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Thursday, 26th November 2009

CouchDB View Cookbook for SQL Jockeys. This demystified CouchDB views for me. From “CouchDB: The Definitive Guide”, the free online manual. # 1:20 pm

flXHR. I was looking for something like this recently, glad to see it exists. flXHR is a drop-in replacement for regular XMLHttpRequest which uses an invisible Flash shim to allow cross-domain calls to be made, taking advantage of the Flash crossdomain.xml security model. # 12:52 pm

LABjs: new hotness for script loading. Created in collaboration with Steve Souders, LABjs is a JavaScript loading library which makes it easy to have scripts download in parallel while still ensuring that they execute sequentially where required to ensure dependencies are met. It’s unclear how you would decide to use this over concatenating all scripts together in to a single file. # 12:28 pm

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