Notes on Popular JavaScript Frameworks, Libraries, and Toolkits, Part 1

Although my JavaScript development focus is currently on the Yahoo! User Interface Library (YUI) I do try to keep up with some of the other libraries. Here I'll begin to offer up my recent notes and observations on five popular projects, Dojo, Ext JS, jQuery, Moo Tools, Prototype/Scriptaculous, and YUI.

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A Few Diversions

ScrnShots.com is yet another social networking site for the InterWeb. This one targets a small niche market, sharing screen shots. It may seem a bit too narrow of a focus, but I'm going to give it a try for a bit. Specifically, I'm going to start posting new screenshots used in tutorials and posts on this site. I'll also add it to my my list of design inspiration sites to review when I begin a new project.

JavaScript Libraries Playing Nice with Others?

A common occurrence in Web 2.0 sites, and one that a recent Pingdom study notes, is the concurrent use of multiple JavaScript libraries. One explanation for this is that a required (more often desired) feature or widget may appear to only be available within one specific library.

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How to Remove a Workspace in Eclipse under OS X

The other morning, before I had my morning coffee, I fired up Eclipse and when prompted to select my Workspace, I entered my password and hit return. Still in a haze, I wondered why I was looking at the default Workspace. After restarting and seeing my password in the selected Workspace I finally woke up. D'oh!{C}

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YUI Rollover Part 2: Improving JavaScript Performance and Scalability

In my previous article we traded in old school JavaScript habits for unobtrusive methods and the Yahoo! User Interface Library (YUI). The YUI's Event and DOM extensions greatly simplify basic DOM scripting tasks. Let's build on this foundation and improve the rollover script's performance and scalability.

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