Archive for May, 2008

* Hacking and Scotch

Posted on May 20th, 2008 by Dave Johnson. Filed under AJAX.

In case you have not heard of our upcoming Nitobi events - Ajax and Scotch as well as Hack Day - then where the hell have you been???

Come out on Thursday night (May 22) at the Shebeen Room for some lovely scotch - my current favourite is Auchentoshan - and of course Ajax discussions, which as we all know means pretty much anything these days.

If that doesn’t turn your crank or if you drink so much scotch that you are still lying in a pool of your own filth in the middle of Blood Alley by Saturday morning then at least come out to Nitobi Hack Day (this links to the wiki which no one is using anyways except for Brock who always keeps it real and I don’t even know what the hell Chuck is!) this Saturday (May 24) at the Nitobi world head quarters. There will be a beautiful keg of Storm Scottish Ale and hopefully some fun hacking antics like Booze’n'foos. Be there at 9:30 or 10 when things kick off.


* Complete UI JSF

Posted on May 15th, 2008 by Dave Johnson. Filed under AJAX, JSF, java.

Mike has written up about our JSF preview that we released last week, which can be downloaded here.

We are pretty excited to be improving our Ajax support on the Java platform and this release is just a glimpse of what we have in store for JSF!

Check it out and get us your feedback please!

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* CommunityOne Presentation

Posted on May 8th, 2008 by Dave Johnson. Filed under AJAX, JavaScript, Patterns, communityone.

In addition to my slides, Andre recorded my CommunityOne presentation and put it on Blip. Check it out!

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* CommunityOne and RedMonk

Posted on May 7th, 2008 by Dave Johnson. Filed under AJAX, Nitobi, communityone, javaone.

So far so good.

My talk at CommunityOne went off without a hitch and was possibly even well received. After which Andre and I went on to check out the RedMonk track at CommunityOne, which was inciteful as one would expect. We participated in a few discussions around cloud computing, twitter and, of course, RIA. I think from the discussion about RIAs I pretty much decided the only thing that makes an RIA is when an online application does not use page refreshes (too much). Flash, Silverlight and Ajax all share this one common thread. It was a good time and got even better at the house of shields after (between which was dinner with Dion, Ben, Chet, James and Andre).

At any rate, there have been lots of good conversations with all sorts of different people and the creative juices are flowing. Can’t wait to find time to get some code written :)
Tomorrow is the Anchor Steam tour that Mike Chambers has organized - needless to say I can’t wait!


* Nitobi Hack Day V3

Posted on May 3rd, 2008 by Dave Johnson. Filed under AJAX, Nitobi, hackday, scotch, vancouver.

The next Nitobi Hack Day has been scheduled for May 24 - put it in your calendar.

Check the details at Upcoming or on the Wiki.

Last time was wicked awesome and by awesome I mean totally sweet. Lots of hacking got done and the beer was cold.

And if you missed it last time we also have another Ajax and Scotch event the thursday before so that people can plan their exploits.


* Complete UI Q2 Released!

Posted on May 1st, 2008 by Dave Johnson. Filed under AJAX, JSF, Nitobi, completeui, safari, treegrid.

We managed to finally pull things together and get the release out despite some attempts by .NET build tools to sabotage the entire release!

With this release we now support Safari 3, have added a bunch of new themes to help you make your apps look hot, some new Dreamweaver extensions that mean there is no JavaScript to write to make master-detail grid or combo applications, and most importantly Mike did an awesome job on getting the new TreeGrid component done!

There are some exciting things in the works as well for next week - including screencasts and even some JavaServer Faces love!