Thursday, August 25th, 2005

Microsoft FireAnt: Ajax behind Hotmail

Category: Editorial

Omar Shahine from the MS Hotmail team has come out talking about the new architecture for hotmail. Last summer we spent a lot of time at the white-board evaluating a number of ways to deliver a new architecture for Hotmail. We considered a number of things: Modification of the current C/C++ ISAPI architecture to support Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:35 am
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Ajax Tutorial: A Tale of Two IFrames

Category: Articles

Brad Neuberg has written a mini-tutorial on the black art of iframes and browser history. iframes? er we get that… you may think. However, Brad gets into the differences between: simple iframe via markup <iframe id=”testFrame” src=”http://www.google.com”> </iframe> iframe programatically var testFrame = document.createElement(“IFRAME”); testFrame.id = “testFrame”; testFrame.src = “http://www.google.com”; document.body.appendChild(testFrame); Thoughts on browsers In Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:27 am
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Spanish Ajaxian Examples

Category: Examples

Senor Bastida emailed us with his ajax examples, Spanish style. He has packaged clasic examples like google suggest, several sections of gmail, loading times, page managers etc… and all of the code is available under a GPL license. For our Spanish readers :) Ajaxian Examples

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:55 am
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Rails based Ajaxian Spell Checker

Category: Ruby

Dee Zsombor has written up How to build an AJAX-ed spellchecker with Ruby On Rails. The tutorial walks you through binding to Aspell via Ajax, and takes you step by step (from starting a fresh Rails app). Some of the Meat <!– file app/views/spell/_misspelled.rhtml –> <% suggest_div = “suggest__#{cnt}” this_span = “id__#{cnt}” %> <span id='<%=this_span%>’> Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:45 am
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Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

CPAINT Security Flaw: Hold your horses

Category: Editorial

There was a lot of fuzz over the CPAINT security flaw: A security hole in a popular development tool has severe implications for a number of the Internet’s most popular applications, including Gmail, Flikr and MSN Virtual Earth. This has been taken a little far. CPAINT has been updated, so it doesn’t allow you to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:54 pm
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Prototype JavaScript library documentation

Category: Library, Prototype

We have great JavaScript frameworks, growing by the day, with Prototype and Dojo Toolkit. The challenge at the moment is good documentation. Sergio Pereira put together some solid Prototype documentation. Sergio goes through: the $() and $F() functions Ajax.Request Ajax.Updater Reference for prototype.js [ via Rob Sanheim ]

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:02 pm
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Ajax Framework Comparison Chart

Category: Editorial, Toolkit

The Midnight Coders are at it again with their Ajax product comparison chart. The comparison compares: WebORB (Midnight Coders own offering) DWR (open source java framework Ajax.NET Sajax (PHP) and ignores others (well, there ARE a lot…. maybe Backbase should be there as another commercial offering?) As they said: I suspect people may say we’re Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:05 am
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3.6 rating from 18 votes

HashBash: Ajax MD5/SHA1 Lookup

Category: Utility

A lil utility here. HashBash is an ajaxian service that looks up MD5 or SHA1 hashes.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:00 am
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Bitkraft: Ajaxian .NET web framework

Category: .NET, Toolkit

Bitkraft Web Library was developed as a web framework that extends the Microsoft Asp.net framework to provide more dynamic user interaction via ajax and json. Bitkraft is a CLR based (.NET) web framework that allows distributed web content to be created and served in a unique fashion. It is written in C# and compiles for Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:56 am
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OpenPortal: DHTML In-Place Editing in a Wiki ….. in 1999

Category: Editorial, Portal

We are hearing a lot of timewarps back to 1999/2000+, and Brad Neuberg joins in the back-think: Commercial Wikis such as SocialText and Jot have come out with in-place editing using DHTML and AJAX. Recently I was looking through some old CDs and found a project I created named OpenPortal that prototyped similar techniques…..in 1999 Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:52 am
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Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005

WinLike: Window Manager for the Web

Category: Showcase

Ryan Petrain commented on Protopage and linked over to WinLike, a window manager for the browser: WinLIKE is the first professional Window-Manager for web browsers. With WinLIKE, developers can provide web applications, websites and portals with little windows – like you are used to from your desktop. WinLIKE is based on DHTML and is only Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:31 pm
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AJFORM 1.0: Ajaxian ToolKit

Category: Toolkit

Brendon Crawford has announced AJFORM 1.0 AJFORM is a JavaScript toolkit which simply submits data from any given form in an HTML page, then sends the data to any specified JavaScript function. AJFORM degrades gracefully in every aspect. In other words, if the browser doesn’t support it, the data will be sent through the form Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:30 am
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Hula: Ajaxian Calendar

Category: Calendar, Screencast, Showcase

Maarten Stolte pointed me to a flash demo of a new ajaxian calendar: Hula. Hula is getting a new web interface, and it kicks ass, as this (flash) demo shows Can’t wait to check out the javascript and CSS that powers all that AJAX interaction and css fades. Pay attention to the sides of the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:22 am
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Monday, August 22nd, 2005

State of Ajax: Progress, Challenges, and Implications for SOAs

Category: Editorial

Dion Hinchcliffe has written a fairly comprehensive view of the current developments, progress, and general state of affairs with Ajax and its techniques and available tools. Also, for corporate application development and architects, the article goes into the current known implications of Ajax and Service-Oriented Architectures, which will affect each other considerably as they evolve. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:23 pm
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Protopage: Your Ajaxian Homepage

Category: Showcase

Wow. You have to check out Protopage. As Michael Mahemoff said: “So Ajaxian” :) Once you go there, you can create your own Protopage, in which you can have fun: Creating links to your favourite sites Quick portlet access to search Sticky notes that you can minimize Personalize A couple of interesting UI items are: Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:04 am
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3.2 rating from 9 votes

gVisit.com: Google Map your site visitors

Category: Google, Mapping, Showcase

gVisit is a new ajaxian application that allows you to put a snippet of JavaScript in your pages, and then view the location of your site viewers to get a feel for where you are targetting. Kinda fun :) Update: take a look at yourself on the ajaxian.com tracking

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am
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