Today Yahoo Maps turned off the the Flex 1.5 based maps application and launched a new version built upon AJAX.
Long story short, we have some work to do. We need to make Flex/Flash work with advertizing so that it can become the primary content not the ads. We need to get more developers trained on using Flash/Flex and especially ActionScript 3 so that teams and solutions can grow. We also need to highlight the API’s within Flash Player and make them easier to adopt. Many developers have no idea that these API’s even exist. As a medium, Flash Player still has some very large barriers to cross to see larger scale adoption and mainstream use.
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The Ext team has recently announced the availability of version 2 of their popular framework. I’ve been an Ext developer for about 12 months now and am really excited by what version 2.0 promises.
Some cool Ext related links
The .Mac update included personal domains, increased storage and transfer limit and a Web Gallary.
The main page is a collection of album thumbnails that change as the user hovers over them. The powerful effect allows the user to quickly scan through the album’s photos without the need for a single click.
Once within an album, the photos are displayed in either a grid, mosaic, carousel or a slideshow. The user can quickly change the background colour, resize the photo thumbnails and subscribe to the galleries RSS feed. The carousel view is the same as the cover-flow album art display that iTunes and the new iPhone uses. Once the photo’s are fully loaded, its performance is really slick.
Link to a sample Web Gallery
Version 1.1.1 has been released. Here is a link to the changelog.
Careerbuilder.com has a position listed for a Ajax web developer that offers $240k per year. The only catch is that it is located in Iraq. That’s right, Iraq.
The department of Defense agency is looking for programmers to code and support field deployment and maintenance of a new database application which will be used by Army units in Iraq.
The positions appear to only be for US Citizens.
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- 800% speed improvement over version 1.1.2
- The event system was re-written.
- The effects system was re-written.
A big part of the new comment system was to extend the use of Ajax with the new system creating about 90% of the HTML dynamically. Script.aculo.us was replaced with the smaller jQuery library. Joes says that the entire comment system is, in fact, a series of jQuery plugins.
This is a huge boost for the popularity of jQuery. I’m glad I’m not the only one that sees its brilliance.