Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

Dojo Offline Demo and Release

Category: Dojo, JavaScript, Offline, Screencast

Brad Neuberg keeps sprinting with his offline work for Dojo. He has just released a demo of an offline aware editor, and a release of the code itself: We’ve finished the JavaScript layer of Dojo Offline. Dojo Offline consists of two major pieces: a JavaScript API that is included with a web application, and which Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am

4.2 rating from 24 votes

Monday, February 26th, 2007

Thoughts on the Open Ajax Alliance

Category: Editorial, JavaScript, jQuery

John Resig gives his honest opinion on the Open Ajax Alliance (which his employer is a part of, Mozilla). John talks about technical and non-technical issues: First he hits out at how corporate the alliance is Then he talks about the OpenAjax Hub and a few items he would like different In short: The OpenAjax Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:33 am

3.7 rating from 27 votes

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

Dynamic Right Click Context Menu

Category: JavaScript, Library

Harel Malka needed a right click context menu for an application, and found that the offerings out there although provide a right click menu, do not actually provide any context. The menus are predefined in advance and dot really relate directly to what you clicked. For example, If I right click a contact name link, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:44 am

3.8 rating from 124 votes

ClassAnim & HoverHijax: Keeping Presentation out of Your JavaScript

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

Jeremy Gillick wants to keep the peanut butter separate from his jam, and to aide this has written a couple of YUI extensions to help out: When you’re animating a rollover or fading some colors do you stop and thing what you’re doing? You’re putting the colors, dimensions and effects into your JavaScript! The presentation Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:02 am
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3.7 rating from 18 votes

Wednesday, February 21st, 2007

Automated JavaScript Vertical Flip Image Reflection

Category: JavaScript, UI, Utility

Ara Pehlivanian has created a simple reflect.js script that allows you to add reflection to your images using simple JS that adds just one DOM element. Using Ara’s API you can get as simple as: < View plain text > javascript var reflections = new ARA.effects.Reflection(); reflections.addImage("myImageID"); reflections.reflect(); or more advanced: < View plain text Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:45 am

3.5 rating from 70 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

Monday, February 19th, 2007

ZK Now Supports Javascript, Groovy, Ruby

Category: Framework, Java, JavaScript, Ruby

As promised, the latest release of ZK (ZK 2.3 RC) now supports more languages in zscript than just Java. It now supports Javascript, Groovy and Ruby. Futhermore, you can easily add support for a new language in half a day (maybe with some practice, no?) by extending a simple interpreter class. That’s assuming, of course, Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 9:30 am
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3.8 rating from 44 votes

Friday, February 16th, 2007

Crawling Ajax Applications

Category: Articles, JavaScript, Ruby

Shreeraj Shah has published a paper on Crawling Ajax-driven Web 2.0 Applications. Crawling web applications is one of the key phases of automated web application scanning. The objective of crawling is to collect all possible resources from the server in order to automate vulnerability detection on each of these resources. A resource that is overlooked Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:38 am

3.5 rating from 23 votes

Thursday, February 15th, 2007

4D Web 2.0 Pack Demos

Category: JavaScript, Library

The 4D team has released demos for their 4D Web 2.0 Pack. Ironically the demos are downloadable samples that focus on showing of ajaxian database applications. The demos available are: Vacation Tracker: Losing track of time? This rich application manages your time off. See how little source code is necessary to build a powerful live Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:26 am

3.3 rating from 30 votes

Frevvo Live Forms Builder

Category: JavaScript, Library

frevvo Live Forms is (yet another) Ajax-based web form builder that has been created for business forms. It was created by developers who were getting tired of hand-coding forms for clients. Some specific business form capabilities are: XML aware forms. Fancy layouts – collapsible sections, tabs … Dynamically repeating things – multiple cars, email addresses Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:10 am

3.3 rating from 19 votes

Wednesday, February 14th, 2007

Intel Web 2.0 Technology Development Kit (TDK)

Category: JavaScript, Library

Have you ever wished that you could getPercentRemaining() to find out the battery charge left in a users device, or getProtocolRateTx() to find out about the connectivity of a device? These are some of the methods available in the Intel Web 2.0 Technology Development Kit (TDK). Imagine if your Web 2.0 application could be aware Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:23 am

3.5 rating from 31 votes

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007

JS3 will be ready for the multicore desktop workload

Category: Editorial, JavaScript

I remember talking with Ben and Brendan Eich about threading in JavaScript. It has come up at the Ajax Experience and as Brendan says: So my default answer to questions such as the one I got at last May’s Ajax Experience, “When will you add threads to JavaScript?” is: “over your dead body!” In Brendan’s Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am

3.7 rating from 21 votes

Monday, February 12th, 2007


Category: JavaScript, JSON, Library

Binary Interchange Standard and Object Notation (BISON) is a new binary format created by Kai Jäger. After seeing the direction AJ(AX) was going into with light web service protocols like JSON, I was wondering if I could come up with an even lighter binary protocol that would work with JavaScript. Not so much to replace Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:49 am

3.6 rating from 44 votes

parseUri: Another JavaScript URL parser

Category: JavaScript, Library

Steven Levithan saw the Poly9’s Polyvalent Javascript URL Parser and thinks he has done one better. He created parseUri and thinks it has advantages: Ability to split the directory path and file name. If a path component was present in the source URL, it will always return a trailing slash as the last character in Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:28 am
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4.2 rating from 49 votes

Friday, February 9th, 2007

GPlotter 0.9: Prototype and Google Maps v2 update

Category: JavaScript, Library, Mapping

Brennan Stehling has updated his GPlotter project “to make use of the revised Google Maps API. I also completely restructured the Javascript to a much more object oriented coding style. I am using the latest release of Prototype, which recently moved to a new location as well as posted a great deal of new documentation. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:07 am

3.2 rating from 32 votes

Thursday, February 8th, 2007

Delving into JavaScript’s prototype member

Category: Articles, JavaScript

Raphael Bauduin has been playing with the Javascript prototype member in order to get an Understanding of Javascript’s prototype member. After he saw Doug Crockfords Advanced JavaScript presentation he cracked open Rhino and started playing. Take a peak at the ride: < View plain text > javascript second_hoozit.toString               Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:52 am

2.7 rating from 27 votes