Monday, October 31st, 2005

Ajax sweet spots from Zimbra

Category: Editorial

Zimbra has gotten a lot of buzz with their killer Ajax products. Since they are really pushing the envelope, they are good people to listen to on Ajax issues, and they just blogged about Ajax sweet spots. Here they talk about identifying sweet spots, the notion of an Ajax server, Ajax-based messaging, and more! How Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:44 am
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3 rating from 2 votes

Zoozio: drag and drop portal interface

Category: Showcase

We recently saw Zoozio, which is a startup that isn’t out of the closet yet. You will see a now-more and more familiar interface on the front page though. They have a drag and drop portal interface for us to play with :)

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:32 am
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4 rating from 37 votes

SilverStripe Tree Control

Category: Component

Sam Minnee has put out an “Unobtrusive JavaScript” Tree Control for download. Why another tree control? There are a lot of tree controls out there, but most of them are tacky, heavyweight relics of the “DHTML” era.  I felt it was time for a change.  In particular, I wanted to adopt “unobtrusive javascript” techniques.  Among other Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:14 am
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4.2 rating from 26 votes

Friday, October 28th, 2005

Ajax: Tackle the Refresh Button

Category: Articles

Eric Pascarello is tackling the browser refresh and its effects on Ajax applications. The last thing we want is for a user to hit refresh and all of your nice state goes bye-bye. Eric takes an approach that changes the URL between state changes, allowing a refresh to capture the info: function makeRequest2(str){ var loader1 Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:16 am
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4.6 rating from 118 votes

Brendan Eich Firefox Roadmap Update

Category: Editorial

Brendan Eich has pinged us on his roadmap again. I have been working more and more with ECMA TG1 on JavaScript standards, at first E4X (which was all but done when Mozilla joined ECMA last year) and now Edition 4. Our goals include: Bringing Edition 4 back toward the current language, so that prototype based Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:12 am
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3.5 rating from 11 votes

Swato: Opensource Ajaxian Java Web Framework

Category: Toolkit

Zhijie Chen of Japan has created a new opensource framework for building Ajaxian web applications called Swato. With the help of this framework, you just need to register your Java class (Model) at the server side (Spring), and do all of your View/Control at client side via JavaScript. To build an application you: Configure Swato Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:09 am
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3.4 rating from 14 votes

Ruby on Rails uses Ajax to simulate POST links

Category: Ruby

David Heinemeier Hansson wasn’t happy when he saw Google Web Accelator was back in action, and more deadly. He wrote about how Rails is more prepared this time around and the interesting part from an Ajax side is how Rails has added a high level abstraction that gives you links via get or post. link_to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:45 am
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3.6 rating from 27 votes

Thursday, October 27th, 2005

PAJAJ: PHP Asynchronous Javascript and JSON

Category: PHP, Toolkit

A new PHP based Ajax framework put its hat in the ring: PAJAJ. PAJAJ is a object oriented Ajax framework, created by Gilbert Hyatt, written in PHP5 for development of event driven PHP web applications. The framework follows 5 basic principles: Simplicity: Everything can be done in PHP. Various development models: Developer develops the whole Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:33 am
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3.8 rating from 19 votes

Moo.fx: More effects. Built on Prototype

Category: Prototype, Toolkit

moo.fx is a superlightweight, ultratiny, megasmall javascript effects library, written with prototype.js by Valerio Proietti. This beast weighs in at a massive 3kb :) Prototype seems to be one of those libraries that people just want to build on. And this one gives you effects such as: Toggle Opactiy Toggle Height Toggle Width FadeSize Width, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:01 am
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3.1 rating from 14 votes

Sun discusses more details of Ajax support across applications

Category: Editorial

eWeek has a new piece claiming that support for AJAX Development Rising. Sun gets more Ajaxian Sun Microsystems Inc. is promoting an AJAX-supporting component model around its upcoming Java Studio Creator tool with hopes the model can succeed the way the component model Microsoft Corp. fostered around its popular Visual Basic development environment did, said Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:39 am
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3.6 rating from 5 votes

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

Backbase 3.1 Released

Category: Toolkit

Backbase has made their flagship product available for download. What’s new in 3.1 More user interface controls Date picker Context menu Sidebar Custom select/combo boxes Charting components mix Flash with Ajax Support for XPath 2.0 Backbase 3.1 now contains support for XPath 2.0: XPath is used to select nodes in an HTML or XML documents, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:40 am
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4 rating from 3 votes

JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and More Cheat Sheets

Category: Examples

This entry is just a pointer to an interesting resource that links to more cheat sheets that you can imagine. As well as HTML / CSS versions, there is also info for various scripting languages, databases, and more. JavaScript Cheat Sheets JavaScript Cheat Sheet HTML Cheat Sheets HTML Cheat Sheet HTML Tags Cheat Sheet HTML Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:30 am
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3.4 rating from 10 votes

Tuesday, October 25th, 2005

MochiKit 1.0 Released

Category: Toolkit

MockiKit is a quality JavaScript library like Dojo and Prototype/Scriptaculous. Bob Ippolito has blessed the 1.0 release, which offers a few updates: MochiKit.Async: MochiKit.Async’s sendXMLHttpRequest and anything that uses it will now call the errback chain under ANY error. This means that if the web server is down or if the user has gone to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:20 pm
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3.6 rating from 5 votes

Multi-threaded JavaScript?

Category: JavaScript

One of those weird quirks of our profession is that Java and JavaScript have so little in common. As Marc Andreessen recently said, “[Netscape] did JavaScript to try to be an intermediate bridge between HTML and Java.” And with the demise of LiveConnect and Applets in widespread use, it’s become pointless and needlessly confusing to Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 9:54 am
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3.4 rating from 38 votes

JavaScript Database: In Browser

Category: Library

Cory Rauch has combined the browser storage story of AMASS with the TrimPath SQL Query Engine. What does this mean? Cory now allows you to have storage of data in the form of JSON, in a local system, and query that storage on the client via SQL. Say you have a datastructure such as: Invoice Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:20 am
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3.9 rating from 23 votes

WebORB Map Chat

Category: Showcase

The Midnight Coders are at it again. They have released a chat application that is a little different. This has to be the Ajax example we have all be waiting for as it marries a Google Maps interface with a chat interface, both of which have been covered seperately many times :) This example demonstrates Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:51 am
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3.8 rating from 10 votes

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