Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

DWR 2.0 RC4 Released

Category: Announcements, DWR

DWR has a new release that should be pretty stable, with a final release coming soon. Features The biggy is Guice support. If it wasn’t for the fact that we could add this in without touching the core of DWR, I’d say this was too big a change at this point in the release cycle, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:12 pm

3.9 rating from 26 votes

Wednesday, April 4th, 2007

Ext JS goes live

Category: Announcements, Sencha

We have been holding our breath a little on this one. Ext JS hasn’t been a secret, but the site wasn’t complete and live until now, and we didn’t want to hammer poor Jack Slocum with an Ajaxian post until he said he was ready! The new site launch comes with more than just the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:16 am

4.1 rating from 96 votes

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

Metaprogramming / DSL JavaScript Presentation

Category: Announcements, JavaScript, Presentation

I wish I could have seen Adam McCrea give a presentation on JavaScript Metaprogramming and how: < View plain text > javascript with(JavaScript) {"possible"); } His slides do a good job at explaining the talk (which is tough to do). The presentation quickly delves into an example where he evolves the solution to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:13 am

4.2 rating from 33 votes

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

DED|Chain: Dustin Diaz comes up with a new Ajax library

Category: Announcements, JavaScript, Library

We get several emails a day from people letting us know about a new XHR wrapper. Recently we have been hearing about new libraries from leaders in the community such as Dean Edwards and now Dustin Diaz. Here is what Dustin has to say about DED|Chain, his new framework that builds on YUI: DED|Chain is Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:46 am

2.9 rating from 24 votes

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

Slingshot: Desktop Apps via Rails

Category: Announcements, Offline, Rails

Magnetk and Joyent have created Slingshot, a tool that enables you to do offline Rails applications. It is already being touted as competition for Apollo. The model is interesting, and should be compared to solutions such as those using Dojo’s Offline Toolkit. With Dojo, you use a normal web browser, and offline starts working. With Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:18 pm

3.4 rating from 46 votes

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

OpenLaszlo 4.0 Released – Now with Ajax

Category: Ajax, Announcements, Flash

The Laszlo guys caused some buzz when they said they were going to support Ajax and Flash as runtime platforms for their new release. That release, OpenLaszlo 4.0 has just been released. With or Without Flash OpenLaszlo is designed to support deployment of Ajax applications across multiple runtimes and devices. OpenLaszlo 3.x can deploy applications Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:34 pm

2.9 rating from 68 votes

Microsoft joins the OpenAjax Alliance

Category: Announcements, Atlas

When the OpenAjax Alliance was created Microsoft was invited, but didn’t take up the offer. They were noticeably absent from the early meetings. Well, now Bertrand Le Roy of the Atlas team will be at the meetings as the OpenAjax Alliance Welcomes Microsoft and Other New Members and Announces Interoperability Awards: “Microsoft is joining the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:27 am

3 rating from 30 votes

Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

Turbo Grid version 3

Category: Announcements, Component, Dojo

TurboAjax Group is proud to announce the release of the TurboGrid 3 beta version. This long awaited release supports virtual scrolling, column sizing, compound rows, variable row height, dynamic sizing of columns and grid, fixed columns, tons of events, and much more. TurboGrid is currently available for download for evaluation purposes. Additional licensing options will Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:36 am

2.7 rating from 38 votes

Monday, March 19th, 2007

Adobe Apollo Alpha Release

Category: Adobe, Announcements

Adobe has now released Apollo into the wild with its alpha release. This is far from the final version, but does give everyone an early chance to play with the new platform. You can grab the runtime and the SDK for Mac and Windows to start building. There are sample applications to get inspiration from, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:06 am

3.7 rating from 30 votes

Monday, March 12th, 2007

Prototype 1.5.1 release candidate released

Category: Announcements, JavaScript, JSON, Prototype

Sam and the team have put out a Prototype 1.5.1 release candidate available to download here. One of the good changes is a sign of good community. Prototype was inspired by the CSS selector performance data that Jack Slocum and others have been talking about. Now $$/Selector is up to 5 times faster depending on Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:50 am

3.8 rating from 43 votes

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

Yahoo! Announces Hosting of YUI libraries on their edge network

Category: Announcements, Yahoo!

I had the pleasure of being at the Yahoo! UI 1st birthday party put on at the Y!HQ in Sunnyvale. A very nice community has cropped up around YUI and it was nice to meet some of them. There was an announcement that went with the festivities: Yahoo! is going to be hosting the YUI Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:08 am

4.4 rating from 46 votes

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007

YUI Version 2.2.0 Released

Category: Announcements, JavaScript, Toolkit, Yahoo!

YUI 2.2.0 has been released one year after YUI was released into open source. The major changes are: Versioning: 0.12.2 to 2.2.0: The new version syncs up the internal and external release numbers Browser History Manager: The YUI Browser History Manager supports all A-grade browsers in managing the back/forward button navigation and bookmarking DataTable Control: Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:13 pm

4.2 rating from 49 votes

Wednesday, February 14th, 2007

Bungee Labs Ajax App Builder Public Events

Category: Ajax, Announcements, Workshop

Bungee Labs is a very well-funded emerging player in the Ajax-based application builder space. The company is still in stealth mode and playing coy with specifics, but their technology promises to make it easy to create full-featured, service-consuming Ajax applications — all without ever leaving your browser or installing anything. They’ve announced two upcoming “pre-public Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 7:00 am

3.7 rating from 37 votes

Friday, February 9th, 2007

POW: Excuse me sir, you seem to have a server in your client

Category: Announcements, Editorial

Ready to take your mind for a spin? David Kellog has created POW the Plain Old Webserver. POW is a Firefox plugin that implements a full web server. That means that your browser client now has a server in it. That just sounds goofy no? It can be useful though. needs a server to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:31 am

4.1 rating from 46 votes

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

Qooxdoo 0.6.5 Release: Now with RAP

Category: Announcements, JavaScript, Library

Qooxdoo 0.6.5 has been released with improvements in the core framework, theming, and server-side (now with Perl). Check out the showcase for examples, and the release notes for detailed changes. This released adds an Eclipse license that enables it to be the core of the new Eclipse Rich Ajax Platform (RAP) Project. What is RAP? Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:21 am

3.5 rating from 35 votes

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

Mootools 1.0 Announced

Category: Announcements, JavaScript, Library, Toolkit

Mootools 1.0 was officially announced to the world. Big Changes All the MooTools Classes use now Events. No, not element events. Class Events. Right, you can add as many onCompletes as you want, onChange(s), onStart(s).. Well, you get the idea. Options starting with “on” become events, so need to change your code on this one. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:30 am

4.6 rating from 69 votes