jQuery Roundup: jQuery UI 1.8.12, IndexedDB, Apprise

2011-04-26 00:00:00 +0100 by Alex R. Young

jQuery UI 1.8.12

jQuery UI 1.8.12 is out. Upgrading
should be fairly simple as the upgrade
says there are now
backwards incompatible changes. This version includes bug fixes for
Resizable, Autocomplete, Datepicker, Dialog, Progressbar, Slider, and


IndexedDB by Parashuram provides a simple chained API for the Indexed Database
. This specification is still a
working draft, but Firefox 4, Chrome, and potentially IE support it.

Indexed Database API is a client-side database for simple values and
hierarchical objects. It supersedes Web SQL
which is considered
deprecated. Parashuram's jQuery plugin makes a flatter API, which looks
like this:


The alternative is nested callbacks for each operation, which makes this
seem pretty slick by comparison. I have a feeling we could even lose
openCursor, because it seems implicit to me, but that's up
to the author.


Apprise (License) is an alternative to alert(). Basic usage is just like
alert, but it can also prompt for values or act like
confirm(). It looks a bit like Firefox 4's alert boxes.

It doesn't depend on jQuery UI, which means you don't need to add a full
UI library just to get prettier popup boxes.