Friday, November 20th, 2009

Full Frontal ’09: Chris Heilmann on Javascript Security

Category: JavaScript, Security

It’s another Javascript conference! Full Frontal has kicked off in Brighton this morning (fullfrontal09 on twitter). First up is Ajaxian and Yahoo Chris Heilmann on Javascript security. The main theme is let’s use Javascript sensibly and don’t just blame the language when other things are creating the risks too. Chris walks us through the history Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 6:00 am
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2.9 rating from 17 votes

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

NGiNX HTTP Push Module

Category: Comet

Even PHP developers can write web applications that use all sorts of fancy long-polling. That is what Leo said about his NGiNX HTTP push module: This module turns Nginx into an adept HTTP Push and Comet server. It takes care of all the connection juggling, and exposes a simple interface to broadcast messages to clients Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:15 am

3.9 rating from 33 votes

Vienna; Ruby in the browser again?

Category: Ruby

Whether you love JavaScript or not, folks are diverse and want to use a range of languages to code the client. I have played with ruby in the browser via JRuby back in the day, and there have been lots of experiments much beyond that. Adam Beynon just released Vienna and we were very excited Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:17 am

4 rating from 8 votes

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

IE 9: Hardware rendering, new JS engine, CSS, standards, and more

Category: Browsers, IE

With PDC going on, we get a glimpse at the early stage of IE 9. There is some promise, albeit with omissions! Dean Hachamovitch, IE general manager, gives us an early look whirlwind that discusses: Performance Progress The JavaScript engine team members John Montgomery, Steve Lucco and Shanku Niyogi give us an early look at Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:20 pm

2.9 rating from 42 votes

Simply Buttons

Category: JavaScript, Library

Kevin Miller has updated his simply buttons library to use the button element. This library offers better looking and behaving buttons across all browsers. It does not need a javascript framework and is very easy to install and use. It is all the rage to build a perfect button and you can get some nice Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:38 am

2.3 rating from 54 votes

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Resource Packages; Making a faster Web via packaging

Category: Browsers, Performance

< View plain text > HTML <link rel="resource-package" href="" /> What if we could agree on a simple backwards compatible approach to packaging Web resources so the browser could suck down the puppies in one go? Alexander Limi (of Plone and Firefox UX fame) has been thinking about this for awhile, and has gotten his Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:23 am

3.1 rating from 31 votes

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Persevere comes to a 1.0 release

Category: JavaScript

Ah the magical 1.0 release. It can feel so illusive :) Kris Zyp has announced the 1.0 of his Persevere uber-server: Persevere is JavaScript storage and application server that uses standards-based interface of HTTP/REST, JSON-RPC, JSONPath, and REST Channels. Persevere is designed for rich clients application and can be used with any framework or client. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:53 am

4.5 rating from 49 votes

280Atlas: Paid Beta Available

Category: Cappuccino

The long awaited 280Atlas keeps marching on to its full release. The milestone that the awesome 280North team have accomplished this weekend was paid beta. The tool is Mac only right now and the team interestingly created their own framework for taking a Web app and making it run on the desktop. Note the scrollbars Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:19 am

3.3 rating from 29 votes

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Javascript Inheritance Patterns: Learning from Closure

Category: Closure, JavaScript

The library portion of Google’s Closure not only gives us a new API to work with, but also adds another piece of mature code to the public domain, where it can be studied and scrutinized. Something we might normally have done with View Source if not for the compression techniques in effect. A new article Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 5:04 pm

2.3 rating from 37 votes

Lunascape Orion: Cross browser extensions

Category: Browsers

Lunascape 6.0 Orion is the latest version of the “triple engine” browser that lets you select between Gecko, WebKit, and Trident on Windows: The latest version supports Firefox Add-ons as well as IE plugins, and they are quite bullish on their performance:

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:37 am

2.4 rating from 31 votes

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

SPDY: Make HTTP chatter a lot faster

Category: Google, Performance

Mike Belshe of Google has been working on SPDY an optimized use of HTTP: It is designed specifically for minimizing latency through features such as multiplexed streams, request prioritization and HTTP header compression. We started working on SPDY while exploring ways to optimize the way browsers and servers communicate. Today, web clients and servers speak Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:54 pm

2.6 rating from 90 votes

WebGL Musical Solar System

Jacob Seidelin has brought us amazing Canvas work in the past. Now he gets into WebGL: In my quest to get to know WebGL better, I’ve gradually been building my way up from the standard “paint one triangle” tests to more and more advanced things. Never having touched OpenGL before, this is all a nice Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:20 am

2.1 rating from 74 votes

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Evidence; that your code will work

Category: Testing

Tobie Langel of Prototype fame has created another unit testing library for JavaScript. Another one I hear you say? Well, if Tobie did it…. it is worth checking out. Time to get some Evidence. I found out about it over dinner in Berlin at the great JSConf.EU. At the table were 6 people from 6 Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:53 am

2 rating from 81 votes

BrowserScope checks your security too

Category: Security

FAIL toStaticHTML API What is what I got when I pointed a Chrome dev channel build at the new security tests on BrowserScope. Collin Jackson and Adam Barth have written up the test suites. Steve is excited to see this: The new security tests in Browserscope were developed by Adam Barth from UC Berkeley, and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:55 am

1.8 rating from 62 votes

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Call for Proposals: TheServerSide Presents TheClientSide

Hello Ajaxians! Our sister site,, is looking for proposals for  ‘TheServerSide Presents TheClientSide’ — a conference within a conference at TheServerSide Java Symposium 2010–which focuses on the needs of developers who work on distributed application client. Submit your proposals to About the event: TheServerSide presents TheClientSide will offer a broader range of client Read the rest…

Posted by tberardi at 10:15 am
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1.6 rating from 68 votes

Sputniktests via Browsers

Category: Browsers, JavaScript, Standards

Sputniktests web runner is a web based porting of the Sputniktests ECMA-262 conformance test suite made by Google. The aim of this test suite is to understand how compliant is a browser engine and the work @kangax has done in this post is, as usual, complete and loads of analysis about the test suite itself, Read the rest…

Posted by webreflection at 7:30 am

4.6 rating from 80 votes

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