With ThinWire, an open-source development framework, you can build Web applications that look and feel like desktop applications. In this five-part series, you'll learn how to develop rich Web applications using ThinWire and Java. In Part 2, you learn to use the SplitLayout class in conjunction with your own layout management code to dynamically change the layout of a ThinWire GUI based on the current size of the Web browser window.
In the previous article of this series, we introduced JSONP (JSON with Padding) as a way to overcome browser same-origin policy limitations while combining and presenting data from third-party sources. This article continues this process and shows you how to use Yahoo! Query Language (YQL), a JSONP service from Yahoo!, to build a mashup Web page using jQuery.
Rene Pawlitzek continues to advance the Hamlets framework, which extends Java servlets and enforces the separation of content and presentation. In this article, he proposes a new refinement: a method of compiling Hamlet templates that can improve application performance.
Discover a technique that lets you move sections of a Web page using drag-and-drop functions. Different aspects of the interactivity are implemented separately and then composed into a unified whole, allowing for flexible customization that can make your Web users very happy.
Using Timeline JS to set up a timeline is incredibly easy. Data for the timeline are stored in a Google spreadsheet (it’s possible to use other data sources—see their FAQ—but a Google spreadsheet is probably easiest for most users), and there’s even a handy template provided. Once the data’s been entered, all that’s necessary is to publish the spreadsheet, copy its URL into the Embed Generator linked on the tool’s home page, and set any desired options. An embed code gets generated, and users need only copy and paste that code wherever they want to put the timeline.
Developing software to create, navigate and manipulate XML data has become a significant part of almost every developer's job. Developers are inundated with a wide variety of data encoded in XML, including web pages, web services, deployment descriptors, configuration files, project make files and a variety of XML vocabularies for vertical industries (from purchase orders to target lists).
The open source Hamlets framework can help aid your Web development and properly separate content from presentation. The OSGi framework provides an excellent tool for development on embedded devices. Together, the two frameworks work as a team to provide browser-based interactivity to the humblest gadgets -- such as the lowly coffee maker. Read on to find out how it works.
Web 2.0 is still one of the computer industry's hottest buzzwords, despite widespread disagreement as to what the term actually means. This month, The Geronimo renegade cuts through the hype and looks at the Apache Geronimo project as both an enabler of Web 2.0 applications and as a Web 2.0 application itself.
When a client requests that I duplicate functionality that should be (and is) handled by web browsers, I always try to avoid doing it by explaining why I believe it is better to leave such functionality to the browser. Most of the time I succed, but occasionally I don’t.