Category Archives: JavaScript

Compulsory Reading For JavaScript Developers

http://simonwillison.net/2006/Jun/26/libraries/ http://dean.edwards.name/weblog/2007/03/rules/ http://erik.eae.net/archives/2005/06/06/22.13.54/ http://bob.pythonmac.org/archives/2005/07/01/javascript-frameworks/ https://blog.metawrap.com/blog/WhyIDontUseThePrototypejsJavaScriptLibrary.aspx If at the end of this you still want to use a library that adds slots to the built-in Objects please send me your name so I can avoid hiring you or using your library.

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It Sure Does Rock Right About Here :)

The BigPond V8 Supercars 2007 application that has kept me away from regular sleep/blogosphere/fun for the last few months is rapidly shedding its “Beta” status. Here is a video WMV, QuickTime, QuickTime HUGE. The App runs at 25fps, so this 10fps screen … Continue reading

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MetaWrap TimeConverter, Build 8

There Is A New Version Available – Click Here   Update: I just fixed 2 bugs – one handle leak and a bug that could stop it from scanning serial ports. Seems I left in some debug code on both … Continue reading

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Reason – Exciting New C++ Library For Internet Applications

I’ve been waiting for Emerson Clarke to GPL this library since he started sending me code samples via IM a few years ago. If you really want to squeeze every last nanoflop of performance out of your hardware then you need … Continue reading

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Some Other Progress

For those who have suffered through my detailed answer to the question “so what have you been working on lately?”, here is a simple progress report in pictures. No doubt it makes as much sense as my addled answer, but I … Continue reading

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externalInterface Under FlashPlayer 9 Is Evil – The White Screen Of Death

In short – externalInterface is the work of the devil. There are others that have a low opinion of it. “In general, whoever coded ExternalInterface should be fired.” “ExternalInterface bug (Firefox)” “ExternalInterface Bug in Flash Player 9“ “The official Adobe … Continue reading

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This Month In JavaScript – 2006.7

“Timeline is a DHTML-based AJAXy widget for visualizing time-based events. It is like Google Maps for time-based information. Below is a live example that you can play with. Pan the timeline by dragging it horizontally.” http://simile.mit.edu/timeline/ “Slightly ThickerBox is a … Continue reading

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Aptana – JavaScript-focused web application IDE

Looks great and looks like it will run as an Eclipse plug-in! What more could you ask for. Not sure how it compares to the latest Eclipse 3.2 (Callisto) Web tools platform – which I use and love.   “Aptana is a … Continue reading

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ClickTale

ClickTale shows you the full story: every mouse movement, every click and every scrolling action. By using ClickTale you will gain insights that will improve your website’s usability, enhance navigation, and increase effectiveness. http://www.clicktale.com/ Something that looks scarily like my Open … Continue reading

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Microsoft's Eolas ActiveX Patch For IE Sometimes Breaks JavaScript Workaround

It was a long time coming, but on Feb 28 2006, Microsoft released a patch (KB912945) for the Eolas patent dispute that “breaks” Active X in Internet Explorer, which includes Flash on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. This only … Continue reading

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