Open-source scripting environment Komodo Edit 4.3

 http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080316-hands-on-open-source-scripting-environment-komodo-edit-4-3.html

http://www.activestate.com/Products/komodo_ide/komodo_edit.mhtml

The free and open source editor,  supports

  • Browser-side technologies: CSS, HTML, JavaScript and XML
  • Server-side languages: Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby and Tcl
  • Web template languages: RHTML, Template-Toolkit, HTML-Smarty and Django

The OpenKomodo project has the potential to become for scripting what Eclipse is for Java.

Prism for the Desktop

Mozilla Labs last week released a new version of Prism, a single-site browser system that brings web applications to the desktop. The latest version is designed to work as a Firefox extension rather than as a separate XUL application.

http://labs.mozilla.com/2008/03/major-update-to-prism-first-prototype-of-browser-integration/

http://wiki.mozilla.org/Prism/Scripting

Roughly, you can run server side code offline. The interesting part is the lightweight browser. It does not support java (I think), but who knows?

Edit: after more careful reading on my part, it is more like a packager, no server side code locally, but the offline-lightweight stands.

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Creating rich Internet applications on Linux with WebKit

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080303-creating-rich-internet-applications-on-linux-with-webkit.html

The title says it all. It mostly talks about WebKit integration on Linux with the open-source GTK and Qt development toolkit. Is it just my idea, or that Internet applications has waaaaaaay too much material to read…. 😉

Firefox 3 Performance Numbers

In ajaxian.com there is a benchmark for the javascript engines of several builds of browsers. Very impressive results..

The results of the SunSpider JavaScript Benchmark test

  1. Firefox 3 Nightly (PGO Optimized): 7263.8ms
  2. Firefox 3 Nightly (02/25/2008 build): 8219.4ms
  3. Opera 9.5.9807 Beta: 10824.0ms
  4. Firefox 3 Beta 3: 16080.6ms
  5. Safari 3.0.4 Beta: 18012.6ms
  6. Firefox 2.0.0.12: 29376.4ms
  7. Internet Explorer 7: 72375.0ms