the just released Mascara
inspired by Lua
different approaches in SquirrelFish compared
to the Tamarin based ActionMonkey project (which will replace SpiderMonkey in the future).
They "applied red rather more liberally than the other vendors", as they themselves put it. They made some interesting votes: No "like"?, no "Namespace"?, no Function.bind?, no "let"? Unfortunately, they red inked the proposals related to adding meta object support. On the other hand, they red inked Nullability and Non-nullable classes, which doesn't make me cry.
Forthcoming at the end of this week will be a whitepaper explaining the criteria they applied along with the rational behind the votes on proposals where Apple's position differs from the one of other vendors. Until then, there is only so much that can be read into those red flags.
, which provides an API for the simulation of web browsers such as Firefox or Internet Explorer, modeling HTML pages on the server-side, even with quite complex AJAX functionality (He says "HttpUnit" instead of "HtmlUnit", but I always get those mixed up, too).
Of course, he also gets asked about
Rhino on Rails
and points out that Rhino is used in several projects within Google and that many of the currently most active Rhino contributors are now Google employees. By the way, since this interview was made,
, who is now one of these Google employees, has again taken over as maintainer of the Rhino Project.
This new version adds req.uri and req.actionHandler to better support continuation and callback functionality. It contains a new Rhino snapshot from 2008-02-05 with the default JS language version now set to 1.7 and added
support for JSAdapter
. Several bugs were fixed, including some related to starting and stopping applications, one that kept repositories from working when deploying Helma through Tomcat, and some related to debugging Helma applications:
Added req.uri and req.actionHandler to better support continuation and callback functionality.
Replaced Transactor thread with a ThreadLocal variable.
Fixed wrong classloader/rhino context when Application.init() was called from another app.
When prototypes use multiple parent mappings, the hopobject.href() method didn't work properly in 1.6.1.
Fixed manage app to show stopped apps that even if they are not using their default repository.
The onInit method of the root object was not called except when helma was first started.
Fixed a problem that kept repositories from working when deploying Helma through Tomcat.
Changed the way hopobject.getById is defined, so that its value is accessible when it is references without invoking the method.
Fixed a bug that prevented debugger windows from properly closing when an app was stopped from the manage app.
With sqlLog enabled, the logging code in helma.Database threw an exception.
Fixed a problem where the Debugger didn't display properties of current context on Mac OS X.
Leading/trailing whitespace in object names is now allowed.
In 1.6.1, there was a problem casting string values to OR-mapped tinyint(1) DB fields.
Changed the way "=" signs in request parameter values are handled.
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