Announcements


Thursday, January 18th, 2007

Prototype 1.5.0: Changeset 5969

Category: Announcements, Prototype

Prototype 1.5.0 is here… kinda… in secret… in Changeset 5969. (Chances are as soon as Rails 1.2 ships, we will see this announced)

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:14 pm
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3.4 rating from 45 votes

Monday, January 15th, 2007

jQuery 1.1 is reborn on its first birthday

Category: Announcements, jQuery

John Resig and team have released jQuery 1.1 which includes a speed upgrade, an updated API, a new homepage, and new documentation including a book in the works. The community seems to be growing from strength to strength. New Features By all of our counts, jQuery 1.1’s selectors are 10x-20x faster than those in jQuery Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:11 pm
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4.3 rating from 68 votes

Tuesday, December 12th, 2006

HyperScope 1.1 Released

Category: Announcements, Dojo

Brad Neuberg and his team has announced Hyperscope 1.1. What is HyperScope? The HyperScope is a high-performance thought processor that enables you to navigate, view, and link to documents in sophisticated ways. It’s the brainchild of Doug Engelbart, the inventor of hypertext and the mouse, and is the first step towards his larger vision for Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:30 am
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3.1 rating from 23 votes

ThinWire 1.2 RC 1 Released

Category: Announcements, JavaScript, Toolkit

ThinWire 1.2 RC 1 has been released. ThinWire is an LGPL open source, free for commercial use, development framework that allows you to easily build applications for the web that have responsive, expressive & interactive user interfaces without the complexity of the alternatives. While virtually any web application can be built with ThinWire, when it Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:38 am
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3.7 rating from 17 votes

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

DWR 2.0 RC 1 Available

Category: Announcements, DWR, JavaScript, Library, Toolkit

Joe Walker has announced the first release candidate for DWR 2.0, the popular Java remoting toolkit. New in a nutshell JavaScript Proxy API DWR can dynamically generate JavaScript from a Java API. This is done at runtime rather than compile time, so we can use it to remote control many browsers. This makes it very Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:09 am
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4.1 rating from 16 votes

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

Dojo 0.4.1: Stability, Performance, and more

Category: Announcements, Dojo

The Dojo Toolkit has a new version 0.4.1 release. We talked to Alex Russell about the release: What is good about 0.4.1 It’s a stability and performance release so we recommend it for everyone who was already using 0.4.0. For those folks, it should be a very straightforward upgrade. The last major release added a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:37 am
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3.7 rating from 29 votes

Friday, December 1st, 2006

TIBCO GI 3.2: Take a peak at the source code that was just released

Category: Announcements, TIBCO

TIBCO General Interface 3.2 was released earlier this month under the rather liberal BSD open source license. The intent behind that release was to enable developers to use and deploy the product at no cost under the terms of the BSD license. Now TIBCO has taken the next step, bundling the fully commented and unobfuscated Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:45 am
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3.9 rating from 29 votes

Friday, November 17th, 2006

TIBCO General Interface 3.2 Released: Check out our exclusive screencast

Category: Announcements, Interview, JavaScript, Library, TIBCO, Toolkit

TIBCO General Interface 3.2 has been officially released.This is a big release as it contains two big changes: Open Source License. Yes, GI is open source! Firefox support There are many other items of interest too, such as SVG charting, and the load time optimizations.Ben and I got to sit down with Luke Birdeau, the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:24 am
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4.1 rating from 32 votes

Yahoo! UI: 0.12 Release

Category: Announcements, JavaScript, Library, UI, Yahoo!

Version 0.12 of the YUI Library has been released: The TabView Control: Written by YUI Animation and Dom author Matt Sweeney, this dynamic tab solution is the newest YUI addition and features robust support both for progressive enhancement and for high-gloss richness. Check out Matt’s roster of TabView examples for an idea of what the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:08 am
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4.4 rating from 34 votes

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

Borland spins out CodeGear: New tools include Ajax support

Category: Announcements

Borland looked like they were selling off their tooling business, but today we learn that Borland spins off its tool unit to supply developers with the tools of the trade. Borland Software announced Nov. 14 the formation of CodeGear, a company with the goal of advancing the Borland integrated development environment tools. The CodeGear development Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:04 pm
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3.6 rating from 22 votes

ICEsoft Open Sources ICEfaces

Category: Announcements, Java, Library, Toolkit

It is amazing how many great frameworks are coming out into the open source model. ICEsoft Technologies, Inc. has announced that they are open sourcing their ICEfaces product under the Mozilla Public License. A new home for the open source project has been created at ICEfaces.org. Quotes from the Press Release ICEfaces is the only Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:07 am
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3.5 rating from 19 votes

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006

Adobe Open Sources JavaScript Engine in Mozilla Foundation

Category: Adobe, Announcements, Firefox

This is huge news. Adobe and the Mozilla Foundation announced that Adobe has contributed source code from the ActionScript Virtual Machine to the Mozilla Foundation: Mozilla will host a new open source project, called Tamarin, to accelerate the development of this standards-based approach for creating rich and engaging Web applications. The Tamarin project will implement Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:40 am
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4.3 rating from 46 votes

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

Google has acquired JotSpot

Category: Announcements, Google

First Writely, and now JotSpot. Google is really fleshing out their platform, and now the great rich collaboration tools of JotSpot are in the bag. The future isn’t with emailing Word attachments, and I think we are going to see a nice vision from the Google campus (and others). Abe Fettig was speaking on WYSIWYG Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:07 am
12 Comments

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3.4 rating from 20 votes

Friday, October 27th, 2006

Another HTML group is born at W3C

Category: Announcements

Tim Berners-Lee has announced that another HTML working group will be formed: Some things are clearer with hindsight of several years. It is necessary to evolve HTML incrementally. The attempt to get the world to switch to XML, including quotes around attribute values and slashes in empty tags and namespaces all at once didn’t work. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:50 pm
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3.8 rating from 33 votes

Adobe Apollo at MAX

Category: Adobe, Announcements

Kevin Lynch presented at the last Ajax Experience and couldn’t be in Boston this week as he was speaking at Adobe’s MAX show. His keynote included talking about Apollo, which they released as a preview. Apollo makes it possible to run Flash applications that aren’t confined to being plugins within a browser. This means: watch Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:42 am
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3.8 rating from 23 votes

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

Dojo 0.4 Released

Category: Announcements, Dojo

The Dojo team has fully released version 0.4 which “contains many exciting new features, a whopping 529 bugs closed, and the initial release of the long-awaited documentation tool, with inline API documentation that will continue to improve with follow-on releases. These improvements will make Dojo appealing to entirely new audiences and will bring Ajax applications Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:45 am
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4.3 rating from 41 votes