In the Wild for April 24, 2010
After another nice edition of YUI: Open Hours on Friday, we'll round out this week with just a few notes recent notes and implementations from the YUI development community:
- YUI 2 on Discovery.com: Discovery Channel's media-rich site makes use of YUI 2.8.0 Animation and Connection Manager, among other components.
- YUI 3/Node.js Work Reviewed by @dalmaer: "Oh, and YUI 3 is Looking Really Nice These Days": Dion Almaer takes a look at Dav Glass's YUI 3/Node.js work in Ajaxian. Write's Dion: "Oh, and YUI3 is looking really nice these days. A nice balance between a nice API + really nice looking widgets + a Crockford's-worth of security care."
- YUI 2 on RealCyclist.com: At my age, when the road gets steep you start looking for a lighter bike. (Eating less may be less expensive, but it's less fun.) And if you look on RealCyclist.com, you can shop on a site powered by a wide range of YUI 2 components. On a related topic, BonkTown -- a bargain site for cyclists -- is also YUI-powered, and you can pick up items like shoe covers that make your feet more aerodynamic in a time trial.
- Free Test-tracker Cuanto Using YUI 2 DataTable, Tabs, Containers: Todd Wells wrote in to tell us about Cuanto: "Cuanto is a free tool for storing automated and manual test results, organizing them into logical groups, analyzing the nature of individual test failures, and using the resulting data to provide useful statistics. It uses the YUI 2 library extensively, including Container, Event, DataTable, Button and TabView." (Original source.)
- Run a PHP Script in the Background Using AJAX [and YUI]: Mindraven has a post sketching out how to start PHP background tasks using Thomas Sha's YUI Connection Manager.
- Y! Search Engineer @bretts Writes About His Outside Events Gallery Module: Brett Stimmerman of Yahoo! Search dicsusses his new Outside Events module for the YUI 3 Gallery. Outside Events "allows elements to subscribe to DOM events that occur outside of them. An event occurs outside the subscriber if the target it is not the subscriber itself, or any of the subscriber's ancestors." (Original source.)
How much did we miss? Let us know via @yuilibrary or in the comments below (if you're feeling retro).
Stay tuned: Rey Bango from Ajaxian stopped by Yahoo yesterday and recorded a video interview with YUI engineers Luke Smith, Satyen Desai and Adam Moore. That session, plus a talk with BayJax event organizer Gonzalo Cordero, should be running on Ajaxian in the coming week.