Friday, November 16th, 2007

GWT Conference: December 3-6, 2007

Category: Conferences, GWT

Addison-Wesley and Prentice Hall are putting on a conference dedicated to GWT on December 3-6 in San Francisco. Meet and learn from the folks, both Google engineers and community members, who have developed GWT. Speakers will share their experiences in building real-world applications with GWT. Speakers include many of the GWT team members, including Bruce Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:38 am
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WebKit 3 shows up with the new Safari

Category: WebKit

With the OS X push of 10.5.1 and 10.4.11, and a new Safari/Win beta, we see the latest and greatest of WebKit in Safari itself. To kick this off, Maciej Stachowiak has blogged 10 new things in WebKit 3: Enhanced Rich Text Editing: And RTE needs help! Faster JavaScript and DOM: ~2 times faster Faster Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:23 am
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Silverlight Minesweeper

Category: Games, Microsoft

Game Friday is here, and it was time to showcase a Silverlight one. This time we have a Silverlight 1.1 version of Minesweeper, with full source code to check out. Where is Silver Scrabulous?

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:12 am
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Thursday, November 15th, 2007

Ajax, Browsers, Running Out of Time

Category: Browsers, Editorial

History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce. — Karl Marx I can remember the day, back in 1994, when I abandoned the Mac for Windows. It was a gloomy, overcast day when I made that bittersweet decision — I was a Mac and Unix nerd all through college — but after my twelfth Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 10:33 am
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Unobtrusive JavaScript – Rules to work by

Category: Accessibility, JavaScript, Unobtrusive JS

From what I’ve seen, it appears that many developers, especially those new to the JS space are somewhat confused by the reasons for developing JS in an unobtrusive fashion. Typical arguments that I’ve heard are: It takes too long to develop If they don’t have JavasScript, then they’re out of luck We shouldn’t have to Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 8:46 am
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JavaScript Madness: Keyboard Events

Category: JavaScript

Jan Wolter has done the ugly work of testing keyboard event handling across platforms and browses. He has a test script that you can run yourself. You get to read about cute variations: If a key is held down long enough it typically auto-repeats. (Note that modifier keys never auto-repeat.) In all browsers, each auto-repeat Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:19 am
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Using the Yahoo Global Object to Manage Object Inheritance and Composition

Category: JavaScript, Yahoo!

The Yahoo! UI team have “posted four new examples that step through some of the most important methods in the YUI Library — particularly YAHOO.lang.extend, YAHOO.lang.augmentObject, and YAHOO.lang.augmentProto. These methods are used internally in the library to manage inheritance and composition, and we think you’ll find them useful in your own code, too.” Creating Class Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:45 am
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Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

JavaScript Method Overloading

Category: JavaScript

John Resig has posted on JavaScript Method Overloading where he discusses the ability to run different code depending on the number of arguments passed into the same function name. The type of arguments are not considered, which is where JavaScript 2 comes in. The code he uses: < View plain text > javascript // addMethod Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:29 am
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Dissecting Dijit: Dojo Widgets

Category: Articles, Component, Dojo

One of the best parts of Dojo 1.0 has been how often the team has been blogging of all things. It has been great! Mike Wilcox has posted about Dijit, the widget platform for Dojo 1.0. His piece covers dojo.parser, dojo.declare, the widget markup, the lifecycle of widgets, and more. Great stuff. The lifecycle is Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:17 am
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MooTools 1.2 beta 1

Category: MooTools

The MooTools team has just released MooTools 1.2 beta 1 for public review. Some new items include: The amazing Hash – a wrapper for native JavaScript Objects Specs! – Behavior Driven Development Effects Enhancements New Browser object, that holds useful information on the browser being used. This informations used to be stored in the window Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 10:20 am
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AxsJAX: Access-Enabling AJAX

Category: Accessibility, Ajax, Firefox

Charles L. Chen, the developer behind the Fire Vox Firefox plugin that enables the browser to talk to you, has released a new open source project, AxsJAX. In my first week at Google, I discovered Google Reader a highly optimized feed reader with very good keyboard support. For my starter project at Google, I decided Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:11 am
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Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

Eye-Fi: Do you want Web 2.0 with your 2GB?

Category: Dojo, JavaScript, Showcase

I can just picture Dylan and Alex in a meeting with someone pitching: So, we want to have a flash memory card, and put an Ajax application on it. Well, they did it. Eye-Fi has launched and it combines WiFi with a 2GB card. With Eye-Fi, your photos can be automatically sent to any number Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:47 pm
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HTML5 Media Support: video and audio tags and scriptability

Category: HTML, JavaScript, WebKit

WebKit keeps on trucking and has added support for the HTML 5 media tags such as <video> and <audio>. You can add video to a page as easily as: < View plain text > HTML <video src="sample.mov" autoplay></video> That is a lot cleaner than the mess of embed/object/JavaScript wrappers that we have today. Also, there Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:46 am
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Mozilla hunting for memory

Category: Debugging, Firefox, Performance

Firefox used to be the lean mean fast browser. Well, definitely fast. People flocked to it, in part, due to its speed. These days it seems like it is falling back and people are jumping on WebKit nightly, Opera, and even IE 7 as faster alternatives. Mozilla is a little flummoxed by the birds memory Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:09 am
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DebugBar 5: New CSS debugging for IE

Category: CSS, Debugging, IE

Jean-Fabrice Rabaute, author of Companion.JS, has put out a new DebugBar as he aims to get IE developer tools on par to Firebug. In this new version, on a selected element in the DOM Tree, the DebugBar can now display source code, applied style (with css details), computed style, layout, and attributes.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:46 am
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Monday, November 12th, 2007

Another WebKit win with Android

Category: Android, Mobile

WebKit keeps chugging away. I hear more and more developers talking about how they use Firefox for Firebug debugging, and WebKit nightly for browsing as it is so fast. In mobile, WebKit had another win as you get it with Android. If you take a look at this video, 3:00 minutes in, you will see Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:12 pm
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