JavaScript


Thursday, November 8th, 2007

Making JavaScript Safe With No Script

Category: JavaScript

Douglas Crockford really wants to make JavaScript safe and you can tell that he is frustrated in his new post on No Script: I like JavaScript. The language’s design got a lot of things right. But it also got a lot of things wrong. Most of those wrong things are just annoyances. A lot of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:32 am
22 Comments

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3.9 rating from 28 votes

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

Prototype 1.6, Script.aculo.us 1.8 and The Book.

Category: Announcements, Book Reviews, Books, JavaScript, Prototype, Scriptaculous

This is a big day for Protoscript friends. The triple release. The big one. This post is a long one two as it discusses: Prototype 1.6 Released Script.aculo.us 1.8 Released “Prototype and script.aculo.us: You never knew JavaScript could do this!” book released, and we have a great review by Stu Halloway Prototype 1.6 They cleaned Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:22 pm
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4 rating from 58 votes

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

Google Code Revamps with jQuery

Category: Google, JavaScript, jQuery, Showcase

We have revamped Google Code, the site which is the home to developers, and open source hosting. A ton of work went into cleaning up the UI integrating and unifying content, and simplifying. The site uses jQuery for a lot of its work, and also eats a lot of dogfood. The video below goes through Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:33 am
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3.9 rating from 76 votes

Real Men Don’t Do JavaScript Do They?

Category: Editorial, JavaScript

Dave Thomas (The AOP/Bedarra one, not the Ruby one) has a column titled Programming the World in a Browser: Real Men Don’t Do JavaScript Do They?! where he discusses how JavaScript won: The mainstream professional developer community has never taken JavaScript seriously but soon they will have no choice. JavaScript is ready to move to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:30 am
23 Comments

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3.4 rating from 38 votes

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

Brendan Eich’s Open Letter to Chris Wilson

Category: JavaScript

The debate on ECMAScript Edition 4 / JavaScript 2 continues with Brendan Eich, CTO of Mozilla, posting an open letter to Chris Wilson, Lead Architect for Internet Explorer. This is largely a restatement of the mailing list posting we covered earlier, but contains a more organized and formal rebuttal to some of the ES4 / Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 11:02 am
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4.1 rating from 46 votes

Ajaxian Featured Tutorial: Slideshare Gallery Viewer, no API needed

Category: JavaScript, Tutorial

For developers, having an API available to access information from your favorite site is a good thing. It’s not always necessary, though, as shown by Christian Heilmann in his latest post. Christian walks us through the process of creating a Slideshare gallery using a simple RSS feed to grab the data: When I checked my Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 8:47 am
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3.4 rating from 27 votes

OpenSocial: Social JavaScript APIs

Category: Google, JavaScript

This is a site about technology for developers, so I won’t get into any politics on OpenSocial and Facebook. There is already more coverage on that than you could want to read. How is a social API interesting to Ajax developers? The main interface to the social data is through JavaScript. You can also use Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:35 am
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3.2 rating from 21 votes

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

Songbird v0.3: API for media mashups

Category: Firefox, JavaScript

Brian Dillard has a great write-up about the newest release of Songbird, the Mozilla-based platform for building Web media mash-ups: If you’ve yet to experience Songbird, a little background is in order. The project is run by Pioneers of the Inevitable, a Bay Area company founded by veterans of Winamp and the Yahoo! Music Engine. Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 12:49 pm
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3.9 rating from 29 votes

Choosing a JavaScript framework

Category: Framework, JavaScript

With so many good JavaScript frameworks available, it’s getting harder to decide in which direction to head. Brian Reindel offers some good advice to those looking to embrace a framework but aren’t quite sure what to look for. A JavaScript framework may not make you a better programmer, but it will make you more efficient. Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 7:00 am
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3.7 rating from 49 votes

The future of ECMAScript 3 is 4?

Category: JavaScript

It seems like we are reaching a boiling point for ECMAScript 4. The politics and opinions are growing. Opinions are good. Brendan spoke out recently and we have had a raft of blogs and comments on the matter recently. Microsoft have been criticized by some for going dark on IE 8, and then came out Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am
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4.2 rating from 24 votes

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

Transitioning from Java Classes to JavaScript Prototypes

Category: Articles, Examples, JavaScript

To class or not to class, that has been a question than many developers have faced as they came from class based OO worlds into the Prototype Oriented world of JavaScript. Much pain has endured for those that try to contort it. Peter Michaux has detailed transitioning from Java Classes to JavaScript prototypes by looking Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:40 am
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3.2 rating from 22 votes

Aptana reaches 1.0, breaks out of milestone phase

Category: Aptana, JavaScript

The very popular Aptana IDE has finally broken out of the milestone phase and reached version 1.0. We are very proud to have released Aptana Studio 1.0 (formerly Aptana IDE). After over two years of non-stop development and close to a million downloads, we have finally reached “1.0”. Along with the release of 1.0, we Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 7:00 am
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4 rating from 28 votes

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

Prototip 1.1: Adding more control to your tooltips

Category: JavaScript, Library, Prototype

Nick Stakenburg has rewritten his Prototip to use Prototype 1.6: You can now open, close and toggle tooltips using any mouse event. Keeping your tooltips open adds a new dimension to the library, allowing tooltips to be used in new ways. This release also introduces close buttons, delay and the option to add your own Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:50 am
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3.9 rating from 33 votes

Monday, October 29th, 2007

GChart: GWT charts without JSNI, plugins, or server round-trips

Category: GWT, Java, JavaScript, Library

John C. Gunther is building a technical computing application that generates all of the data that it charts via client-side computations. He didn’t want to create the charts on the server side, and decided to use GWT to do the work for him. This is how he created GChart. To see it at work, check Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:51 am
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3.8 rating from 25 votes

ECMAScript Edition 4: Brendan Speaks Out

Category: Editorial, JavaScript

At one of the panels at last weeks Ajax Experience we talked at some length about ECMAScript Edition 4, the paper that was released, and the future of JavaScript. Douglas Crockford has spoken up at all of our events about how he feels that ECMAScript Edition 4 is not JavaScript. In his mind it is Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:18 am
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4.1 rating from 19 votes

Friday, October 26th, 2007

Introducing a cross site Ajax plugin for Prototype

Category: JavaScript, Prototype

Thierry Schellenbach has implemented a Prototype plugin that allows you to do cross site remoting using the dynamic script tag method that other frameworks such as Dojo and jQuery have supported for awhile. You can implement this by simply setting crossSite: true as a config parameter to Ajax.Request: < View plain text > javascript new Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:29 am
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4.2 rating from 61 votes