Friday, February 20, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
- Create a central site (such as an application hosted on Google AppEngine) that does the following things:
- Serve as a reverse proxy server for JS files hosted on other web servers
- Provide a simple mechanism to associate dependency and versioning meta data with JS files
- Make any combination of JS files downloadable through a simple URL that serve all data in a single request
What do you think?
- Nickolay has in a tremendous effort split up the inner workings of Joose into more accesible parts. The basic strategy was to identify those parts which are absolutely neccessary for bootstrapping Joose (make it self-hosting) and then adding features step-by-step in further bootstrapping steps. This will make it easier for other contributors to understand the Joose guts and make their own contribution. The Joose test suite is still passing all tests so their should be no user visible changes.
- Nickolay then continued to improve the module system making is reentrant and stackable. Modules can now be put into one another, can also be classes and can be loaded asynchronously
- Based on this work Nickolay then proceeded to create an asynchronous dependency loader for Joose components and now works on making something that might become a central repository for Joose modules.
Meanwhile me and my team are happily hacking on a large public website that is using Joose to represent models, views and controllers on the client side and my colleagues are using Joose on the server side inside Demandware (which is in turn using Rhino) to build web shops.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
The Joose framework has been successfully used in multiple production systems for twelve months now and has been proven to be very stable. Joose is being tested using an automated unit-test suite that is being run in all major browsers (Firefox, IE, Safari, Opera and Chrome).
To get started with Joose we recommend to read the getting started guide.
Support for types and type coercions in attributes and method signatures
Here is the documentation.
- Builtin support for turning a class into a singleton
- Support for Rhino without need for special configuration
- The default namespace for types (which used to be experimental) is now Joose.Type
- Experimental support for multi method dispatch. Examples.
- Made integrating Joose with other class builders easier.
- Fixed type checks for arrays (thanks Silvan).
- Fixed an issue when overriding getters and setters defined in a super class.
- Improved error messages when defining properties of classes, etc. but passing null to the property (happens easily when you have a typo in the last part of a name spaced identifier).
- The Joose 2.0 package (includes examples, tests and the full source, plus merged and minified libraries)
- Just the library
- Minified library
Have fun playing with Joose.