Lord of the JavaScript frameworks, one framework to rule them all…

(in a slow deep voice) In a time of web 2.0, css3, and JavaScript, the average programmer is challenged to learn many technologies and patterns. The tide has turned and the world is changing, the inevitable is near. Websites across Middle Earth suffer from cross browser and web 2.0 compatibility. Somewhere, in the dark shadows of the web, a JavaScript framework was born. One framework to rule them all….Dojo. It wants to be found…

Ok, now back to reality.  And yes, I watched the extended version of Lord Of the Rings tonight.

So, I thought it fitting to give a Lotusphere update on the plugin development sessions I mentioned earlier. One of the projects I will be referencing is the Attachment Viewer project on OpenNTF. This is a slightly different kind of plugin, in that the content is embedded HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. The viewer actually uses the embedded web container from Lotus Expeditor – which is included in Lotus Notes 8.0 and above.

I have just finished the “Ultimate Attachment Viewer” implementation for OpenNTF. Since the default browser on Windows in Lotus Notes uses Internet Explorer I had to rely on Dojo in many areas for the different views. I will be posting the updated viewer on OpenNTF within the next week or so, so stay tuned. The primary additions are the new Dojo toolbar and the three view modes: Film Strip, Slide Show and Thumbnails.

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