Utility


Monday, January 15th, 2007

byteplug: Experimental Online JavaScript Editor

Category: JavaScript, RichTextWidget, Toolkit, Utility

Andrea Giammarchi has been working on an online JavaScript editor and debugger. The online editor combines a possible solution for byte family plugins, a global byteplug namespace object, and a portable Editor panel to test quickly JavaScript and/or html pages. Features realtime debug   It allows developers to write and test code quickly using document.write, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:30 am
14 Comments

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3.7 rating from 36 votes

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

WYSIWYG Imagemap Creator

Category: Showcase, Utility

Simon Brüchner has created an Ajax WYSIWYG Imagemap Creator using Prototype, Scriptaculous, JavaScript Vectorgraphics Library, dp.SyntaxHighlighter, YUI Reset CSS, and YUI Fonts CSS. As you build the image map with clicks, you see the HTML for it generate on the fly.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:55 am
10 Comments

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4.6 rating from 40 votes

Monday, December 18th, 2006

aSSL – Ajax Secure Service Layer

Category: Security, Utility

Francesco Sullo has created aSSL: Ajax Secure Service Layer an open source library built to substitute the need for SSL in Ajax applications. First a random 128-bit key is negotiated with the server, then, once the connection is established, data is exchanged using BlockTEA. The most recent version of aSSL (v1.1) implements what Francesco calls Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:47 am
19 Comments

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3.6 rating from 26 votes

Thursday, December 14th, 2006

Ajax DNS: DNS Tools

Category: Utility

Ten Ships has announced AjaxDNS, the latest Ajax based DNS and hosting admin tools. It includes: Live DNS Whois Search IP Whois HTTP Headers RBL Search Ping DNS Traversal

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:35 am
10 Comments

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3.2 rating from 18 votes

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

Got API? Fast API Searching

Category: Showcase, Utility

There have been a lot of these, but here is one more. Got API has a fast api search that can query across a lot of the APIs that you use day to day. You select the APIs that you care about, and search away.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:37 am
6 Comments

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3.9 rating from 30 votes

Tuesday, December 5th, 2006

JavaScript Tools: Coverage, Memory, and Performance Validator

Category: JavaScript, Utility

Software Verification Limited has released a set of tools for JavaScript developers: JavaScript Coverage Validator is a code coverage software tool. JavaScript Memory Validator is a memory analysis and leak detection software tool. JavaScript Performance Validator is a performance profiler software tool. All three software tools work with Firefox 1.0, 1.5, 2.0 and Flock 0.7. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:45 am
6 Comments

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3 rating from 21 votes

Monday, December 4th, 2006

Firebug 1.0: Public Beta, Still Free, and a Lite version for other browsers

Category: Browsers, Firefox, Utility

Joe Hewitt has been busy. We have loved the private builds of Firebug 1.0 beta, and he just made a bunch of announcements: Firebug is to remain free: Very generous indeed. If you would like to support development, still check out the donate button. Joe wants to be able to hire someone to keep the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:13 am
22 Comments

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4.6 rating from 51 votes

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

DOMTool: Given HTML generate DOM methods

Category: JavaScript, Library, Utility

Stuart Colville has developed a tool for generating DOM methods from an HTML snippet called DOMTool: The idea is that you drop a snippet of HTML in the input and the tool puts it into the document with innerHTML and then loops through that structure to generate the DOM methods needed to append that piece Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:44 am
10 Comments

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3.8 rating from 26 votes

Thursday, November 16th, 2006

GetFirebug: 1.0 is getting close

Category: Firefox, JavaScript, Utility

Firebug 1.0 is currently in beta, and looks very different to the 0.4.1 that we all know and love. The new website Get Firebug gives you a glimpse of what is coming shortly: Inspect and edit HTML Tweak CSS to perfection Visualize CSS metrics Monitor network activity Debug and profile JavaScript Quickly find errors Explode Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:32 am
33 Comments

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4.7 rating from 45 votes

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

OctaGate SiteTimer: Time your page loads

Category: Showcase, Utility

OctaGate SiteTimer is a service hosted in Stockholm (Sweden) that performs page loads, and gives you detailed results. There are currenly one SiteTimer server, located in Stockholm (Sweden) that performs the actual page downloads. This means that if you’re for instance in the US, the measurements you’re seeing are based on a user located in Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:50 am
25 Comments

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3.8 rating from 18 votes

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

Amberjack: JavaScript Site Tour Creator

Category: JavaScript, Utility

Arash Yalpani has released Amberjack, a tiny and Open Source/GPLed JavaScript library you can use to create nice looking tours for a web site. There is a tour wizard to make it simple to create your own tours, and a JSON technique is used to post-fetch skins. Checkout a sample tour to see it in Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:46 am
10 Comments

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4 rating from 39 votes

Thursday, October 26th, 2006

SSLBridge: Ajax Samba Client

Category: Ajax, Showcase, Utility

Jim Kern has created SSLBridge, an Ajax enabled Samba Web GUI, and has released it using the GPL open source license. SSLBridge features: Authenticates using your existing user name and password against MS Active Directory using Samba. All permissions that apply at office are also applied through SSLBridge. Can download files from computers, just like Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:31 am
4 Comments

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4.2 rating from 36 votes

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006

DOM Helper: IE Inline CSS Editor

Category: CSS, IE, Utility

Rhys Jeremiah created DOM Helper, an inline CSS editor for Internet Explorer: Well I’ve finally got round to producing the inline CSS editor that I wanted to do in the first place. The first stab, was in C++ and although it worked, it was a complete nightmare. It didn’t allow you to alter CSS files Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:53 am
19 Comments

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4.3 rating from 25 votes

Thursday, October 12th, 2006

OnForce Ajax Server Monitor

Category: Announcements, Utility

OnForce has released an initial release of an Ajax Server Monitor. There are two components, the Ajax Server Monitor, which displays real-time CPU, memory, and MySQL server data, and the COMET System Command Streamer, which pulls output directly from normal system commands to the browser. The software is currently working in PHP 5, with the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:42 am
3 Comments

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4.1 rating from 25 votes

Wednesday, October 11th, 2006

Smooth Slideshow 2.0

Category: JavaScript, Library, Utility

Jonathan Schemout has released version 2 of his Smooth Slideshow library, written on top of mootools. New Features in 2.0 All the code is now wrapped in objects. In other words, you can now add more than one slideshow to the same webpage. JonDesign’s SmoothSlideshow now center images in the viewport. This way you can Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:12 am
17 Comments

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4.4 rating from 38 votes

DomJax: Ajax based domain registration

Category: Showcase, Utility

Shortly after Ajax started getting hype we saw ajaxian domain searches. The latest to the pack is DomJax that allows you to search for available domains. When it finds domains, it gives you easy access to various tools such as SEO tools, validation tools, and research tools. All in one simple page.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:06 am
10 Comments

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3.2 rating from 23 votes