Thursday, December 15th, 2005

Dojo 0.2 is released

Category: Dojo, JavaScript, Toolkit

Dojo 0.2 has just been released! Go download it now, check out bugs closed for 0.2, or see the full list of packages. Check out the full release notes for everything that is new, here are some highlights: dual-licensed as AFL and BSD (now GPL compatible) JSON support local storage via many new widgets Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 11:40 am

3.1 rating from 8 votes 1.5 and Prototype 1.4 final released

Category: Prototype, Toolkit

Ruby on Rails had a 1.0 release this week. Along with this, the Ajax side of and Prototype have final releases of their own. Download Prototype 1.4 Download 1.5 Get it while its hot.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:54 am
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3.4 rating from 8 votes

Tuesday, December 13th, 2005

Dojo Toolkit Javascript Cryptography Library

Category: Dojo, Toolkit

Tom Trenka has been hacking away on dojo.crypto.*. Dojo now has implementations of MD5, and Blowfish. The implementations are designed to be self-standing and singleton objects, making them easy to use and implement. Coming soon we will see: Rijindael/AES SHA-1, SHA-256, SHA-384, and SHA-512 Twofish DES/TripleDES, RSA, and Serpent Code Example dojo.require(“dojo.crypto.MD5”); var message = Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:03 am

3.5 rating from 11 votes

Friday, December 9th, 2005

Desiging and Building With Ajax – slides, code and resources

Category: Editorial, Presentation, Toolkit

Yesterday Ben, Dion, and yours truly went down to Chicago for Adaptive Path’s Designing and Building with Ajax workshop. It was a full day event with presentations from Jesse James Garrett and Ben and Dion, followed by breakout sessions in the afternoon and a final panel discussion. The crowd was a great mix of designers Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 10:07 pm

3.8 rating from 11 votes

Tuesday, December 6th, 2005

TIBCO General Interface 3.1.0 Beta 3 Download Now Available

Category: Toolkit

Beta 3 of TIBCO General Interface 3.1, a.k.a “GI”, is now available for download. What is TIBCO GI? According to TIBCO: Don’t expect to be working with DHTML, the DOM or the XMLHTTPRequest object, because the GI Framework provides a full JavaScript object abstraction layer so as to provide a uniform object based API to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:05 am

3 rating from 6 votes

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

Dojo done quick

Category: Articles, Dojo, JavaScript, Toolkit

Andy Smith has posted an article (if thats 404, try this) about getting up to speed with Dojo quickly. He takes a simple javascript example and walks through the steps of converting it to a Dojo widget. Dojo’s packaging system, event system, and widgets are covered. Note that he is using the latest Subversion checkout Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 9:48 am

3.8 rating from 43 votes

DomAPI: JavaScript Toolkit

Category: Toolkit

DomAPI is an application-centric development environment targeted at version 5.0 or better browsers running on Windows, MacOS and Linux, written by the authors of JSCruncherPro. It has a lot of components, and also has an RPC Wrapper. The components need a designer to go through and pretty them up though. Components DomAPI comes with a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:29 am

4 rating from 39 votes

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

Tooltip.js: Creating simple tooltips

Category: JavaScript, Toolkit, UI, Usability

Tooltip.js is a simple library that builds on top of Prototype and You can create tooltips programatically, or just by using special CSS classes. CSS Styling Tooltips The most simple example is to add a div with the class of tooltip immediately after the item that you wish to activate a tooltip. E.g. <p>Click Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:18 am

4 rating from 144 votes

Monday, November 28th, 2005

Using Selenium to test asynchronous calls

Category: JavaScript, Testing, Toolkit

Joseph Moore recently wrote about how his team is working with Selenium to test their ajax apps. Most of the normal Selenium actions weren’t working well for the ajax calls, as they are expecting synchronous communication. So Joseph used the “waitForValue” and “waitForCondition” features, which can just sit and watch for the DOM or input Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 12:39 am

4 rating from 12 votes

Friday, November 25th, 2005

OpenLaszlo 3.1: XMLHttpRequest Added

Category: Flash, Toolkit

OpenLaszlo 3.1 has been released. OpenLaszlo is an open-source platform for the development and delivery of rich Internet applications on the World Wide Web. The OpenLaszlo platform consists of three main components: The OpenLaszlo compiler takes an OpenLaszlo source files and compiles it into a Flash file that runs in any browser. The OpenLaszlo Runtime Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:18 pm

3.5 rating from 13 votes

Thursday, November 24th, 2005

ZK Released. New Ajax/XUL Framework

Category: Java, JavaScript, Toolkit

A new Ajax/XUL framework named ZK has been released. ZK is designed to enable Web applications to have both the rich user experiences and the simple programming model. ZK includes an AJAX-based event-driven engine to automate interactivity, and a rich set of XUL-based components. With ZK, you represent your application in feature-rich XUL components, and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:32 am

3.5 rating from 11 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

Tuesday, November 15th, 2005

Cross browser screenshots from

Category: Accessibility, Toolkit, UI, Usability

Are you tired of wondering if your finely crafted interface will look correct in Safarai or the latest Konqueror on Linux? If so, check out browsershots. Just enter the URL you want screenshots for and it gets added to the queue. Check back (the delay is around a 12 hours lately) and you’re screenshots will Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 2:08 am

4.1 rating from 14 votes

Thursday, November 10th, 2005

Ajax with Direct Web Remoting (DWR)

Category: Java, Toolkit

Philip McCarthy has another article over at IBM developerWorks. This time it is on Ajax with Direct Web Remoting. Exciting as it is, adding Ajax functionality to your applications can mean a lot of hard work. In this third article in the Ajax for Javaâ„¢ developers series, Philip McCarthy shows you how to use Direct Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:03 am

2.9 rating from 7 votes

Wednesday, November 9th, 2005

Interview with Morfik development team

Category: Toolkit

We previously posted about Morfik, an upcoming Ajax IDE. Now there is a detailed interview with the development team behind Morfik over at the Firebird Database community site. Here’s an except describing the dev process in Morfik: The developer starts with designing the data layer in a visual environment similar to Microsoft Access or Microsoft Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 9:23 am
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3 rating from 6 votes

Monday, November 7th, 2005

Dojo Rich WYSIWYG Editor

Category: Component, Dojo, Toolkit

Paul Sowden and David Schontzler of the Dojo Toolkit have created a killer rich text WYSIWYG editor component that works cross browser (even Safari). You will see that they didn’t whip together something on the quick, and spent time thinking about how to do WYSIWTG right. Introduction Rich text (WYSIWYG) editing on the web is Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:21 pm

3.5 rating from 25 votes