- Pyjamas: Pythons answer to GWT
- moo.fx 2.0: a whole new mooing
- Adobe Press Room: For immediate release
Adobe has announced it will contribute to the Mozilla project a large body of source code that is used in Flash Player 9’s new ActionScript virtual machine. Dubbed the Tamarin project, this code will support ECMAScript 4 in future Mozilla browsers.
- PHP configuration statistics
Damien Seguy has compiled statistics about PHP configurations by gathering the output of the php_info() function from 11,000 sites. Some quick stats: register_globals enabled on 57% of sites; magic_quotes_gpc enabled on 76%; display_errors enabled on 80%.
- Refining Data Tables
A nice discussion of the available interface design patterns for presenting large tables of data with filtering/sorting features. (thanks harryf)
- .NET Framework 3.0 has been released!
The new version adds the Windows Workflow Foundation (WWF), Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) APIs, with few changes to the existing .NET 2.0 APIs. The VS2005 extensions are also up.
- Pebble 2.0.0 released
This venerable, lightweight blogging application has just made its second major release. With many changes under the covers, 2.0 includes rich text editing, simpler and more powerful skinning, and more flexible access control and user authentication.
- Smith 1.0, free ColdFusion engine written in Java released
Smith is a freeware, cross-platform ColdFusion engine, written entirely in Java. Beware, however, this project’s biggest limitation: it does not yet support CFCs. This makes it inappropriate for running complex ColdFusion applications.
- IE7 and Various Screen Readers and Screen Enlargers
From the official Internet Explorer blog, a run-down of how the various screen readers and magnifiers work with IE 7. Especially interesting is a mention of improved support for “dynamically updating content” in JAWS 8, due out in November.
- You can improve IE.next
Microsoft has asked for input on what elements of Internet Explorer’s scripting support should get some attention in the next major release of Internet Explorer (IE 7.1? IE 8?). A wiki has been established for the wishlist and they want your comments!
- Have Your Say about the Future of HTML
Following the announcement that the W3C will resume development of HTML in parallel with the ongoing work on XHTML, the WHATWG is seeking feedback on what is needed in the next version of HTML, as well as how the development process might be improved.
- Adobe, Mozilla, and Tamarin
An excellent demystification of today’s announcement that Adobe is open sourcing its ActionScript Virtual Machine technology as the Mozilla Tamarin project. What does it mean, and what does it not mean? Get the facts right here.
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