Wednesday, March 8th, 2006

Ask.com Maps: A new Ajax mapping service

Category: Mapping, Showcase

Ask.com has released their own Ajax Maps solution, that looks a lot like Google Maps again. They have added a couple of small features such as driving direction playback and saved/recent locations which is nice, but not a huge amount of innovation here. What I have found interesting in the maps space is how much Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:26 am
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3.7 rating from 18 votes

Laszlo Demonstrates Ajax Runtime

Category: Flash, Toolkit

Back in December we discussed how Laszlo was going to target Ajax as well as Flash. Several people wrote in to tell us that yesterday, Laszlo released a demo of their Ajax renderer. Over at labs.openlaszlo.org, you can check out both Flash and Ajax versions of “LZPIX”, a graphical front-end to Flickr. It’s pretty amazing Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 9:16 am
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3.8 rating from 25 votes

Tuesday, March 7th, 2006

Adobe Announces a Flex / Ajax Bridge

Category: Flash

Adobe has announced a new Flex / JavaScript bridge. We talked before about Adobe’s Flash / JavaScript bridge. They’ve taken it to the next level with a new Flex / JavaScript bridge. Whereas the original integration kit allowed for invocation of ActionScript functions and passing simple primitive values, this new bridge enables seamless integration of Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 3:05 pm
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3.8 rating from 81 votes

Spring Web Flow 1.0 Released with Ajax Integration

Category: Java, Toolkit

Spring Web Flow (SWF) 1.0 EA, the proposal for what will become Spring 1.0 final, has been released. Among other new features, this release showcases integration of Spring Web Flow with Ajax technology. Specifically, the “Shipping Rate” sample application included in the release distribution illustrates how to use the Prototype JavaScript library to embed a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:50 am
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3.7 rating from 72 votes

Turbo Time: TurboWidgets and TurboDbAdmin Released

Category: Dojo, Examples, JavaScript, Library

The TurboAjax Group have two released in one: TurboWidgets and TurboDbAdmin 0.2. Turbo Widgets TurboWidgets is one of the first (if not the first) commercially available widget package built on the Dojo Toolkit. Naturally, TurboWidgets inherits all of Dojo’s AJAX goodies for free. TurboWidgets features TurboGrid, a fully dynamic AJAX data grid supporting editing, row Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:23 am
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3.8 rating from 33 votes

DWR 1.1 Released: Java Proxy Ajax Framework

Category: Java, Library, Toolkit

Joe Walker has announced the release of DWR 1.1, a proxy-based Ajax framework that integrates with server-side Java. New features in DWR 1.1: The DHTML library (DWRUtil) has been improved, it’s now better at manipulating tables to have more detailed styling and filtering DWRUtil is also better at manipulating radio buttons, checkboxes, divs and spans. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:07 am
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3.8 rating from 23 votes

WetPaint.com – Building a Better Wiki

Category: Showcase

WetPaint.com is a new take on the wiki site style, providing the user with some more Web 2.0 kinds of interaction with the site. The allow for the normal wiki community growth and contributions, but adding/editing information in the pages is nothing more than a click away. Why not come up with a way to Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:22 am
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3.7 rating from 52 votes

Monday, March 6th, 2006

AJAX: What’s a Session?

Category: Ajax, Programming

With more and more Ajax usage going on out on the web today (and showing no signs of fading), there are certain topics that aren’t as discussed as others. Certain people pick up those topics and decide to share what they can on the subject, and Harry Fuecks does just that in this post from Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 2:24 pm
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3.4 rating from 39 votes

Cross-domain AJAX using Flash

Category: Flash, Programming

Julien Couvreur has written up a new post on his blog that talks about a method for geting Ajax scripts to talk back and forth between two domains – with a little help from Flash. TiwyFeeds, a recent AJAX project of mine, uses a Flash object for storing data on the client and also to Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 1:45 pm
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3.9 rating from 31 votes

Effect.Reappear: Adding News Updater Portlet to Ajaxian.com

Category: Articles, Editorial, Prototype, UI

We wish we had more time to put Ajax features on to Ajaxian.com itself. We will get there! We did recently add a simple bit of Ajax, and a few people emailed us asking about it. The feature is the rotating set of sponsors that we have on the rightbar. This portlet uses Script.aculo.us effects Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:18 am
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3.9 rating from 63 votes

12 Perfect Cases for Ajax

Category: Ajax, Examples

Mats Henricson has posted what he thinks are the “12 Perfect Cases” (situations) for Ajax to be used in: I’ve spent quite some time creating a 2 hour long Ajax course in Swedish. At the end of the course I list 12 cases where I think Ajax is a perfect fit, inspired by Alex Bosworth’s Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 10:06 am
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4.2 rating from 62 votes

Forget addEvent, use Yahoo!’s Event Utility

Category: Articles, Examples, JavaScript, Library

Dustin Diaz thinks that we should forget addEvent, use Yahoo!’s Event Utility. This comes from a guy who has watched others, and who gave it a shot himself. Why should we use it? Handler Attachment Deferral: According to the event utility API document: If you attempt to attach a handler to an element before the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:48 am
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4 rating from 19 votes

Ajax Magazine Explores Amazon’s Web Service with Ajax

Category: Ajax, PHP, Programming, Yahoo!

On the Ajax Magazine site, there’s a series of posts over the period of a week that take a look at using Ajax to access the Amazon web services. On Day One, they introduce the series, noting how they’ll use the prototype and nusoap PHP libraries to make the connections. They then provide the code Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 9:30 am
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3.8 rating from 28 votes

Unspace Live Data Grid

Category: Component, Examples, LiveEdit, Ruby

Pete Forde took the time to extract the code from a current project and create a lightweight but very functional web grid that does a slick job of live updating whatever content you put in. The widget is pure Rails, Prototype, CSS and XHTML. Pete has a detailed description of the datagrid, and you can Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:33 am
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4.1 rating from 52 votes

Sunday, March 5th, 2006

Ajax Libraries: How Portable?

Category: Browsers, Library

Leland Scott has done some serious research into portability of many Ajax libraries and frameworks out there. He built the list from several sources: One from a fellow geek-oriented blogger, Ian Sheridan at Savage Vines One from the Ajaxian website, One from the Open Source Application Foundation (OSAF), and One in that great 2005 book Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 3:06 pm
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4.2 rating from 39 votes

Saturday, March 4th, 2006

Comet: A New Approach to Ajax Applications

Category: Comet, Dojo, Programming, Remoting

Alex Russell has coined a term for a flavour of Ajax that’s been getting more attention of late. Comet describes applications where the server keeps pushing – or streaming – data to the client, instead of having the browser keep polling the server for fresh content. Alex identifies several buzzworthy examples: GMail’s GTalk integration Jot Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 2:06 pm
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4 rating from 124 votes

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