Announcements


Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

Really Simple History 0.6 Beta Announced

Category: Announcements, Framework

My colleague Brian Dillard is just putting the finishing touches on the 0.6 beta release of Really Simple History (RSH). What’s new and improved? I’ve tried to be as ambitious as possible with this release: full support of IE7/Win, Safari/Win, Safari/Mac, Opera/Win, Opera/Mac. I’ve didn’t quite get there, but I got close. Features in the Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 2:08 pm
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3.3 rating from 34 votes

Monday, October 1st, 2007

Ext 2.0 Alpha Release

Category: Announcements, JavaScript, Library, Sencha

The Ext team has announced the first public release of Ext 2.0. As our very own, Rey Bango, said: This new version of the Ext framework introduces a host of new features, a new document center, expanded & better organized samples and bug fixes. Another important aspect to note is that there has not been Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:25 am
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4.7 rating from 93 votes

Monday, September 17th, 2007

ZK 3.0 RC Released

Category: Announcements, Framework

One of the enduring criticisms of ZK, the server-side Ajax framework, has been against its perceived slow performance. Critics have observed, and supporters have conceded, that applications written with ZK seem a touch slow. So it’s no surprise that a major focus of the latest major release has been improved performance. The ZK team found Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 8:27 am
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4 rating from 46 votes

Monday, August 20th, 2007

Dojo 0.9 Final Version Released

Category: Announcements, Dojo, JavaScript, Library

Congrats to the entire Dojo team on shipping Dojo 0.9. In short, you can now expect great things from this revamp, including a tight, fast core, a unified good looking set of widgets, and an extensible space for all things Dojo. Now that this new base is out there, the team can continue to build Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:57 pm
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3.9 rating from 76 votes

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

Me.dium live talk from the show at 3:20pm PDT

Category: Announcements

Jonathan Phillips of Me.dium is giving a talk at 3:20pm PDT in which he will be broadcasting his work through Me.dium itself. If you can’t be at the show, download me.dium and then login to the shows home page ~3:20 to join the fun! Me.dium: Mapping the Internet and Its Users in a 208 Pixel Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:16 pm
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2.8 rating from 17 votes

Tuesday, July 10th, 2007

Bay Partners Announces Facebook AppFactory Seed Program

Category: Ajax, Announcements, Social Networks

Salil Deshpande has announced a bold move with the Facebook AppFactory. Bay Partners is announcing The AppFactory, a seed program to fund Facebook application developers via a fast-track process. This program shows that Bay Partners believes that Facebook, in essence, has become the Social Operating System. And historically the creation of an operating system, or Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:38 am
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3.9 rating from 32 votes

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007

Dojo 0.9: The next generation is here

Category: Announcements, Dojo

Dojo 0.9 has been released in beta. This is a brand new Dojo, and a very exciting time for the project: SPEED: Stripped of all ‘excessive’, redundant, and backwards-compatible code, the new Dojo core is a speed-demon. It consists of a streamlined, compact Base (aka: dojo.js) which provides a plethora of reliable features for you Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:47 pm
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3.9 rating from 63 votes

Monday, July 2nd, 2007

jQuery 1.1.3: 800%+ Faster, still 20KB

Category: Announcements, jQuery

The jQuery team has a new release, jQuery 1.1.3. The main features are: Improved speeds, with DOM traversal over 800% faster than in 1.1.2 A re-written event system, with more graceful handling of keyboard events A re-written effects system (with an accompanying fx test suite), featuring faster execution and better cross-platform support New selectors: Unicode, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:42 am
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3.5 rating from 98 votes

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

GWT 1.4: Size, Speed, Deployment, and more…

Category: Announcements, Google, GWT

With the Google Developer Day here, we are seeing a lot of interesting news from Google (If I may say so myself). We just saw that GWT 1.4 RC has been released, and it is a big deal for the GWT community. With version 1.3 we saw the fully open source migration of the framework. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:03 am
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3.5 rating from 60 votes

Friday, May 4th, 2007

Mindframe: An Adobe Spry-like Ajax Framework

Category: Announcements, JavaScript, Library

Mindframe is a new Ajax framework that builds on top of Prototype and ZParse. Mindframe is inspired by Adobe Spry, and gives you: xml dataset & simple array database region binding & controlling Data utility methods: sorting, filtering, selection drag&drop, trade zones, data export import between regions developer API for extensions

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:13 am
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4 rating from 61 votes

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

Prototype 1.5.1 Released

Category: Announcements, JavaScript, Library, Prototype

The full release of Prototype 1.5.1 has been released, and if you are on the 1.5 branch you should upgrade. Features Incredible Selector speedup and full CSS3 support (read about it in the original post). Full JSON encoding and decoding support and options for improved security. Optimized Element#get/setStyle for cross-browser compatibility and speed. Various String Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:22 am
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3.9 rating from 94 votes

Monday, April 30th, 2007

VegUI: Ajax framework and widgets

Category: Announcements, JavaScript, Library

VegUI is another Ajax framework that also masks as a JavaScript based window manager. Unlike all frameworks, this one has been worked on for a long time before coming out to the public: vegUI was originally developed to serve as a foundation for the online browser-based mmorpg Lands of Kazram. So it was developed with Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:18 am
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3.6 rating from 29 votes

Friday, April 27th, 2007

DWR Version 2.0 Final Released

Category: Announcements, DWR

I hope Joe had a nice warm beer last night after he released the final version of DWR 2.0. We have been talking about this release for awhile, and it is great stuff. Now you can do amazing things with Reverse Ajax, and know that security is core to the framework. We asked Joe now Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:46 am
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3.9 rating from 38 votes

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

Adobe announces that it will be opening Flex under Mozilla License

Category: Adobe, Announcements

Adobe continues to impress with the direction that it is pushing with open products. Adobe Flex is being open sourced under a Mozilla-style license. This announcement is more than a “hey, now you can peak at the source code” move. Flex has shipped with source code for quite some time, and some core members of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:01 pm
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4.1 rating from 35 votes

Prototype 1.5.1 RC 3 Released

Category: Announcements, JavaScript, Library, Prototype

A new version of Protoype has dropped. Prototype 1.5.1 RC 3 gives us features such as: Ajax.Requests now supports per-request onCreate callbacks. [#8011] JSON strings are automatically stripped of their security delimiters (if present) before eval. More details on this security issue here (PDF document). [#7910] all toJSON methods now generate YAML-loadable JSON. [#7883] Event.element Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:53 am
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4 rating from 52 votes

Friday, April 13th, 2007

Fireclipse: Debug from FF straight into Eclipse

Category: Announcements, JavaScript, Utility

John J. Barton has released a new open source framework named Fireclipse that enables nice coupling of Firefox and Eclipse for debugging purposes, working on top of Firebug. Fireclipse routes error messages from Firefox’s Javascript Console to Eclipse’s console. Fireclipse positions an Eclipse editor on the source line reported by Firefox. Calls to dump() end Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:36 am
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4 rating from 32 votes