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

Monday, January 30th, 2006

MyEclipse 4.1 released with Ajax support

Category: Java, JavaScript, Ruby, Toolkit

MyEclipse is a comprehensive Java web development suite built on top of the Eclipse platform. They just released version 4.1 with a whole host of features for Ajax development. The new Web 2.0 Tools Platform (W2TP) includes a Mozilla based web browser with an integrated JavaScript debugger and DOM inspector. Sure, we have these tools Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 8:47 am

3.2 rating from 17 votes

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006 – live search for Amazon

Category: Examples, LiveSearch, Toolkit

Jeff Chausse has created, a quick and easy search engine for all of Amazon’s products. If you’ve ever gone through the dance of looking up a book on amazon, trying to clean the url, copying and pasting the image url, and then copying all that stuff to your blog, you will like this tool. Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 2:29 pm

3.2 rating from 31 votes

Tuesday, January 17th, 2006

WebWork 2.2 Released: Solid Ajax Support

Category: Java, Toolkit

WebWork 2.2 is an opensource Java web application framework that was just released. WebWork 2.2 provides several unique AJAX features by building on top of DWR and Dojo. These features are: on-the-fly client side validation, a tabbed panel widget, remote div support, and remote form support. Client side validation: On every “onblur” event for form Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:07 am

3.9 rating from 52 votes

Monday, January 16th, 2006 – powerful regex evaluator

Category: PHP, Programming, Testing, Toolkit

We wrote before about some ajax regex tools to help test regular expressions. Recently we came upon, which really is the swiss army knife of online reg ex tools. It supports three different regex modes: PHP PCRE, PHP Posix, javascript. Also includes options for greediness, case sensitivity, unicode, and others. It evaluates your regex Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 9:59 am

3.8 rating from 21 votes

Lightbox.js – easy image overlays with javascript

Category: JavaScript, Toolkit

Lightbox is a very easy solution to do image overlays in your page. Check out the example at the site, and also note how easy it is to add. Works on “all modern browsers”. Just add the javascript to your page, and add rel=”lightbox” to a link tag to activate. (via Matt)

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 9:45 am

4.2 rating from 94 votes

Wednesday, January 11th, 2006

Dojo Tips: Cookies, and a nice Curry

Category: Articles, Dojo, JavaScript, Toolkit

Dojo continues to have nice wrappers that make it easy for you to do real things. A couple of topics came up this week such as cookies, and a new curry mechanism: Dojo Cookies Dojo has helper cookie methods wrapped up in the package (src). Example usage:“mycookie”, “my value”, 30); // set ‘mycookie’ Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:10 am

3.4 rating from 31 votes

Tuesday, January 10th, 2006

ClearNova open sources ThinkCAP Ajax Framework

Category: Editorial, JavaScript, Library, Toolkit, UI

It seems like a lot of people want to get market share with their Ajax frameworks. ThinkCAP JX is now licensed as open source: Two software companies are beefing up their Web applications using Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (Ajax) and contributing parts of their products to the open-source community to try to spur further Ajax Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:12 am

3.6 rating from 35 votes

Monday, January 9th, 2006

J3Unit: javascript testing + jetty and junit

Category: Builds, Firefox, Java, JavaScript, Testing, Toolkit

J3Unit is a new OO testing framework for Javascript with optional integration with Jetty and Junit for automation into your test suite. It builds upon the work done with the test unit runner and JSUnit. Of course, you can grab the zip file and just get up and running in static mode. Or take Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 3:52 pm

3.7 rating from 37 votes

Friday, January 6th, 2006

Taconite 1.5 Released

Category: Toolkit

In November we announced Taconite 1.0, and now in 2006 the Taconite team has released version 1.5. What’s new in 1.5 Updated method toQueryString in taconite-client.js so that if no name attribute exists, the id attribute is used as the name in the query string. Updated method createXMLHttpRequest in taconite-client.js to use the new Microsoft Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:49 am
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3.2 rating from 21 votes

Dojo: Uploading files, and contents with Ajax

Category: Dojo, Toolkit

Dojo makes it very easy to submit forms with Ajax, using the wrapper. All you have to do is add formNode: document.getElementById(‘foo’) to the argument object and you are set. But what about uploading files? Alex has written up file uploading with Dojo, where he shows us that we can simply add dojo.require(“”); to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:39 am

3.7 rating from 106 votes

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

Logging and Ajax: Beyond alert()’s

Category: Articles, JavaScript, Testing, Toolkit

Eric Spiegelberg has written Log4Ajax , an article with corresponding demo code for logging ajax applications. Eric’s article builds upon an earlier, simpler system for logging from Joshua Gitlin’s article Errors and Ajax. It details a logging system in javascript displayed to an in browser console, with the option of sending messages to the server Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 9:53 am
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3.3 rating from 10 votes 1.5.1 includes new effects

Category: Prototype, Toolkit

Do you always wait for the first point release after a final one? Well, has just released version 1.5.1 on the heals of the 1.5 release that came with Rails 1.0. This isn’t just a bug fix release though, but adds features: Effect.toggle allows silly easy implementation of toggling elements with Slide, Blind and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:40 am

4.1 rating from 45 votes

Friday, December 23rd, 2005

Backbase releases new version: 3.1.1

Category: Toolkit

Backbase has given its clients a nice holiday present, with the release of a new version of its products: 3.1.1. There are 26 pages worth of information on what is new, but they kindly summarize the high points. New Components The new version has a bunch more components to play with: Data Grid: view and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:26 pm

3.4 rating from 9 votes

The Dojo Toolkit Manual

Category: Dojo, JavaScript, Toolkit

Open source projects and documentation. It is often a tough combination, and a big differentiator for an open source project is to actually have a lot of quality docs out there. The Dojo team were aware of this, and aware that they were lacking, so they started to build the Dojo Toolkit Manual. If you Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:57 am

3.6 rating from 11 votes