Friday, November 2nd, 2007

Brendan Eich’s Open Letter to Chris Wilson

Category: JavaScript

The debate on ECMAScript Edition 4 / JavaScript 2 continues with Brendan Eich, CTO of Mozilla, posting an open letter to Chris Wilson, Lead Architect for Internet Explorer. This is largely a restatement of the mailing list posting we covered earlier, but contains a more organized and formal rebuttal to some of the ES4 / Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 11:02 am

4.1 rating from 46 votes

Ajaxian Featured Tutorial: Slideshare Gallery Viewer, no API needed

Category: JavaScript, Tutorial

For developers, having an API available to access information from your favorite site is a good thing. It’s not always necessary, though, as shown by Christian Heilmann in his latest post. Christian walks us through the process of creating a Slideshare gallery using a simple RSS feed to grab the data: When I checked my Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 8:47 am

3.4 rating from 27 votes

OpenSocial: Social JavaScript APIs

Category: Google, JavaScript

This is a site about technology for developers, so I won’t get into any politics on OpenSocial and Facebook. There is already more coverage on that than you could want to read. How is a social API interesting to Ajax developers? The main interface to the social data is through JavaScript. You can also use Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:35 am

3.2 rating from 21 votes

RESTTest HTTP Tester

Category: JSON, Utility

Kris Zyp gave some great presentations at The Ajax Experience including a discussion on advanced JSON. He did most of his demonstrations of JSON interaction using a Firefox extension that he developed himself called RESTTest. There were some requests after the presentation that he make the extension available to the public to aid in Ajax Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:08 am

3.1 rating from 18 votes

TinyMCE 3 First Look

We got our first look at a rewritten Tiny MCE 3 today. From a pure feature point of view, this release might not be very impressive, but if you are interested in JavaScript and do a lot of custom development, this is the release you have been waiting for. One of the main focuses for Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:55 am

4 rating from 52 votes

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

Songbird v0.3: API for media mashups

Category: Firefox, JavaScript

Brian Dillard has a great write-up about the newest release of Songbird, the Mozilla-based platform for building Web media mash-ups: If you’ve yet to experience Songbird, a little background is in order. The project is run by Pioneers of the Inevitable, a Bay Area company founded by veterans of Winamp and the Yahoo! Music Engine. Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 12:49 pm

3.9 rating from 29 votes

Monthly Ajaxian Roundup for October, 2007: JavaScript wars, Java reborn, and Browsers wake up

Category: Roundup

October has been a busy month. We are currently in a political and emotional roller-coaster that peaked after the ECMAScript 4 Language Overview was released. It is as though EC4 just sprang up, when in fact it has been chugging along for ages. Brendan has been talking about it for some time. At this point Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:00 am

3.7 rating from 15 votes

Choosing a JavaScript framework

Category: Framework, JavaScript

With so many good JavaScript frameworks available, it’s getting harder to decide in which direction to head. Brian Reindel offers some good advice to those looking to embrace a framework but aren’t quite sure what to look for. A JavaScript framework may not make you a better programmer, but it will make you more efficient. Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 7:00 am

3.7 rating from 49 votes

How JS & Ajax work in Opera Mini 4

Category: Opera

Chris Mills, Opera’s Developer Relationship Manager, goes into great detail about Opera Mini 4’s support for JavaScript and Ajax. Opera Mini is a very clever way of bringing the web to your mobile phone – it will work on most phone models, even low spec ones, as long as they will run a JVM. Basically, Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 6:30 am

3.4 rating from 30 votes

The future of ECMAScript 3 is 4?

Category: JavaScript

It seems like we are reaching a boiling point for ECMAScript 4. The politics and opinions are growing. Opinions are good. Brendan spoke out recently and we have had a raft of blogs and comments on the matter recently. Microsoft have been criticized by some for going dark on IE 8, and then came out Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am

4.2 rating from 24 votes

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