Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

Adobe AIR v1.1 Released, Enhanced Support for Internationalization

Category: Adobe

Adobe AIR, the SDK & runtime which has become the popular choice for building desktop-enabled web applications, has been updated with enhanced support for internationalization. With AIR v1.1, Adobe has bumped the number of supported languages to ten including Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Spanish & Brazilian Portuguese and included support for double-byte keyboard input. Other notable Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 5:45 am
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4.1 rating from 31 votes

Eclipse-like Dockable Frames using Javeline

Category: JavaScript

I’ve never been a big fan of the Eclipse IDE’s user interface, but personal biases aside, Ruben Daniels has come up with a pretty impressive feature in his Javeline framework: a dockable frames system for Ajax applications. The screenshot doesn’t do it justice; playing around with it reveals a nice interaction model that feels faithful Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 5:00 am
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3.9 rating from 29 votes

Monday, June 16th, 2008

SproutCore: Being talked of as a Flash killer? Really?

Category: JavaScript

It may be going a little far to hype up Cocoa for Windows + Flash Killer = SproutCore. The post goes into a lot of history, including going back to NeXT days, to try to setup a case to match the title. It could all be a lot simpler though. They get to the meat: Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:38 am
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2.9 rating from 57 votes

modules.js: A New Stand-alone JavaScript Module Loader

Category: Ajax, JavaScript

Kris Kowal dropped us a line pointing us towards his year-long labor of love: modules.js, a stand-alone dynamic JavaScript module loader. As the module-loading space is quite crowded at the moment (e.g., Google, Dojo, Yahoo, JSModule, etc.), we asked Kris to explain what makes modules.js different. He had some interesting things to say. Existing Module Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 8:00 am
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3.9 rating from 41 votes

Obsurvey: Ajax-heavy Survey Engine

Category: Examples

Allan Ebdrup wrote in to point us to Obsurvey. Obsurvey features a highly dynamic interface for building custom surveys; you can choose from a bunch of different survey elements and customize them in place using a technology the Obsurvey team calls “Active Rich Document” (ARD). Nicely done!

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 8:00 am
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3.6 rating from 9 votes

Enhanced Class Inheritance with JavaScriptMVC

Category: JavaScript, Programming

Brian Moschel from the JavaScriptMVC project wrote in to tell us about their recent efforts extending John Resig’s earlier Simple Class Inheritance work. In case you missed it, John’s blog talked about his efforts to take the best of the many efforts to simulate classical inheritance in JavaScript and reduce them to a simple, easy-to-use Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 7:00 am
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Steve Yegge on Server Side JavaScript

Category: JavaScript, Presentation

I had to single this talk out. Steve Yegge is a living legend, and with his mammoth write up of his talk you can see it in text view, and you can also download all of the slides. Steve does his thing, and goes in glorious directions, such as how we end up with a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:25 am
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4.2 rating from 31 votes

Friday, June 13th, 2008

Mozilla Week: From Client (Firefox 3) to Server (Weave) to Mobile (Fennec)

Category: Browsers, Firefox, Mobile

It has been a busy week for Mozilla. We have seen news across the board of their technology. First we have the news that Firefox 3 should be available to download on June 17th. They are having a download party to kick things off. Stuart Parmenter had a proxy post that delves into the world Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:35 pm
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3.3 rating from 26 votes

Pingdom checks on JavaScript usage on top sites

Category: JavaScript, Library

Pingdom, the service that has gotten popular telling us when Twitter is down, has just released stats on which Javascript frameworks are the most common. The websites were collected from the Alexa US Top 100 and the Webware Top 100 Web Apps. The frameworks we looked for were Prototype, JQuery, MooTools, Yahoo! UI Library, Dojo, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:39 am
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3.2 rating from 29 votes

Pivot: Swing++ as New Java-based RIA Platform?

Category: Java, UI

And now for something a little bit different on a Friday. Greg Brown from VMWare pointed us to the fruition of nearly a year’s worth of R&D: Pivot, a new GUI toolkit for Java. While traditionally Java Applets and the Web have mixed together about as well as concrete and peanut butter, the upcoming revised Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 7:05 am
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3.6 rating from 33 votes

PodiPodi: Enso / Quicksilver for the Web

Category: Widgets

carlo from the PodiPodi team pointed us to their work: an embeddable keyboard-driven interface inspired by Humanized Enso (which comes close to bringing Quicksilver to Windows). Their playground shows the jQuery-powered tool in action. Dion and I are big fans of Quicksilver; I would love to see this catch on and be embedded all over Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 6:00 am
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3.5 rating from 30 votes

MooTools 1.2 Released

Category: MooTools

Many people wrote in to tell us about the recent MooTools 1.2 release and updated MooTools website. Coming nearly a year to the day after their last production release (1.11), Moo differentiates itself from other popular frameworks by cramming Prototype-inspired helpers and smooth effects into a small download. Weighing in at 90KB uncompressed, this bovine Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 5:00 am
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3.6 rating from 76 votes

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

Gears 0.3 Released, and Google I/O videos on Ajax related content available

Category: Ajax, Gears, Google, GWT, JavaScript, Presentation

Some good stuff came out from my employer. First, we have the Gears 0.3 release which includes support for Firefox 3! I have been using it for awhile, and it has been great. The team wanted to get it out before the Firefox 3 launch (planned for June 17th). A plugin like Gears can get Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:53 pm
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3.7 rating from 21 votes

Validanguage 0.9: More form validation

Category: HTML, JavaScript

Form validation may seem a little boring, but it is still one of the low hanging fruits for Ajax. Validanguage is a simple new validation framework that you can access and configure through HTML (via comments rather than attributes) and a JSON API. For example, if you place the following next to an input, it Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:25 am
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3.4 rating from 18 votes

TLS Report: Best and Worst Security Charts

Category: Security

The TLS Report is a new site that Benjamin Black has put together to watch over the security of major sites on the internet. There have been services that watch the top sites for various statistics, but not security. The best and worst list has some surprises, namely: Best: UBS.com, good to see a bank Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:04 am
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3.2 rating from 25 votes

ensure: on demand resources

Category: JavaScript, Performance

Omar AL Zabir of Pageflakes.com has posted on ensure, his JavaScript library that provides a handy function ensure which allows you to load JavaScript, HTML, CSS on-demand and then execute your code. Ensure ensures that relevant JavaScript and HTML snippets are already in the browser DOM before executing your code that uses them. For example: Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:18 am
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3.5 rating from 14 votes

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