Author Archives: Julien Lecomte

New Version of Simplix, My Hobby Operating System

Some of you may remember this post about Simplix, my hobby operating system. The first version, published in Sept., was not able to do much and was really buggy. Over the next 9 months, as I was studying the … Continue reading

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gedit, An Awesome Text Editor

TextMate has gained a lot of traction in the past few years, especially among web developers. Ruby developers swear by it for some reason. I don’t have MacOS X at home so I don’t use TextMate. Instead, my favorite text … Continue reading

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Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) First Impressions

Last night, I downloaded and installed Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) Release Candidate on my laptop (a HP dv2000 with a dual core AMD64 2.8GHz CPU and 2GB RAM) I had used Ubuntu in the past (versions 7.04 and 7.10) on … Continue reading

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JavaScript: The Good Parts

Douglas Crockford just published his first book titled JavaScript: The Good Parts. After reading this book, some of you may be left with the impression that Douglas is always complaining about some aspect of this very popular programming language. However, … Continue reading

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YUI Compressor Version 2.3 Now Available

This new version of the compressor fixes a few bugs and implements a few additional micro optimizations. Please refer to the CHANGELOG file for a complete list of changes, and don’t hesitate to report any issue you may experience with … Continue reading

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Happy New Year From Beautiful Rio de Janeiro

I wish all of you a happy new year from beautiful Rio de Janeiro! I’m still enjoying a hot (95F) and humid weather before heading back to the US in a few days. May bring you happiness and success … Continue reading

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High Performance Ajax Applications - Video Presentation

A few days ago, I gave a talk at Yahoo! about High Performance Ajax Applications. Eric Miraglia, from the YUI team, and Ricky Montalvo, from the Yahoo! Developer Network, were kind enough to shoot the video, edit it, and put … Continue reading

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The Problem With innerHTML

The innerHTML property is extremely popular because it provides a simple way to completely replace the contents of an HTML element. Another way to do that is to use the DOM Level 2 API (removeChild, createElement, appendChild) but using innerHTML … Continue reading

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Adding Back Button and Bookmarking Support to Your DHTML Slide Show

YUI 2.4.0, which was just released today, comes with a minor update to its history library. To celebrate this new release, I thought I would write a short article demonstrating how to use the YUI Browser History Manager to add … Continue reading

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Introducing CrossFrame, a Safe Communication Mechanism Across Documents and Across Domains

The mashup problem According to my coworker Douglas Crockford, Mashups are the most interesting advancement in software development in decades. They are also unsafe in the current generation of browsers. Lately, Douglas has been spending some time convincing the main … Continue reading

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