Happy Holidays. I hope all of you are able to take some time off to visit friends and family.
This will be my last post of 2009, as I will be on vacation for the rest of December. Today, I wanted to share some news and then comment on the current and future development of this blog.
John Resig speaks at Yahoo! BayJax meetupTesting, Performance Analysis, and jQuery 1.4
MySQL OracleOracle Publicly Commits to MySQL
The merger of Oracle and Sun has left developers wondering about MySQL, and whether it will remain free and widely available. In response to the community outcry, Oracle has promised to support MySQL for at least the next five years. This is good news, because MySQL is the most widely used database technology. I only hope we can convince Oracle to continue to support MySQL after the promised 5 years.
FireBug Console ImprovedThe firebug console no longer clears when you load a new page in a tab. Instead it keeps a running collection of all request, errors, and debug statements made inside of the current tab. This can be annoying as your console window will quickly fill up with requests (you
ll need to useclear&rsquot; more judiciously), but is actually very helpful when debugging requests firing at page unload.
MattSnider.com 2009-2010This past year has seen some great articles (the most popular being CSS String Truncation with Ellipsis; thanks Justin), a site redesign (goodbye wordpress), improved commenting system (yeah JS-Kit), great tools (YUI Storage), and a whole lot more. Thanks to everyone who contributed and commented throughout the year, I hope to see more reader participation in 2010.
Outside of the blog: I will continue to support the YUI library, including improving YUI Storage and migrating it to YUI 3; write a YUI 2.X cookbook; improve Mint.com and attempt to influence UI developers at Intuit; speak at more conferences; and climb at least one more 13,000+ mountain.
Cheers everyone, have a great year end, and may next year better than the last.