May 292013
 

Web and Mobile application interfaces have been going through a massive overhaul over the past couple of years. Web developers around the world have been relentlessly launching one great platform after another – Twitter Bootstrap, jQuery UI/jQtouch, Lungo, Ext JS to name a few. Sencha happens to be one of the most aggressive players in this space having recently launched their flagship Ext JS and Touch offerings. But what exactly is different about these frameworks? What has the nature of this overhaul been? Continue reading »

Sep 032012
 

With over 25 million activation in the holiday season of 2011 alone it is hard to ignore mobile application development today. Every organization, even large enterprises are looking to build small useful mobile applications for their employees on the go. This presents a huge opportunity as well as a challenge for the web / desktop application developer who now faces the dilemma of learning a highly fragmented developer space.

Rocky Jaiswal shares his experience of learning, developing and publishing a mobile app in just two weeks. He also looks at the tools available to us for mobile application development and pros and cons of each. Continue reading »

Aug 272012
 

Punam Dahiya shares her experiences on “Why Node.js and how to effectively use Node.js in production”.  She shares her experiences and learning while rewriting framework of UrbanTouch.com, one of the leading player in on-line beauty sector in India. UrbanTouch platform was originally written using Magento, an open source based ecommerce web application built using Zend Framework.

To provide support to growing user base with a scalable Internet application , we are rewriting the site in Node.js , which is based on event-driven I/O programming model that uses Server Side JavaScript on a VM that is incredibly fast (V8). Javascript, despite its oddities can be a great language to code in.

Node.js : A web developer’s journey –  was presented at IndicThreads Conference, Delhi NCR, India (July 2012). Presentation – Slides

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Nov 252009
 

The Java Quiz this week is more of a JavaScript & GWT quiz than Java. Answer a couple of questions and win a copy of ‘Professional JavaScript for Web Developers 2nd Ed’.  Enter The Quiz.

If JavaScript is something you deal with everyday while developing Java web applications, you must have a look at Aman King’s session on ‘JavaScript Redux: Relearning JS For Today’s Needs‘ . While Allahbaksh Asadullah talks of GWT in his session GWT Internals – Tips & Tricks @ the IndicThreads Conference On Java 09.

Jul 012009
 

Google has released Sputnik, a suite of 5000 tests that touch all aspects of the JavaScript language as defined in the ECMA-262 standard. It was created to check if V8, Google’s open source JavaScript engine conformed to the spec and to detect unexpected changes in behavior. Continue reading »