It’s official! Apple took my $99, and now I can write applications and submit them to the iTunes App Store! I feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Time to start reading up on PhoneGap again. Appropiately, I am writing this post from my iPhone.
For those of you still anxiously awaiting a working version of Albatross, we are one big step close! The latest test builds of VLC 0.9.9 have fixed on-the-fly transcoding and streaming to Flash video format (.flv)! Okay, it’s almost fixed. They still haven’t fixed the problem where transcoding the audio to any sample rate other than the source file’s native sample rate causes the audio and video to speed up or slow down accordingly, but at least it’s working again! You can download them for Mac OS X here:
I’ve only tested this on the Mac so far, but history tells me that it should work in other environments as well. Works with a stock installation of Albatross 0.5.1.
Big things are happening in the browser world these days. We haven’t seen this much action in browser development since the Netscape 4 / IE4 browser wars of the dot.com bubble, and back then it was only two browsers! Today, we have (arguably) no less than 4 major browsers, each with increasingly good levels of standards compliance. Even Internet Explorer’s latest offering looks to be reasonably standards compliant, and may finally remove that painful thorn called “Internet Explorer Compatibility” from our collective sides. Let’s take a look at what’s coming down the pike: Continue reading
We all know just how much “fun” it can be to test for all the different versions of Internet Explorer. Multiple-IE kind of works, but the best solution so far is still using Virtual Machines. Developer Jean-Fabrice Rabaute, the author of DebugBar for IE, has developed a new solution which allows you to compare web sites in different versions of IE side by side. The software is still in alpha, so there are still some issues. Most notably, Flash does not work under IE6; that can be something of a show-stopper for most of our sites. IE6 may still be the anchor that drags our cool applications down into the abyss of compatibility nightmares, but when this tool is ready for prime-time it could really help make IE testing slightly less painful.
Original Ajaxian article: http://ajaxian.com/archives/testing-ie-versions-just-got-a-little-easier
Hello. My name is David, and I’m a FireBug addict.
It all started innocently enough. I was introduced to FireBug about a year and a half ago. “Hey, try this Firefox plugin. It’ll make your web development experience incredible! And the download is free!” Being a modern-day developer, I was willing to try new things. I can always uninstall it later; I’m in control. Or so I thought. Continue reading
After a very short-lived jQuery 1.2.4 (it was up for less than a day before being marked as a “bad build“), jQuery 1.2.5 has been released into the wild! It contains the usual flurry of patches, optimizations and fixes which are all spelled out in the Release Notes.
Of course, what you really want to know is whether or not this release is compatible with the $.string plugin, and the answer is yes! (Really, I’m sure that’s what was on your mind.)