Brendan Eich (Mozilla):
Anne Zelenka (Red Monk):
Emmy Huang (Adobe):
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Sunday, May 27, 2007
It's awesome to include a .js file, open up Internet Exploder, and use alot of the Firebug goodness to check browser compatibility. (after test, or prior to loading to your production webserver, simply comment out that line of .js and you won't take a hit when it comes to page load times).
Here is some more Firebug documentation and references from their site:
Script.aculo.us Effects Library tag docs:
Dan Webb's LowPro.js:
Joe Hewitt's Firebug plugin docs and download:
This is older news, but certainly worthy of repeating (now that I have a couple free hours to get my thoughts out).
If you're interested in where the future of client-side software development is going, definitely read this post and the related link from Ajaxian.com. It discusses 'Tamarin', which is a collaborative project between Adobe and Mozilla -- Adobe contributed source code from the ActionScript Virtual Machine to the Mozilla Foundation.
What all of this means, as Brendan Eich states "now web developers have a high-performance, open source virtual machine for building and deploying interactive applications across both Adobe Flash Player and the Firefox web browser"
All of this gives us insight into the web-centric paradigm that both Adobe and Mozilla (along with obviously Google and others) are pointed towards and that has huge momentum. This collaboration, along with items like Adobe Apollo (and other similar efforts by Sun, for instance), make it very motivating time to be a web application developer. We are at the beginning of a time pointing towards being able to create deeply rich web applications -- apps that run efficiently in a browser that is continually increasing in performance. These web applications can be programmed and run in a web-connected or disconnected mode.
The Ajax libraries and toolsets that have sprung up in the last few years (E.g. Prototype, Dojo, et al), along with the advancement of the browser itself, collaborations between Open Source and industry (Adobe, JVM and Flex), and many of the open source communities supporting this vision for the future of the web really gets me excited and motivated to wake up and write code, and dig deeper each day into the nuances of these technologies. Good times-
(ps, here is another good read: http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/roadmap/archives/2007/04/openness.html)
Thursday, May 03, 2007
We are looking to hire a handful of Coldfusion MX Developers for a set of projects. These are full time positions here in Seattle, WA. Contact me by phone or email if you are interested. The company that I am working with has a great culture, very cutting edge using the latest CF7 and CF8 BETA, along with db technologies like mySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, some SQLServer.
We are looking for Coldfusion Developers of all skill levels, but basically people with a passion for development with CF. It's as good of an opportunity as exists in the NW in terms of competitive pay, great culture, great projects, great people, growing company. You'll have a chance to do some cutting edge CF development with a great group of people.
My contact info to send your resume: