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JavaScript Roundup

Matthew Pennell

November 22, 2006 at 6:07 AM

New-and-improved releases and additions continue to come thick and fast from the various JavaScript libraries as we head towards the festive season.

Library behemoth, Dojo, adds a charting library as part of its 0.4 release; the beta of 1.7 has morphing effects (very similar to jQuery's animate() function, if you're familiar with that); and Google Web Toolkit hits 1.2 and now lets you develop on your Mac as well as Linux and Windows.

There are also some new JavaScript toys to play with: the JSOC Framework adds various caching abilities to your scripts, and AjaxCore builds Prototype's Ajax functionality into your interfaces via a PHP framework.

Finally, Dean Edwards has posted some tricksy stuff involving iframes that allows you to subclass the JavaScript Array object—very clever; it will be interesting to see if this approach starts showing up in other places. Iframes also come in handy when trying to solve the problem of broken back buttons in Ajax apps on Safari—who knew?



February 13, 2007 at 3:14 AM

nice :) ;))

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