Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Project Ares: Full mobile development environment from Palm all in the browser

Category: Bespin, WebOS

Project Ares is the first mobile development environment hosted entirely in a browser, lowering the barriers for web developers to jump into mobile development. I am incredibly excited to see the beta release of Project Ares which has been developed by Matt McNulty and his top notch developers at Palm. I am honored to be Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:24 pm

4.3 rating from 44 votes

Friday, August 14th, 2009

Social coding step one; Collaboration support in Bespin launched

Category: Bespin

This content re-posted from my personal blog. You can choose to follow the Bespin team on Twitter: @dalmaer (Dion Almaer, early look at Ajaxian posts), @bgalbs (Ben Galbraith), @dangoor (Kevin Dangoor), @joewalker (Joe Walker) and @bespin itself. Bob in Boston: “Hey Harris, can you help me on a bit of code?” Harry in Hamstead: “Sure Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:34 am

4 rating from 35 votes

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Bespin Talk at Mozilla Labs Meetup

Category: Bespin, Canvas, Comet, Presentation

I went along last night to the London Mozilla Labs meetup, where Dion, Ben, and Joe delivered a presentation on Bespin. These are my notes from the event. Goals Bespin – initially an experiment, now interested to see how far it can go as a coding environment (among other things). “The editor of our dreams”: Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 6:34 am

3.9 rating from 26 votes

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

Accessing the system clipboard from Web applications

Category: Bespin, JavaScript

We had a subtly different use case for accessing the system clipboard. The Flash backdoor no longer works, so I took a step back at the landscape for accessing the system landscape and wrote up some of the items. The landscape of clipboard API access, hidden text areas, on[cut|copy|paste] events, zeroclipboard, and on and on. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:56 am
1 Comment

3.9 rating from 20 votes

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Ext JS and Adobe AIR

Category: Adobe, Bespin, JavaScript, Sencha

As we’ve been exploring ways to take Bespin to the desktop, we’ve looked closely at some of the single-site browser technologies and their individual APIs to work out which platform we favor. As we went through this exercise, Adobe AIR really impressed us with the richness of its JavaScript APIs which wrap native APIs (as Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 5:00 am

4.4 rating from 57 votes

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Canvas for a Text Editor?

Category: Bespin, Canvas

The following is a lightly edited repost from an entry on my personal blog. Culling through the Bespin feedback we received post-launch, it’s clear that a few aspects of the project are controversial. I’d like to address one of them: our choice of canvas as the rendering engine for the editor. (In addition to feedback, Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 8:00 am

4 rating from 50 votes