Utility


Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

Natural Docs: Better Javascript Doc

Category: JavaScript, Utility

Jesse Kuhnert (or Dojo/Tapestry fame) wrote to us pointing to Natural Docs. Using the utility from http://naturaldocs.org and about 10-15 minutes of slight adjustment to my javascript comments I was fairly easily able to produce this. Keep in mind that this is only a very small sampling of the Tapestry javascript library, but it looks Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:50 am
8 Comments

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3.9 rating from 20 votes

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

Web Development Tools for the Power Developer

Category: JavaScript, Utility

Brennan Stehling has done a nice job in compiling Web Development Tools for the Power Developer: Validators HTML/XHTML Validator CSS Validator Feed Validator (RSS and Atom) Javascript Prototype Javascript Framework Script.aculo.us Yahoo! JavaScript Developer Center Javascript Lint Websites A List Apart Position Is Everything Quirks Mode WaSP CSS Zen Garden CSS Crib Sheet Yahoo! Browser Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:55 am
14 Comments

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3.4 rating from 36 votes

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006

Zero Kode, Visual Designer for ZK

Category: Ajax, Framework, Utility

The Tibco folks like to point out that their IDE is written in their own framework. I’m not really all that enamored of the self-compiling, eat your own dogfood approach to IDE’s when your end product is a webapp. Call me old fashioned, but I like to write my code in a desktop IDE. Maybe Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 2:02 am
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4.1 rating from 40 votes

Sunday, August 20th, 2006

Web Inspector Enhancements

Category: Utility, WebKit

Leland Scott let us know about the Web Kit teams latest Web Inspector debugging tool. On downloading a new build of WebKit today, I found that Web Inspector finally can provide those critical Metrics and Properties of each DOM element on my web pages. And boy, have they done a great job in the implementation! Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:25 pm
7 Comments

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4.4 rating from 18 votes

Friday, August 18th, 2006

Ajax Charting System

Category: Toolkit, Utility

If you’ve been scouring the web looking for a pure Ajax charting solution, you might want to check out this offering from WebFX, a simple, free, easy to use charting system with multiple chart types included. In web applications developed now days a lot of the logic that previously resided on the server side is Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:23 am
13 Comments

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3.7 rating from 96 votes

Friday, July 28th, 2006

Aptana: New Web IDE in Beta

Category: Ajax, Aptana, Utility

Fred Anderson pointed us to Aptana, a new web IDE based on Eclipse. They provide some nice screencasts of the functionality, and in the documentation they list “hot-To’s” for Many of the frameworks. Features Code Assist on JavaScript, HTML, and CSS languages, including your own JavaScript functions Outliner that gives a snapshot view of your Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:59 pm
37 Comments

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4.5 rating from 79 votes

Monday, July 24th, 2006

XN Test: The next Unit Testing project?

Category: JavaScript, Library, Utility

Brian McCallister is up to his usual tricks. This time he didn’t like JsUnit for a certain use case, so he created the embryo for a new test framework in JavaScript: For now let’s call it XN. With it you can end up with a test API such as: < View plain text > javascript Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:47 am
2 Comments

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3.7 rating from 11 votes

Monday, July 17th, 2006

JS Sorcerer 2.0: Standalone JS checking

Category: Utility

We announced the first version of JS Sorcerer which was an Eclipse-specific tool. Now, DHI Technologies has release version 2.0 which also targets non-IDE users familiar with command line interface and utilities such as “make”. We have also made some usability enhancements for the Eclipse folks including a greatly streamlined getting started process. JS-Sorcerer helps Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:26 am
2 Comments

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3.9 rating from 20 votes

Monday, July 10th, 2006

MODx CMS – An Ajax/PHP Content System

Category: PHP, Utility

There’s a new offering in the PHP/Ajax content management system world and it definitely looks like it has potential – MODx CMS. MODx is an open source PHP Application Framework that helps you take control of your online content. It empowers developers and advanced users to give as much control as desired to whomever they Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:24 am
31 Comments

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4.4 rating from 202 votes

Monday, June 12th, 2006

AJAX Feedback Mechanism

Category: Ajax, Utility

The iBegin blog has posted some information about a handy little Ajax feature they’re offering up to the public for download – an Ajax feedback mechanism. So a few weeks ago I was thinking how people are using our site, but I have no clue what their feelings are. Are the results good? Great? Craptastic? Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 6:58 am
13 Comments

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3.5 rating from 139 votes

Thursday, June 8th, 2006

Pathfinder Blog: AJAX Java IDE Support – Roundup

Category: Programming, Utility

The Pathfinder Agile Ajax blog today, there’s yet more great content – this time, it’s a look at the Ajax Java support in various IDEs. I’ve had it on my list of things to do for some time to round up all of the AJAX Java IDE’s. That’s what I’ve tried to do in this Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 6:47 am
4 Comments

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4.2 rating from 25 votes

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

Two Tools Make Ajax + Eclipse a Reality

Category: Ajax, Toolkit, Utility

IBM developerWorks has this new article posted with a look at two tools that are looking helping bring more support for Ajax to the Eclipse software via its “Ajax Toolkit Framework” – Dojo and Zimbra. The partners behind the Open Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (Ajax) Initiative are strengthening the community by building an open platform Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:44 am
10 Comments

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4 rating from 40 votes

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

Joe Hewitt Talks on Firebug (Video)

Category: Firefox, JavaScript, Utility

If you’ll remember a little while back, we posted about the latest release of a handy Javascript extension for Firefox that makes working with the language much simpler. Well, the folks over at the Yahoo! Interface Blog have posted even more information about it – this time, in the format of a video from a Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 6:33 am
3 Comments

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3.4 rating from 17 votes

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

Sprajax – An Ajax Security Scanner

Category: Security, Utility

On the Pathfinder blog today, there’s a new entry about a new security offering for the Ajax community – Sprajax. Sprajax is the first web security scanner developed specifically to scan AJAX web applications for security vulnerabilities. Denim Group, an IT consultancy specializing in web application security, recognized that there were no tools available on Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:24 am
12 Comments

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3.4 rating from 32 votes

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

Firebug 0.4: Now with debugger

Category: Firefox, Utility

We posted on Firebug, the killer Firefox extension for working with JavaScript, at the beginning. Back then it had a lot of promise. Now we see the 0.4 release which adds major features such as: JavaScript Debugger (wow!) Stack Traces with JavaScript Errors Debug JavaScript Errors Logging levels and assertions printf-like String formatting Check out Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:02 am
20 Comments

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4.4 rating from 56 votes

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

Calculating a Text Link’s Worth with Ajax

Category: Showcase, Utility

On Text-Link-Ads.com, there’s a handy tool – their Text Link Ads Calculator – to help you figure out what the value of ads placed on your site would be (based on lots of different criteria) and is ajax-enabled to make for quick and easy use. Simply enter in the URL of the site to check, Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 6:47 am
4 Comments

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3.8 rating from 35 votes