Friday, May 7th, 2010

Great win for WebGL and standards; O3D becomes JS library

Category: Google, JavaScript, Toolkit, Utility, WebGL

This is fantastic news. A lot of people were claiming that O3D was going to beat WebGL because of performance. Then the O3D team showed that the two could be complimentary, and they have taken the next step on that journey. As of today, O3D will stop being a plugin, and will become a JS Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:56 pm

2.7 rating from 3 votes

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Ample SDK Goes Open Source!

Category: Announcements, Toolkit, UI

The Ample SDK, a unique GUI toolkit working to create a cross-browser abstraction backed by open standards, has gone open source! With the new 0.8.9 release the GUI framework is now an open-source project licensed under GPL/MIT and hosted on GitHub. More about the Ample SDK: The Ample SDK makes it easy to create interactive Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 8:15 am
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2.4 rating from 89 votes

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

YUI 3 Is Out!

Category: Library, Toolkit, Yahoo!

The YUI team has put out YUI 3.0: We’re pleased to announce today the general-availability release of YUI 3.0.0. YUI 3’s core infrastructure (YUI, Node and Event) and its utility suite (including Animation, IO, Drag & Drop and more) are all considered production-ready with today’s release. This is a ground-up redesign of YUI: Selector-driven: YUI Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 6:30 am

4.4 rating from 46 votes

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Big News from Cappuccino: Aristo and Atlas

Category: Cappuccino, Framework, Toolkit

As it turns out, the Cappuccino team has been busy hacking away on some very impressive stuff. Today at the Future of Web Apps Miami, they announced Aristo and Atlas. Aristo Cappuccino worked with the popular design firm Sofa to create Aristo, a new open-source look-and-feel that will be freely available, including the source PSD Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 5:20 pm

4.2 rating from 56 votes

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

SmartGWT 1.0: Huge open source widget set and more

Category: GWT, JavaScript, Toolkit

You may remember Sanjiv Jivan as the GWT-Ext developer that changed over the debacle. He then went on to start work on a GWT version of SmartClient libraries and has now released SmartGWT 1.0. It is a tour de force of not only a huge widget library, but he explains how it is much more: Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:52 am

3.6 rating from 89 votes

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

JxLib: New Browser UI Toolkit

Category: MooTools, Toolkit

To the ranks of Ext JS, jQuery UI, Dijit, and others comes JxLib, a new browser-based UI toolkit built on top of MooTools. Jason Fournier from the team passed the announcement to us: JxLib includes layout managers, buttons, tabs, toolbars, dialogs, panels, trees and a basic grid control all designed to work together. It is Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 7:00 am

4.1 rating from 61 votes

Friday, June 6th, 2008

An interview with 280 North on Objective-J and Cappuccino

Category: JavaScript, Library, Podcasts, Toolkit

As I say in this podcast interview, I got an early look at 280 Slides the application that launched yesterday to much acclaim. People are calling it “Keynote on the Web”, which the team finds very humbling, and hope that one day they have all of the great features (and more!). As you can hear Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:41 pm

4.2 rating from 74 votes

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

Gaia Widgets 3.0 “Glory”

Category: Toolkit

Thomas Hansen has released Gaia Glory the latest version of the toolkit library. There are a ton of samples, and Thomas highlights the following: TreeView GridView Portal Example Dynamic Image Controls Madness Complex Controls Mixed One big feature is the new skinning: We are for this release MIT licensing our skins. Not only is the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:46 am

3.7 rating from 114 votes

Monday, March 10th, 2008

Appcelerator: RIA + SOA

Category: JavaScript, Toolkit

Appcelerator is a fairly new open source toolkit on the block that is trying to be an Open Web RIA to compete with Flex and co. with high profile folks such as Marc Fleury as advisors. Nolan Wright, CTO, has written a piece for syscon entitled The Next Web Development Episode Is RIA + SOA. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:48 am

3.5 rating from 22 votes

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

The FireEagle has landed – personal location information for your applications

Category: Announcements, Conferences, Toolkit, Yahoo!

Yahoo’s Tom Coates today finally released FireEagle at ETech 2008. Seeing Tom in the office for quite a while getting everything ready makes me very happy to announce that it is out and invite you to come along and sign up for the beta to start testing and – even more importantly – developing applications Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 6:33 pm
1 Comment

3.4 rating from 10 votes

Friday, February 29th, 2008

Pownce API v2.0 Released

Category: Announcements, Toolkit

The Pownce team has been working hard to get their API up to speed and have gotten the API to a point where some cool applications can be built from it. Yesterday, they announced v2.0 of the Pownce API: We’re sorry it took so long for us to release a complete API. We’ve taken great Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 12:09 pm
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2 rating from 14 votes

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

WaveMaker Visual Ajax Studio 3.1.1 Released

Category: Dojo, Toolkit, Utility

WaveMaker has just released a new version of its open source Visual Ajax Studio v3.1.1. It is similar to TIBCO GI, but built on top of Dojo with JavaScript output that is very terse and even looks like something you may have written (which is rare indeed for a tool). Studio lets users create database- Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:24 am

4.3 rating from 34 votes

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

AjaxSwing 2.0: AJAX front end for Swing applications

Category: Java, Toolkit

WebCream has been renamed and a new version launched as AjaxSwing 2.0, a framework that “does all server communication via asynchronous JavaScript and uses partial page updates to reflect changes in the browser.” New Features AJAX functionality for component rendering and asynchronous communication with the server Asynchronous submit of client-side events and operations Partial page Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:22 am

3.2 rating from 26 votes

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

Mashable posts huge list of web development resources

Category: Toolkit is best known for their up-to-minute reporting on trendy websites and social networking news. Along with their standard news, they regularly make posts that list out great resources for different web technologies. Well, it looks like Mashable’s Sean P. Aune spent the whole weekend on a new post because he’s listed out 250+ tools Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 7:00 am

4 rating from 30 votes

Monday, October 15th, 2007

Ajax meet OSGi: Expanding Universes Collide with Eclipse RAP 1.0

Category: Java, JavaScript, Toolkit

Ben and I have been surprised at how the universe of Ajax continues to expand. This redshift which has taken it past the browser onto the phone, the Wii, and the server is amazing. Another technology that has done a similar thing is OSGi in the Java space. It started as a component model for Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:00 am

3.4 rating from 29 votes

Monday, October 8th, 2007

Sun Labs Lively Kernel: Morphic UI for the Web (Self and Squeak)

Category: JavaScript, Library, Toolkit, Tutorial, UI

Sun Labs has released a new Lively Kernel project that takes the Morphic UI framework that Sun developed for Self, and implements it in JavaScript. This enables you to run the kernel and start interacting with the world. There is one world. Why did they do it? The Lively Kernel places a special emphasis on Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:01 am

3.3 rating from 61 votes