Thursday, December 9th, 2010

New Version of qooxdoo out the door. v1.3 == New Features, v1.2.2 == Bug Fixes

Category: Qooxdoo

The Open Source JavaScript framework qooxdoo just shipped two new releases 1.2.2 and 1.3. While the first one is a regular bugfix release, the latter one includes substantial improvements across almost the entire range of the framework. Some highlights of the 1.3 release: New virtual List widget to visualize even huge data sets with supports Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 11:43 am
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3.1 rating from 8 votes

Monday, December 6th, 2010

JavaScriptMVC 3.0 Released. New Features and Standalone Subprojects.

Category: JavaScript

Jupiter IT announced today the release of v3.0 of JavaScriptMVC, their OSS framework for enterprise-scale applications. The release encompasses a bevy of new features which touch on testing, Less and CoffeeScript support and enhanced documentation. The features/updates mentioned include: FuncUnit – Web Testing Framework Stand Alone Sub Projects – You can download only the tools Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 2:24 pm
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2.9 rating from 18 votes

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

XML versus the Web again

Category: JSON

At least in terms of cool Web stuff, JSON replaced XML long ago. But the story keeps trickling down. Semi-pivotal events appear to be recent moves by Twitter and Foursquare to remove XML support from their Web APIs, settling solely on JSON. In the wake, no less than XML crew member James Clark has taken Read the rest…

Posted by jvaughan at 3:53 pm
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3.3 rating from 8 votes

Monday, November 29th, 2010

JSMentors.com – The Mailing List to Learn JavaScript

Category: JavaScript

There are a number of resources on the Internet for reading up on JavaScript but very few viable options for actually exchanging ideas with extremely knowledgeable JavaScript developers, especially when it comes to just wanting to know about JavaScript itself and not a specific JS library. This was a pain point I (Rey) personally felt Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 9:32 am
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3.9 rating from 8 votes

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

HTML5 Web Messaging

Cross document messaging is addressed in a recent HTML5 Web Messaging Working draft from the redoubtable W3C. The proposed messaging system is said to “allow documents to communicate with each other regardless of their source domain, in a way designed to not enable cross-site scripting attacks.” For more on the w3C draft, go to its Read the rest…

Posted by jvaughan at 3:16 pm
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2.5 rating from 4 votes

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

IE9 Chakra JavaScript Team Hosting a Q&A Session Tomorrow

Category: Browsers, IE, Microsoft

The IE9 team announced that they’ll be hosting an open Q&A session via Twitter where developers can ask questions to the Chakra engineers about the new JavaScript engine. In conjunction with the release of Platform Preview 7, we wanted to give the community the opportunity to ask questions of some of our IE and Chakra Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 2:56 pm
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2.8 rating from 6 votes

Friday, November 12th, 2010

HTML5 forms validation in Firefox 4

Category: Firefox, JavaScript

Mounir Lamouri looks at native browser-side form validation in Firefox4  – while re-iterating the need for re-validating on the server-side too. The objective of the browser-side form validation is to relieve JavaScript of the need to do a lot of basic form checking. Lanouri writes: ”All new input types introduced with HTML5 forms except search Read the rest…

Posted by jvaughan at 3:20 pm
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3.7 rating from 10 votes

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Firefox 4 Beta

Category: Android, Firefox, Mobile

A new beta for mobile this way comes. Outstanding issues addressed include reduced memory usage, improved text rendering install size reduction on Android.

Posted by jvaughan at 2:33 pm
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2.9 rating from 8 votes

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Adding fibers to your server side v8 diet offers efficiency and clarity

Category: JavaScript, Library

In computer science, a fiber is a particularly lightweight thread of execution. Like threads, fibers share address space. However, fibers use co-operative multitasking while threads use pre-emptive multitasking. Threads often depend on the kernel’s thread scheduler to preempt a busy thread and resume another thread; fibers yield themselves to run another fiber while executing. The Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:03 am
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4 rating from 9 votes

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

MooTools 1.3 Hits the Street

Category: MooTools

After almost a year in development, the MooTools team announced the release of version 1.3 with major notable enhancements. Slick Selector Engine The biggest update is the inclusion of the new Slick standalone selector engine. The engine was developed by Thomas Aylott, Fabio Costa and Valerio Proietti with accuracy and portability in mind, allowing the Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 8:02 pm
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2.3 rating from 6 votes

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

Normal Mapped Lighting for Photos using Canvas

Category: Canvas, Examples

Francois Laberge has a fun demonstration of creating 3d looking effects via lighting and normal mapping on 2d photos. The demos progressively add features, from left to right lighting, to glow effects, to a multiple colored lighting extravaganza! Very nice work Francois!

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:19 am
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3 rating from 16 votes

Friday, October 8th, 2010

A Call for “Pinning Menus” Sanity

Category: IE

One of the unique new features of Internet Explorer 9 is the ability to ‘pin’ web sites to the Windows task bar: While this feature is cool, the way to do it is to use the META tag and drop in some fairly grotty markup into your page: HTML4 < view plain text > <!– Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 6:00 am
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3.3 rating from 4 votes

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Passing Webcam Data into WebGL via Flash

Category: Flash, WebGL

File this one in the crazy cool hacks category. Peter Nitsch has been experimenting with using Flash to access a user’s webcam, and then feeding this data into WebGL: I tend to stay away from the HTML5 vs Flash “debate”, principally because I think it’s inane. Both platforms offer certain advantages over the other and Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 6:00 am
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3.2 rating from 6 votes

PicsEngine: The latest great Cappuccino sample

Category: Cappuccino, Showcase

The Cappuccino community loves to build rich and beautiful applications. The latest example of this is PicsEngine 4.0 by Michael Villar. The application features a clean UI and nice drag and drop support.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:40 am
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3.9 rating from 20 votes

Yo Yo, develop killer cross platform mobile Web apps with Jo

Category: Announcements, Framework, JavaScript, Library

Dave Balmer (formerly YUI, currently working with me on webOS) has created a fantastic cross platform mobile Web framework called Jo. What do I mean by cross platform? webOS, iOS, Android, Symbian, Safari, Chrome, and even Dashboard Widgets. It’s philosophy is: If you want to jam an existing web page into an application framework, jo Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:33 am
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3.7 rating from 10 votes

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

3D Slides Built with HTML5, CSS3, and SVG

Category: 3D, CSS, HTML, Presentation

Over on my personal blog I talk about a 3D slide deck I’ve created that uses HTML5, CSS3, and a bit of SVG (video). The main idea behind this deck is to be able to ‘zoom’ into topics to as deep a level as necessary. Slides are nested, like an outline. For example, I gave Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 1:00 am
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3.4 rating from 21 votes