Friday, March 14th, 2008 for developers and more

Category: Dojo, JavaScript, Library

Dustin Machi has written about his package: is a small project, both in aspirations and in size. It has a simple goal of logging browser and application data to the server for review. This data can be used to monitor application performance, effectiveness, and quality, or it can be used for custom data Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:54 am
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3.6 rating from 28 votes

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

YTranscript: Using the brand new YouTube chromeless, scriptable player

Category: JavaScript, Library

We saw a very exciting YouTube launch for developers today. People have long wanted to customize the YouTube player, and now you have complete control with a chromeless player that has JavaScript access so you can start, stop, go to a timing, and much more. I took this API and implemented a simple DSL that Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:25 am

4 rating from 26 votes

Clientside Mootools Library Update

Category: JavaScript, Library, MooTools

Aaron Newton of CNet has posted an update for his Clientside Mootools library: We’ve refactored nearly the entire library and in most cases the changes don’t affect the actual interface to the classes and methods, but not always. Like Mootools, you can download a compatibility layer which will preserve the old syntax if you have Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:28 am
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3.1 rating from 33 votes

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

Controller: Event Delegation Library

Category: JavaScript, Library

Brian Moschel has created a new event delegation library called Controller, that aims to help logically organize your event handlers. Like other event delegation libraries, it lets you define event handlers that never have to be reattached, even if the HTML is modified. Unlike other libraries, controllers group event handlers for a specific set of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:55 am
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2.9 rating from 33 votes

Monday, March 10th, 2008

JavaScript WebDAV Client

Category: JavaScript, Library

Vladimir Lichman of IT Hit has released an Ajax library for managing WebDAV servers. The library is compliant with WebDAV RFC 2518 and allows management of Class 1 and Class 2 complaint WebDAV servers. With IT Hit AJAX Library you can copy, move and delete items, read and set custom properties, lock items and discover Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:54 am

3.8 rating from 31 votes

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

iWebMvc: DWR, Dojo, Spring and Hibernate/JPA

Category: Dojo, DWR, Java, Library

Joe Walker tipped me off to a preview of iWebMvc which is meta framework that ties together DWR, Dojo, Spring and Hibernate/JPA a la AppFuse or Grails. It is created by Jose Noheda, a DWR commiter, and the project aims are: Is based on Java Although supporting Grooy / JRuby is a plus Helps me Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:31 am
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4 rating from 26 votes

Friday, February 29th, 2008

Windows Live Teasers before Mix

Category: JavaScript, Library, Microsoft

We are waiting for the big news at MIX, mainly revolving around IE 8. We have heard some reports from people who have IE 8 beta that the bugger is a bit of a disappointment, and that it hasn’t moved on too much from IE 7, but lets wait and see before passing judgement. Today Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:53 am

3.3 rating from 8 votes

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Motionbox EventHandler: Event Subscription and Delegation

Category: JavaScript, Library, Prototype

The developers of MotionBox have written a custom Prototype.js based library to handle event delegation and they decided to open source their work. They told me: As you know, the technique of listening to events high in the DOM adds a lot of benefits. The two most notable are: The ability to bind to events Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:45 am

3.9 rating from 34 votes

DOMAssistant 2.6 Released

Category: JavaScript, Library

DOMAssistant 2.6 has been released and the team focused on performance for this version. They have their own version of slickspeed which includes their library. The CSS changes include: Where querySelectorAll and getElementsByClassName aren’t available, DOMAssistant resorts to XPath to select elements, which is an approach that also has very impressive performance results, not to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:55 am
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3.5 rating from 25 votes

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

YUI 2.5 released – Layout Manager, File Uploader and graphical JavaScript Profiler – and that is just the start

Category: Framework, JavaScript, JSON, Library, Yahoo!

Version 2.5 of the Yahoo User Interface Library (YUI) was released today. You can get all the details on the official blog post, but here’s the “change log”: The new Layout Manager allows you to create multi-pane user interfaces that are collapsible and resizable. The Flash-enhanced File Uploader control might be known to you from Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 5:30 pm

4.1 rating from 49 votes

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Lightview 2: Not just images, now on Prototype.Latest

Category: Library, Prototype

Nick Stakenburg has released Lightview 2, an update of his lightbox-esque library: With the first released of Lightview I aimed to make overlaying images as elegant as possible, rethinking what we know as Lightbox. With Lightview 2.0 I’m going a step further, doing the same for video (Quicktime), swf, Ajax, iframe and inline content. You Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:15 am

4.3 rating from 55 votes

Monday, February 18th, 2008

Liberator Comet Platform: Free Edition

Category: Comet, Java, JavaScript, Library

Caplin Systems, creator of the Liberator Comet platform have announced a free version which can be used for non-commercial applications and for evaluation. Liberator includes a high-performance Comet server, a JavaScript client library, and a Java server integration library. There are many examples such as the subscriptions sample which shows a page with realtime updating Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:25 am

3.8 rating from 26 votes

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

Moo.rd: Extensions to MooTools

Category: JavaScript, Library, MooTools

Moo.rd is an extension library to MooTools that brings you more effects, and helpers for tables, lists, and lightboxes. You can see examples of the new extensions including: Custom Alert Custom Confirm Smooth Scrolling The new Custom.Alert and Custom.Confirm classes are modal, fixed, and can be draggable, like the standards. But they are “Custom”, so Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:36 am

1.2 rating from 50 votes

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

Prototype Deprecation.js: 1.5 to 1.6 made easier

Category: JavaScript, Library, Prototype

Tobie Langel has developed a deprecation script to help you move from Prototype 1.5 to 1.6: When your code calls a method that’s been deprecated, replaced, or modified, the script will log a warning or error to your Firebug console. Clicking its hyperlink will take you to the deprecation script itself, which isn’t all that Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:47 am

4.5 rating from 33 votes Behaviour Registration Library

Category: JavaScript, Library

Greg Reimer has followed up and posted on the new event delegation library that he is using on The library provides one object, reg which lets you hook behaviour via: < View plain text > javascript‘ > li >’, myFunction); What is happening Once that bit of code runs, regardless of whether Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:52 am

3.5 rating from 17 votes

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

Ajax Interceptor: Have someone clean for you

Category: JavaScript, Library

José Manuel Alarcón Aguín has written AJAXInterceptor, a JavaScript library that you add which takes over form submissions and makes them happen asynchronously with XHR. You can also control progress indicators and request cancelation via code such as: < View plain text > HTML <div id="progress">   <img src="progressimgs/bigrotation2.gif" alt="Loading…" align="middle" hspace="10" /> Loading…   Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:29 am
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3 rating from 29 votes