This week brought the death of ECMAScript 4 as we know it, a preview release of YUI 3, a behind the scenes look at NBC's online olympics coverage, and did we mention ECMAScript 4 (it was worth mentioning twice)?
FEATURED: ECMAScript 4 HaltedTechnologies: AJAX, Flash, Flex
All of the big players (Microsoft, Google, Adobe, Mozilla, Yahoo, Opera) were involved in the discussion, and despite the new name for the upcoming specification being Harmony, it has been less than harmonious to get to this point.
Brendan Eich's Announcement: ECMAScript Harmony
Open at Adobe: Standards, ECMAScript and representing the past
John Resig (Mozilla): ECMAScript Harmony
Mike Chambers (Adobe): ActionScript 3 and ECMAScript 4
YUI 3 Preview Release 1Technologies: AJAX
Yahoo announced this week the first preview release of YUI 3.0. The goals of this version are outlined in the post and can be summed up: lighter, faster, more consistent, more powerful, and more securable.
YUI Blog: YUI 3.0 Preview Release 1
SourceForge: Download YUI 3 PR1
Cairngorm Committee Representatives NeededTechnologies: Flex
Steven Webster posted a request for people interested in being a part of the Cairngorm Committee which will be essential for its future now that Adobe has open-sourced this framework for Flex.
Steven Webster: Call for Representatives on the Cairngorm Committee
Behind the Scenes at NBCOlympics.comTechnologies: Silverlight
Tim Heuer posted a video from Robert Scoble (with Microsoft's Eric Schmidt) that goes behind the NBC Olympics site and some of its implementation. This gives a great view into what goes into an enormous project like this.
Tim Heuer: Behind the Scenes of NBCOlympics.com
Useful JavaFX Screencast for BeginnersTechnologies: JavaFX
Adam Bien is one of many people who posted useful tutorials and information for JavaFX this week. It is great to see great information coming out to help new JavaFX developers.