Sunday, September 25th, 2005

TurboGears: Python in the battle

Category: Screencast, Toolkit

Python has always had quality web solutions. Django was an early Rails competitor, and now Kevin Dangoor has given us TurboGears. To check it out you should see the 20 minute video where Kevin builds a Wiki application. You will see TurboGears in action, including the parts and pieces that it uses: MochiKit is a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:37 am
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3.2 rating from 13 votes

Friday, September 23rd, 2005

Yahoo! Mail Beta Review

Category: Editorial

We all know about the Yahoo! Mail Beta. My friends over at Internet Stock Blog reported that The New Yahoo Mail is Far Superior to Gmail according to WSJ personal technology columnist Walter Mossberg. I got an invite to the Yahoo! Mail beta myself and took it for a test drive. There is a tough Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:30 pm
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2.8 rating from 10 votes

ClearNova announces ThinkCAP JX

Category: Java, JavaScript, Toolkit, UI

ClearNova has announced ThinkCAP JX, which is a RAD platform for building Ajax, and J2EE applications. Features MVC Framework Integrated Visual Workbench Page Flow Designer Smart Data Binding Data Aware Components “Mock” Data Prototyping Updateable DataView Content Management Checkout screen shots of the tools Resources ClearNova integrates Java and Ajax: Spurred by Ajax, the Rich Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:19 am
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Showcase: Simply Hired

Category: Showcase

Simply Hired is a nice clean interface that ties into all the jobs out there. It has the now ubiquitous ajax rating system, and also lets you click and go with “map it” and “search it” for each job. Later on you click on the mapped and saved tabs to get a drop down for Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:44 am
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Slashdotted: Ajax for Java developers

Category: Articles

IBM developerWorks has a nice introductory article on Ajax for Java developers. The page-reload cycle presents one of the biggest usability obstacles in Web application development and is a serious challenge for Javaâ„¢ developers. In this series, author Philip McCarthy introduces a groundbreaking approach to creating dynamic Web application experiences. Ajax (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:22 am
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Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

Common Times: Del.icio.us + Google News

Category: Showcase

Common Times has launched the beta of their Ajax Personal Front Page. Register, and log in to see the “customize” links. Click on customize to see the drop down, make some changes, and apply them. There is also an Ajax tag browser Common Times is a social bookmarking community for news readers.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:25 pm
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Word Complete 1.0

Category: Component

Hakan Bilgin has created Wordcomplete, a component that allows you to add autocomplete in words in a text area. Hot Keys Up Arrow: Previous match Down Arrow: Next Match TAB: Accept suggested word ESC: Toggles the auto complete Word Complete auto completes words based on the characters the user has typed and shows them by Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:10 pm
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3.2 rating from 10 votes

Ajax and Browser History

Category: Articles, Dojo

Brad Neuberg has gone off experimenting with the combination of Ajaxian techniques, and the browser history (back and forward). Issues The following major issues affect all of the AJAX history libraries I have evaluated, other than the Really Simple History framework. First, some history frameworks, such as Dojo, use JavaScript objects to store an internal Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:59 pm
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Adaptive Path and Ajaxian.com Workshop

Category: Workshop

Adaptive Path and Ajaxian have teamed up to provide an Ajax workshop. The first workshop, Designing and Building Ajax, will take place in Chicago on December 8th, 2005. Workshop Information The impact of Ajax for Web applications covers a wide range of issues: business strategy, technology, design, team structure and processes are all potentially affected Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:54 am
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Wednesday, September 21st, 2005

Video Interviews with Scott Isaacs and Omar Shahine of Microsoft on MSN Ajax

Category: .NET, Ajax, Presentation

More and more content is coming out of Redmond. Microsoft’s Channel 9 has put up a couple of Ajaxian videos. Firstly, we have Scott Isaacs on MSN DHTML Foundation, where Scott starts off showing us that yes. Microsoft invented Ajax ;) Oh, and that it isn’t Ajax. It is DHTML. You can’t blame him can Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:06 pm
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IE Web Developer Helpers

Category: IE, JavaScript, Utility

At Microsoft PDC, we heard about the Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar Beta, which is like the Firefox Web Developer extension that every web developer has in their back pocket. IE Developer Toolbar The IE Developer Toolbar provides several features for deeply exploring and understanding Web pages. Explore and modify the document object model (DOM) of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:37 am
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Bindows 1.5: desktop applications in a web page

Category: JavaScript, Toolkit

Bindows is a full desktop application framework, within the browser. Bindows is in the same class of dev frameworks of SmartClient.com, where you want an application to look and feel exactly like a rich desktop app, versus a webby app. Bindows Software Development Kit (SDK) You get access to an SDK to build Bindows-based applications. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:32 am
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fileNice 1.0: ajaxian file browser

Category: Showcase

fileNice 1.0 has been released. fileNice is a simple remote file browser, using PHP on the backend, and Ajaxian techniques on the web tier. Features Folder specific slideshows of images (without page reloads). File details Send to Flickr Folder comments Search Prefs based sorting Source viewing of code Live demo of fileNice in action Download Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:13 am
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Tuesday, September 20th, 2005

Why Ajax Matters Now

Category: Articles

Why Ajax Matters Now Jesse James Garrett has spoken to the interface designers in the crowd, writing Why Ajax Matters Now over on the Ok/Cancel site. His editorial is split in two pieces. Yes, if… to Yes In the earliest days of the Web, designers chafed against the constraints of the medium. The entire interaction Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:14 pm
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Opera 8.5: Browser Free, and new JavaScript features

Category: Browsers

People have been wondering about this for awhile. Opera is now a free browser. The question is: Does anyone care? Is this going to bring Opera into the big time? What about if they had done this pre-Firefox? About the Opera Browser Already regarded as the world’s fastest, most secure browser, Opera speeds up your Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:59 am
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TuduList: Open Source TODOs

Category: Showcase

The Ajax population will be one organized crew. The TODO list trackers keep on growing, and this time we have an opensource alternative called Tudu. There are some nice features such as showing the completion rate inline. In my opinion it would be nice if they added: Priority is just a text field, so you Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:11 am
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2.6 rating from 7 votes

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