Monday, December 3rd, 2007

Silverlight Tech Talk from TAE

Category: Microsoft, Presentation

Peter Laudati, Developer Evangelist from Microsoft, gave a presentation at The Ajax Experience titled Light Up the Web with Silverlight which is now available for you to watch: In this session, you’ll learn all about Silverlight from a developer’s perspective, including how to build rich, interactive applications using Visual Studio, as well as Microsoft’s powerful Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:10 am

2.2 rating from 22 votes

Friday, November 30th, 2007

Brendan Eich: JavaScript 2 evolution and the myth busting Tracing JIT

Category: Presentation

I love watching Brendan Eich speak. You know that before long you will be deep into a topic, and if you slip up for a minute you will be hopelessly behind. You have to listen closely. Even if you do, you will probably think that you missed a lot of it. Brendan has posted his Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:48 am

3.7 rating from 27 votes

Monday, November 26th, 2007

Kevin Hoyt on the AIR Experience

Category: Adobe, Flash, JavaScript, Presentation

Kevin Hoyt of Adobe gives a personal tour of how you can take your web development skills to the desktop using the Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) in his presentation from The Ajax Experience, which was recorded, and shown here. Kevin is a top notch guy, and really gets Ajax. One good example is his latest Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:00 am

3.2 rating from 33 votes

Monday, November 19th, 2007

High Performance Web Sites and YSlow

Category: Performance, Presentation, Yahoo!

I had the pleasure of hosting Steve Souders at Google, as he gave a talk on the great performance work that he has done as Chief Performance Yahoo!. We have seen some of the fruits of his labour via his book and, of course, YSlow itself. In this talk, Steve goes through core performance issues Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:15 am

3.7 rating from 21 votes

Friday, September 28th, 2007

Gears and the Mashup Problem

Category: Google, Presentation, Yahoo!

Douglas Crockford popped up the road from Sunnyvale to chat with Googlers on the topic of Gears and the Mashup Problem: Mashups are the most interesting innovation in software development in decades. … all » Unfortunately, the browser’s security model did not anticipate this development, so mashups are not safe if there is any confidential Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:22 am

4.6 rating from 28 votes

Friday, September 14th, 2007

Taking your Web Development skills to the desktop Using Adobe Integrated Runtime

Category: Adobe, Conferences, Presentation

Kevin Hoyt of Adobe gave us a personal tour of how you can take your web development skills to the desktop using the Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR). The talk was designed for the Ajax developer, and special emphasis was given to the latest features in the AIR Beta to include: File Pickers Native Clipboard Native Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:18 am

2.7 rating from 38 votes

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

Joseph Smarr: “High-Performance JavaScript: Why Everything You’ve Been Taught is Wrong”

Category: Presentation

Joseph Smarr gave a talk at Yahoo! with a pretty provocative title: High-Performance JavaScript: Why Everything You’ve Been Taught is Wrong. He discusses some of his findings in performance such as, the Plaxo team found that in some cases they could achieve substantial gains by attaching event handlers inline using DOM level 0 syntax (e.g. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:48 am

4.3 rating from 29 votes

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

New Technology: Dynamic Resizing of Images

Category: Adobe, Presentation

TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington reported 2 days ago about a new technology, created by Dr. Ariel Shamir and Dr. Shai Avidan, that could have a dramatic impact on the dynamic nature of web pages. The technology allows for the dynamic resizing of images and from the video demo, looks like it works very fluidly. He even Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 2:56 pm

4.7 rating from 76 votes

Friday, August 24th, 2007

Best Practices in Javascript Library Design

Category: JavaScript, Presentation

We had the pleasure of having John Resig come to Google and give a talk on the Best Practices in Javascript Library Design. This talk explores all the techniques used to build a robust, reusable, cross-platform JavaScript Library. We’ll look at how to write a solid JavaScript API, show you how to use functional programming Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:02 am

4.4 rating from 45 votes

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

jQuery in 15 minutes

Category: jQuery, Presentation

Simon Willison has posted a short presentation, jQuery in 15 minutes. If you haven’t looked at jQuery yet, this will definitely give you the highlights, such as: What makes jQuery interesting The role of CSS selectors Unobtrusive land It’s all about the plugins

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:10 am

3.6 rating from 45 votes

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

Joe Hewitt presentation on iUI (Video)

Category: iPhone, Presentation

Joe Hewitt popped down the road to talk about iUI, his look-native-on-the-iPhone framework, at Yahoo! HQ. This is a short, 15 minute presentation, that shows Joe providing an overview of how iUI works and how you can use it to jumpstart any iPhone-specific interfaces you’re considering for your web apps. He also provides an outstanding Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:34 am
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3.9 rating from 49 votes

Friday, April 13th, 2007

Advancing JavaScript with Libraries

Category: JavaScript, jQuery, Library, Presentation

The Yahoo! UI team kindly invited me to listen to John Resig, of Mozilla and jQuery, talk to the team on “Advancing JavaScript with Libraries”. John wanted to talk about his experiences developing a number of JavaScript libraries, At Mozilla John is working on FUEL, a JavaScript library that should be shipping in Firefox 3, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:04 pm

3.7 rating from 47 votes

Wednesday, April 4th, 2007

Pipes: A tech talk

Category: Presentation, Yahoo!

Pasha Sadril, Jonathan Trevor, and others on the Yahoo! Pipes team showed up at Google to discuss Yahoo! Pipes. The presentation was recorded for all as part of the Google Tech Talk series. The presentation started with Pasha discussing how Pipes came into being, and showing it in action. Then, Jonathan took over to discuss Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am

4.2 rating from 39 votes

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Zimbra presentation on Ajax Unplugged

Category: Office, Presentation

Kevin Henrikson of Zimbra gave a presentation on Ajax Unplugged at ETech. The presentation discusses the various options for offline that are out there, the approach Zimbra has taken, and the challenges for the developer: Selecting *what* to take offline Security risks Does the user need it? Can they use it offline? Sync is hard Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:35 am

2.7 rating from 22 votes

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

Metaprogramming / DSL JavaScript Presentation

Category: Announcements, JavaScript, Presentation

I wish I could have seen Adam McCrea give a presentation on JavaScript Metaprogramming and how: < View plain text > javascript with(JavaScript) {"possible"); } His slides do a good job at explaining the talk (which is tough to do). The presentation quickly delves into an example where he evolves the solution to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:13 am

4.2 rating from 33 votes

Tuesday, December 5th, 2006

Douglas Crockford Video: Advanced JavaScript

Category: Presentation, Yahoo!

Douglas Crockford is “Yoda of lambda programming and JavaScript” (according to Brendan Eich), and he shows it in his presentations on all things JavaScript. The Yahoo! UI team video-taped his Advanced JavaScript talk (which he gave at The Ajax Experience): In this presentation — the third of a three-part series he has been teaching at Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:10 am

4.3 rating from 104 votes