Archive for March, 2008

* CompleteUI Q2 Release Update

Posted on March 31st, 2008 by Dave Johnson. Filed under AJAX, Nitobi, completeui.

We are still gathering feedback from our later than expected Q2 Beta release and so are trying to get things working for an April 18 release.

As Sean mentioned on my other post about Q2 Beta there are a few holes in the beta (like .NET libraries :) ) that will certainly be patched up for the release.

Stay tuned as this release should be a great one!


* CompleteUI Q2 Beta Released!

Posted on March 21st, 2008 by Dave Johnson. Filed under AJAX, Nitobi, dreamweaver, treegrid.

The Q2 Beta for CompleteUI is officially up. Finally! Despite people going on holidays and computers being stolen we actually made it :)
The big things about this Beta release are:

Safari 3 Support - all the components support Safari 3 now.

TreeGrid - a hierarchical grid component.

Themes - a bunch of new themes (XP, Vista, Tiger, Flex)

Dreamweaver Extensions - new multi-component extensions making common use-cases like master-detail grids even more easy.

Check it out now and give us your feedback!


* Nitobi to Build XMPP Client in Flex and AIR

Posted on March 15th, 2008 by Dave Johnson. Filed under AJAX, Flex, Nitobi, air, xmpp.

This is a really exciting new project (working with Verb Exchange) where we are building an AIR XMPP client for a VOIP system that lets people use their existing phones to make cheap calls and SMS.

Andre has more details and the press release is here.

It should be a pretty cool project!

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* Ajax Functional Testing Fun

Posted on March 12th, 2008 by Dave Johnson. Filed under AJAX, JavaScript, Testing, selenium.

It seems that no matter how much you look for information about Eclipse and how to setup different types of projects, your version Eclipse is innevitably not the same version of the person who makes the tutorial and nor are you as much of an Eclipse geek as the writer of the tutorial. The same things will probably be thought about what follows :)
First of all I am doing this in Eclipse 3.3 WTP.

I started by creating a new Java project.

Which should have resulted in a basic project that looks something like this.

Then right click on the project root and choose “Properties” from the context menu (Alt+Enter). Go to the “Java Build Path” section of the properties. There you can include source files from elsewhere on your computer - so for example if you keep your test code elsewhere on your system you can include the source folder which will include your Java files in the Java project so that they can be built and run as a Java program while still keeping the files in your source control folder as well. This way you also avoid checking in Java projects all over the place that are useless for everyone else.

Now we add some external Jars. Find the Selenium Java client Jar and the JUnit Jar on your system and add them.

Now your project should be ready to go and you can create Selenium tests using the Java API and run them from Eclipse using JUnit. How sweet it is!


* TreeGrid and Safari Almost There

Posted on March 11th, 2008 by Dave Johnson. Filed under AJAX, Nitobi, completeui, safari, treegrid.

Just a few more days until the Q2 Beta!


* CommunityOne Speaking

Posted on March 4th, 2008 by Dave Johnson. Filed under AJAX, Conference, Nitobi, communityone.

UPDATE: Oh yah and hopefully we will be hanging out at the Redmonk unconference the rest of the time as Andre mentions below.

Looks like I am going to be speaking at CommunityOne again this year which is immediately before JavaOne down in San Fran.

I spoke at both last year but to tell you the truth I thought that the audience was much better (and bigger) at the CommunityOne presentation. Hopefully it will be good again this year.

Last year I presented on Ajax testing and debugging while this year I am going to talk about something more JavaScripty in DOM design patterns. I am going to write a blog post shortly about the idea and try to get some feedback from everyone.


* Complete UI Q2 Beta

Posted on March 3rd, 2008 by Dave Johnson. Filed under AJAX, Nitobi.

It is coming very soon.

Get ready!