Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

Now your mobile phones get to take some Acid

Category: Mobile, Standards

Dominique Hazaël-Massieux, co-chair of the Mobile Web Test Suites Working Group at the W3C, has published a test in the spirit of the ACID tests: Web Compatibility Test for Mobile Browsers: That test, in the same spirit as the ACID tests, combines in a single page tests for 12 Web technologies, ranging from well-deployed (but Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:20 am

3.6 rating from 13 votes

Monday, April 21st, 2008

Ext JS 2.1 Released

Category: Sencha

Ext JS 2.1 has been released. In this point release the featured changes are: Full REST support Added Ext.StatusBar Component and Samples Added Ext.Slider Component and Samples Added Example to demonstrate Remote Loading of Component Configs Added Grid Filtering Sample Added Layout Browser Sample Added Spotlight Sample Even more importantly, the license has changed to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:38 am

4.1 rating from 115 votes

iPhone Remote Debugger

Category: iPhone, Mobile, Utility

Jon Brisbin is a Java programmer doing iPhone development, and decided to scratch his own itch for a better iPhone remote debugger, creating iPhoneDebug: The iPhone Debug Consle is meant to give greater visibility and interactivity on your iPhone/iPod Touch while doing development. I grew frustrated having to go through the “include console.log statement then Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:26 am

3.8 rating from 18 votes

JSONVid: Pure JavaScript Video Player

Category: Examples, JavaScript, JSON, Library

Jacob Seidelin went on a ( crazy :) ) mission to create a pure JavaScript video player that didn’t use Flash: My first thought was to read binary video files using a technique like the Andy Na posted about here, figuring that there must be some really simple to parse video formats around, but I Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:15 am

3.6 rating from 84 votes

What is the future of Ajax applications talking to the data tier?

Category: Editorial

I have just posted an article on the new attack on the RDBMS on my personal blog. The post talks about the new thinking around data in the cloud, and on the Web. It first starts out by remembering that this isn’t the first time the RDBMS has been attacked, and remembers the OODBMS attack, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:56 am

3.4 rating from 18 votes

ProtoRPG: Role Playing with Prototype

Category: Games, JavaScript, Prototype, Scriptaculous

Sometimes you want Monday to be a Friday, so we have ProtoRPG, a role playing game written by Pierre Chassaing in JavaScript using Prototype and Script.aculo.us. Walk around, add to your inventory, and feel like you are playing your first RPG many moons ago, on a Friday.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:32 am
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4 rating from 14 votes

Friday, April 18th, 2008

Yahoo! BrowserPlus: The rumour is true

Category: Gears, Yahoo!

Awhile back I heard a rumour that Yahoo! had a “Gears-like” project that was cancelled. I thought this was a shame, as having Yahoo! pushing the browser would be a great thing, and I wished that we could all join forces and push together. It turns out the rumour is true, and even better, the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:20 pm

4 rating from 47 votes

The Twubble with Bob Lee

Category: GWT, Showcase

Bob Lee is a co-worker of mine at Google (He is actually the lead on core Java APIs for Android), and he happened to create a cool little GWT application called Twubble, which he explains: If you use Twitter, Twubble can look at your existing friends’ friends and recommend new people for you to follow. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:26 am
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3.9 rating from 30 votes

100 Line Ajax Wrapper

Category: Browsers, IE, XmlHttpRequest

Kris Zyp gives us a glimpse at a potential future with his 100 line Ajax wrapper that tries to do the right thing cross browser for the various cross-domain models: With IE8’s new XDomainRequest feature, a new API is added for cross-site requests, instead of using the W3C cross-site access proposal. Just for fun, I Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:45 am

3.6 rating from 18 votes

Conform your JSON to ECMAScript 4 with JCON

Category: JSON, Library

Oliver Steele is doing great work, and he has just released a gem called JCON which stands for JavaScript Conformance. It tests JSON values to make sure that they are valid for the new world of ECMAScript 4 type definitions (e.g. new { x:int, y:string }( 3, “foo” ) ). Usage < View plain text Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:50 am
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3 rating from 9 votes

SEO Rapper Friday

Category: Fun

Oh man, even for a Friday this is pretty low… but what the hell, this is the Internet damn it! It starts with: The site design is the first thing that people see It should be reflective of you in the industry Easy to look at with a nice navigation When they can’t find what Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:58 am

4.6 rating from 40 votes

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

Adobe AIR for JavaScript Developers Pocketguide

Category: Adobe

Adobe AIR for JavaScript developers provides an introduction to Adobe AIR for developers using interested in building AIR applications using JavaScript, HTML and CSS. The book has been updated for the latest and greatest, and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License. Yup, the book is free. You can download it first on Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:37 pm

4.2 rating from 48 votes

Are you sure your unload handler is firing in IE?

Category: Browsers, IE, Tip

Johan Sörlin found that sometimes his unload event never fired in IE: We recently found a serious bug in IE where the unload event wouldn’t fire on a specific page we had on a site. After some bug tracking we found out that the unload event never fired since all the contents of the page Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:52 am

4.1 rating from 22 votes

Spoiler Blocker When JS Isn’t Available

Category: jQuery

Ever gone to a site to read up on your favorite show or get the lowdown on a new movie only to have the whole plot spoiled because you weren’t forewarned that the “whole freakin’ script” was injected into the article?!?! Yeah, I’ve been there and it ain’t fun! Chris Coyier of CSS-Tricks came up Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 10:46 am

3.1 rating from 22 votes

Fingerprint: A print for your typing

Category: JavaScript, Security

Do you type the same way consistently? Say, if you put in your username and password? Marcus Westin has created a little jQuery plugin that measures a finger print based on your typing style, Fingerprint. Easy to use: < View plain text > javascript $(‘#form’).fingerprint(); This automatically injects hidden fields with names ‘timestamp-down’ and ‘timestamp-up’ Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:44 am

3.2 rating from 14 votes

NSFW Blocker Using MooTools

Category: MooTools

I like reading David Walsh’s blog. Not only does he write good technical articles but he always injects some humor into it to liven up the topic. This time around is no different as David’s guilty pleasure of scoping out the latest celebrity gossip led him to an idea which would make it easier for Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 9:18 am

3.8 rating from 26 votes

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