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Monday, December 28th, 2009

TransM: Programmable Image Transitions

Category: Canvas, JavaScript, Library

The infamous Christian Effenberger has a new library to share: TransM.js 1.0 allows you to add programmable image transitions to your webpages. Features 113 transitions, 32 tweenings, individual corners, overlay graphics and event actions. Requires no plugin/extension or any other external resource! It uses unobtrusive javascript to keep your code clean. You can play around Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:38 am

4.3 rating from 33 votes

Friday, December 25th, 2009

Jetty introduces WebSocket support (relunctantly)

Category: Comet

Greg Wilkins tried to get people to do better than WebSocket as it was being defined. His BWTP proposal didn’t get traction so what does he do? He introcuces a great Jetty WebSocket implementation: Chrome and Firefox will soon be supporting WebSocket, so WebSocket (for better or for worse) will soon be available in the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:47 am
1 Comment

3.6 rating from 34 votes

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

Closure Lite

Category: Closure, Google

Michael Bolin formerly of Google has created Closure Lite as a way to let developers get their feet wet in the Closure library without having to go into the compiler and the like (but they should do that eventually!). Closure Lite itself consists of the following subset of APIs: goog.array goog.Disposable goog.dispose goog.dom goog.dom.DomHelper Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:39 am

2.2 rating from 49 votes

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Orderly JSON

Category: JavaScript, JSON, Library

Lloyd Hilaiel of Yahoo! BrowserPlus fame, has a little holiday gift for us. He has created a simple library called Orderly that “is a textual format for describing JSON. Orderly can be compiled into JSONSchema. It is designed to be easy to read and write.” He shares: A little bit of orderly… < View plain Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:34 am

3 rating from 31 votes

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

MathJax: Rich Math display from LaTeX and MathML

Category: JavaScript

I am sure MathML took off somewhere, but I never really saw it. MathJax seems to have a chance at being a practical solution that offers a high quality display of LaTeX and MathML math notation in HTML pages. You can embed the following LaTeX right in your page: < View plain text > HTML Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:44 am

4.5 rating from 42 votes

Monday, December 21st, 2009

HTML5 Video Autobuffers, Always

Category: Video

John Gruber of Daring Fireball says that the HTML5 video element, simple as it is, always autobuffers on Safari, Chrome, and Firefox. It’s something others have also come up against. Any videos on the page will start downloading right away, regardless of the “autobuffer” attribute’s setting: The HTML5 spec defines an autobuffer attribute for the Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 6:56 pm

3.8 rating from 32 votes

Side by side diffs that look great, all in the browser

Category: Showcase

We knew that we needed VCS support for Bespin. We also knew that we wanted to have support that is richer than just having command line access. Since we are in a rich UI environment we can do more, and one of the features I was excited to play with was diff visualization. Well, the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:10 am
1 Comment

3.5 rating from 26 votes

Chrome Extensions and webOS Applications look quite similar

Category: Browsers

Reposted from my personal blog “If you squint, Chrome Extensions and webOS applications look similar” — a wise friend Having now written webOS applications and Chrome Extensions I have been struck by how similar they are, and could be. It may seem weird to see similarity in a browser extension mechanism and a mobile application Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:00 am

2.9 rating from 21 votes

Friday, December 18th, 2009

The Maturation of a Framework; qooxdoo reaches 1.0

Category: Qooxdoo

From the moment I saw qooxdoo, I felt they had an excellent & very polished set of functionality as well as insanely rich UI controls but I never took the time to look at the commitment that the team had put into this project. So when qooxdoo project lead Andreas Ecker buzzed me to tell Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 8:27 pm

4 rating from 65 votes

EtherPad Goes Open Source

Category: Comet, Google, Server

Following their recent acquisition by Google, AppJet announced they would open source EtherPad, the collaborative, real-time, notepad. That’s now done, and you can find the project home at – surprise, surprise – Google Code. Checkout Instructions Browse the Source What’s especially cool about this is that Etherpad is Javascript on both sides of the wire. Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 4:32 pm

3.7 rating from 27 votes

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Project Ares: Full mobile development environment from Palm all in the browser

Category: Bespin, WebOS

Project Ares is the first mobile development environment hosted entirely in a browser, lowering the barriers for web developers to jump into mobile development. I am incredibly excited to see the beta release of Project Ares which has been developed by Matt McNulty and his top notch developers at Palm. I am honored to be Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:24 pm

4.3 rating from 44 votes

Smart GWT 2.0 turns a year old and get a blue skin for its birthday

Category: GWT, Sencha

Sanjiv Jivan has released Smart GWT 2.0, a big release for the project. The core updates are: GWT 2.0 support Smart GWT supports GWT 2.0 and continues to remain compatible with GWT 1.5, 1.6 and 1.7. This release is a drop-in upgrade for users of earlier versions of Smart GWT. The API’s of Smart GWT Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:00 am

3.6 rating from 57 votes

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Scripty2 in the wiiiild

Category: Scriptaculous

Thomas Fuchs has some new controls and functionality to show us inthis scripty2 preview: Try the scripty2 UI demos! (alpha version, so there are some kinks!) Those controls are written with the super-nice Prototype class system and custom events, so they’re super-tweakable and make it a snap to create extensions and customized versions. More controls Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:37 am

2.9 rating from 49 votes

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

PastryKit: An iPhone Webdev Library from … Apple

Category: iPhone, Library, Mobile

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 8:31 pm

4.3 rating from 30 votes

Weelya Announces Ajax Push Engine (APE) v1.0

Category: Comet

The team at Weelya announced v1.0 of the Open source APE JavaScript Framework & APE Server, their comet-based push engine created to ease the client/server communication. New features in APE 1.0: New and improved communication protocol : Entirely using JSON and fully extensible. Several commands can be nested in one request. New transport methods : Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 10:40 am

4.2 rating from 36 votes

Downloadify – create downloads on the fly without server interaction

Category: Flash, JavaScript

Downloadify is an interesting solution to offer files as downloads without having to create temporary files and loop through a script that sets a force-download header. As shown in the demo page offering a file for download and setting its content is as easy as this: < View plain text > javascript Downloadify.create(‘downloadify’,{   filename: Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 8:54 am

3.5 rating from 27 votes