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Jeff Haynie's "Introspection" Blog I read on Ryan Stewart’s blog: “Yahoo! Releases ASTRA: Set of Flash and Flex Components”. Huh? According to Yahoo!’s developer site, ASTRA stands for “ActionScript Toolkit for Rich Applications”. OK, I think I get it - or maybe not? So, I took a look at the components and examples on their website. What’s up with these widgets? Tree, Menu, TabBar, Autocomplete, Charts, AlertManager, AudioPlayback, Menubar OK, for example - take a look at the AlertManager. Drag around the alert box inside the flash “window”. Yeah, it clips. OK, that’s probably just because the frame size is too small. But, c’mon. I admit, I don’t get it. Why is Yahoo!, of all companies, doing this type of stuff? I get YUI. I also really dig their OpenID initiatives, very good stuff and about time. But, I don’t get their Flash/Flex widgets. I suppose these are good i... (more)

iPad - What It Means For Developers

iPad on Ulitzer Today was a historic day in computing history. While the techno-geeks will argue for the next several months what this really means and what the Apple iPad is missing or why it’s only a large screen iPod Touch, I’m going to be focused on what I think this really means to some key industries and how Appcelerator can help. From my perspective, web developers are talking up and overwhelmingly are planning new application experiences for the new iPad. We surveyed just a small sample of our community of developers and found that over 90% of them plan on building an iP... (more)

AJAX Development: Scary Tales from AJAXWorld

Jeff Haynie's blog Last week, we attended AJAXWorld in San Jose and chatted with developers about some amazing innovations happening within the AJAX community. Beyond their experiences with AJAX, we wanted to uncover developers' opinions about the hottest trends in web app development and also their worst coding nightmares. In the spirit of Halloween, we compiled our findings into some fun (and spooky) videos. In these videos, find out what developers really think about the wonders and downfalls of IE6, hear scary tales of back end integration gone bad, and get a glimpse of a t... (more)

Titanium Mobile at Mountain View JavaScript Meetup at Google

I gave a talk this week at the Mountain View JavaScript meetup hosted by Google at the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California. Thanks to Michael Carter who hosts this event on a monthly basis. The event was also video recorded by Google and is being made available on Youtube, although I don’t yet have a URL for it. Below are my slides from the talk, available on Slideshare. Mountain View July JavaScript Meetup at Google View more presentations from Jeff Haynie. If you haven’t yet tried Appcelerator Titanium, I would encourage you to do that now. It’s a pretty awesome p... (more)

Right Side Up Development

Traditional Web development frameworks tightly couple the user interface (UI) and the server. This characteristic has two significant implications: Prototyping is difficult Development is server-focused Prototyping Traditional Web frameworks make it extremely difficult, if not impossible, to create prototypes. The tight coupling between the UI and the server dictates that you must write and run server code to do anything. This leaves you with two options: build prototypes using a different set of technologies or don't prototype at all. In the first case, your prototype will be throw... (more)