Search within a folder in Textmate

Ever wanted to search within a folder (or multiple folders) directly within Textmate? If you've ever tried doing full-project search, you know that it's painfully slow. Thanks to Henrik Nyh, you can use grep instead of the built-in search, but his version only work on the full project. If you…

Webrick Anywhere

I've lately found myself frequently in a situation where I had a directory structure that I wanted to be able to easily browse like a server. One common reason for me was a desire to browse work I was doing on my Mac on Parallels. Rails uses Webrick to quickly…

Smooth iPhone Animations

Despite all the excellent iPhone apps out there, one problem hasn't yet been solved. Specifically, it's been impossible to produce full-screen, smooth, native-like wipe transitions between "pages." iUI, Joe Hewitt's excellent framework for iPhone apps, could only produce 3-5 frames per second, for extremely choppy animations. Yesterday, I…

Event Normalization in jQuery 1.1.3

A loooong time ago, I wrote a bunch of event normalization code as a plugin to jQuery. In essence, the goal was the get events as close as possible to the DOM specification while retaining a sane file-size and backwards compatibility with existing code. I wanted to add support for:…

Call For Papers

Those of you who have been around for a while know that in September of last year I published the first issue of the Visual jQuery Magazine. In October, the magazine was also released in French. The mag had interviews with important jQuery community members (like creator John Resig, plugin…

ParseTree in Cygwin

So I had a recent need to get parse_tree (which requires RubyInline and thus a compiler) working in Windows. I was told that I could get it working by using some compiler for Windows, but I figured it might be easier to get it working in Cygwin. That turned…

Vibrant Ink Theme for TextMate

So the Vibrant Ink theme for Textmate has become a bit harder to track down lately due to some changes in EncyteMedia's site structure. Just to be helpful, you can download it from my blog…

jQuery on Rails: A (Still Very Alpha) Update

I've made a number of updates to my preliminary release of jQuery on Rails: It's now in svn as part of a demo app, so you can see how it all fits together. The new svn URL is http://jqueryjs.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/tools/rails_demo_app for the…

jQuery on Rails... Alpha (very very Alpha)

UPDATE: The information in this post is outdated. Please check out the follow-up post for more details. I've posted the first release of jQuery on Rails on the jQuery svn (you can check it out at http://code.google.com/p/jqueryjs/source). This is a very early alpha, with…

RailsConf Talk Recap

There was a great turnout at the jQuery talk at RailsConf yesterday (packed house!), mostly not jQuery users, but hungry for an alternative to Prototype. At the session, I explained what I thought were some seminal differences about the way jQuery works as opposed to using built-in helpers: jQuery prefers…