use the wrapper you can fix things like: Internet Explorer: memory leak in XMLHttpRequest Gecko: missing readystatechange calls in synchronous requests Gecko: unnecessary readystatechange DONE when request aborted Gecko: Annoying <parsererror…>…</parsererror> Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:18 am

3 rating from 54 votes

Dealing with the Flexibility of JavaScript

Category: Articles, JavaScript

Neil Roberts has written a piece on Dealing with the Flexibility of JavaScript which delves into functions that are overloaded based on signature. For example: < View plain text > javascript connect = function(/*…*/){   if(arguments.length == 1){     var ao = arguments[0];   }else{     var ao = interpolateArgs(arguments, true);   } Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:47 am

2.3 rating from 33 votes

Humanized Messages Library

Category: jQuery, Library

Michael Heilemann has created a jQuery plugin, Humanized Messages, that implements Aza Raskins transparent messages pattern: Transparent messages are the brainchild of Jef Raskin. It’s simply a large and translucent message that’s displayed over the contents of your screen. They fade away when the user takes any action (like typing or moving the mouse). In Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:52 am

2.8 rating from 51 votes

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

Prototype 1.6.0 RC1: Changes to the Class and Event APIs, Hash rewrite, and bug fixes

Category: JavaScript, Library, Prototype

Sam Stephenson has announced Prototype 1.6.0 RC1 which has “fixed a handful of bugs and made some changes to the Class and Event APIs in response to your feedback. We’ve also addressed a long-standing issue with the Hash class.” For example, they show how they changed from: < View plain text > javascript var Foo Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:56 pm

4.1 rating from 34 votes

Moo on Us: Survey Update

Category: Survey

We goofed in our recent survey story; we left out MooTools from the “Frameworks” category. While it wasn’t an option in the original survey, over 11% of those surveyed wrote it in. If we’d actually included Moo as an option, it’s likely to have scored even higher. Many apologies for the gaffe; those responsible have Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 3:14 pm

4 rating from 29 votes

Ajaxian Featured Tutorial: When is your page ready?

Category: JavaScript, Tutorial

In this tutorial, Patrick Hunlock takes us through a page’s ready states and shows how to write JavaScript code to determine when a page’s DOM elements are loaded and available: The problem with window.onload is that it assumes that no other script or library will want to attach an onload event of its own. And Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 8:00 am

2.1 rating from 55 votes

GroupsWiki and Protoedit

Category: JavaScript, Library, Showcase

Ben Nolan has open sourced GroupsWiki (which we first talked about almost a year ago). GroupsWiki is a visual wiki, and doesn’t require users to learn a special wiki markup. Part of the release is Ben’s editor (tentatively named protoedit) which is a minimalist rich text editor written using Prototype. (The editor is in /javascripts/application.js). Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:55 am

2.2 rating from 15 votes

Mashable posts huge list of web development resources

Category: Toolkit is best known for their up-to-minute reporting on trendy websites and social networking news. Along with their standard news, they regularly make posts that list out great resources for different web technologies. Well, it looks like Mashable’s Sean P. Aune spent the whole weekend on a new post because he’s listed out 250+ tools Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 7:00 am

4 rating from 30 votes

IWL: A Perl widget library for the web

Category: JavaScript, Library, Perl

Viktor Kojouharov was sick of constantly having html code snippets inside his perl code. He was seeing too many projects where the code was a messy mixture of perl, html, and in some places, javascript. Since he is familiar with the Gtk+ toolkit he decided to make something similar targeted for the Web. He ended Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:37 am

3.1 rating from 21 votes

Monday, October 15th, 2007 1.8 preview

Category: Prototype, Scriptaculous

Thomas Fuchs announced a preview release of the effects library. v1.8 Preview includes: Prototype 1.6 (lastest trunk version) Complete rewrite of Ajax.InPlaceEditor and Ajax.InPlaceCollectionEditor Full CSS inheritance in Effect.Morph New core effect: Effect.Tween Sound: play mp3 files for sound effects; uses native playback on IE and available plugins whereever possible Performance improvements Tons Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 8:15 am

3 rating from 45 votes

CSS Vertical Bar Graphs

Category: CSS

Eric Meyer has been keeping a secret since 2005 about CSS Vertical Bar Graphs. Well, not really, but it is good that he has come out with a nifty demo on how you can make this: < View plain text > HTML <table id="q-graph"> <caption>Quarterly Results</caption> <thead> <tr> <th></th> <th class="sent">Invoiced</th> <th class="paid">Collected</th> </tr> </thead> Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:39 am

3.5 rating from 56 votes

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