Wednesday, November 9th, 2005

Interview with Morfik development team

Category: Toolkit

We previously posted about Morfik, an upcoming Ajax IDE. Now there is a detailed interview with the development team behind Morfik over at the Firebird Database community site. Here’s an except describing the dev process in Morfik: The developer starts with designing the data layer in a visual environment similar to Microsoft Access or Microsoft Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 9:23 am
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3 rating from 6 votes

SLLists: Scriptaculous Lists with PHP

Category: Library

Greg Neustaetter is a fan of the great script.aculo.us library and decided to write a wrapper around the lists side of it. So scriptaculous lists are really easy to use and implement…so why put together a PHP script to wrap around it all? I did this for a couple reasons (no the following list isn’t Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:27 am
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3 rating from 7 votes

Audible Ajax Episode 6

Category: Podcasts

We had a fun couple of days in San Francisco, where we got to meet with people from many sides of Ajax. This led to our sixth episode where we rant and rave about the state of ajax. Macromedia Flex 2: Meeting with the Macromedia team Ajax and Flash Dreamweaver Auto update in browsers Eclipse Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:05 am
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3.2 rating from 10 votes

Accesssing Technorati Apis with Ajax

Category: Examples, Showcase

Marco Rosella put together the Technorati API, the Duck Soup PHP library, and good old XMLHttpRequest, and built an ajax technorati query. Macro explains how it works, and released the scripts that made this work. Another simple example of using Ajax to hit web services somewhere out there.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:19 am
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3.3 rating from 6 votes

Tuesday, November 8th, 2005

Ajax Patterns Reader

Category: Examples

Michael Mahemoff is a busy man on the patterns side of Ajax, and even ended up with the typical Ajax example: an ajax patterns reader! The reader grabs the AjaxPatterns.org content and presents them Ajax-style. You actually queue up patterns in a playlist and click “Next” to “play” them. Yeah, a bit contrived, but it Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:11 am
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Ajax Contact Form

Category: Component

Dustin Diaz has put together an Ajax Contact Form. This simple little puppy will send off the email in the background via Ajax, keeping you up-to date on progress with indicators. View a live demo

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:44 am
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3.9 rating from 89 votes

Web 2.0 Mashup Matrix

Category: Examples, Fun, Web20

ProgrammableWeb.com has a neat little matrix displaying all sorts of web 2.0 mashups when you hover over the intersection of two sites. For instance, hover over the intersection of Google Maps and Flickr and you’ll see geobloggers pop up. Hover where Google Maps meets itself, and you’ll see the sixty or so services built on Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 1:34 am
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3.3 rating from 9 votes

Monday, November 7th, 2005

Monkeygrease: Greasemonkey Inverted

Category: Java

If you’ve attended one of our Ajax talks or listened to our Podcasts, you know that we’re big fans of Greasemonkey, the little Firefox plug-in that lets you modify web applications. Rich Manalang recently pinged us about Monkeygrease, which he describes as: basically a server-side Greasemonkey for J2EE web apps It’s a servlet filter (sorry Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 4:16 pm
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Dojo Rich WYSIWYG Editor

Category: Component, Dojo, Toolkit

Paul Sowden and David Schontzler of the Dojo Toolkit have created a killer rich text WYSIWYG editor component that works cross browser (even Safari). You will see that they didn’t whip together something on the quick, and spent time thinking about how to do WYSIWTG right. Introduction Rich text (WYSIWYG) editing on the web is Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:21 pm
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3.5 rating from 25 votes

AFLAX: JavaScript Library for Macromedia Flash

Category: Flash, Toolkit

Paul Colton has created a new library, AFLAX, which is “a method through which developers may use JavaScript and Flash together to create AJAX-type applications, but with a much richer set of vector drawing controls than are available in either Internet Explorer or FireFox. Developers using this library have access to the full range of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:06 am
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3.3 rating from 9 votes

Drag and Drop Ajaxian Indicators

Category: Editorial

We can do drag and drop in browsers these days, which is made more useful with Ajax, since you can do something server side on a drop. Our lovely toolkits like Dojo and Prototype also make working with drag and drop pretty trivial, and what does this all lead too? “Wow, thats cool. Let’s do Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:51 am
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3.4 rating from 8 votes

sDumper: JavaScript Data Structure Tool

Category: Utility

Joshua Blackburn has started a new open source project called The Solvent. The first module, sDumper, is a JavaScript data structure visualization tool, that looks similar to Perl’s Data::Dumper or Cold Fusion’s CFDUMP. You pass a JavaScript object in, and you get an expandable view of the object and its contents. This is as simple Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:33 am
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3.5 rating from 11 votes

Saturday, November 5th, 2005

File uploads with live progress bar in a simple perl script

Category: Perl, Toolkit

Encodable Industries has released a nice, simple Ajax upload component with a live progress bar. Its a single perl script that can be dropped into any web server with CGI support. Features include max upload size, security via password protection, the real time progress bar, and display of time remaining and elapsed. You can view Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 10:05 pm
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3.8 rating from 13 votes

Friday, November 4th, 2005

Just Attributes: Adding new attributes to your HTML markup

Category: Toolkit

Giorgio Braga has created a new product: Just Attributes. Just Attributes hides all javascript code behind simple attributes on the standard HTML tags. All basic functionality (one-page-site building, two-ways connections with databases, etc) are already there. More client features are under construction. You load up some JavaScript via: <script src=”http://www.justattributes.com/ja.asp”></script> And then you have access Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:23 pm
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3 rating from 5 votes

Firefox 2 and 3: Concurrent Development

Category: Browsers, Editorial, Firefox

Brendan Eich has posted about new roadmaps and how “we propose to develop the front end of Firefox 2 and the platform for Firefox 3 concurrently, with Firefox 2 releasing in less than a year.” What’s the plan in the draft for Gecko 1.9 The draft Gecko 1.9 roadmap is interesting. Graphics and layout capabilities: Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:39 am
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3.6 rating from 8 votes

Symfony: New PHP5 based Ajax Framework

Category: Toolkit

The PHP guys are cooking with gas, as another framework comes out: Symfony. After checking it out, it looks like a quality framework, rather than a quick wrapper on top of Ajax. About Symfony Based on the best practices of web development, thoroughly tried on several active websites, symfony aims to speed up the creation Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:55 am
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