Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Closure Graphics Fun

Category: Closure

Stephen Thomas has been experimenting with Closure and the graphics libraries: This does something similiar to what I do on Stark, my visual mud project that uses the Processing JS library and the HTML 5 <canvas> element, but instead of creating a draw function that is executed x amounts per seconds, you just call a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:45 am
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1.6 rating from 73 votes

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Émile: Stand-alone CSS animation JavaScript mini-framework

Category: JavaScript, Library

I am sitting next to Thomas Fuchs at JSConf.EU and he just posted about his new library agnostic CSS animation framework called Émile (named after Émile Cohl, an early animator). Émile has a full set of CSS properties for animation (length-based and colors) and includes easing and callbacks all with less than 50 lines of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:03 am
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2 rating from 88 votes

Friday, November 6th, 2009

Mockingbird: Cappuccino-based visual mockup tool

Category: Cappuccino, Showcase

Mockingbird is a nice Cappuccino based tool that lets you quickly mockup a wire-frame on the Web. Fire it up, build out your “pages”, drag and drop your UI, and then share it with your clients!

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:19 am
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2 rating from 93 votes

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Clipperz and Zero-Knowledge Online Password Management

The latest in Jon Udell’s excellent podcast series is an interview with clipperz.com’s Marco Barulli about the tool and its use of zero-knowledge online password management (aka the host-proof hosting pattern). Direct MP3 link (from IT Conversations post) Jon speaks of translucent databases, which encrypt data that can only make sense at application level. Thanks Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 6:17 pm
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1.6 rating from 73 votes

Google releases Closure, the tools behind the JS geniuses

Category: JavaScript, Library

I remember when the whole Ajax thing kicked in and JavaScript developers looked at Gmail, Gmaps, and the like and thought “I wonder what powers that?” Well, the power comes from Closure a library and set of tools that the great JS hackers built over time as they created the applications at scale. As soon Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:08 pm
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2.7 rating from 119 votes

Riot.js: JavaScript port of the lean fast unit test framework

Category: JavaScript, Testing

Riot started as a lean Ruby unit test framework with tests that have a style like this: < View plain text > ruby context "a new user" do   setup { User.new }   asserts("that it is not yet created") { topic.new_record? } end Alex Young has now implemented Riot.js which brings you the lean Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:12 am
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1.6 rating from 65 votes

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

MooTools Call to Upgrade

Category: MooTools

A change in Firefox 3.6 has prompted a call to upgrade from the MooTools team. Earlier versions of the library used the document.getBoxObjectFor method for browser detection but as of Firefox 3.6, that method has been deprecated and no longer available: The reason we stress the upgrade to MooTools 1.2.4 and MooTools 1.1.2 is the Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 3:51 pm
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3.4 rating from 90 votes

jQuery Bondage

Category: jQuery, Performance

When your browser freezes on you on some random web page, there’s a pretty good chance its caused by the very JavaScript designed to improve your experience. Good ‘ole JavaScript performance. Sebastian Ruiz of Atlassian recently worked on a UI rewrite of two of their products (FishEye and Crucible) and found some interesting solutions to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:16 am
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3.1 rating from 111 votes

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

WebOS Developer Event – Roundup

Category: Mobile

Editor’s Note: Michael did a great job jotting down notes at our developer event in London, and we appreciate him taking the time to do a writeup. Some of the notes have been taken out of context, so we wanted to clarify: We started with a talk on the the future of the mobile Web. Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 3:01 pm
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1.7 rating from 68 votes

Ample SDK Goes Open Source!

Category: Announcements, Toolkit, UI

The Ample SDK, a unique GUI toolkit working to create a cross-browser abstraction backed by open standards, has gone open source! With the new 0.8.9 release the GUI framework is now an open-source project licensed under GPL/MIT and hosted on GitHub. More about the Ample SDK: The Ample SDK makes it easy to create interactive Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 8:15 am
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2.4 rating from 89 votes

Fast by Default and Web Performances

Category: CSS, JavaScript, Performance

It does not matter if we have the latest CPU able to devour every single bit of a web page, round trip and network delay is still the real bottleneck of whatever website and Steve Souder knows it so well that he summarize best practices in 66 slides. Fast by Default View more presentations from Read the rest…

Posted by webreflection at 8:00 am
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2.2 rating from 65 votes

Web Inspector gets major improvements

Category: Debugging, Utility, WebKit

Joseph Pecoraro has made some major improvements to Web Inspector. It is now much easier to create and much around with the content. Create new CSS selectors with ease; Add content in-line with elements; see color representations of any value. And, there is more: DOM Storage The DOM Storage DataGrids now displays live updates. You Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:21 am
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2.6 rating from 59 votes

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

A State of the Web via October Tweets

Category: Ajax

A lot of great news is coming in via Twitter. I make a lot of Ajax comments under @dalmaer and wanted to give you a roundup on the month of October via Tweets. Always interesting to take a glance at the month. What do you think? Firefox 3.6 beta 1 is here. Full screen video, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:44 pm
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2.1 rating from 117 votes

Firefox 3.6 appearance adds a lot of developer features

Category: Browsers, Firefox, Mozilla

Firefox 3.6 is already on the scene with the first beta release. The Mozilla team is moving faster and faster these days which is fantastic to see. At the high level: Users can now change their browser’s appearance with a single click, with built in support for Personas. Firefox 3.6 will alert users about out Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:30 am
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2.7 rating from 69 votes

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