Friday, May 30th, 2008

Call for Feedback on OpenAjax Conformance and OpenAjax Registry

Category: OpenAjax

Jon Ferraiolo of IBM and the OpenAjax Alliance wanted to share with the community news on a couple of initiatives: The OpenAjax Alliance is requesting industry feedback on two companion initiatives, OpenAjax Conformance and the OpenAjax Registry, which have been under development for the past year. The term OpenAjax Conformance is shorthand for the set Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:52 pm
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Hacking BrowserPlus to work locally

Category: Yahoo!

One of the details of Yahoo! BrowserPlus that people picked up on was the fact that it only runs against Yahoo! properties. However, some folks have hacked that restriction so they can play with it locally, and assume that Yahoo! wouldn’t like this. Skylar Woodward of Yahoo! has posted that this isn’t the case at Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:51 pm
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Remove Nested Patterns with One Line of JavaScript

Category: JavaScript, Tip

Steven Levithan has been flagrant by creating a simple way to remove nested patterns with a while loop and a replace: javascript < view plain text > var str = "abc&lt;1&lt;2<>3>4>def";   while (str != (str = str.replace(/< [^<>]*>/g, "")));   // str -> "abcdef" Notice that the regex in this one-liner doesn’t try to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:36 am
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BeSlimed: Mootools Gaming

Category: Games, MooTools

Markus Inger wanted to hone his Mootools skills, so he created a BeJewelled-like game, BeSlimed. Give it a Friday whirl!

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:23 am
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SocialHistory.js: More Spyjax

Category: JavaScript

Aza Raskin wrote about SocialHistory.js, a small library he wrote that detects which social networks that you use, and using that data to show the user only those sites as areas to work with. E.g. if you use Digg, show “digg this” etc. He uses the technique that Jeremiah Grossman and Robert Hansen came up Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:16 am
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Thursday, May 29th, 2008

Gears turns one; Old enough to power MySpace message search

Category: Gears

Chris Prince posted about Gears turning one year old. It was launched at last years Google Developer Day, and here we are at Google I/O a short year later. There was some fun news around Gears yesterday. Firstly, MySpace is using Gears to enable users to search their MySpace messages: One feature that they were Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:23 am
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GWT 1.5 Release Candidate Announced

Category: GWT

GWT 1.5 has a new release candidate. The 1.5 release is a big one, especially as it includes Java 5 language support! Since the previous release of GWT, we’ve seen a lot of really great applications that demonstrate what is possible when you are able to focus on the user and stop worrying so much Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:50 am
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On-line Auction Aggregator Innovates with Ajax

Category: Examples, jQuery

Dov Katz pointed us to Josh Bochner’s labor of love, http://www.jigadig.com/. It’s an Ajax-heavy jQuery-powered auction site aggregator. What really got our attention is the search results page, which among other things lets you view full item descriptions in-line without having to jump to a different page, infinitely scroll, and easily “pin” interesting items for Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 8:42 am
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Speed Up! with WordPress and Gears

Category: Gears, Performance

Reposted from my personal techno.blog I was sitting on the tube a few months ago in London when I looked up to see Matt Mullenweg, Om Malik, and another nice chap whose name escapes me. A little random to bump into them in the middle of London, but we were all in town for the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:40 am
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Testing IE Versions Just Got a Little Easier

Category: Microsoft

Testing your sites on different versions of Internet Explorer has always been notoriously difficult mainly due to the fact that Microsoft prevents you from running to different versions of the browser in Windows. Sure there have been solutions to get around this limitation but in my experience, they’ve always caused unexpected results and instability for Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 7:00 am
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YUI 2.5.2 Released, Big Focus on Firefox 3 and Opera 9.5 Support

Category: Yahoo!

With the releases of FireFox 3 and Opera 9.5 right around the corner, it’s great to see the Yahoo UI team being extremely proactive in ensuring strong compatibility with the browsers in their newest release, YUI 2.5.2. Announced yesterday, YUI v2.5.2 fixes a number of bugs but focuses heavily on support for the newest browser Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 6:01 am
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Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Addressbook: An example of the Form History Pattern

Category: Gears, Showcase, UI, Usability

One of the examples that Ben and I give in our State of Ajax talk at Google I/O today revolves around form history. We were thinking about the case for Undo on the Web that Aza Raskin is proposing and it got us thinking about the usage patterns of form data. An example that got Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:34 am
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Yahoo! BrowserPlus: Sneak Peak

Category: Yahoo!

Yahoo! has released a sneak peak into Yahoo! BrowserPlus which came out today as A platform for extending the Web: an end-user installs it and a developer uses its features through a small JavaScript library. Some of the features that exist in the platform today include: Drag-and-drop from the desktop Client-side image manipulation (cropping, rotation Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:22 am
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HTML5 Video tag implemented in Flash

Category: HTML, Standards

Mike Chambers has create a nice proof of concept that implements the HTML 5 tag using JavaScript and Flash: asically, this parses out VIDEO element / tag and its attributes, and replaces it with the appropriate OBJECT or EMBED element to display a Flash video player that loads the specified video. It has support for Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:08 am
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SquirrelFish: WebKit has a new, fast, JavaScript engine

Category: JavaScript, Performance, WebKit

SquirrelFish seems to be the code name for a new JavaScript engine for WebKit. You can see performance benchmarks that show a significant increase across the board of tests. On average the tests show a 4 times improvement (compared to Safari 3.1), with spikes of 12.6x improvements on some access tests, and with the lowest Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:14 am
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Going Fast on the Mobile Web Presentation

Category: Mobile

Nat Torkington pointed me to the presentation that Jason Grigsby of cloudfour gave on Going Fast on the Mobile Web. It gets going by trying to show you the magnitude of mobile (3.3 billion in perspective), tells us that mobile has cried wolf for 15 years, but the time has come. Finally, they go into Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:33 am
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