Monday, November 14th, 2005

phpBMS: Business Managegment System

Category: PHP, Showcase

phpBMS is a PHP, MySQL based billing, scheduling, and client management system. Features include PDF generation for printing, mass e-mailing to clients, repeatable task and event handling, and quote/order/invoice tracking. Visit the demo site, login with one of the fake accounts, and play around to see the app in action. Quite clean and slick. SourceForge Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:51 am
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4.1 rating from 13 votes

Mouseover DOM Inspector

Category: Utility

The Mouseover DOM Inspector, or MODI for short, is a favelet (also known as a bookmarklet) that allows you to view and manipulate the DOM of a web page simply by mousing around the document. After you select the bookmarklet, the page is in debug mode, allowing you to gather data in the document. There Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:07 am
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3.3 rating from 6 votes

Software as Services

Category: Editorial

Dale Asberry discussed the The Atomization of Software, and delves into Software As Services. Dave focuses in on standards and protocols such as Ajax (in his Atomization of Software post) as to what is leading this sea-change. I differ slightly with his opinion in that the biggest revelation is developers seeing the importance of ‘software Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:21 am
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3 rating from 5 votes

Sunday, November 13th, 2005

Ajax-S: Ajaxian slideshow software

Category: Library

Robert Nyman has released an AJAX-based slideshow package called Ajax-S. What about Eric Meyers S5 I hear you cry! Robert mentions that: The idea came to me because I wanted a lightweight slideshow based on HTML, CSS and JavaScript, but I also wanted to separate the data of each page from the actual code that Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:41 am
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3.3 rating from 6 votes

FlightAware: Flight Tracking

Category: LiveSearch, Showcase

FlightAware is a site that lets you track flights, and get analysis. You can see live information about all flights that are going on, narrowing in on particular flights, or airports. There are numerous ajax features, including a lot of live search features. One interesting UI choice is telling the user “keep typing, I need Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:23 am
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Saturday, November 12th, 2005

Ajaxian Domain Name Search

Category: Showcase

This is a very simple, clean use of Ajax. It is the Instant Domain Name Search application, which sneaks off to the WHOIS gods, telling you what is, and isn’t available for domain registration. It is very nice if there is a particular term that you want, but some of them are taken. You can Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:41 am
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3.3 rating from 6 votes

GMRisk: Risk via Google Maps

Category: Fun, Games

This is some weekend fun. GMRisk is an implementation of a Risk-like game, using Google Maps as the board. And it even uses XHR ;) var request = GXmlHttp.create(); request.open(“GET”, “riskdata.xml”, true); request.onreadystatechange = function() { if (request.readyState == 4) { var xmlDoc = request.responseXML; var plrs =xmlDoc.documentElement.getElementsByTagName(“player”); for(i=0;i

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:18 am
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3.6 rating from 8 votes

Friday, November 11th, 2005

Bloxpress: A Modular Ajax WordPress theme

Category: Examples, PHP

Mentor has been working on an Ajax WordPress theme for quite awhile, and he recently set up a demo site to get feedback and track down bugs. Every component of the sidebars can be positioned via drag and drop, and you can also remove components using a handy “toolbar” at the top. You can then Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 10:48 am
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3.8 rating from 8 votes

DomCorners: Give me rounded corners

Category: UI

DomCorners is a clean technique for getting rounded corners. You get to put in a few JavaScript snippets like: <script type=”text/javascript” src=”domCorners.js”></script> <script type=”text/javascript”> if(DomCheck()){ DomCorners(“box”,”rc.png”,10); } </script> and you end up with: It’s amazing the lengths we go to get small things like roundness isn’t it? :) Example 1 Example 2 Example 3

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:55 am
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3.2 rating from 10 votes

Ajax and SVG

Category: Editorial

Carto net has a very detailed tutorial with a ridiculously long name: Dynamic Loading of Vector Geodata for SVG Mapping Applications Using Postgis, PHP and getURL()/XMLHttpRequest(). This tutorial explains how to dynamically load vector data with Ajax, into a SVG mapping application. Many are excited about this combination (Ajax and SVG). Tinic Uro discusses FireFox Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:49 am
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3.3 rating from 6 votes

Building an Ajax WebConsole Application

Category: Articles

Stoyan Stefanov has written an article in which he walks us through building an Ajax WebConsole: The application we’ll create will allow you to execute any shell command on your Web server, whether it’s Windows- or Linux-based. We’ll even put in a little CSS effort in an attempt to make the app feel more like Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:35 am
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Thursday, November 10th, 2005

Scaling Connections for Ajax

Category: Java, Server

Most of the Ajax world is focused on the client side, and “ooooh ahhhh” effects :) Greg Wilkins is sitting on the other side of the fence, thinking about the implications of a popular Ajax application on the server side. Earlier, Greg described how Jetty 6 uses Continuations and javax.nio to limit the number of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:16 pm
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Solutions to allow XMLHttpRequest to talk to external services

Category: Articles

Over on XML.com they published Fixing AJAX: XmlHttpRequest Considered Harmful. This article discusses a few ways to get around the security constraints that we have to live with in the browsers theses days, in particular, only being able to talk to your domain via XHR. The article walks you through three potential solutions: Application proxies. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:31 am
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“Realtime on Rails” – real time chat using XHR Push

Category: Chat

Martin Scheffler posted this morning on the Ruby on Rails list about a new realtime chat application called Realtime on Rails. If you are using a Mozilla based browser, it will keep open a HTTP connection and push the chat data as JSON. In other browsers the server is polled every five seconds or when Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 9:26 am
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3.8 rating from 29 votes

Streampad: Ajaxian Music with Mashups

Category: Showcase

Daniel Kantor just released a very interesting ajaxian web service called Streampad Streampad allows you to listen to your own music streamed from home to any web browser. It uses an Ajax interface and Flash to play the music. It includes mashups with google maps (see what others are listening to), del.icio.us (grabs mp3 links Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:12 am
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Ajax with Direct Web Remoting (DWR)

Category: Java, Toolkit

Philip McCarthy has another article over at IBM developerWorks. This time it is on Ajax with Direct Web Remoting. Exciting as it is, adding Ajax functionality to your applications can mean a lot of hard work. In this third article in the Ajax for Javaâ„¢ developers series, Philip McCarthy shows you how to use Direct Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:03 am
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2.9 rating from 7 votes

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