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Mozilla at XTech 2005 – MozillaZine Talkback

Thursday, June 9th, 2005

MozillaZine reports “There were several Mozilla-related talks at the XTech 2005 Conference, which took place in Amsterdam in the last week of May. All the Mozilla XTech presentations can now be viewed online and papers for most of the other XTech talks are also available. The notes from the W3C’s XHTML2 talk and Ian ‘Hixie’ Hickson’s WHATWG slides may be of particular interest to our readers.

Robert “roc” O’Callahan has written a weblog post about his SVG/Canvas presentation, including a screenshot of an impressive demo he gave (Chase Phillips took a photograph of roc’s demo in action). See more links and stories from XTech 2005 at the link below:

* Mozilla at XTech 2005 – MozillaZine Talkback

* Planet XTech

Interview with Netbeans Director of Engineering

Thursday, June 9th, 2005

[tss] Joseph Ottinger wrote: “Timothy Cramer, Director of Engineering for Netbeans, was interviewed by TSS, focusing on Netbeans’ adoption rate, positioning, future capabilities, and – of course – comparison with Eclipse“.

* Interview with Netbeans Director of Engineering Timothy Cramer | TheServerSide

Coming Soon: Magic in NetBeans Form Designer

Thursday, June 9th, 2005

Michael Urban wrote “One of the biggest frustrations with GUI design in Java is struggling with layout managers to get complex forms to look good. However, that will all soon be a thing of the past.

“…Think he is using absolute positioning? He’s not. That’s a new feature called Matisse. What is so magic about it? Matisse lets you design your form as if you were using absolute positioning. You simply drag your components to where you want them and set them to the size you want by dragging. NetBeans takes care of figuring out what layout managers are needed, and of writing all of the code for you to make your form look the way you design it using ‘Drag, drop, and stretch’…”

See example Flash demo and get more info on the Matisse GUI Designer at Javalobby at the link below.

* Coming Soon: Magic in NetBeans Form Designer. | Javalobby.org

Also see:
* Project Matisse is coming! | Netbeans.org

SAJAX V0.10 – Simple AJAX Toolkit

Thursday, June 9th, 2005

I have not had time to evaluate this framework, but I have come across it the last couple of days, so I might as well post a note about, to get you started on this.

* In not too distant future I will be releasing my own XML frameworks as Open Source (most probably CC-GNU GPL), I just thought I would like to update them a little first, since they were mainly written in 2002.

Sajax is an open source tool to make programming websites using the Ajax framework — also known as XMLHTTPRequest or remote scripting — as easy as possible. Sajax makes it easy to call PHP, Perl or Python functions from your webpages via JavaScript without performing a browser refresh. The toolkit does 99% of the work for you so you have no excuse to not use it.

* SAJAX – Simple Ajax Toolkit by ModernMethod – XMLHTTPRequest Toolkit