Here is our our now-confirm-dialog which shows up in the center of the screen:
The goal of this element is to provide a simple confirmation dialog and then have the ability to do something based on which button the user clicked.
Here lately I’ve been writing a lot of tooling in preparation for upcoming projects. This tooling is meant to lessen the amount of work to start up a new project. A while back I watched this video. That video inspired me to come up with a repository in which a front-end developer could clone, run a couple of commands and be ready to write code for the new project. Going down this route has been quite the eye opener to the complexity of what a modern progressive web app is today.
- Performs and records all AJAX requests
- Provides a basic PubSub system
- Provides a basic Request/Response service
- Provides a global variable to interact with the context
The entire idea here is to provide a communication channel similar to that found in Backbone/Backbone Marionette for application specific communication.
This past weekend an OpenSource project I’ve been working on for a while, called XBlog, was released. While not quite ready for prime time I think the release was probably a good thing to at least get people looking at it and hopefully provide some help in fixing some of the more stubborn issues (read please help). Currently, XBlog looks a little old school, but it’s got a pretty good feature set that should only grow in future releases.
Today Bob Balfe posted about his top 10 Open Source developer tools, so I thought I would follow suit. Here are my top 10 open source developer tools not in any particular order:
- Eclipse – This is a great open source programming tool. With it’s many plug-ins you can develop in just about any language. I use it for Java, PHP, HTML, CSS and SQL programming. As Bob mentioned there are several commercial applications built on top of Eclipse and I thought I would mention another such as XMind
- TextWrangler –
I’ve been using the Blogsphere template since it first came out and haven’t looked back. BlogSphere and the OpenNTF mail template are the templates that really opened the world’s eyes to OpenNTF and the benefits of an OpenSource community for the Lotus faithful. However, since version 3.x of blogsphere there have been a couple of bugs that really bugged me. These bugs didn’t really hurt the overall feel of Blogsphere but are really just little annoyances.
The other day while looking for a Mind Manager replacement I stumbled across XMind. This is an Eclipse based application that has all the features I frequently used in Mind Manager. I had tried using Mind Meister but I just couldn’t get past the way you modify your mind map, it just took too long.
But the feature set for XMind is great, it includes many features that you only find in the “pay for”
OK, we’ve had the Mac now for exactly a week and since my wife drives into the office I have been using it for my day to day work and I’m still impressed with how well it runs and multitasks. I’ve made myself an account on the machine so I can install the tools I need, customize the desktop, setup a virtual machine to run Domino 8.5 in, etc. and not affect her OS experience.
This article over on Business Week states what I’ve been preaching to small companies for quite a while now.
JasperSoft is thriving as other vendors struggle because it provides software at a lower price than competitors. In fact, JasperSoft supplies the basic software for free, making money by selling support services or additional features. Its annual fees can be as much as 85% to 90% lower than its competitors.