Archive for the ‘Programming’ Category

Hey, hey. Looks like Firebug 1.5.0 has finally come out of beta.

Improvements I actually appreciate:

  • Enhanced Inspector
  • More accurate Net panel timings
  • Improved HTML editing
  • Separate Computed CSS and Style subpanels

The other additions are nice, just not sure that I’d actually use them.

This is interesting: VMware has bought Zimbra from Yahoo.

I remember when I was looking into JavaScript frameworks many moons ago and I looked at Zimbra’s and thought it was horrible to use.  Not sure if that’s the case anymore, but back when Yahoo bought Zimbra, I always wondered why.  Maybe it was the people, but I wasn’t so keen on the technology they bought.  Plus, I can’t help but remember all the uncov posts about Zimbra as well.

That all being said, what is VMware going to do with Zimbra?

Via Market Watch

If you do any kind of front-end web development work, I’d encourage you to follow the Mozilla Hacks blog.  Today’s post is a really interesting one – reading EXIF data from a JPEG file that has been dropped on the page from the desktop.

This is capability is due to the new File API that is in Firefox 3.6.  This API allows you to asynchronously read a file into memory and access the data.  The blending of standard desktop applications and web applications continues.

Via Mozilla Hacks.

Yesterday Google Web Toolkit (GWT) 2 was released.  We’re going to be using GWT for the next version of our internal software where I work.  I’m excited to use it.

There are two software updates that came out recently.

1. Mozilla Thunderbird version 3.  I’ve used the Thunderbird Betas and RCs ever since they’ve been available and have, for the most part, been quite pleased.  It’s been so long since I’ve used Thunderbird 2, that I don’t really remember how it looked.  Thunderbird 3’s new tabs and search functionality are hard to live without now.

2. Adobe Air 2 beta. I haven’t used that many Air apps – mainly as there aren’t many out there.  But, I have used a few.  I think Jonathon Snook’s Snitter was an Air app.  I used that for a while until he ceased development of it.  I also have used ExtJS’s Documentation Air app a few times.  The big updates are better profiling for CPU and memory and a Webkit update giving it the latest HTML5 and CSS3 features.