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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 series also.
Contributor & community member Umberto Nicoletti has discovered a great way
to develop SproutCore applications – and SproutCore itself – using Cloud
9′s great browser-based IDE for free, any time, and anywhere, including his
living room! He’s got a step-by-step guide to firing sc-server off in a
Cloud 9 workspace up on his blog; check it out here.
The next release candidate for 1.11.0 will be out very shortly, but I thought
it best to post a brief update on the past week’s work as this week saw a
concentrated effort on core optimization.
First we took another look at the use of arguments lists throughout the
framework and found several more occurrences of it being accessed in an
inefficient manner. Depending on the browser, accessing arguments in such a
way that causes it to be allocated can be up to 80% slower and so it’s
really good to have these all fixed.
The other piece of optimization work undertaken has been much mo... (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)
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)