Friday, October 30th, 2009

WebSync: Comet for IIS

Category: Comet

The following is a guest post. If you have something to say to the Ajaxian community, please feel free to either link us to your work, or give us a guest posting that goes into detail! Contact us. My name is Jerod Venema, and I’m excited to write to you about our new Comet server Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:02 am

3.9 rating from 195 votes

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

YUI 2.8.0 now Caja compliant

Category: Library, Security

Caja is one of the most promising attempts to deliver secure web applications not prone to the attacks that normal JavaScript solutions sadly enough allow for. Let’s face it – the concept of global variables and the lack of sandboxed environments in addition to the fun that is browser security holes makes the web as Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 11:48 am

2 rating from 61 votes

YQLAutoTagger – making it easier for people to tag their content

Category: JavaScript, Usability

I am right now part of the Stackoverflow DevDays conference tour introducing the attendees to the things Yahoo has to offer for developers. One of the things is YQL as an easy way to use web services. When talking to the Stackoverflow developers they wondered how to make it easier for people to tag their Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 9:10 am
1 Comment

1.8 rating from 48 votes

S2.enableMultitouchSupport = true; // Getting touchy feely with scripty

Category: Prototype, Scriptaculous

Thomas Fuchs has been working with Nokia on their multi-touch API for Qt/WebKit: scripty2 supports multiple API vendors for Multitouch events, and even provides a desktop emulation (click+drag to pan, shift+click+drag to scale and rotate)– so you can try this out even without having multitouch hardware at your disposal. Currently the scripty2 API abstraction event Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:56 am

2.2 rating from 62 votes

Would you like a _ with that $? New library gives JS what it should have

Category: JavaScript, Library

Jeremy Ashkenas and the DocumentCloud team have just released Underscore.js a small library that provides all the functional programming helpers that you expect from Prototype.js or Ruby, but without extending any core JavaScript objects. Jeremy told us: This makes it a natural fit alongside jQuery, without having to worry about the conflicts and redundant functionality Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:50 am

1.9 rating from 74 votes

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

SproutCore 1.0 gets closer; new demos too

Category: SproutCore

SproutCore 1.0 has its first release candidate that you can grab via gem install sproutcore. There are also new demos to play with and other interesting features: Animation Layer I’ve been working on a mixin to add animation to SproutCore views. The current version only works for layout properties, and does not yet work for Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:40 am

2.1 rating from 73 votes

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

JavaScriptMVC 2.0: Major Rewrite, Strong Test Suite Integration and Improved Documentation

Category: JavaScript

The JavaScriptMVC team has announced v2.0, a major update & rewrite to their MVC-based JavaScript framework. The release incorporates several big changes including a rewrite of the library to leverage jQuery’s functionality and style guidelines. For example, if you have a list of entries, you can organize the event handlers like: < View plain text Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 3:00 pm

2.1 rating from 67 votes

BookGlutton: Dojo-driven eBook Reading App

Category: Dojo, Showcase

Aaron Miller and his team have released BookGlutton an online bookstore and social network meant to facilitate social reading. It features a Dojo-driven e-book reading app with chat and annotation, and the store now offers over 500 O’Reilly titles for sale. The site is built using Dojo and PHP and features pagination, real-time chat, group Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:28 am
1 Comment

2.2 rating from 64 votes

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Be a CSS Ninja with your Font Dragr

Category: Firefox, Showcase, Typography

The CSS Ninja has created a Font Dragr drag and drop font tester: Font dragr is an experimental web app that uses HTML5 & CSS3 to create a useful standalone web based application for testing custom fonts, once you visit it for the first time you don’t need to be online to use it after Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:34 am

1.7 rating from 53 votes

Prototype and Scriptaculous mini news

Category: Prototype, Scriptaculous

A couple of quick updates for the Protoscripty crowd: Choose your own CSS selector adventure Fancy changing your selector engine at will? Simply rake dist SELECTOR_ENGINE=nwmatcher to switch to NWMatcher and beyond. What is the perf difference? Thanks to @jdalton you can give some tests a try! 1.8.3 is released It aint as sexy Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:48 am

3.9 rating from 69 votes

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

JIRA now has a live walk-through demo using jQuery

Category: jQuery, Showcase

Atlassian has created a new JIRA Interactive Tour that walks you through the application, live. We have seen a couple of these before, and this one is really cool. It is one thing watching a screencast of an application that you want to learn, but having an assistant that helps you inside the live app Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:27 am

2.3 rating from 78 votes

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

CKEditor load time performance

Category: Performance

Frederico Caldeira Knabben of CKEditor fame has replied to some of the comments to the CKEditor 3 article with a post about the load time performance of CKEditor 3. He starts out by showing the perf that he gets from Poland: As you can see, the entire sample weight is 105KB, loaded and rendered in Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:54 am

3.1 rating from 55 votes

Client-Side tar and LZMA compression

Category: Browsers

The BrowserPlus team of Yahoo released a client-side compression API. As explained in the following screencast, the JavaScript API allows you to pack and compress files on the client with LZMA or tar. Client Side Compression from Lloyd Hilaiel on Vimeo. You can read more about the implementation or try out the live demo (requires Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 2:11 am

2.6 rating from 52 votes

Microsoft to help move Canvas 2D API out of HTML5 spec?

Category: Canvas, Microsoft

Eliot Graff of Microsoft wrote to In his mail describing why he created a separate Canvas 2D API specification, Doug Schepers wrote [1]: > There is a chance that currently Canvas could be a blocker on progress > for the HTML5 spec, and at this point, Canvas is so widely implemented > that I Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:32 am

2.9 rating from 47 votes

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Implied globals in browsers

Category: IE, JavaScript, Security

Stoyan Stefanov has done some testing on so called implied globals in browsers. One of the interesting finds was that the meta description is accessible in JavaScript using object property notation on IE and other browsers. < View plain text > HTML <meta name="description" content="test me" /> < View plain text > javascript alert(description.content); // Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 10:35 am

2.1 rating from 53 votes

The State of Developer Tools

Category: Utility

Our very own Ben Galbraith took a dip down under to talk about the state of developer tools. The session description is: For many years, developing for the web left quite a bit to be desired when it came to the tools at developers disposal, particularly in comparison with the sorts of development environments available Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:27 am

2.3 rating from 42 votes

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