Monday, August 15th, 2005

JavaScript IDE Support: IDEA 5.0 doesn’t cut the mustard?

Category: Editorial

We want JavaScript to be a first class citizen in our IDEs right? Both Ben and I are big fans of IntelliJ IDEA, and I was keen to try out the JavaScript support in 5.0. I kept up as builds from the Early Access Program came about, but was a little dissapointed. Lance Hankins says Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:45 am
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Dojo Compressor Toolkit

Category: Dojo, Utility

Yeah, yeah. So you have written your own script which takes JavaScript and munges it to compress it. How do you grok the JavaScript? Some cheeky regex’s that are very brittle? This is where Dojo’s Compressor differs from our little hacks: So how does this all work? And why should anyone choose this tool over Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:34 am
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2.7 rating from 6 votes

Midnight Coders whip up an Ajaxian Google

Category: Examples, Google

We blogged about the release of WebORB from the midnight coders. Now they are out and about to show us how to do the odd thing. They built an ajaxian Google interface which has a search query text field sensitive to the user’s idle time, so as soon as you stop typing it sends out Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:29 am
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Friday, August 12th, 2005

Rich HTML Slider

Category: Examples

The gurus from webfx have long been on the scene showing us cool innovative ways of doing rich work on the web. Now they have a nice demo of a dhtml slider

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:02 am
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3.8 rating from 37 votes

Showcase: Blinklist

Category: Showcase

Blinklist is a nice small application that lets you manage lists of things. They make heavy use of Ajax, and talk about how they embraced it: Pagination with AJAX Forget having to browse from page to page. With AJAX, new data can be sent between a users browser and a server, without having to do Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:00 am
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3.4 rating from 7 votes

Asynchronous client script callbacks

Category: Articles

Paul Glavich has written about the ASP.NET asynchronous client script callbacks. Paul builds an example using the MS technology and then compares to Ajax.NET: Asynchronous client script callbacks are a powerful feature, but they can be limiting. You can only pass a string to the server-side method, for example, and only return a string. This Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:59 am
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An interview with Eric Costello of Flickr

Category: Interview

Jesse James Garrett has interviewed Eric Costello of Flickr. They discuss ideas such as: The evolution of Flickr The beginnings of Flickr as a game How the Flickr team operates The migration of some pieces from Flash to Ajax User driven development The future of Flickr

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:56 am
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Create Your Own Web-based Screensaver

Category: Articles

Have you ever thought about having a cool ajaxian web page be a screen saver? This post discusses how to do this with .hta files. <hta :APPLICATION ID=”screensaver” APPLICATIONNAME=”screensaver” BORDER=”none” INNERBORDER = “no” CAPTION=”no” SHOWINTASKBAR=”no” SINGLEINSTANCE=”yes” SYSMENU=”no” SCROLL = “no” WINDOWSTATE=”maximize”> </hta> They also link to Autohotkey for that final piece. Hmm, now if we Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:38 am
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Thursday, August 11th, 2005

Script.aculo.us Ghost Train: Functional Testing

Category: Utility

The script.aculo.us guys are devloping more and more cool things all the time. They created a web application functional test engine, with automatic recording called Ghost Train. Turn the puppy on (Firefox only), lets it rip, and see your script come to life.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:45 am
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ClearNova: Ajax Examples

Category: Examples, Google

ClearNova has some nice ajaxian examples: Ping: Ping sends the current date to the server. Basic AJAX functionality. See server console for date. Track Changes: As each field changes, the change is sent to the server. If all is well, the word OK shows up next to the field along with the text sent to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:23 am
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3.5 rating from 10 votes

Hotmail Kahuna: Start.com for mail

Category: Showcase

It appears that the rogue start.com group at Microsoft is at it with mail. According to some, Kahuna, the next generation hotmail, has just gone internal beta1. Using AJAX to suppress page reload Emulatiing outlook a lot Mail will support chinese characters. But Folder list doesn’t. Contacts will represent all my msn messenger contacts. Progressing Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:10 am
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ESPN Using Ajaxian Preview

Category: Showcase

The ESPN new headlines are using Ajaxian callbacks to get previews of the news when you mouseover the headline. The previews are pretty tiny, so does this make sense versus having that data sent back with the main page?

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:03 am
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AjaxTags 1.0 Released

Category: Java, Toolkit

The AJAX Tag Library is a set of JSP tags that simplify the use of Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) technology in JavaServer Pages. AJAX is primarily rooted in JavaScript. However, many server-side developers do not have an extensive knowledge of client-side programming in the browser. It’s much easier in some cases for J2EE developers, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:52 am
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Wednesday, August 10th, 2005

FUD: Using the XMLHttpRequest Object and AJAX to Spy On You

Category: Editorial

It looks like the FUD fest has started wrt Ajax. Devx has an article called Using the XMLHttpRequest Object and AJAX to Spy On You. The example that he uses is having a game which sends back what you are doing. Like this couldn’t be done with Flash? iframes couldn’t be used to do this Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:53 am
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Backbase reviewed by Infoworld

Category: Articles

Infoworld has completed a review on Backbase. Snippet For instance, a Backbase Web page includes a link tag that starts off with an ‘a’ like a standard link, but it includes unfamiliar attributes such as b:action=’load’ or b:url=’window-01.xml’ or b:mode=’aslastchild.’ These are parsed by the Backbase libraries and interpreted by them. Many of the tags Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:22 am
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FeedDigest Effects

Category: Showcase, Usability

FeedDigest is using the scriptaculous effects throughout the site. For example, if you add a feed you will see the following comment bar spring to live at the top: After flashing, it settles down for a bit, and then dissapears entirely. Although this is “cool” it has me wondering whether this is actually a good Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:07 am
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