Various sections of the site go here

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Aves: HTML5 Game Engine w/ Social Built In

Paul Bakaus of jQuery UI fame showed of something really exciting at JQuery Conf today. He shared a sneak peak of the Aves Engine, a killer game engine built for the modern Web: he Aves Engine is a software development kit to generate spectacular isometric browsergames without the need for third-party plugins like Microsoft Silverlight Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am

3.6 rating from 10 votes

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Oni Rocket: Stratifying on the server side

Category: JavaScript, Server

Alexander Fritze has been working on some very interesting developments. We have talked about his Stratified JavaScript library in the past, and he has brought his model to the server with with Oni Rocket. He tells us more: Earlier this year I teamed up with my ex-Joost colleague Tom Germeau to found Oni Labs (, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:17 am

4 rating from 2 votes

Drawing Together with Cappuccino and Node.js

Category: Cappuccino, Comet, Node

Saikat Chakrabarti of Mockingbird is looking to make the tool collaborative. Along the way he wanted to test out tools to make this happen, and one test ended up with a collaborative drawing program using Node.js with WebSocket support from Socket.IO: , the actual interesting parts that are doing anything other than serving static files Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:16 am
1 Comment

2.1 rating from 7 votes

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Blowing up HTML5 video

Category: Canvas, Video

Sean Christmann has been experimenting with canvas and HTML 5 video. The results? Blowing up a HTML5 video: He considers the implementation to be ”bit of hackish” though and explains why: Don’t ask me why, but copying pixel data out of a video tag is expensive, so expensive that drawing it into a temporary canvas, Read the rest…

Posted by José Jeria at 10:59 am
Comment here

5 rating from 2 votes

PHPJS: PHP Functions in JS, Now with CommonJS Packaging

Category: JavaScript, Library, PHP

PHPJS is an effort to bring the mammoth PHP API into the land of JS., where it can be used for web apps as well as the increasing number of Javascript applications outside the browser. The homepage explains some of the philosophy behind this project: PHP is a language with many high-level functions and while Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 10:11 am

2.7 rating from 6 votes

HTML5 is my Arcade. Akihabara.

Category: Canvas, Games

Akihabara is a set of libraries, tools and presets to create pixelated indie-style 8/16-bit era games in Javascript. What does it consist of? Akihabara is composed of a number of libraries that use HTML5 canvas tag and some standard hooks. Gamebox module is complete and compact enough for making games: it allows multiple grouped objects Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:40 am

3 rating from 3 votes

Desktop Notifications with Webkit

Category: JavaScript, WebKit

Mohit Muthanna has a nice blog post explaining how you can create desktop notifications with the latest Webkit/Chrome. There are essentially three API calls you use: window.webkitNotifications.requestPermission(callback) – Request access to Desktop Notifications for this domain. window.webkitNotifications.checkPermission() – Returns 0 if this domain has Desktop Notification access. window.webkitNotifications.createNotification(icon,title,body) – Returns a popup notification instance, which Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 5:36 am

4 rating from 6 votes

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Video Interviews with Top JavaScript Developers at JSConf 2010

Category: Conferences, JavaScript

At JSConf, I was fortunate enough to nab some great developers and interview them about their work. Guys like Kyle Simpson, John-David Dalton, Pete Higgins and more gave me some of their conference time to tell me about their projects and how they’re helping the JavaScript community: JSConf 2010 Organizer Chris Williams Jeffrey Van Gogh Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 1:36 pm
Comment here

2.3 rating from 4 votes

Implementing 3d video navigation carousel a la iAds

Category: CSS

The video above isn’t from Steve Jobs’ keynote, but is by Ted Littledale. He created a 3d navigation carousel that mimics the iAds demo that Steve gave: I used the webkit team’s morphing cube example as my starting point as that showed how to get a bunch of flat elements arranged as a 3d ring. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:27 am

4.5 rating from 13 votes

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Ares 1.0: The easy to use, browser-based, powerful mobile touch UI app creator goes final

Category: JavaScript, Utility, WebOS

A few months back we announced an early build of Ares the full mobile development environment from Palm that runs entirely in the browser. I was really excited to be at JSConf at the weekend where Matt McNulty announced Ares going 1.0 in our session. He promptly went on to do demos that show how Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:37 pm

4.2 rating from 21 votes

Server side rendering with YUI on Node.js

Category: Node, Server, YUI

Dav Glass did some cool work with YUI and the server when he got it running on Node.js and then got the DOM working. Having the DOM available is important as it allows you to do interesting things. You can take the same code and render on either client OR server side. NoScript turned on? Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:19 am

3.5 rating from 31 votes

Monday, April 19th, 2010

Put your own tests up on BrowserScope

Category: Browsers, Testing

Lindsey Simon has got a powerful update to BrowserScope, the community-driven tool to test and profile browsers. The new feature is exciting as it truly delivers the “community-driven” piece at scale: you can now add your own tests to the corpus, TestSwarm style. Now, the two are very different of course as TestSwarm is about Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:00 am
Comment here

4.3 rating from 9 votes

HTML5 and CSS3 Readiness Visualization

Category: CSS, HTML, Showcase, Standards

Paul Irish and Divya Manian have created a fun visualization on readiness of HTML5 and CSS3 standards in various browsers. It uses a bunch of the usual CSS cool-suspects: -webkit-gradient, -webkit-transition, -webkit-border-radius, and the like (and -moz/-o too). The added feature is…. do a mouse scroll on the page: < View plain text > javascript Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:57 am

4.2 rating from 26 votes

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

The Best of Steve: Performance at JSConf

Category: Performance, Presentation

(Live blogging notes.) At JSConf, Steve Souders walks us through several performance-optimising things on his mind lately. Site Speed in PageRank A week ago, Google announced site speed is going to be taken into account for PageRank. For Steve, this is a dream come true. Now companies are going to start investing in performance, so Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 2:54 pm

4.4 rating from 12 votes

Facebook’s Javascript Speed-Up

Category: Performance, Showcase

(Live blogging notes.) Makinde Adeagbo is describing Facebook’s Javascript performance optimisation efforts at JSConf. By 2009, it became clear something had to be done, as the trend was towards longer and longer page loads. Back in 2006, the objective had been super fast page loading: “If any page loads in under 100ms, it takes way Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 10:56 am

3.8 rating from 34 votes

SproutCore @ JSConf: SeedJS, great features, amazing demos

Category: SproutCore

Mike Ball & Evin Grano of Eloqua gave a fun talk this morning at JSConf, and they had great stuff to show. SeedJS SproutCore is supporting CommonJS, but a lot of code was written by folks before CommonJS….. so they created SeedJS a package management tool that groks CommonJS and packages everything up for you. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:28 am

2.5 rating from 2 votes