Ajaxian has a post up this morning on Jiffy, a Firebug plugin “that adds a new tab showing fine grained performance data. You want to know the time between the onunload of the previous page, the first rendering, time until onload, time after, and more.”
Archive for June, 2008
I’ve been putting off upgrading to FF3 only because I know it’ll mean that at least some of my stuff won’t work. Whether it’s a web site I use often or a plugin (like Firebug), my official policy is to wait a month or two until I start using a new browser.
Given that it’s rather difficult to run multiple versions of browsers side by side (why do they do this? certainly the developers of these things have to be able to switch around from one version to another, right?), this often means using a virtual machine for my testing.
Well, not anymore (for OSX users at least): MultiFirefox
Last week saw the final release of MooTools 1.2. The difference between MooTools 1.11 and 1.2 is tremendous and I encourage you to read up on the posts there about all the new goodies to be found in the latest release.
- The library has been cleaned up and reorganized with
- Browser fixes,
- Native extensions (like our Date Native, Element.Forms and Element.Position extensions),
- Effects (like Fx.Reveal – formerly Fx.SmoothShow – which transitions an element from display:none to display:block),
- Request (our JsonP class which handles cross-domain requests)
- UI classes (like our StickyWin popup handler family of classes, our Waiter class which automates ajax indicators, our IconMenu class and more),
- Layout classes (carousels, slideshows, tabs and more)
- Form helpers (validation, date pickers, inline hint-text, and more)
- iPhone (our iPhone UI class inspired by iUI)
- and more…
- Numerous bug fixes and improvements
- (Finally) A fancy download builder (http://clientside.cnet.com/js)
- Unit Tests that you can use to test our code and even your own (http://clientside.cnet.com/tests/)
- Specs Runner tests (just like MooTools) that you can run against your browsers
- Fancy new Docs (http://clientside.cnet.com/docs)
We’ve done a fair amount of QA (with the above listed test suites) and officially support Safari, Firefox (we haven’t done much testing in FF3 just yet but don’t expect any issues), IE 6, 7, and 8. We’ve tested in Opera and have found one or two small issues that we’ll address.
Still on the to-do list:
As always, if you find any bugs you can contact us and we’ll address them as quickly as we can.