Archive for December, 2008

qooxdoo in the c’t

December 23, 2008 3 comments

The current edition of the famous German computer magazine c’t features a pretty long article about qooxdoo by Andreas Ecker and me. The article first introduces the idea behind qooxdoo and gives an overview about qooxdoo’s architecture. The second part is a tutorial of how to build the interface of a simple calculator application. To demonstrate the new styling capabilities of qooxdoo 0.8 we show how to use the appearance system to style the calculator in a completely different way. The graphics for this styled calculator are taken from a modified calculator widget for Apple’s Dashboard by Jonas Rask. He was so kind to give us a permission to use it.

On the left the unstyled calculator and on the right the styled calculator

For this article we have built a special version of the playground application introduced with the brand new qooxdoo 0.8.1 release. It allows the reader to follow each step without the need to install anything. A fully working version of the calculator application can be downloaded from the “softlink” page of the article.

Online playground for the c't calculator

If you have read the article please don’t hesitate to write a comment to this post. I’m really interested in what you liked, what you didn’t like and about which qooxdoo related topics you would like to read more in the future.

If you understand German and haven’t read it yet, get a copy 🙂

Have fun, Fabian

qooxdoo 0.8.1 released

December 19, 2008 Leave a comment

Right in time before Christmas we have released the first bug fix release for the new qooxdoo 0.8 line. We’ve fixed plenty of bugs users have reported for 0.8. Its a drop in replacement for 0.8. No API breaking changes were made. Everyone using 0.8 is strongly encouraged to update to 0.8.1. Download and have fun.

Now its time for a long Christmas holiday before we start in an exciting new year for qooxdoo.

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year 2009,

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Juhu Kinners

December 16, 2008 4 comments

After years of passive consumption of blogs I finally switched sides and now plan to regularly share my ideas. OK, I already blogged serveral times on but that was work.

This blog will cover technical issues about may passion of bringing the desktop to the browser. Of coarse it will cover qooxdoo and JavaScript but expect more general coding/software development articles as well.

So what about the funny title? Those who know my code don’t need any explaination. For the rest of You: Its my way of saying “Hello World” or “foo bar”. I guess every programmer has a repertoire of senseless words, which are used when just any string will do. Its the kind of words you put in a unit test or in a hello world program. You will find references in any significant code base I’ve been working on. I guess the qooxdoo sources are full of it. What do You use?

Have fun reading,

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