Notes on Popular JavaScript Frameworks, Libraries, and Toolkits, Part 1

Although my JavaScript development focus is currently on the Yahoo! User Interface Library (YUI) I do try to keep up with some of the other libraries. Here I'll begin to offer up my recent notes and observations on five popular projects, Dojo, Ext JS, jQuery, Moo Tools, Prototype/Scriptaculous, and YUI.

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Why I Switched from Eclipse PDT to NetBeans IDE

I had started a post highlighting the recent Eclipse PDT 2.0 release but now find myself dropping the post and the Eclipse IDE altogether. Instead, I'll share why I've switched from Eclipse PDT to NetBeans.

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Notes on Choosing a PHP Framework: A Comparison of CakePHP and the Zend Framework

UPDATE:Parlez vous Français? Guillaume Rossolini has created a French translation of this article.

Are you considering using a PHP framework for your next project? If so, this article's for you. I've narrowed down my choices to CakePHP and the Zend Framework and have documented my findings here.

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Review of "Pro Zend Framework Techniques: Build a Full CMS Project"

This post is an edited version of my review of Pro Zend Framework Techniques: Build a Full CMS Project posted on I decided to repost and expand a bit here to share my thoughts with visitors. The title of my Amazon review sums it up, a good CMS example, but repetitive and poorly edited.

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EventBox: Keep up with Twitter and Facebook status updates, and much more

EventBox LogoEver since giving up last year and jumping into the social network fray I've been looking for a good status update viewer and aggregator. I'm trying to keep up with updates from a growing list of family, friends, and peers on Twitter, Facebook, and occasionally Flickr. I'm using to cross post status updates. I've tried the dedicated clients and plugins, but none worked for me quite as well as EventBox.

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