Happy 1.0, Dojo!

November 5, 2007

The Dojo Toolkit is proud to announce our 1.0 release to the entire Web community! I could not be more psyched to be part of the monumental effort that is Dojo… great job everyone!

Plug and Graph

April 23, 2007

We know Alexa ranks are not completely accurate (wink), but sometimes it’s helpful to know what Alexa sees. So, we developed a little Alexa reporting code for our own needs, since Amazon Web Services only include sample code for 3-month ranks (and not 1-day ranks). We offer this code with a BSD-style license  in case it can be helpful to you as well.

The code provides a few easy PHP5 functions to build the query for Amazon Web Information Services (AWIS), perform the query, and parse the results for 3-month and 1-day ranks. We also offer a friendly stub to get it all working; it’s nothing fancy like “site traffic on roids“, but it’s plug and play.

If PHP is not your flavor, here’s a place where you can find some other good samples from Alexa Web Information Service.

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The Mac chat application Adium released version 1.0 a few days ago, and Lifehacker recommends it to Mac users.

The most popular of the Adium message styles is the Renkoo message style, which as its author Torrey Rice says, “was born of the awesome web application by the same name”.

With the release of Adium Message style – Renkoo, v2.3, the graphical assets of Renkoo are now available open sourced under the BSD and AFL license.

What does that mean? According to Torrey, “relatively soon I will be making a page that hosts not only the open source theme assets but also the source Photoshop files I used to create the theme. More details to follow! :)”

Twist and Shout

January 25, 2007

Twisted Matrix just launched a new podcast, The Twisted Show. Renkoo was the inaugural interview.

In the interview, Duncan McGreggor chats with Kevin Murphy and Adam Rifkin about our use of Twisted’s technology in the development of Renkoo. Here’s what Duncan says about our application:

I was invited to try out Renkoo, and I must say that I was delighted with it. I find that nearly all of the gatherings I have with my friends start as ill-defined events that slowly (and often painfully) evolve into events with exact space-time coordinates. Renkoo looks like the kind of app that could soothe or eliminate that pain.

Read the Twisted interview here and Digg it Digg it!!


January 16, 2007

Our CTO’s essays about The Hidden Gender Gap and A Modest Proposal were slashdotted today.

Read the Slashdot thread here.

Congrats to Dojo!

January 3, 2007

Renkoo uses Dojo Toolkit for our JavaScript bling, and have been involved in the project from literally Day One — so we were proud to see Dojo recognized:

The editors at InfoWorld let us know just before the new year that Dojo has won their “Technology of the Year” Award as the best Open Source Ajax Toolkit.

Congrats to all of the members of the Dojo community!

Renkoo‘s co-founder and CTO Joyce Park wrote a guest column for VentureBeat about The Hidden Engineering Gender Gap:

I want to focus on a well-known but little-studied phenomenon in the technology industry — particularly in the newer, more experimental, startup-driven subdomains — and in the Open Source movement. This enigma is the lack of self-taught female software engineers.

Read the article here and Digg it Digg it!!

P.S. — Thanks for the the quote, Susan Mernit!