Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Nextpoint releases open source project Growl4Rails

Category: Component, JavaScript, Prototype, Rails

The team at Nextpoint has released the open source project Growl4Rails, a component providing Growl-like functionality in Rails web applications.

Nextpoint’s e-discovery product deals with many very large documents. Indexing, imaging and PDF-ing of those documents can take a bit of time, which requires us to execute these tasks asynchronously. Background processing demands a solid way of notifying users when that process has completed. We’re a Mac shop, and one of the first things most Mac users install is Growl. We thought that Growl’s interface could really be successful on the web and provide a great way of notifying our users when this background processing has completed.

Read more about how Nextpoint is using Growl4Rails.

Growl4Rails is available as a Rails plugin on Github. It requires Prototype 1.6 and Scriptaculous 1.7, and it has been tested on FF, IE 6-8, Safari, Opera and Chrome.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am
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