Wednesday, October 10th, 2007

Snook’s Snitter on AIR Beta 2

Category: Adobe

Jonathan Snook updated Snitter, his deskop Twitter client, to use Adobe’s recently released AIR beta 2. In his blog posting, he discusses some of the new changes in AIR and the challenges he had migrating his code to this new release: Many of the complaints with the original release of Snitter were unfortunately limitations of Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 9:55 am
6 Comments

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2.9 rating from 34 votes

The JavaScript Hyperbolic Browser

Category: Canvas, Examples, JavaScript

Nicolas Garcia Belmonte has created a JavaScript Hyperbolic Browser. What the frick is a Hyperbolic tree? A Hyperbolic Tree (HT) is a “focus+context” information visualization technique used to display large amount of inter-related data. This technique was originally developed (and patented) at Xerox PARC. Check out a real example, using Pearl Jam as a starting Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:40 am
15 Comments

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3.4 rating from 29 votes

Another interactive Periodic Table

Category: Showcase

Michael Dayah has created a highly interactive periodic table that allows you to select a slew of properties and use a slider to tweak things. For example, choose the boiling option and then slide away.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:39 am
3 Comments

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3.7 rating from 39 votes

MileScript: A new language that compiles to JavaScript

Category: JavaScript, Library

Joshua Harrison has released MileScript which in his words: …. is an object-oriented, strongly-typed high-level language which we developed from scratch, while following the models of Java and C#. Milescript allows developers to code Milescript source files and packages in a structured manner, and then generate those projects as applications or as libraries. The generated Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:11 am
28 Comments

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3.2 rating from 38 votes

Mobile Firefox Announced

Category: Firefox, Mobile

Mike Schroepfer has announced that Mobile Firefox is coming in a big way. When you think of a mobile browser, you may first think about Opera and WebKit, but Mozilla wants to change this. We have already seen the seeds of change as Mike points out: You can already get a Mozilla-based browser for the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:27 am
16 Comments

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4.3 rating from 39 votes

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

Filespots: Is it Vista? Or the web?

Category: Sencha, Showcase

Filespots is an online file management system that allows you to store, manage, share, and version your files on the web. The application uses Ext 2.0, and it shows. If you are a Vista user, you will be surprised to see how similar the look and feel of this web application is. Glen Lipka discussed Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:00 am
15 Comments

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4.4 rating from 93 votes

Managing sessions in an Ajax-enabled application

Category: Ajax

A recent post by Raymond Camden caught my attention as it focused on how to properly manage a web application’s server-side sessions when using Ajax to make server requests. In the post, the application in question uses a dashboard paradigm and has no page refreshes: Imagine you have an Ajax-based site. The front end acts Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 8:58 am
18 Comments

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3.5 rating from 39 votes

Simple Layout Manager with Prototype

Category: CSS, JavaScript, Library

Sébastien Gruhier (Mr. Proto) has created a JavaScript layout framework using Prototype 1.6. The Simple Layout Manager lets you create simple layouts using simple CSS and also let you dynamically add to the manager: < View plain text > javascript layoutManager.add(‘your_element_id’); You can see some simple demos. We have see a slew of CSS frameworks Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:56 am
10 Comments

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2.8 rating from 26 votes

CVI Lab: A showcase for canvas effects

Category: Canvas, Showcase

Christian Effenberger has built a lot of unobtrusive canvas-based libraries and thought it would be a good idea to generate a showcase in form of a WYSIWYG application, in order to get a fast impression of theavailable CVI effects and their illustration qualities. The CVI lab is now out there, with just the curl effect Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:50 am
10 Comments

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4.2 rating from 42 votes

Monday, October 8th, 2007

Sun Labs Lively Kernel: Morphic UI for the Web (Self and Squeak)

Category: JavaScript, Library, Toolkit, Tutorial, UI

Sun Labs has released a new Lively Kernel project that takes the Morphic UI framework that Sun developed for Self, and implements it in JavaScript. This enables you to run the kernel and start interacting with the world. There is one world. Why did they do it? The Lively Kernel places a special emphasis on Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:01 am
23 Comments

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3.3 rating from 61 votes

Automated security scanners choke on Ajax

Category: Ajax, Security

It looks like some of the most expensive security scanners can’t handle Ajax code. Information Week reviewed and tested 5 pricey application scanners, including software from IBM & HP, and all, sans IBM’s scanner, failed to pinpoint vulnerabilities with Ajax code: With the exception of IBM(IBM)’s Watchfire AppScan, automated Web application scanners are simply not Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 8:30 am
3 Comments

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3.5 rating from 25 votes

GPSGate: Access GPS location information through JavaScript

Category: JavaScript, Library

Johan Franson has developed a solution to access a local GPS through Javascript / cross-scripting. His library works in all browsers with that dynamically can include .js script files. Including Firefox, Opera, Opera Mobile and IE. You need to install a program called GpsGate on the client computer which currently only works for Windows and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:46 am
7 Comments

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3.4 rating from 28 votes

Multi-Safari: Testing with 10 versions of Safari at once

Category: WebKit

Michel Fortin has created special versions of Safari that allow you to run them all on the same machine. This allows you to test your Ajax application in a variety of versions. Safari normally use the Web Kit framework found inside Mac OS X to render web pages and execute javascript. This means that if Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:53 am
9 Comments

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3.1 rating from 25 votes

$: Now with more magic!

Category: Examples, JavaScript, Library

Dustin Diaz is on a roll :) He has posted about Roll out your own JavaScript Interfaces in which he discusses the desire to use style from libraries such as prototype, jquery and friends, yet in a small bit of code where you don’t want to use the library: There are times when using a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:47 am
12 Comments

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3.6 rating from 37 votes

AjaxLife: A Second Life Ajax client

Category: Ajax, Sencha

Apparently, boredom breeds inspiration and innovation as displayed by 15-year old Katharine Berry, the creator of the AjaxLife Second Life Ajax client. Due to some combination of boredom, wanting to talk to people in SL, and inspiration from a vague memory of something Interfect Sonic did, I decided to start work on an AJAX based Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 6:30 am
20 Comments

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4.4 rating from 42 votes

Saturday, October 6th, 2007

Thomas Fuchs, stop being a tease!!

Category: Prototype, Scriptaculous

Script.aculo.us lead developer Thomas Fuchs, posted a very cryptic message on his blog: Darn it, spill the beans man!!!

Posted by Rey Bango at 3:04 pm
9 Comments

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2.6 rating from 60 votes

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