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Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

WaveMaker IDE offers deployment to Amazon

Category: Dojo, Utility

WaveMaker, the IDE that Dojo helped build (with a ton of work from the team) has added support for cloud deployment to Amazon: The biggest problem with cloud development platforms to date has been lack of portability. For example, what if I want to move my cloud application from Coghead to some other platform? Answer Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:40 am
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3.5 rating from 17 votes

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

You Leaked on my JavaScript!

Category: JavaScript

As soon as I read John’s post on JavaScript Language Abstractions I knew that it would draw a lot of chatter and fuzz. John started with: Pyjamas, GWT, and Objective-J all hinge around a central concept: Abstracting away the authoring of JavaScript-heavy web applications by allowing the developer to program entirely in their natively language Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:26 am

4 rating from 27 votes

Appcelerator Titanium: Breathing AIR for the Open Web

Category: Appcelerator, Podcasts, Runtime

The Appcelerator folks have a big announcement today. They are announcing an early release of Appcelerator Titanium which is easiest if you think of it as an “Open Web version of Adobe AIR” in that it is a runtime that has extended APIs that allows developers to create applications using Web technology. It is built Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:00 am

3.8 rating from 59 votes

YUI Library, YUI Doc, and Github

Category: Yahoo!

Eric Miraglia and our friends at Yahoo! have announced YUI Doc, “a python-based documentation tool that generates API documentation for JavaScript code. YUI Doc was developed by Adam Moore, one of the principal engineers on the YUI project since its inception, to support YUI’s API-level documentation.” It is a comment-driven system in which documentation is Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:15 am
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4 rating from 23 votes

Native Client: Open ActiveX?

Category: Google

Google has released a cool research project called Native Client, a new browser plugin (how many plugins now? gears, toolbar, lively [for awhile], earth, …) that allows you to compile with a special GCC compiler down to x86 that can run in the browser. IE is missing so far, but remember this is a research Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:10 am

3.4 rating from 23 votes

Monday, December 8th, 2008

pyQuery: Same API, but with a snake.

Category: Python

jQuery came first, but then we have seen others such as pQuery. Now we have pyQuery which brings the same great taste API to Python. The author Olivier Lauzanne explains: yquery allows you to make jquery queries on xml documents. The API is as much as possible the similar to jquery. pyquery uses lxml for Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:45 am

3.3 rating from 40 votes

Open Web Podcast 6: Sizzling Open FX

Category: OpenWebPodcast

re-posted from the Open Web Podcast blog I have moved to Mozilla along with my long time friend cohort and collaborator, Ben Galbraith. He joins us on this podcast, along with Alex, who joins us as a Noogler. You can download the podcast directly (OGG format too), or subscribe to the series, including via iTunes). Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:01 am
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2.8 rating from 13 votes

Massively parallel crowd sourced JavaScript app server; SETI for JS

Category: JavaScript, Server

Malte Ubl is having a lot of fun here :) He has created a “massively parallel crowd-sourced JavaScript app server cloud” a.k.a. SETI for running JavaScript code. This is how it works: When a user makes a request to the site …the request is handled by a Google App Engine application …that puts the request Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:56 am

4.1 rating from 18 votes

The IE 6 Equation. Finally some math to mask the pain

Category: Browsers, IE

That is the equation that Jeremy Keith shares with us on his article for this years 24ways. He is discussing IE6, which he sets to the variable of $web_designer_nemesis (variable used to equal NN4). He looks at the sliding scale of support for the browser: Block IE6 users from your site. Develop with web standards Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:59 am

3.5 rating from 32 votes

Friday, December 5th, 2008

JSOS: jQuery based desktop

Category: jQuery, Showcase

There have been plenty of JavaScript desktop in the browsers of the years (ah WebOS!). James Luterek has posted about the latest jQuery based desktop environment. I started creating an operating system like user interface in JavaScript. I had intended to use it for the admin sections of my content management system(that runs this website), Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:16 pm

2.5 rating from 101 votes

Mozilla, Zazzle, and UIZE

Category: Examples, Framework, Mozilla

Mozilla is big on tinkering–making things your own. They recently released a marketplace for their community to upload its own shirt designs. But because they based it on the Ajax-heavy Zazzle platform, consumers can customize the shirts in a variety of ways. We thought this made for a good opportunity to take a closer look Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 1:01 pm

4.1 rating from 18 votes

MooTools and Sizzle

Category: CSS

Valerio Proietti has written a thoughtful post on why MooTools won’t use Sizzle (and tries to argue why other libraries shouldn’t). He cites the advantages of having one code base that your project can tweak at will, and competition being a good thing to move things forward: There are several reasons why a project like Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:30 am

3.4 rating from 41 votes

Web Workers: Tweaked and out in Firefox 3.1b2

Category: HTML

Ben Turner posted on Web Workers being available in the upcoming beta2 using the latest spec: First, we’ve moved away from the old Gears-esque API that we had in Alpha 2 (see previous post) in favor of the emerging Web Workers standard. We’ve been hard at work with folks from Google, Apple, and others to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:18 am
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3.2 rating from 57 votes

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

Freckle: Time tracking with style

Category: Prototype, Scriptaculous, Showcase

Thomas Fuchs and Amy Hoy are back with another web site, this time Freckle, a new take on time tracking. Thomas posted about it on his site and shared that it uses an early build of scripty2 which lead me to peak around on GitHub. It looks nice indeed. You can see the evidence of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:20 am

3.8 rating from 34 votes

HTML 5 Gecko Build

Category: HTML

Henri Sivonen has posted an exprimental Gecko build that parses HTML 5: The level of quality is “It runs and some pages render!” This build is not at all suitable for normal browsing use. Please don’t use it with your usual Firefox profile. There are numerous known issues starting with bogus memory management (leaking everything Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:22 am
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4.1 rating from 17 votes


Category: Canvas, JavaScript

Eiten Suez, author of jMatter, has been up to some fun hacking recently. He just released CanvasTurtle a JavaScript and Canvas version of the old favourite TurtlePascal. You can build snow flakes with code like this: < View plain text > javascript function side(size, level) {     if (level==0) {         Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:15 am

3.7 rating from 21 votes