Archive for August, 2007

* Nitobi CUI Online Documentation

Posted on August 28th, 2007 by Dave Johnson. Filed under Nitobi, Uncategorized, enterpriseajax.


I am totally behind the eight ball - as usual - and I need to get the new online documentation for Complete UI into the build process.

Alexei has made amazing online searchable documentation for Complete UI! Check it out here: http://support.nitobi.com/

Alexei talks about it over on his blog.

Now I just need to get that damn source code for Enterprise Ajax online!

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* Firebug Caching

Posted on August 28th, 2007 by Dave Johnson. Filed under Debugging, JavaScript.


First of all I, like everyone else, love Firebug!

However, I noticed yesterday that Firebug seems to have a problem reporting the true status of cached pages in the Net tab. With a simple page that has one JavaScript file included the Firebug report looks like this:

While if you look at Fiddler it says this:

Firebug will occasionally report that the resources have been cached but Fiddler consistently reports the 304 “Not Modified” HTTP header.

Am I doing something wrong here? Is there a great Firebug feature that I am missing?

If not then Joe can you pls fx it :)

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* New Nitobi Office

Posted on August 13th, 2007 by Dave Johnson. Filed under Nitobi, Uncategorized.


We have a signed contract - Nitobi is moving! We are getting out of North Vancouver and moving to the third floor at 247 Abbott Street. It is very nearby to some of the best pubs and food spots in the city!

Something that is also important to me is the fact that it should have a very small environmental footprint. We have opening windows instead of an air conditioner, there is no elevator, there will be low energy lighting and we all use laptops. Also, maybe most importantly, the office is much closer for most of us to commute - at the very least it will make it far less daunting to get on a bike on those rainy winter Vancouver mornings.

Should be fun!

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* Adobe AIR and XSLT… Again

Posted on August 12th, 2007 by Dave Johnson. Filed under Uncategorized, XSLT, air.


I just thought that I should voice my disappointment once more regarding the fact that Adobe as yet has not confirmed that XSLT is going to be included in the final release of AIR. This is particularly strange given that it is included in the version of WebKit that is being used by AIR.

As usual I have been thinking of a cool application that would be well suited to a simple cross platform desktop widget, only problem being that it requires XSLT for high speed grouping and filtering of data. Normally, data for an AIR application might be accessed through some “web service” but in this case it is accessed natively as XML from the file system. If AIR does not have XSLT support it makes it much more difficult to make compelling and richly interactive applications for the desktop.

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