Monday, December 12th, 2005

Spring and DWR integration

Category: Java

Dejan Bosanac recently posted about integrating Spring and with the Java ajax library DWR. His entry builds upon previous work done by Bram Smeets, and Bram actually comments on some possible improvements to Dejan’s setup. Bram is also working on doing full Spring integration for DWR 2.0, which will allow two nice features: using the Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 9:00 am
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2.9 rating from 11 votes

W3C Creates Web Application Formats Working Group

Category: Editorial

We recently discussed how the W3C Created a Web APIs Working Group, that included XHR and such. They are at it again, now creating a Web Application Formats Working Group: The W3C Web Application Formats Working Group is chartered to develop languages for client-side Web Application development. Deliverables Specification of a declarative format for applications Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:20 am
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2.7 rating from 6 votes

TXN: Ajax Online Desktop

Category: Showcase

xix xeaon has created an early stage example of his TXN online desktop. Currently the only programs are a console and chat application, but they live in their own windows, like a true GUI OS. A nice experiment of the Web OS concept. I wonder if we will ever get to a stage where our Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:10 am
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3 rating from 5 votes

JSONP: JSON With Padding

Category: JavaScript

Bob Ippolito recently proposed “JSONP” as a standard for grabbing JSON from external domains. It’s about a cleaner way to get data objects (and other things) from the external domain. With On-Demand Javascript, you specify a URL as the source of a new script tag and the browser evaluates the script sitting at that location. Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 1:15 am
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3.9 rating from 94 votes

Prototype Meets Ruby: A Look at Enumerable, Array and Hash

Category: Articles, Prototype

A lot of the open source Ajax frameworks need a bit more on the documentation don’t they Justin Palmer has gone through and documented some of the features that Prototype adds to your JavaScript experience. Iterating over an array someArray.each(function(num) { logger.info(num); }); Exposing Hash Key/Value pairs $H(F.Products[0]).each(function(product) { logger.info(product.key + “: ” + product.value); Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:34 am
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2.6 rating from 10 votes

Saturday, December 10th, 2005

MooFlex CMS Demo

Category: Showcase

The Mad4Milk have released a demo of their new CMS, MooFlex. One nice feature here is the various boxes present while editing text, which expand and collapse. The TAGS box shows all existing tags, which you can toggle for the current article. If you enter a new tag, it will then appear inside the tag Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 12:42 am
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3.8 rating from 51 votes

Friday, December 9th, 2005

Desiging and Building With Ajax – slides, code and resources

Category: Editorial, Presentation, Toolkit

Yesterday Ben, Dion, and yours truly went down to Chicago for Adaptive Path’s Designing and Building with Ajax workshop. It was a full day event with presentations from Jesse James Garrett and Ben and Dion, followed by breakout sessions in the afternoon and a final panel discussion. The crowd was a great mix of designers Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 10:07 pm
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3.8 rating from 11 votes

Wish-o-matic

Category: Showcase

Alexander Kirk has introduced a little xmas Ajax with his Wish-o-matic. The small web app helps those who need to buy presents for x-mas but have no clue what to buy. Shame I don’t like xmas. Bah, humbug. :)

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:21 am
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Google Password Strength Feedback

Category: Component

We often talk about one of the un-sexy core advantages of Ajax is the ability to do validation where you want it (right where the user is working) but validated securely on the server-side. As we do this, we can offer interesting feedback to the user as they enter in the form data. When you Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:14 am
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3.5 rating from 87 votes

Live Upload Progress Widget

Category: Component

Sean Treadway has a cool live upload progress demo. The example is implemented on Ruby on Rails.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:11 am
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3.9 rating from 13 votes

Thursday, December 8th, 2005

Symfony “advent calendar” tutorial series

Category: Articles, PHP, Prototype

The PHP5 web framework Symfony has a “advent calendar” long tutorial series running. Each day will cover building a web application using Symfony, so its not all ajax-specific. However, day eight covers adding ajax functionality, so if you are just curious to see how easy ajax is with symfony, check that out. The application used Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 1:29 pm
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3.8 rating from 41 votes

Issue tracking system with source code

Category: Examples, Showcase

Patrick Ryan had to build an ajaxian issue tracking system for his small team, and it turned out to be nice enough that he decided to share the code with us. :) The platform is PHP/MySql. His three main prorities with the app where: Make it extremely easy to use – zero thought Make it Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 11:19 am
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3.4 rating from 7 votes

E4X: Use it in Firefox, and anywhere Flash is installed?

Category: Editorial

Weiqi Gao talks about Native XML Comes To Firefox 1.5’s JavaScript. I first blogged about E4X 425 days ago. At the time it was only available in Rhino. I’m happy to note that E4X support is part of JavaScript 1.6, which is delivered with Firefox 1.5. Here is some of it in action: <script type=”application/x-javascript; Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:05 am
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3.6 rating from 12 votes

Favoor Personal Homepage

Category: Showcase

The Ajax homepage/portal for today is Favoor, which gives you Ajax-powered RSS feeds (summaries only so far), search, and bookmarking. It feels early-beta right now. Here are a couple of wishlist items for these portals: * How are you different? There’s so many of these coming out. Most people only want to commit to one Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 7:30 am
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3.6 rating from 7 votes

Wednesday, December 7th, 2005

ACE: Ajax Client Engine

Category: Library

Li Shen has released Ajax Client Engine (ACE), a Javascript component wrapper around XmlHttpRequest under the MIT license. Li also wrote an article on ACE for the December issue of the asp.netPro magazine, though you need to be a subscriber to view the article online. The main featuers of ACE are: simple, object-oriented API with Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 11:45 am
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3.3 rating from 6 votes

Beautiful JavaScript-Powered Pages with Behaviour

Category: Editorial

Behaviour.js is a nice way of abstracting your JavaScript code out of the HTML. David Goodlad has taken this further to build beautiful javascript powered pages: The problem that I ran into, though, was that I was duplicating many of my behavior definitions between pages. Right now I’m using mostly scaffolded controllers and views, with Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:43 am
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3.9 rating from 14 votes

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