Yahoo! Open Sources Mojito, a JavaScript Framework Promising Write Once, Run Anywhere

by Abel Avram on  Apr 03, 2012

Yahoo! has open source Mojito, a framework for creating reusable widgets incorporated in various web applications and executed either on the client or the server-side without code change.

ZK Web Framework 6.0 Released: New Data Binding System

by Kostis Kapelonis on  Mar 30, 2012 4

ZK Web Framework 6.0 released with a completely new data binding system, jQuery style selectors that run on the server, Servlet 3.0 Async support, new components and several other enhancements.

PHP 5.4 Drops Register Globals, Adds Traits

by Jonathan Allen on  Mar 09, 2012

PHP 5.4, the first major update since 2009, was finalized this month. This release includes several language enhancements including support for Traits as well as the removal of some controversial features.

ASP.NET MVC Model Binding

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Feb 13, 2012 3

Model Binding is a feature that simplifies controller actions by using the request data to create strongly typed objects. Jess Chadwick takes a deep dive into this feature in an MSDN article and explores complex scenarios, as well as creating custom model binders when the default model binder is not enough.

PrimeFaces 3.0 Released: Ajax, Mobile and IE 9 Components for JSF2

by Kostis Kapelonis on  Feb 11, 2012 3

PrimeFaces 3.0 was recently released offering an extensive suite of JSF2 Ajax enabled components, a separate version for iPhone/Android devices and support for Internet Explorer 9.

Phalanger Roundup

by Jonathan Allen on  Jan 27, 2012

Phalanger 3 is out with improved support for PHP namespaces, Mono/Linux, and C# interoperability.

Ruby on Rails: 3.2 RC1 Released, 4.0 Will Drop Ruby 1.8.7

by Mirko Stocker on  Dec 22, 2011

The Ruby on Rails team announced the first release candidate of Rails 3.2. New features include a faster development mode, an explain feature for database queries and several smaller features. After 3.2, the next major release of Rails will be 4.0 and drop support for Ruby 1.8.7

Safe User-Generated Templates for Ruby and .NET

by Jonathan Allen on  Dec 06, 2011 2

Unlike other templating engines that focus on given as much power as possible to the user, Liquid is designed to restrict what the user can do. The goal is to allow end-users to create their own templates without jeopardizing the security of the server. Originally created for Ruby, Liquid is now available for .NET as well.

ASP.NET MVC, Dependency Injection, and MEF 2

by Jonathan Allen on  Dec 05, 2011 13

For most types of applications dependency injection frameworks don’t make whole lot of sense. It is usually more than sufficient to manually wire up all of the dependencies during startup. But for ASP.NET MVC there are also session and request scoped dependencies. With so many competing lifecycles a DI framework quickly moves from needless distraction to an essential organizational tool.

Partial Caching and ASP.NET

by Jonathan Allen on  Nov 30, 2011

When it comes to performance developers often need to turn to partial page caching. This report looks at the current state of caching in ASP.NET and introduces a new project for MVC 3 called MvcDonutCaching.

Scala+GWT Brings Scala to the Browser, New Documentation Site and Scala Days 2012 Announced

by Mirko Stocker on  Nov 28, 2011 6

Scala+GWT makes it possible to run Scala in the browser, the latest release supports most of the language. The new Scala+GWT Eclipse plug-in uses GWT's development mode for faster turnaround. Also, the Scala team announced a new documentation website and the date for 2012's Scala Days conference.

Yahoo! Cocktails with Mojito JavaScript Framework and Manhattan Cloud

by Bienvenido David on  Nov 08, 2011 1

Yahoo! has recently announced Cocktails, a set of technologies that make it easy to develop and host applications that can run on both client and server-side environments. Cocktails is composed of Yahoo! Mojito, an environment-agnostic JavaScript web application framework, and Yahoo! Manhattan, a hosted platform (PaaS) for Mojito-based applications.

Clojure Web Frameworks Round-Up: Enlive & Compojure

by Dio Synodinos on  Oct 03, 2011

Clojure is rather new member of the LISP family of languages which runs on the Java platform. Introduced in 2007 it has generated a lot of interest. InfoQ had a small Q&A with James Reeves and Christophe Grand, the creators of Enlive and Compojure, about their projects and their experiences working with Clojure.

Ruby on Rails 3.1 Released, Brings Assets Pipeline, Streaming, and Javascript Changes

by Mirko Stocker on  Sep 03, 2011 2

Exactly one year after the last major released, the Ruby on Rails team released Rails 3.1. The highlights of this release are support for HTTP Streaming, more intelligent migrations and the new assets pipeline that makes it easier to use CoffeeScript and Sass.

Fuel PHP: An MVC Framework

by Jonathan Allen on  Sep 01, 2011 8

The Model-View-Controller pattern is pretty much dominating professional, customer facing website design these days. While single-file scripts and form builder technologies still have a place, MVC seems to strike the right balance for many developers. The Fuel framework for PHP intends to capitalize on the work done by earlier MVC frameworks such as Ruby on Rails.

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