If you use animations, you probably use them to animate CSS properties. But this post is about some real bareknuckle animation – using the dojo toolkit. We’ll have a look into dojo.Animation and talk about the curve, the line, easing and rate, and we’ll check out (the somehow undocumented) dojox.fx._core – and see how to Read more
Update: The providers attached to this post are part of dojox.storage now – no need to download them, just get a copy of dojo, and everything is there. Update II: dojox.storage won’t make it into dojo 2.0 and is not compatible with the new dojo/store API. For future-safe persistent client-side storage, see Storehouse – Client Read more
In the series “convenience wrappers for small tasks that increase code readability”, today contains() is starring. Having a contains() method could also serve another purpose: to maybe prevent people from using match() to find out if a string contains a given substring (what is still proposed in some JS tutorials out there…). So, I want Read more
Well, I don’t really see a use for FloatingPane, except as a windowing system for projects like LucidDesktop, but I got the impression that many people just love the FloatingPane. However, it caught my attention these days. One of its major drawbacks – and the one that keeps it pretty far from becoming a joyful Read more
Most cases where you find String.substr() in the wild are to check if a given string begins with a certain other string. Be it checking for a prefix or sorting out zipcodes that begin with certain numbers. And because code readability is a good thing (really, it is important), it would be nice to have Read more
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