This is the second in a series of posts which describes the new features of Editor 1.5. Previously multi-row editing was the focus of discussion, while in this post I will look at the server-side events that have been added to the PHP and .NET libraries which are available as part of the Editor package and demonstrate how they can be used to increase the flexibility of the server-side software.
This post show how server-side can be extremely useful through examples of the following use cases:
- Handling password fields which should be updated when data is entered only
- E-mail notification
- Data modification logging
Editor 1.5 has now been available for almost a month and although the new features are documented in the release notes and shown on the examples pages, I'd like to use a couple of blog posts to explore some of these new features in depth with code examples. This will be of interest to those of you are upgrading from a previous version and also if you are just interested in checking out Editor's feature set.
There are three major new features in Editor 1.5:
- Multi-row (bulk) editing
- Server-side events
- Data submission controls
In this first post in the series I'll look in depth a the multi-row editing features of Editor.
I'm delighted to announce the release of a number of major updates to the DataTables extensions and web-site that mark a significant step forward for the whole project. This has been months in the planning and writing, so it is a real pleasure to finally be able to full share the updates.
The focus with this release is consistency - primarily in how extensions are initialised and their APIs presented, which are all now very tightly integration with the DataTables initialisation options and API structure. Styling is also key, with DataTables and all of its extensions now fully supporting four styling frameworks (more are planned):
In this post I'll offer a summary of the changes and new releases and in future posts over the coming couple of weeks write up more details about each in further posts (there are a lot of new features!).