Jun 22, 2006 News Wire

  • Yahoo! Local rolls out support for the hCalendar, hCard and hReview microformats, and points to a number of useful tools for accessing this information.
  • Google is handing out invites to a new program where instead of getting paid for click-throughs, you can get paid for sales made through your AdSense ads.
  • Sandy is an ActionScript library for generating 3D graphics in Flash. Looks awesome!
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  • An excellent way to get started in the still-experimental area of building Flex applications with PHP on the server side. A skeletal application ready for you to deploy and then modify.
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  • Before the rest, there was Bindows — perhaps the first mature framework for building desktop-like AJAX applications. Now this framework is the first to support section 508 accessibility for screen readers and magnifiers.
  • Need to parse esoteric text file formats in PHP? What you need is a parser generator: a script that will take your specification for the text file format and produce a PHP script to parse it. Greg Beaver has ported one to PHP from Lemon, a parser generato
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  • No need to adopt a whole new framework to do AJAX in Java. SweetDEV RIA is a library of standalone AJAX widgets such as a datagrid and multiselect combo boxes that can be plugged into any JSP page. GPL and commercial licenses available.
  • Magnolia is a popular enterprise-class Java content and document management system. There is a free Community Edition available. 3.0 brings many new features, including major enhancements to the user interface, which is now fully “buzzword compliant”.
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  • A nice discussion of so-called “unconscious design” — the design decisions you can make without even noticing them. Uses WordPress and Broadway Musicals as examples.
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  • A first look at the Spring Framework for Java web application development, based on principles of aspect-oriented programming (AOP) and inversion of control (IoC). Basic Java knowledge is assumed.
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  • Yogler

    Unconscious Interface Design is spectacular. Every web developer should read it.

  • Fenrir2

    Yes that’s very true. I think google & 37signals knew this already.