Utility


Thursday, January 5th, 2006

SafariTest: Browser Testing for non-Mac folk

Category: Browsers, Utility

We talked about BrowserShot.org in a past entry. If you have a lot of the browsers covered, but really need a way to check out Safari, then you can use SafariTest. Other than just supporting Safari, there are some issues: frames and Flash movies are not perfectly supported if your page uses client-side redirection you Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:07 pm
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3.8 rating from 21 votes

Wednesday, January 4th, 2006

Proxy Systems Ajax DNS Tools

Category: PHP, Showcase, Utility

Cotton and the folks over at Proxy Systems have released an Ajax Netadmin / DNS tool. If you head over to the tool area you will find: Live DNS DNS Traversal HTTP Headers Whois Search IP Whois RBL Search Ping DNS Report

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:59 pm
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3.9 rating from 70 votes

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

IE Leak Tool: Drip 0.3 Released

Category: Browsers, IE, JavaScript, Utility

We announced Drip, the IE Leak Detector back in June. Since then, the project got picked up by Matthias Miller, and his team has released a new version of the tool. The new features of Drip are: Major enhancements include: Drip now supports popup windows. (Note that the “Auto-Refresh” button does not apply to popup Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:00 am
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3.9 rating from 14 votes

Monday, November 28th, 2005

Rejax: Ajax Regex Tester

Category: Utility

Brendon Crawford has created a little Regular Expression Tester called Rejax, that gives you instant feedback on your test regex queries. Brendon built the engine on his AJFORM Ajax toolkit, and it allows you to query both PHP and JavaScript-style regular expressions. I wrote about a regex application called Regex Coach, and would love to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:17 am
6 Comments

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3.8 rating from 13 votes

JavaScript Utilities Project

Category: Utility

The creatively named JavaScript Utilities Project is oriented at developing a set of tools and components geared toward enhancing the development model around JavaScript as used for implementing rich Web applications. The project introduces the notion of .jsx (extended JavaScript) and .jsa (JavaScript assembly) files. JSX files provide the ability to include conditional code via Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:38 am
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4.1 rating from 9 votes

Monday, November 14th, 2005

Mouseover DOM Inspector

Category: Utility

The Mouseover DOM Inspector, or MODI for short, is a favelet (also known as a bookmarklet) that allows you to view and manipulate the DOM of a web page simply by mousing around the document. After you select the bookmarklet, the page is in debug mode, allowing you to gather data in the document. There Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:07 am
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3.6 rating from 7 votes

Monday, November 7th, 2005

sDumper: JavaScript Data Structure Tool

Category: Utility

Joshua Blackburn has started a new open source project called The Solvent. The first module, sDumper, is a JavaScript data structure visualization tool, that looks similar to Perl’s Data::Dumper or Cold Fusion’s CFDUMP. You pass a JavaScript object in, and you get an expandable view of the object and its contents. This is as simple Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:33 am
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3.5 rating from 11 votes

Tuesday, October 11th, 2005

ShrinkSafe: Compress your JavaScript

Category: Dojo, Utility

The Dojo Toolkit guys have had a JavaScript compressor for awhile, but you needed to download and run it locally. They just exposed this functionalty as ShrinkSafe, so you can now upload one or more JavaScript files, and they will come back as one compressed file.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:18 am
10 Comments

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3.6 rating from 10 votes

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

Morfik announces Ajax IDE

Category: Utility

Morfik is announcing a new Ajax development environment. Morfik IDE differs from other tools due to its JavaScript Synthesis Technology (‘JST’) that allows developers to use a visual design environment and a high-level language of their choice to create applications comprised purely of HTML and JavaScript. So, this sounds like they take your code written Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:41 am
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4.4 rating from 18 votes

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

JSEclipse: JavaScript Editor with Code Completion

Category: Utility

Joe Walker now has a new favourite JavaScript editor in JSEclipse. JSEclipse is obviously an Eclipse plugin, that has features such as: Code completion for JavaScript function and classes. Code completion for JavaDoc. Function and class names are displayed in the Outline panel for the currently open file. Open declaration Error reporting Warning reporting Code Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:52 am
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4.3 rating from 16 votes

Wednesday, September 21st, 2005

IE Web Developer Helpers

Category: IE, JavaScript, Utility

At Microsoft PDC, we heard about the Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar Beta, which is like the Firefox Web Developer extension that every web developer has in their back pocket. IE Developer Toolbar The IE Developer Toolbar provides several features for deeply exploring and understanding Web pages. Explore and modify the document object model (DOM) of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:37 am
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3.1 rating from 8 votes

Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

HashBash: Ajax MD5/SHA1 Lookup

Category: Utility

A lil utility here. HashBash is an ajaxian service that looks up MD5 or SHA1 hashes.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:00 am
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3.1 rating from 7 votes

Tuesday, August 16th, 2005

JavaScript Lint

Category: Utility

Out of Hanwell has announced the release of JavaScript Lint. It’s a development tool that validates JavaScript code for best coding practices. It is derived from Mozilla’s SpiderMonkey JavaScript engine. This tool can be integrated into VisualStudio or used standalone. From the website: ‘Many JavaScript implementations do not warn against questionable coding practices. Yes, that’s Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:57 pm
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3.1 rating from 8 votes

Monday, August 15th, 2005

Dojo Compressor Toolkit

Category: Dojo, Utility

Yeah, yeah. So you have written your own script which takes JavaScript and munges it to compress it. How do you grok the JavaScript? Some cheeky regex’s that are very brittle? This is where Dojo’s Compressor differs from our little hacks: So how does this all work? And why should anyone choose this tool over Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:34 am
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2.7 rating from 6 votes

Thursday, August 11th, 2005

Script.aculo.us Ghost Train: Functional Testing

Category: Utility

The script.aculo.us guys are devloping more and more cool things all the time. They created a web application functional test engine, with automatic recording called Ghost Train. Turn the puppy on (Firefox only), lets it rip, and see your script come to life.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:45 am
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3 rating from 5 votes

Tuesday, August 9th, 2005

View Post-rendered Source

Category: Firefox, Utility

Michael Moncur found the View Formatted Source Mozilla extension. He hit the nail on the head with respect to its usefulness. Having color-coded HTML is fine and all, but the interesting piece is that the source that is shown isn’t just what was downloaded from the server, but represents the current work, post script: I Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:06 pm
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3.3 rating from 6 votes