Sunday, January 20th, 2008

CuePrompter: Javascript Teleprompter

Category: Showcase, UI

CuePrompter (via DownloadSquad) is an browser-based teleprompt tool. Cut-and-paste some or insert some text and the application will scroll it forward or back, at your desired speed. A variant of the Ajax e-reader concept. Peeking at the source, it’s been around since 2005. Implementation is small and straightforward. It works using a timer and manipulation Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 6:45 pm
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2 rating from 31 votes

Dangers of Remote Scripting

Category: Security, Widgets

O’Reilly Radar comments on the dangers of remote scripting: We at O’Reilly just got bit on perl.com, which redirected to a porn site courtesy a piece of remotely-included Javascript. One of our advertisers was using an ads system that required our pages to load Javascript from their site. It only took three things to turn Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 7:02 am
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3.6 rating from 32 votes

Friday, January 18th, 2008

Native Comet Support for Browsers

Category: Comet

As JavaScript developers, we are used to years of hacks, as we try to push forward without browsers updating and helping us out. We are so stuck in this pragmatic thinking that we sometimes forget to pick our heads up. Kris Zyp has taken some time to think about Comet, and instead of thinking about Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:26 am
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3.7 rating from 29 votes

JSONLib: JSON Extensions a la E4X

Category: JavaScript, JSON, Library

Nicholas C. Zakas wanted to keep JSON out of JavaScript. He has patterned a new form of JSON support on E4X and wrote it up. Nichole wants: The addition of two new global types: JSON and JSONList. JSON represents a JSON object while JSONList represents a JSON array. Both types have a toJSONString() method that Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:27 am
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2.2 rating from 37 votes

Eclipse RAP Demonstration

Category: Presentation

Back in October we discussed the new Eclipse RAP tool that tries to bring OSGi to the client. Michael Coté of Redmonk interviewed Jochen Krause to discuss RAP, and show application development in action: In this two part screencast, Jochen Krause and I talk about the Eclipse Rich Ajax Platform, or RAP for short. RAP Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:36 am
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3.7 rating from 23 votes

Amaltas SVG Drawing Tool

Category: SVG, Utility

Amaltas Bohra has created a drawing/editing tool that allows you to create simple shapes and pictures. The application uses SVG to do its work, and Prototype to handle the Ajaxyness.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:53 am
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3.7 rating from 30 votes

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

CommandProxy: Integrating AIR and .NET

Category: .NET, Adobe

CommandProxy is a proof of concept by Mike Chambers (Adobe AIR team) that offers a solution to a feature that Ben and I have wanted in AIR…. the ability to talk to native code: Two of the most requested features for Adobe AIR have been the ability to launch native executables from an AIR application, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:27 pm
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3.2 rating from 26 votes

Facebook releases Animation library

Category: JavaScript, Library, Social Networks

Facebook is slowly adding features that allow you to do more JavaScript in their world. This started with FBJS (after mock ajax), and today they have announced FBJS/Animation, an open source animation library that not only works inside Facebook, but also can be used stand alone. There is a nice writeup of Animation which includes Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:00 am
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2.5 rating from 38 votes

Triggit: WYSIWYG Content Insertion Tool and Platform

Category: JavaScript, Showcase, UI, Utility

Triggit has created a very interesting tool. The problem they are trying to solve is that many people want to muck around with their websites, but don’t want to grok HTML. They want to integrate with services (mash them up in a manual one off way) such as insert their videos from YouTube, photos from Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:00 am
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3.5 rating from 30 votes

Qooxdoo 0.7.3 Release

Category: Qooxdoo

Quooxdoo 0.7.3 has been released, and although it is primarily a maintenance release, they did sneak it: Cross-browser logging features based on Firebug Lite A source-code validation utility similar to JSLint, executed by a simple “make lint” Re-worked feedreader to demonstrate best practices for application development Early preview of the next-generation build tool generator2. The Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:43 am
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3.9 rating from 34 votes

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

Book recommendation: Ajax Security by Hoffman and Sullivan

Category: Book Reviews, Books

Reviewers overuse the phrase “required reading,” but no other description fits the new book “Ajax Security” (2007, Addison Wesley, 470p). This exhaustive tome from Billy Hoffman and Bryan Sullivan places the specific security concerns of the Ajax programming model in historical perspective. It demonstrates not only new security threats that are unique to Ajax, but Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 12:24 pm
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4.1 rating from 32 votes

PBwiki JavaScript Testing

Category: JavaScript, Library

Brian Klug of the PBwiki team wanted to learn more about JavaScript serving, so they created a JavaScript Library Test which tests the loading time of Dojo, jQuery, Prototype, YUI, and Protoculous. The test compares packed vs. minified, gzipped vs not, cached, etc. with some interesting results (hint: don’t used packed!). You can use your Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:50 am
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4.1 rating from 46 votes

Winter Holiday Christmas Lights

Category: Fun, Showcase, Sound

Scott Schiller redesigned his site for the holidays and I somehow missed it. He tends to experiment with JavaScript in this way, and this year is a great example: Move your mouse over the christmas lights (with headphones), and blow off some holiday stress! Smash -all- of the lights, and you will be.. rewarded. ;) Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:28 am
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3.4 rating from 30 votes

JsonSQL: JSON parser, SQL style

Category: JavaScript, JSON, Library

Trent Richardson has released JsonSQL, a JavaScript library that allows you to muck around with JSON as though it is a datastore: The API < View plain text > javascript jsonsql.query("select * from json.channel.items order by title desc", json);   jsonsql.query("select title,url from json.channel.items where (category==’javascript’ || category==’vista’) order by title,category asc limit 3", json); Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:17 am
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3.3 rating from 36 votes

Highslide JS: JavaScript Thumbnail Viewer

Category: JavaScript, Library

Torstein Hønsi is the author of Highslide JS. The Highslide core is a smooth thumbnail viewer, but the JavaScript library extends to show inline HTML content, AJAX loaded content, iframes or Flash. Lots of configurations are available for adjusting the appearance and behaviour of the effect. You can see these configurations, and dynamically build the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:55 am
6 Comments

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2.9 rating from 90 votes

DWR/TIBCO GI Integration: gi.js

Category: DWR, TIBCO

Joe Walker has released the DWR/TIBCO GI integration library: gi.js is a library to help integrate DWR with TIBCO GI. It is due for official release with DWR 3.0, however it is reasonably stable now, and will probably only undergo performance tweaking before the official 3.0 release. Since it doesn’t have any dependencies on DWR, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:40 am
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3 rating from 20 votes

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