Posts tagged ‘Framework’

Swing Application Framework (JSR-296): new concepts, new features

Swing logoSwing is a widget toolkit for Java. It is part of Sun Microsystems’ Java Foundation Classes (JFC) — an API for providing a graphical user interface (GUI) for Java programs.

Swing was developed to provide a more sophisticated set of GUI components than the earlier Abstract Window Toolkit. Swing provides a native look and feel that emulates the look and feel of several platforms, and also supports a pluggable look and feel that allows applications to have a look and feel unrelated to the underlying platform.

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Continue Reading 7 August, 2008 at 09:20 7 comments

JavaScriptMVC – JavaScript Framework

Developers generally neglect JavaScript testing because there’s really nothing out there that let’s you simulate user interactions easily. Here comes the Test plugin (Thanks to Brian Moschel from JavaScriptMVC for suggesting this resource).

It lets you simulate every major DOM event, as well as some combination events like Write and Drag, and then run functional and unit tests in a separate console window.

To enable JavaScriptMVC’s high level goals, JavaScriptMVC contains the basic language and browser abstractions of other libraries.

  • Ajax – Updates content without refreshing the page.
  • Class – An easy to use, lightweight class system.
  • Event – Register events without worrying about memory issues.
  • Inflector – Handy string helpers for pluralizing and singularizing strings.
  • Helpers – String, Array, Function and Object extensions.
  • Query – CSS DOM element selection.

And JavaScriptMVC has few advanced features such as:

  • History – provides back, forward, and refresh functionality.
  • Remote – perform cross domain reads and writes.

Continue Reading 20 June, 2008 at 12:14 Leave a comment


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