I found the Facebook is changed again! The list of onlined friends is improved. Now is not a name of your friends. They are replaced with the thumbnail of your friends' profile photo. That looks more fancy! But I am more prefer to be just a name only. That is easier to read! Moreover, there is another change too. There is a new menu opinion to create a Facebook group. I heard about Facebook group became alive again! That is good, they are changing and trying to improve themselves!
If you mention the word,"Microsoft", to me, "Windows" and "Closed Source Development" will pop up in my head. I won't think about much relationship with "Opensource" and "Microsoft". But Actually, maybe, there are some changes. Microsoft committed to the jQuery projects. I watched the video on Channel 9. They built three plug-ins for jQuery. They are jQuery Templates,
jQuery Data Link and jQuery Globalization API.
I love jQuery Templates most! It looks like a dynamic data repeater. I can use the code like the following to build a table for displaying data:
That is so great! That is very useful for building ajax tool, such as ajax data paging!
For jQuery Datalink, it can blind the fields to the data object. That sounds useful as well. However, in the most of cases, I won't do any hard blind the fields to the data objects. That is not very flexible.
jQuery Globalization is very impressive too! It can localize all currencies and date time for most of cultures. That is a huge job. That needs backing with a big firm! If your application can supports multi-languages, that is very useful for you!
Those plug-ins sounds very helpful!
From the information of Twitter, now you can have more words in twitter. They increased the characters limit to 140. Moreover, they got others improvements, such as new look of their site and better integration with media files. The new feature I love most is the related content. When I clicked a tweet, the details pane shows some more information related to the author or subject. That's great!
I tried Google Instant. Well, so far, that is not available on Google.com.au. So, I went to Google.com.
Now, I typed a few words in the search box. It will automatic fill the suggestions in the box. Not only that, the result page will pop up INSTANTLY. In addition, while I am typing, results in the page will be update too, like the image before:
That sounds a heavy weight action. But I test with IE8, that is not very slow.
I found that is a new service in Gmail. Gmail can pick the important email for you. According to the video from Google about Priority Inbox of Gmail, the system will detect the importance of email by whether you reply the sender before. That sounds like not very "smart". But you can have fine tune the email by using plus and minus importance buttons. That is good enough. Well, I don't use my gmail account a lot, so I don't know how's good of this function yet. I think I will write another post later to follow up.