Friday, February 17th, 2006

Creammonkey: Safari gets some Grease

Category: Browsers, JavaScript, Library

First we had GreaseMonkey for Firefox, then we had GreaseMonkIE, Trixie, and Turnabout for IE, but what about Safari? That is where Creammonkey comes in.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:47 am

3.9 rating from 26 votes

Flash without Flash with

Category: JavaScript, Prototype, UI

Thomas Fuchs linked to a site that many thought was Flash, but in fact was just using The site is and shows off portfolio of the artist.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:42 am

3.8 rating from 29 votes

Thursday, February 16th, 2006

JavaScript Style Guide

Category: Dojo, JavaScript

Ah the hours of arguing over coding style. We have all been there. It starts with: Should our team/company have guidelines? And then it gets to: { braces MUST be on the same line, are you NUTS!!! It is often good to look at what others are doing, and the Dojo Toolkit has their Javascript Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:13 am

3.7 rating from 65 votes

Thoughts on the Ajax Toolkit Spectrum from a Microsoft-ie

Category: Editorial, JavaScript, Toolkit

Harry Pierson of Microsoft has replied to the other Dion’s Ajax spectrum with his own thoughts. With respect to AJAX toolkits, the question becomes just how easy will these lightweight toolkits compose? Because while Dion describes Google Maps as “a simple JavaScript include”, that’s just the technicalities, it doesn’t begin to deal with the semantics. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:06 am

3.7 rating from 21 votes

Wednesday, February 15th, 2006

Cross-Domain XML

Category: JavaScript, Remoting

Like it or not, there’s plenty of people who want to do cross-domain remoting. The typical technique is via script tags, and since this means the response must be valid Javascript, JSON is usually the message format. But what if you want to grab some XML instead of a JSON-formatted object? Dave Johnson explains how Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 9:40 am

3.7 rating from 63 votes

Ajax Agent: Open Source Ajax Toolkit

Category: JavaScript, Library, Perl, PHP, Toolkit

Ajax Agent is another Ajax toolkit/library/framework created by some old Ajax pro’s (the Lead Architect behind Onepage Portal Server (now Sybase Enterprise Portal) & one of the core engineers behind the Content Express For Microsoft Commerce Server). Their aim is to make Ajax work as simple as possible. The PHP version offers three steps to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:37 am

4.5 rating from 68 votes 1.5.2 Released

Category: JavaScript, Library, Prototype, the quality effects library, has a new release featuring auto-scrolling draggables. New Features Added auto-scroll option to Draggables and Sortables, activate with scroll: ‘id_of_scroll_container_element’. See test/functional/dragdrop3_test.html for usage/demo Add limit option to effect queues to limit the maximum number of effects in a queue, new unit tests for scoped effect queues, fixes #3498 [thx Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:26 am
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4.1 rating from 23 votes

Tuesday, February 14th, 2006 – Tutorials, News, Workshops, etc.

Category: Ajax, Articles, Examples, JavaScript, Programming

There’s a new site offering some Ajax help for everyone out there, from beginner to pro – It calls itself a “resource for ajax tutorials as well as information surrounding Ajax and web 2.0”. The site aggregates some of the better Ajax-related tutorials and information out there. So far, they have a few tutorials, Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 3:00 pm

4.3 rating from 23 votes

AJAX and Unit Testing – it’s time to mingle

Category: Ajax, JavaScript, Testing

Jim Plush has a new post over on his blog today suggesting the “mingling” of two things that can help to make more powerful, robust web applications – Ajax and Unit testing. I’ve decided to write a little two part introduction into unit testing your AJAX applications with JSUnit. AJAX applications now are adding a Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:14 am

3.6 rating from 22 votes

Yahoo! User Interface Library: Yahoo! Open Sources Internal Library

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

Yahoo! has just publicly launched two new (previously internal) libraries as well as a companion blog. Since Yahoo! has a lot of fantastic dhtml developers, this looks really promising. Do you want Yahoo! Mail? :) Yahoo! User Interface Library Yahoo! Design Pattern Library Yahoo! User Interface Blog Bill Scott of Yahoo! told us about the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:11 am

3.4 rating from 82 votes

Monday, February 13th, 2006

TIBCO General Interface version 3.1 Professional Edition Released

Category: JavaScript, Library, TIBCO, Toolkit, UI

TIBCO Software Inc. has released TIBCO General Interface version 3.1 Professional Edition. This is an exciting new release (above and beyond the point release version number) because of: Pricing: We have run into past situations where the price of TIBCO GI put people off. TIBCO realised this, and has slashed the price, so much so Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:38 am

3.7 rating from 47 votes

Alternate Ajax Techniques, Part 1

Category: Ajax, JavaScript

On, there’s part one of their latest series, “Alternate Ajax Techniques”, a look some other, more complex uses for our beloved XMLHttpRequest object. By now, nearly everyone who works in web development has heard of the term Ajax, which is simply a term to describe client-server communication achieved without reloading the current page. Most Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:44 am

3.9 rating from 26 votes

Event Driven IO JavaScript Hack in the new GTalk (in GMail)

Category: Examples, Google, JavaScript

One of the beauties of JavaScript is that you can crack open a .js file that is served up, and start to take it apart. Obfuscation? Phfff :) Alex Russell has done just that and asks: What else is burried down in the depth’s of Google’s amazing JavaScript?. Alex knows about the perils of pushing Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:00 am

4 rating from 36 votes

Friday, February 10th, 2006

New Javascript/Canvas Graph library

Category: Canvas, JavaScript, Library

Aslak Hellesøy and Dave Hoover have put together a JavaScript library that can draw interactive graphs (as in nodes, not as in charts). The library currently has three functional layers: The graph model (Graph, Node and edges) Layout algorithms: (Graph.Layout.*) Rendering schemes: (Graph.Renderer.*) Usage < View plain text > javascript var g = new Graph(); Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:46 am

3.7 rating from 96 votes

Moo.fx version 1.2

Category: JavaScript, Library

Moo.fx, the tiny Ajax library, has a new release. There are just a few changes (as befits Moo) such as: moo.fx changelog: I’ve moved the animation logic, now you can use custom transitions (found in the bottom of both moo.fx and moo.fx.pack). Opacity effect has been modified, works better in safari and now you can Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:33 am

3.8 rating from 46 votes

Thursday, February 9th, 2006

Ajax-enabled RSS Ticker Box, a Tutorial

Category: Ajax, JavaScript, PHP has a new tutorial concerning the creation of an Ajax-enabled RSS ticker box for the display of syndicated information on your site. PHP is required to use the example script they provide, but it can be adapted to work with any backend system. The setup allows for a box with the latest entries from Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:19 am

3.8 rating from 59 votes