- Using XStream to forward JSON to a browser
- Sun joins Open Ajax Initiative and Dojo Foundation
Though I remain skeptical at some of the nonstandard approaches being taken by the OpenAJAX Alliance, Sun has joined the initiative, which can only be a good thing. Sun has also announced its sponsorship of the Dojo Foundation.
- Microsoft AJAX framework forges ahead
Despite some reliability issues with certain components of Microsoft’s Atlas framework for AJAX, Microsoft is committed to releasing the framework with the next version of Visual Studio. Some of its ideas have security experts worried, however.
- Google AdWords Help Center: What is ad scheduling?
Google launched the new ad scheduling feature for AdWords on Thursday. “With ad scheduling, a campaign can run all day, every day, or as little as 15 minutes per week. A campaign can also run and pause several times each day.”
- Web accessibility soon mandatory in Europe?
Much of the European Union has signed on to a plan that may include far-reaching requirements for web accessibility on government sponsored web sites.
- Opera 9 just around the corner; Grand marketing campaign in the works
Opera 9 will be released tomorrow, June 20th. This version includes many new developer features. Speculation is rife regarding what Opera will do at its launch event in Seattle.
- Why is Flickr afraid of Zooomr?
Flickr chooses to deny access to its API to direct competitors like photo sharing site Zoomr.
- phpBB 3.0 Beta1 released
The long-awaited major update to arguably the most popular free forum software around is one step closer to release with this first public beta release. Not for use in production environments!
- Apache Derby Bundled with Java JDK 1.6
The next major version of Java, also known as Java 6 codenamed “Mustang”, will include Apache Derby, a relational database implemented in pure Java. Java applications that rely on a database will not need to distribute their own database libraries.
- Tag Soup 1.0
Major development of this SAX-compliant parser for non-well-formed HTML comes to an end with its 1.0 release, which brings stability and feature completeness. Bugs will continue to be fixed as they are discovered.
- HOWTO: Pick an open source license (part 1)
Great overview of the various open source licenses that are available, with a clear decision tree to assist you in selecting the right one.
- The Art of Agile Development Draft Chapters
Read and comment on draft sections of the upcoming O’Reilly book “The Art of Agile Development” for free as they are written.
- API Keys for Direct Competitors
After much internal debate, Flickr is looking to reverse its position on granting API access to direct competitors like Zoomr. If this goes forward, this will be an excellent example of one of the big players doing the right thing in the API world.
- ADO.Net Entity Framework
Ayende Rahien takes a look at the early documentation for ADO.NET Entity Framework. His notes are not encouraging, and he sums up with a prediction that there is little to be excited about, and many opportunities for confusion.
- Overview of Page State Persisters
ASP.NET 2.0 supports pluggable page state persisters, objects that control how the page state (the values and current states of all the ASP.NET controls on a page) is preserved across multiple page loads. Find out how to write you own!