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Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Time Killer: Create o’ Dev

Category: Dojo

Here’s some fun from the Dojo team. Last year during The Ajax Experience, I remember Peter Higgins taking a snapshot of me. I really didn’t think much of it as we were all taking pics of the conference and it was cool to meet the Dojo team. Little did I know that it would turn Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 12:18 pm
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3.6 rating from 36 votes

More MooTools in MooTools More

Category: MooTools

MooTools Core developer Aaron Newton recently took on the task of coming up with a complementary library to the MooTools framework that would provide enhanced capabilities beyond what the standard JS MooTools core lib could, or should, provide. The results is a new project called MooTools More which aims to provide Moo developers with a Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 11:59 am

4 rating from 42 votes

Another traditional media opens up: The Guardian releases new data API

Category: Announcements

It is great to see when traditional media takes on some of the ideas we got to understand as de-facto standards in the new media world. One of the things that until a few years ago was unthinkable is to allow third parties to display your precious data. This has changed now and more and Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 9:53 am
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3.8 rating from 13 votes

fontAvailable: Test to see if a font is usable

Category: jQuery

Howard Rauscher has wrapped up a little script to test the users browser for a particular font support. fontAvailable is a jQuery plugin, but can easily be tweaked to be independent: < View plain text > javascript /* fontAvailable jQuery Plugin, v1.0  *  * Copyright (c) 2009, Howard Rauscher  * Licensed under the MIT License Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:58 am

3.1 rating from 35 votes

DataTables: Major update to the highly flexible data table component

Category: JavaScript, jQuery

Allan Jardine has updated his popular DataTables rich data grid control. Allan told us what his aims were for this 1.4.1 release: Being fairly happy with the options that DataTables presents to the end user, I’ve focused this release on providing tools for the developer. A plug-in API, non-destructive DOM manipulation (the biggest weak point Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:46 am

3.7 rating from 40 votes

Qooxdoo Inspector and 0.8.2 Release

Category: Qooxdoo, Utility

Andreas Ecker from the Qooxdoo team wrote to us about the recent 0.8.2 release, which includes a bunch of good stuff, including: * Inspector, a cross-browser debugging tool a la Firebug * Tons of improvements and bugfixes over the previous version * Tested for all common browsers, including betas like IE8 * Optimized packaging and Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 6:00 am
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4 rating from 37 votes

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Big qooxdoo Update: Live Debugging, Sizzle, Data-Binding

Category: Qooxdoo

qooxdoo 0.8.2 was released last Friday with a some big enhancements, the two most prominent being the new live debugging Inspector application and the integration of John Resig’s Sizzle selector engine into the framework: This release was originally planned as a smaller Bugfix release but at least two features go way beyond just bug fixing. Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 11:58 am

3.8 rating from 46 votes

Share Your Knowledge at The Ajax Experience!

Category: Ajax, Announcements, Conferences, The Ajax Experience

We’re seeking a few good technologists and speakers for The Ajax Experience 2009, to be held in Boston on September 14-16, 2009.  If you have experience with frameworks, techniques, or technologies that drive high performance Web applications, or build frameworks or other tools to enable the creation or test of Ajax applications, take a look Read the rest…

Posted by tberardi at 8:54 am
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3.9 rating from 45 votes

JavaScript build process using Ant

Category: Utility

Johan “Spocke” Sörlin of Moxiecode has written an article on a build process that uses Ant to munge JavaScript. The preprocessor lives in the open source js build tools project and allows you to do C-style ifdef type work: < View plain text > javascript // #ifdef somedefine   someLogic();   // #endif   someOtherLogic(); Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:22 am
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3 rating from 22 votes

Dojo 1.3 is coming

Category: Dojo, JavaScript

Alex Russell has posted on Dojo 1.3b3 which we have actually been using on Bespin. So why should you be switching to Dojo or upgrading to 1.3? You can dig through the nearly 500 fixed bugs or the tentative release notes yourself, but broadly speaking, we’ve hit all of our major stated targets for 1.3: Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:39 am

3.9 rating from 32 votes

ModelAdmin: new opensource jQuery-based web-application system

Category: Showcase

Sigurd Magnusson recently told us about ModelAdmin, a just-released feature in the open source SilverStripe CMS that uses jQuery to build rich user interfaces to let every day people manage data in a web-app. This free code will let strong PHP+JS developers build really great web interfaces to be used by non-technical people. You write Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:58 am

3.1 rating from 33 votes

Friday, March 6th, 2009

input type=”file” multiple; now in a real browser!

Category: Browsers, WebKit

Justin Mecham is excited to note that input type=”file” multiple is implemented in a browser, namely Safari 4. You can see the commit here. Justin notes: If you’re using Safari 4 Public Beta you should be able to select more than one file. Once selected, it should say “N files” instead of the filename that Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:40 pm

4.1 rating from 68 votes

jQuery UI 1.7 Released: New CSS Framework & Dramatic Updates to Controls

Category: jQuery

The jQuery UI team has announced today, the release of v1.7 of their effects and UI controls framework. The development took awhile going through some bumps in the road and even a major overhaul of how the library was structured. In addition, the team became much more organized adding new team members which greatly enhanced Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 8:07 am

3.4 rating from 74 votes

Fun Anecdote about innerHTML

Category: IE

Just when you started having fun with innerHTML, you discovered that on IE, various table-related elements can’t be modified with it. Ever wonder why? Eric Vasilik is the developer responsible for that “feature” of IE, and he came clean about it several years ago: We never had enough time to implement such a feature. And, Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 8:00 am

3.3 rating from 27 votes

The Road to HTML 5: spellchecking and contentEdible

Category: HTML, Standards

I am sorry, but I can’t help but write contentEdible for some reason :) Mark Pilgrim has been pushing forward with his series on HTML 5, and recently has a couple of interesting dives: Spellchecking The feature of the day is spell checking, by which I mean client-side in-browser checking of text in standard <textarea> Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:06 am

2.8 rating from 18 votes

Calculate your content to markup ratio

Category: Tip, Utility

Stoyan Stefanov has created a fun little bookmarklet that calculates the content to markup ratio of a webpage: When you care about performance, or SEO (or just doing a good job as web dev) an interesting data point is the ratio of page content vs. the markup used to present this content. Or… how much Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:58 am

4.4 rating from 15 votes