Wednesday, February 14th, 2007

Offline Zimbra in Action

Category: Firefox, Offline, Screencast

Chris Double of Mozilla has posted about a proof of concept showing Zimbra working offline with Firefox. The Firefox features used to enable offline operation were: DOM Storage for storing emails and folder information. DOM Storage is an implementation of a WHATWG specification. Offline Cache. A patch is available for Firefox that adds an offline Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:42 am
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4 rating from 22 votes

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007

DinnerNow: Microsoft Sample Application

Category: Microsoft, Screencast

Microsoft has created a sample application that shows off their latest technology: The demo utilizes several technologies including: IIS7, ASP.NET Ajax Extensions, Linq, Windows Communication Foundation, Windows Workflow Foundation, Windows Presentation Foundation, Windows Powershell, and the .NET Compact Framework. Their first screencast shows life as a shopping cart user and has the usual ajax shopping Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:36 am

2.4 rating from 28 votes

Friday, February 9th, 2007

Hacking Digg With Firebug and jQuery

Category: jQuery, Screencast

John Resig has posted a screencast of him “taking an introductory look at the Firebug Firefox Extension and the jQuery JavaScript Library – combining the two to build a reusable bookmarklet that can manipulate Digg Posts and Comments.” The presentation shows a couple of bookmarklets: In the presentation, I refer to a bookmarklet that you Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:14 am

3.5 rating from 74 votes

Wednesday, February 7th, 2007

Picnik: Web based image manipulation gets better

Category: Flash, Screencast, Showcase, Utility

Picnik is another web-based image manipulation tool that uses Flash to do the heavy lifting. The UI is simple, and it does a lot of the little things that you want to do. Coupled with the desktop widget Image Shackle I really can do the simple things with simple tools. Here is a screencast of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:07 am

3.8 rating from 31 votes

Live DOM Viewer

Category: JavaScript, Screencast, Utility

Dean Edwards pointed us to a simple little utility the Live DOM Viewer. It let’s you throw out some HTML and see a DOM, and a rendered view as you type. To see this simple guy in action:

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:59 am

3.4 rating from 25 votes

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

FdAjax: Full Duplex Ajax with Lighttpd

Category: Comet, Screencast

Grzegorz Daniluk of Refwell has coined Full Duplex Ajax (FdAjax). It smells very similar to Comet in that it allows the server to talk to the client (instead of polling). FdAjax is implemented as a module to the great Lighttpd web server. No additional components are needed. Therefore the configuration is easy and unified. E.g. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:33 am
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3.8 rating from 18 votes

Friday, January 12th, 2007

Creating a Flex application using the TurboGears framework

Category: Adobe, Python, Screencast

Screencasts are a nice way to learn certain things. Adobe has done a fun one, and got their own James Ward, and the knowledgeable Bruce Eckel together to write some code. The coding session is the pair of them building a sample app from scratch using TurboGears on the backend, and Flex on the front Read the rest…

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

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

MooTools for the Rest of Us

Category: JavaScript, Screencast, Tutorial

Beauty in Design just released a tutorial screencast that goes over how to use various Mootools effects. The tutorial is called MooTools for the Rest of Us and it walks through using Mootools on the Joomla platform, another Web OS. The work is split up into: Lesson One – Ideas and Resources Lesson Two – Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:56 am

4.3 rating from 52 votes

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

Ajax Pattern Screencasts

Category: Programming, Screencast

Andre @ eBusiness has released some nice, simple, screencasts illustrating various Ajax patterns at work. As supporting material for patterns, screencasts like this make a good complement to images and working demos. These are a couple AJAX patterns that Alexei and I put together for a an AJAX business case webinar we did with Jupiter Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 2:36 pm

3.3 rating from 52 votes

Friday, March 31st, 2006

Screencast on Diagnosing Memory Leaks in IE

Category: IE, JavaScript, Screencast, Toolkit

Patrick Fitzgerald posted a nice screencast explaining how he diagnosed and fixed an IE memory leak in his tabifier library. He walks through using the free tool Process Explorer to watch IE’s memory grow with each page refresh. He writes: This screencast discusses how I diagnosed and fixed a memory leak in a JavaScript library. Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 11:01 am

3.8 rating from 36 votes

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

Effective Ajax With TurboGears

Category: Examples, Screencast, Toolkit

Kevin Dangoor gave a presentation on Effective Ajax With TurboGears at PyCon 2006, in which he walks through creating Ajax applications using his Python-based Web framework. He published the presentation both as a screencast, and as a tutorial for us all to learn from. The tutorial starts simple with an autocompletion example, and then gets Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:03 am

3.9 rating from 38 votes

New Digg Ajax Comment System

Category: Screencast, Showcase

Kevin Rose and the team released a new screencast that gives us a glimpse of a new comment system over at Digg. The new system uses effects to wipe in and out threaded comments, letting you rate each comment with the simple TiVo-esque thumbs up and down.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:43 am

3.9 rating from 106 votes

Monday, February 27th, 2006

IntelliJ IDEA Ajax Screencast

Category: Editorial, Screencast

IntelliJ IDEA is a fantastic Java IDE that many of the Ajaxians use on a daily basis. Although their bread and butter is Java development, they started to put JavaScript functionality into their IDE, and stepped it up from being a bit of a toy, to something quite useful in IntelliJ IDEA 5.1. They have Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:41 am

3.9 rating from 30 votes

Thursday, February 23rd, 2006

Selenium IDE Screencast

Category: JavaScript, Ruby, Screencast, Testing

In our podcast with Patrick Lightbody he talked about his work with Selenium IDE. Jonas Bengtsson just came out with a screen cast in which he “creates a new Rails project, install Selenium on Rails, create a test case using Selenium IDE, create another in RSelenese, and run all the test as a Rake task.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:37 am

3.9 rating from 22 votes

Sunday, November 20th, 2005

Java Studio Creator Screencast

Category: Java, Screencast

Sun has created a flash screencast that aims to show off Java Studio Creator. Java Studio Creator is a JavaServer Faces-based IDE, that happens to contain a bunch of Ajax components that you can use. This means that you can do some drag and drop Ajax development. The screencast has the following sections: Introduction Production Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:34 am

3.4 rating from 9 votes

Friday, November 18th, 2005

MochiKit 1.1 Released, including Screencast

Category: JavaScript, Library, Screencast, Toolkit

MochiKit, a lightweight JavaScript library, has a new 1.1 release. As well as the typical myriad of bug fixes, the new features are: MochiKit.DOM.currentWindow and currentDocument allow you to change the global window and/or document object used by all MochiKit.DOM functions, which allows you to use mock DOM objects (great for testing), deal in a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:18 pm
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3.8 rating from 9 votes