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05-12-2011 12:47 PM
We're very happy to announce that our Gamma Release ( details near the middle of this page ) went live this morning. This release's focus is improved API documentation. It is new consolidated API docs for the PlayBook and smartphone platforms. There are many new features in the API documents that should help out everyone including filters and API gap analysis tables.
You may also want to note that all of the source code for these API docs are available in our github repository. This means that if there's a correction, example, link to learning material, or other APIs you wish to have documented, you can participate in the collaboration of these docs.
Also as part of the announcement, we now have added WebWorks emulation in the Ripple emulator which was part of the tinyHippos aquistion a little over a month ago. Most of the WebWorks APIs are supported in the emulator and it will only get better from here
What does this mean?
It means you can open up chrome.. load the Ripple chrome plug-in and you are good to go for device emulation. Just create a little local web server for your WebWorks application source and point chrome to the url.
No more packaging or simulator work until you need to test on the device! Simply make an edit in your source code and press F5 to refresh your browser.
This is just the beginning of the evolution of the Ripple emulator... It will be eventually shedding its chrome plug-in cocoon and transforming into something even more powerful... But what fun would it be if we spilled the beans on these details now
Stay tuned for more updates on our plans for the Ripple emulator!
05-13-2011 10:05 PM
05-14-2011 07:46 AM
05-14-2011 11:00 AM
I see that the cookbook hasn't been release yet and I have one request:
Make it so that comments are compatible with the Closure Compiler (externs). It's not that important for Webworks, but if people take this as the way to comment their webworks apps, it will make it easier for them down the line to compile their apps using CC.