The Frozen Canuck is at it again. This time with I think the first public
explanation of how to build a custom view with the new SC.View class. Notice
that SproutCore 1.0 views are built using a simple render() method where you
generate HTML. It’s a really easy API and it just so happens to be
extremely fast, especially in IE where DOM manipulation is very expensive.
Check it: Creating a Simple Custom View in SproutCore: Part1
“From where we sit now, the code is shaping up quite nicely. Soon enough,
if you have a SproutCore app, you’ll be able to just drop an editor right
into your app. As of today, anyone with a website can grab a copy of Bespin
and include the editor component very simply in their pages. We figure that
we’ve got another month of work to do before we’re ready to update
bespin.mozilla.com. We have a whole bunch of features to port over from the
old code and we need to make good on another big part of the Reboot promise:
opening Bespin up for plugins. It’s been hard even for Bespin core... (more)
One of the coolest parts of the new SproutCore View layer is its ability to
use aspect-based programming to add behaviors to views.
Aspect-based programming is built on the premise that often objects that
don’t follow from the same class hierarchy may in fact need similar
This is especially true in GUI programming when designers come to you and say
something like “I came up with this new widget - it looks kind of like a
progress bar but it acts like a button when you click on it”.
In SproutCore, you capture these common behaviors in a “mixin”. A mixin
is just a colle... (more)
SOA & WOA Magazine
Bruz Marzolf is writing a series of blog posts implementing a simple time
tracking app in various client-side rich web app frameworks. He just finished
his example in SproutCore and including some source code.
Here’s what he had to say:
SproutCore provides a higher level abstraction that manages when objects are
changed and need to be updated, and when they’re busy and shouldn’t be
modified, for instance.
Bruz’ code is a good example of a basic starter app that’s a little more
complex than our todos demo. I’m looking forward to his additional entries
in this s... (more)
I was recently asked to do a write-up about my SproutCore app,
Hubbub (@hubbubapp), as a general anecdotal guide to those interested in
writing large scale applications in SproutCore for the first time.
I’m afraid this first post won’t be very technical, but I will at least
attempt to make it an enjoyable read, and to tell you about some of my early
bumps in the road so that you can avoid them. My overview of Hubbub will also
span a few posts, so if you have particular questions, I can spend some time
on them in future.
What’s all the Hubbub?
This isn’t the place to talk up the a... (more)