- Zend Framework 1.0.0 RC1 released
The “official” PHP web development framework nears its first release.
- What the heck is “VBx”?
The codename for Visual Basic 10, that’s what! Microsoft is still working to finalize the upcoming VB 9 release, but it has developed a wishlist for VB 10, which will return to the language’s dynamic roots by bringing it to the Dynamic Language Runtime.
- Google Web Toolkit 1.4 Release Candidate
The next major release of GWT is almost ready for release. It features smaller script sizes, quicker startup times, a handful of powerful, new widgets, and the ImageBundle, which combines multiple images into a single file to boost performance.
- Audible Ajax Episode 21: Dojo Offline on Google Gears
In an exclusive podcast interview, Dojo announces that its Dojo Offline library for supporting offline storage in browser-based web applications has already been updated to use the just-announced Google Gears offline storage engine by default.
- Last.fm Acquired By CBS
In a deal worth US$280m, US media giant CBS has acquired the music-based social networking site Last.fm.
- 34 Places to Get Design Inspiration – Online and Off
There’s some serious design inspiration to be found in this list of sites, books, and get-off-your-butt activities. (thanks jamesbooker)
- 30 Scripts For Galleries, Slideshows and Lightboxes
Rapid-fire screenshot reviews of client-side image galleries and related scripts. (thanks jamesbooker)
- About the HTMLWG
WHAT-WG member Lachlan Hunt summarizes (at great length) the current situation in the W3C HTML Working Group.
- Google Mapplets
Eclipsed by the amazing “Street View”, Google simultaneously launched a developer preview of its new Mapplets API. The API enables mashups and overlays to integrate directly into the Google Maps site, so users can mix and match their favourites.
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