Wednesday, August 10th, 2005

Ajax Toolbox

Category: Toolkit

Ajax Toolbox has released another wrapper on top of XHR that encapsulates the details allowing you to just: AjaxRequest.get({‘onSuccess’:function(req){ document.forms[0].pageSource.value = req.responseText; } }); You can view the source And, there is a JavaScript Toolbox too.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:34 am
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Tuesday, August 9th, 2005

View Post-rendered Source

Category: Firefox, Utility

Michael Moncur found the View Formatted Source Mozilla extension. He hit the nail on the head with respect to its usefulness. Having color-coded HTML is fine and all, but the interesting piece is that the source that is shown isn’t just what was downloaded from the server, but represents the current work, post script: I Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:06 pm
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JavaScript Gotcha

Category: JavaScript

Keith ran into one of the classic JavaScript Gotchas wrt closures and sharing function objects resulting from: Browser independant code *may not* rely on obtaining a different, unjoined function object for *any* function declared inside another function, whether this be because of function declaration or expression within a loop, across calls to the containing function, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:54 am
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Monday, August 8th, 2005

Will Ajax Threaten Windows Desktop?

Category: Editorial, Google

We know our tech is hyped when the question asked is Will Ajax Threaten Windows Desktop?. The Slashdot-ians have spoken everything that probably needs to be said there. Ajax is great, but I don’t think it will be the deployment platform for every rich application that exists. There IS Google Maps and Google Earth.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:38 pm
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PalmSphere: Marking Favorites with Ajax

Category: Showcase

The PalmSphere website has a couple of bits of Ajax going on. Next to the articles on the site are glass balls. If you click on one it auto-marks it as your favourite, and your favourites list changes.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:11 am
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script.aculo.us documentation here we come

Category: Prototype, Toolkit

script.aculo.us has just launched a Wiki which will document its efforts, and will also end up documenting some of Prototype (by the nature of s.a.u running on top of Prototype).

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:09 am
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Ajaxian Div Expansion in Drupal

Category: Examples

This recent drupal demo shows the example of having a small summary div, and then expanding it via a server-side request to get the full monty. It also shows backwards compatibiliy via the URLs that are used (i.e. you can hit the nodes URL to get the full page too) See the demo

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:57 am
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LiveJournal Ajaxian Image Script

Category: Showcase

Michael Bommarito has created an AJAX-powered script to display the latest images from LiveJournal posts. It periodically updates, intelligently transferring only those images new for the specific client, and provides an interface to start, stop, and clear updates. Furthermore, the script directly interfaces with the LJ XML-RPC server to allow direct posting of images with Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:52 am
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Friday, August 5th, 2005

Midnight Coders release WebORB

Category: Toolkit

The Midnight Coders have released a new product enabling development and client/server connectivity for AJAX and Flash applications. WebORB is available for both Java and .NET environments. Release Notes WebORB includes a client-side library called Rich Client System. The Rich Client System uses the AJAX approach and provides a simple one-line api to bind to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:46 am
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JWChat: Jabber Web Chat

Category: Chat, Showcase

In the YAChat category, we have a Jabber Web Chat: JWChat: JWChat aims to be a full featured, web based Jabber client. It uses only JavaScript and HTML on the client-side. Currently it supports basic jabber instant messaging, roster management and muc-based groupchats. JWChat is an advanced instant messenger (IM) just like AIM, MSN Messenger, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:54 am
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Thursday, August 4th, 2005

MochiKit 0.70 Released

Category: Toolkit

Bob Ippolito has released MockiKit 0.70: New Features This release includes a new example, a bunch of new features, a minor API change, and some bug fixes. Spiffy new example: Ajax Tables, which is an extension of the Sortable Tables from Scratch example that loads data with XMLHttpRequest (in either JSON or XML format!). Thanks Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:30 am
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Ajax OPML Generator

Category: Showcase

Michael Bommarito has taken a traditional OPML generator, and built an Ajaxian version. Here is an example that works with your bloglines account: Why AJAX? Because the OPML file is generated by JavaScript, avoiding the transmission of your password for interception or storage. When atrustheotaku wakes up, he’ll hopefully put our two parts together into Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:26 am
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FacesClient Components Developer’s Guide

Category: Component, Toolkit

IBM has released a new version of FacesClient Components (formerly called the Odyssey Browser Framework) based on JSF technology, offering Ajaxian components. FacesClient Components Developer’s Guide (second edition) Download PDF guide Flash Demos Would be nice if they just had some simple online demos…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:41 am
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Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005

Current TV: A Bit of Fun

Category: Showcase

Current TV is trying to change the TV world. I noticed a non-functional, but kinda fun piece of interactivity. The tag-line under Current.tv changes, and allows you, the user, to choose one via the “Edit Me” and “Save” buttons. You simply click in the text and change away… a la editable div, although this is Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:05 am
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Ajaxian QDF Interfaces

Category: Articles

Josh Reed has written a piece in which he gives “you an idea of some of the things that can be accomplished via AJAX to create highly interactive interfaces”. He goes into detail on how he wrote Ajaxian QDF Interfaces: For the QDF interfaces, I needed to composite content from multiple locations into a single, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:04 am
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Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005

Drupal adds Ajaxian Chat Module

Category: Chat, Showcase

The popular open source content management platform Drupal, has started to get Ajaxian. They just released an Ajaxian chat module. The code exists here.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:12 am
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