New(?) idea for fast dragdrop library
I have been working on new ideas for a dragdrop library. It started
based on the Yahoo! ui dragdrop library but has changed almost
completely. The main focus of my research is to create a much faster
dragdrop library with greater levels of abstraction. I don't have to
cache target regions at the start of each drag, I don't have to loop
through potential targets with every mouse move. Both of these are
perfomance killers when there are many targets.
I've blogged about the main idea and posted some undocumented
development code with a working example. More work needs to be done on
my code but it looks like my idea works well.
I'm hopeful a few ideas will catch the eye of some Yahoo! developers
and find their way into the Yahoo! dragdrop library.
- Hi Tim,
I've been having a great time with the implementation of the dragdrop
library ideas you and I discussed. As I've experimented with and use
these ideas in client work they have matured and I feel like they are
getting to where you and I were hoping they would.
The examples on this blog page are from v0.1 of the library. If you
want to checkout the svn you will see where I am headed for v0.2 which
is very close. The library is super fast, extremely flexible, very
small and the code has a nice appeal also. At least I think it does :)