Friday, November 4th, 2005

TurboDbAdmin First Release: Version 0.1

Category: Dojo, Showcase

The TurboAjax Group has released version 0.1 of their ajaxian database tool. TurboDbAdmin is a single-page Ajax solution for exploring and editing databases from a browser. Edit data just like you would in a desktop application, without submit buttons or page refreshes. New Features This release supports: navigating to and browsing table data viewing table Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:39 am
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3.9 rating from 11 votes

Thursday, November 3rd, 2005

Ajax monitoring for usability and monitoring

Category: Usability

Eric Pascarello had a recent post on using Ajax for monitoring user actions for automatic error logging/capturing. Basically he is turning the tables on the common misconception that ajax can be used for evil “user spying” by instead using ajax to log all the users actions throughout the page for testing and fault detection. He Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 8:54 pm
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3 rating from 5 votes

Introducing Rob Sanheim to the Ajaxian Team

Category: Editorial

Ben and I are pleased to introduce the Ajaxian.com community to Rob Sanheim, who we have posted entries on in the past. Rob is joining our effort as an editor, so expect more and better from us in the future. As always, if you see anything in the Ajax community that we have missed, please Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:46 pm
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3 rating from 5 votes

Struts Ajaxian Web Applications

Category: Articles, Java

Struts is the grand-daddy of Java web frameworks, and although the buzz has moved on to other Java web frameworks like JavaServer Faces, WebWork, Tapestry, … a lot of people are still writing Struts applications. Paul Browne has written an introductory article called Sprinkle Some AJAX Magic in Your Struts Web Application. The article focuses Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:53 pm
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3.4 rating from 10 votes

Ajaxian To Do Lists programmed with XForms

Category: Showcase

Erik Bruchez of Orbeon has put together an XForms based To Do list application. It implements a dynamic user interface for To Do lists done 100% with XForms, on top of the open-source-Ajax-enabled OPS XForms engine. This example illustrates many XForms features, such as: Nested xforms:repeat Use of “relevant” for conditional display of controls Typing Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:58 am
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3.3 rating from 6 votes

Ajax Fading Image Gallery

Category: Articles, Component, Showcase

Over at DHTML Nirvana they put up a Ajax tutorial that uses ajax itself to load up its content as you page through (a bit flickery!). The tutorial starts from the basics of Ajax, and gradually adds more as the pages turn, ending up with the Ajax Fading Image Gallery itself.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:46 am
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3.6 rating from 25 votes

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005

Yahoo! Maps: Chooses Flashy Flex

Category: Mapping, Showcase

Yahoo! Maps has relaunched, and it looks a lot like Google Maps. The interesting decision is that they opted to use Flash, and Flex on the backend. This will probably add more to the “Flash vs. Ajax vs. Flash is part of Ajax” debate :) View Source If you take a peak at some of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:31 pm
18 Comments

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3.4 rating from 20 votes

Ajax Webcast by Jeff Pipas

Category: Editorial

Jeff Pipas has released a webcast on Ajax run at Central Michigan University. The webcast talks about: History Ajax and Web 2.0 Practical Uses What’s Next Live Demos: Ajax Contact Form Ajax iTunes widget Visit the web cast

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:29 pm
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3 rating from 5 votes

OpenWrt GUI: Ajax in your router

Category: Screencast, Showcase

OpenWrt is a Linux distribution for the Linksys WRT54G. Instead of trying to cram every possible feature into one firmware, OpenWrt provides only a minimal firmware with support for add-on packages. To configure the router, you do so via a web page of course, and this is where Ajax comes in :) Eugene Lazutkin has Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:52 am
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3.6 rating from 32 votes

Single-page vs. Multi-page Ajax Applications

Category: Editorial

Joe Walker has written up his thoughts on Single-page vs. Multi-page design of Ajax applications. He discusses why he thinks that: Multi-page is easier Multi-page can give a faster initial download Single-page gives you advanced history Single-page offers faster rendering Single-page makes it easier to share components Recommendations It’s probably fairly obvious from this that Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:46 am
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3.8 rating from 21 votes

Windows Live: Microsoft accelerates their Web 2.0

Category: Editorial

Tim O’Reilly was at a Microsoft press event in San Francisco to introduce the concept of “Live Software.” Tim’s big takeaway was: Microsoft is fully engaged with thinking about what I’ve called “Web 2.0.” They are focused on the internet as the platform, on software as a service, on creating rich experiences across multiple devices, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:33 am
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3 rating from 5 votes

Tuesday, November 1st, 2005

Taconite 1.0 Released

Category: Toolkit

Ryan Asleson and Nate Schutta have released Taconite 1.0. What is Taconite? Taconite is an Apache-licensed open source framework that is based on concepts from the W3C DOM Level 3 Load and Save specification. Taconite aids in the development of Ajax-enabled applications by allowing the developer to specify new or updated content as XHTML. Taconite Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:46 pm
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3 rating from 5 votes

jsquery: Ajax Javascript result set, http client and server code generator

Category: Java, JavaScript, Library

jsquery is a bridge project, written by David Bennett, that allows you to write JavaScript code on your HTML front end, that will marshall over to a Java server backend to get access to data. This can be done in an asynchronous manner. Overview jsquery is divided into three parts: Javascript http client {WebRoot}/js/jsquery_httpclient.js – Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:09 am
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3.6 rating from 9 votes

Rails Slider Component

Category: Component, Ruby

Thomas Fuchs is working on a nice shiny slider component. How do you work with it? <%= slider_field :blub, :amount %>

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:57 am
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3.6 rating from 24 votes

ColourMod: DHTML Colour picker

Category: Library

ColourMod is a suite of colour pickers, including a dhtml version (as well as Konfabulator, Dashboard, and I am sure Windows Gadgets soon?). Why would you use this in an application? Imagine if you were offering a personalized area of your app. You could allow the end user to choose what colours they want to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:51 am
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