Monday, July 25th, 2005

Konfabulator 2.1: Ajax additions

Category: Utility

Konfabulator has been purchased by Yahoo!, and the platform is to be known as Yahoo! Widgets. What is Konfabulator? Konfabulator is a JavaScript runtime engine for Windows and Mac OS X that lets you run little files called Widgets that can do pretty much whatever you want them to. Widgets can be alarm clocks, calculators, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:42 am
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4 rating from 6 votes

Monday, June 27th, 2005

Jazmin and JavaScript Minifier

Category: Utility

A blast from the past here. A lot of people are not aware of Douglas Crawford’s JavaScript Minifier which does what it says on the box: JSMin is a filter which removes comments and unnecessary whitespace from JavaScript files. It typically reduces filesize by half, resulting in faster downloads. It also encourages a more expressive Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:13 am

4.1 rating from 8 votes

Thursday, June 9th, 2005

Microsoft Script Encoder

Category: JavaScript, Utility

One common issue wrt JavaScript on the web, is the fact that some people don’t feel comfortable sharing their application in source code format. You can obfuscate your code, but it isn’t too hard to reverse engineer that. Microsoft has offered a free download, Script Encoder, that encrypts the source code and gives you an Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:34 am

3.1 rating from 7 votes

Wednesday, June 8th, 2005

Microsoft’s Fiddler HTTP Debugging Tool

Category: Utility

Fiddler is a HTTP Debugging Proxy which logs all HTTP traffic between your computer and the Internet. Fiddler allows you to inspect all HTTP Traffic, set breakpoints, and “fiddle” with incoming or outgoing data. Fiddler is designed to be much simpler than using NetMon or Achilles, and includes a simple but powerful JScript.NET event-based scripting Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:40 am

2.8 rating from 6 votes

Thursday, June 2nd, 2005

Ajax Debugging Tool

Category: Ajax, JavaScript, Utility, XmlHttpRequest

Julien Couvreur has released an improved version of his Ajax Debugging Tool. His latest GreaseMonkey script adds debugging features to the tracing script that he wrote previously.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:18 am
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3.3 rating from 8 votes

Wednesday, June 1st, 2005

Drip: IE Leak Detector

Category: Browsers, IE, JavaScript, Utility

One of the major issues in developing JavaScript applications (and hence Ajax) is that over time we have found memory leaks in implementations such as in IE (JScript). Joel Webber has stepped up to the plate and has released an early version of a leak detector for IE: It’s a pretty simple application. Basically, it Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:27 am

3.7 rating from 11 votes

Tuesday, May 31st, 2005

Utility: JavaScript Obfuscator

Category: Java, JavaScript, Utility

Shane Ng has releaed an open source JavaScript Obfuscator. The obfuscator is a Java program itself, and follows a set of rules: This JavaScript obfuscator removes all comments. In case there is a closure that does not end with a semi-colon, “;”, a line break will be inserted when “}” is encountered. Redundant whitespace characters Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:33 am

3.6 rating from 56 votes

Thursday, May 12th, 2005

Mouseover DOM Inspector

Category: JavaScript, Utility

Our old friend at Agylen links to a tool that we sometimes need to remind people about, the Mouseover DOM inspector. Mouseover DOM Inspector v2.0.2 “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 Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:15 am
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3 rating from 5 votes

Wednesday, May 11th, 2005

XMLHttpRequest tracing for Ajax debugging via GreaseMonkey

Category: Ajax, Utility

Julien Couvreur has written a GreaseMonkey user script to: trace XMLHttpRequest calls in the javascript console. It logs the “open” and “send” calls, as well as the response status code and text. Its purpose is to help peek into Ajax applications, to learning or troubleshooting, without having to run a network sniffer. Here is a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:26 am

3 rating from 6 votes