Archive for February, 2008

The squeaky wheel gets the grease.

February 25, 2008

Well, you begged and pleaded until finally it was easier to sit down and crank out some code than keep hitting the “Delete” button. 🙂

I’m pleased to announce that Dapper now supports drop-down boxes (<SELECT> elements) as input variables. Now when you create a new Dapp and check off “Use as input variable” under a drop-down box, this variable will show up as a drop-down on the Dapp’s “how to use” page. For instance, here’s a Dapp for the Babelfish translation engine:

This seemingly trivial change has involved a lot of code redesign under the hood that will make it easier to add support for other types of form fields, such as radio boxes and checkboxes, which we’ll introduce in the near future.

Check it out and let us know what you think. We depend heavily on your feedback to determine where to focus our efforts, so please continue to let us know of any problems you encounter or any new features you’d like to see. The squeaky wheel gets the grease!

Peace out,

DapperCamp Wrap-Up

February 7, 2008

Dear Campers and Dapper fans,

DapperCamp was a huge success. People flew in from Boston, Portland, San Diego, Mississippi, and New York to participate in our two day event in San Francisco. The excitement in the air was fantastic and we really appreciate everyone’s help in making the event so great. Here are some photos to give you a taste of DapperCamp.

Presentations from DapperCamp

February 5, 2008

For your viewing pleasure, all of the presentations given at DapperCamp are online on the DapperCamp wiki, under Presentations.

Partners Speak

February 5, 2008

Day 2 @ DapperCamp: Presentations of real-life applications of Dapper and how our partners are helping us take our vision further.  Highlights: Dan Gisolfi from IBM and, pictured below, the guys from MindTouch!


Hack Hack Hack!!

February 4, 2008

DapperCamp update: 2:55PM


Day 1 @ DapperCamp!

February 4, 2008

Hey Dapper-ites,

We’re underway!  I’m listening to Mitch Kapor give his keynote right now, and hearing such a pioneer talk to us about the origins and development of the web is just invigorating.  I’m sure everyone here is feeling the energy…more updates today as the Camp progresses!


Gone Camping!

February 4, 2008

DapperCamp is upon us.  Monday morning, Eran, Paul, Ohad, Itai, and I will meet all of you who will be joining us at the Swedish American Hall.  We’re incredibly excited and can’t wait to spend a couple fun-filled days talking about Dapper with you. A lot of people have signed up, so it should be a good crowd. Don’t hesitate to let us know if you need anything and we’re looking forward to meeting you!