Thursday, March 16th, 2006

JSP Controls Tag Library 0.5 Released

Category: Java, JavaScript, Library

JSP Controls Tag Library (the “Library”) allows building dual-mode JSP components that work in both Ajax and standard mode off the same codebase. The portlet-like components handle input and render output in decentralized manner, therefore a central controller or other coordinator like a portal engine is not required. The Library utilizes two request processing concepts: Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:03 am

3 rating from 24 votes

Tuesday, March 7th, 2006

Turbo Time: TurboWidgets and TurboDbAdmin Released

Category: Dojo, Examples, JavaScript, Library

The TurboAjax Group have two released in one: TurboWidgets and TurboDbAdmin 0.2. Turbo Widgets TurboWidgets is one of the first (if not the first) commercially available widget package built on the Dojo Toolkit. Naturally, TurboWidgets inherits all of Dojo’s AJAX goodies for free. TurboWidgets features TurboGrid, a fully dynamic AJAX data grid supporting editing, row Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:23 am

3.8 rating from 33 votes

DWR 1.1 Released: Java Proxy Ajax Framework

Category: Java, Library, Toolkit

Joe Walker has announced the release of DWR 1.1, a proxy-based Ajax framework that integrates with server-side Java. New features in DWR 1.1: The DHTML library (DWRUtil) has been improved, it’s now better at manipulating tables to have more detailed styling and filtering DWRUtil is also better at manipulating radio buttons, checkboxes, divs and spans. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:07 am
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3.8 rating from 23 votes

Monday, March 6th, 2006

Forget addEvent, use Yahoo!’s Event Utility

Category: Articles, Examples, JavaScript, Library

Dustin Diaz thinks that we should forget addEvent, use Yahoo!’s Event Utility. This comes from a guy who has watched others, and who gave it a shot himself. Why should we use it? Handler Attachment Deferral: According to the event utility API document: If you attempt to attach a handler to an element before the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:48 am

4 rating from 19 votes

Sunday, March 5th, 2006

Ajax Libraries: How Portable?

Category: Browsers, Library

Leland Scott has done some serious research into portability of many Ajax libraries and frameworks out there. He built the list from several sources: One from a fellow geek-oriented blogger, Ian Sheridan at Savage Vines One from the Ajaxian website, One from the Open Source Application Foundation (OSAF), and One in that great 2005 book Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 3:06 pm

4.2 rating from 39 votes

Monday, February 20th, 2006

Direct Web Remoting (DWR) 1.1 RC1 released

Category: Java, Library, Toolkit

DWR, Direct Web Remoting for Java, has a new 1.1 release candidate available for download. DWR has quickly become the leading open-source Java library for proxy-based remoting of your server side objects. Its also bundled with the popular WebWork framework. New features include: New Converters for Enums and Objects The ability to keep Bean properties Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 5:39 am
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3.5 rating from 32 votes

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

Thursday, February 16th, 2006

Yahoo! does Ajax – Javascript libraries and Patterns

Category: Dojo, Library, Prototype, Yahoo!

Over on SitePoint today, in the DHTML & CSS blog section, Kevin Yank has a new post that talks about some of the Javascript libraries, including the new Yahoo offerings. JavaScript is hard, but it could be a lot harder. These days, choosing your tools can actually be most of the work. Today, the poster Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 1:25 pm

3.9 rating from 47 votes

Wednesday, February 15th, 2006

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

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

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

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

Modal Dialog: Lightbox Goes Wild

Category: Library, Prototype, UI

Chris Campbell has written up a detailed look into an alternative implementation of Lightbox (which we linked to awhile back). The entry goes into detail on the CSS and JavaScript required to build the modal dialog, and it uses Prototype. Brian Shih integrated Scriptaculous effects, which makes it look very Apple-ish. You can check out Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:36 am

3.7 rating from 101 votes

J2S: Java2Script Pacemaker

Category: Java, JavaScript, Library

Java2Script Pacemaker is an Eclipse JDT plugin that converts Java code into JavaScript. It supports general Java libraries (java.*) and SWT for UI. Examples of using Prototype for Ajax support are given in the SWT Snippets Tutorials Tutorial of J2S in Eclipse (1): Hello J2S World Tutorial of J2S in Eclipse (2): Hello Simple User Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:27 am

3.9 rating from 17 votes