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Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

A simple random bit on var selector

Category: CSS, jQuery

Isobar’s Rob Larsen suggests that there is often a need to build CSS selectors dynamically when building applications. ”This is typically some existing pattern paired with a loop counter or something pulled from a data attribute,” he writes on his blog. His choice is to create a variable called ”selector” and ”to craft the selector Read the rest…

Posted by jvaughan at 7:26 pm
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3.1 rating from 310 votes

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

The power of intent tag discussed

Category: Android

Google developer advocate Paul Kinlan has detailed his recent work on a lightweight sharing facility using a very simple intent share protocol. Web Intents began life in 2010. Now, Kinlan and company are looking for feedback. Basically, his intent tag is intended to allow users to more easily mix and match favorite plug-in capabilities, freeing Read the rest…

Posted by jvaughan at 7:09 pm
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Friday, June 10th, 2011

Code injection, error throwing

Category: Chrome, Testing

In a blog, Opera Software Developer Relations team member Tiffany B. Brown looks at code injection, error throwing and handling and mobile debugging. She notes Opera Dragonfly and its remote debug features provide a way to debug mobile sites from their desktop. Brown mentions WebKit’s recently added remote debugging capabilities, folded into Google Chrome developer Read the rest…

Posted by jvaughan at 10:01 pm
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Friday, April 8th, 2011

Best Practices for test revisited

Category: Ajax, Performance, Testing

With Google and their apps like Search, Docs or GMail only a very small time is actually spent in the initial page load, writes Andreas Grabner in a recent blog post. Of course, much time is spent in JavaScript, XHR Calls and DOM Manipulations triggered by user actions. Grabner writes: It is very important to Read the rest…

Posted by jvaughan at 12:08 pm
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Monday, March 21st, 2011

Searching for public Orion beta?

Category: Tools

The Eclipse Foundation now offers sign-up access to a beta version of the OrionHub service, a hosted implementation of Orion tools. Orion is an Eclipse initiative to define a browser-based platform for building and integrating web development tools. Key features of Orion include: a fast editor for JavaScript, HTML and CSS development;  a  client-side plugin Read the rest…

Posted by jvaughan at 6:09 pm
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Friday, March 4th, 2011

jQuery Mobile Alpha 3 released

Category: jQuery, Mobile

jQuery Mobile Alpha 3 increases browser support to include Firefox Mobile, Opera Mobile / Mini. Improvements reported on support for iOS, Android, BlackBerry 6, and Palm WebOS. Moreover, the Ajax navigation system has been … deeply re-factored to improve performance and handle more edge cases. This includes event handling for click, submit, and hashchange, all Read the rest…

Posted by jvaughan at 9:13 pm
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Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Jdrop – JSON in the cloud

Category: JSON, Mobile

Performance Wonk Steve Souders has announced Jdrop – described as a JSON repository in the cloud. It builds on his work with Mobile Perf javaScript meta-bookmarklets that can work as profilers for mobile devices. Bookmarklets gather data and display data. The data can be saved to Jdrop. For analysis. Souders blogs: It was pretty simple Read the rest…

Posted by jvaughan at 10:21 pm
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Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Prism work makes way for Chromeless effort

Category: Mozilla

Mozilla Labs announced it will no longer maintain the Prism project. Attention instead will focus on the more general Chromeless project, which also is a ”task-focused layer” running on top of Mozilla’s XULRunner runtime environment. In a blog entitled “Prism is now Chromeless,” Lloyd Hilaiel wrote: “The final change we’re announcing today takes the form Read the rest…

Posted by jvaughan at 9:50 pm
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Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

HTML5 Gets a New Logo

Category: Announcements

That’s all we needed, really, a new logo. Does anyone else feel the need to have this stitched onto a leotard with a cape? ;-)

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 10:07 am
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Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Smart GWT 2.4 Released

Category: GWT, iPhone

Smart GWT 2.4 has been released and, as expected, they are jumping on the HTML5 and iOS/Touch bandwagon. The fact that the touch support doesn’t require code changes for existing apps is most welcome. Also, the mention of the upcoming Smart GWT Mobile with “pixel perfect iOS look and feel” sounds intriguing. Many have tried, Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 12:12 pm
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Friday, January 7th, 2011

People of HTML5 – Bruce Lawson

Category: Mozilla

The Mozilla folks including Mozilla Evangelist Chris Heilmann thought it a good idea to introduce some “People of HTML5,” starting with Bruce Lawson of Opera, co-author of “Introducing HTML5” and one of the curators of HTML5 Doctor.  Among the most vivid new technologies of the moment Lawson cites: …DAP (“Device APIs and Policy Working Group”). This Read the rest…

Posted by jvaughan at 4:44 pm
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Android 3.0, Honeycomb

Category: Android

At the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Google showed Android 3.0, Honeycomb. It is the next version of the Android platform, designed for devices with larger screen sizes, such as tablets.  Honeycomb is said to provide a “truly virtual and holographic user interface.”  

Posted by jvaughan at 4:41 pm
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Json.NET 4.0

Category: .NET, JSON

Per James Newton, the latest Json.NET release targets .NET 4. Json.NET 4.0 comes with a Windows Phone specific dll, compiled using Windows Phone tools. A .NET 4 feature employed is the dynamic keyword, which allows variables and members to be statically typed as dynamic.  Json.NET 4.0 adds support for dynamic keywords in a couple of Read the rest…

Posted by jvaughan at 4:37 pm
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Thursday, December 9th, 2010

New Version of qooxdoo out the door. v1.3 == New Features, v1.2.2 == Bug Fixes

Category: Qooxdoo

The Open Source JavaScript framework qooxdoo just shipped two new releases 1.2.2 and 1.3. While the first one is a regular bugfix release, the latter one includes substantial improvements across almost the entire range of the framework. Some highlights of the 1.3 release: New virtual List widget to visualize even huge data sets with supports Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 11:43 am
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Monday, December 6th, 2010

JavaScriptMVC 3.0 Released. New Features and Standalone Subprojects.

Category: JavaScript

Jupiter IT announced today the release of v3.0 of JavaScriptMVC, their OSS framework for enterprise-scale applications. The release encompasses a bevy of new features which touch on testing, Less and CoffeeScript support and enhanced documentation. The features/updates mentioned include: FuncUnit – Web Testing Framework Stand Alone Sub Projects – You can download only the tools Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 2:24 pm
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3.1 rating from 19 votes

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

XML versus the Web again

Category: JSON

At least in terms of cool Web stuff, JSON replaced XML long ago. But the story keeps trickling down. Semi-pivotal events appear to be recent moves by Twitter and Foursquare to remove XML support from their Web APIs, settling solely on JSON. In the wake, no less than XML crew member James Clark has taken Read the rest…

Posted by jvaughan at 3:53 pm
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