Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

Protowidget: Widget system on top of Prototype

Category: JavaScript, Library, Prototype

Terry Laurenzo found that he liked “the simplicity of Prototype, the widgets/templates from Dojo and the event-based property binding support from OpenLaszlo/Flex”. This caused him to create Protowidget which builds on Prototype to add widget support a la Dojo. Widgets As the name implies, Protowidget is based on widgets. While some widgets are provided (and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:36 am
18 Comments

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3.7 rating from 46 votes

IconDB – Ajax-enabled Icon Search

Category: Showcase

If you’ve ever been stuck on a project looking for just the right icon to fill your need, you might want to check out the IconDB site and search for what you need. The site provides a handy sliding navigation on the left to pop out the search button to locate the icons. Click on Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 6:54 am
45 Comments

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4 rating from 84 votes

Benchmark Invests in PageFlakes

Category: Ajax, Business

According to this post over on TechCrunch, a company called Benchmark Capital has taken a genuine interest in the Ajax desktop site Pageflakes and has even conducted a round of financing for the company. They make mention of the Netvibes seed round that took place before and how both they and Pageflakes are competing with Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 6:41 am
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4.1 rating from 21 votes

Joe Hewitt Talks on Firebug (Video)

Category: Firefox, JavaScript, Utility

If you’ll remember a little while back, we posted about the latest release of a handy Javascript extension for Firefox that makes working with the language much simpler. Well, the folks over at the Yahoo! Interface Blog have posted even more information about it – this time, in the format of a video from a Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 6:33 am
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3.4 rating from 17 votes

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

Morfik targets Google?

Category: Editorial, Google

When Google came out with GWT, there was a rumour that they had worked with Morfik on the technology. This false rumour came about due to the similarity in the technologies. Morfik has shown signs of what they feel about GWT with the press release: Morfik Will Pursue all Avenues to Protect its IP Rights Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:35 pm
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2.7 rating from 29 votes

Responsible Asynchronous Scripting

Category: Ajax, Editorial

On ThinkVitamin.com, there’s a new column that’s been written up by Shaun Inman, one of the brains behind Mint concerning “Responsible Asynchronous Scripting”. Asynchronous or remote scripting has been lurking in the background of web app development for quite some time now. Originally dependent on proprietary technology like Java applets, ActiveX and Flash or clever Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 2:39 pm
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3.7 rating from 28 votes

Pseudo User Pattern and Ajax

Category: Ajax, Editorial

I have been using a pattern called the Pseudo User Pattern that many have used over the years. Basically, it allows users to get through the maximum amount of work without forcing them to signup or login to your application. Behind the scenes the notion of a User is abstracted and you may be talking Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:36 pm
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3.4 rating from 37 votes

Sprajax – An Ajax Security Scanner

Category: Security, Utility

On the Pathfinder blog today, there’s a new entry about a new security offering for the Ajax community – Sprajax. Sprajax is the first web security scanner developed specifically to scan AJAX web applications for security vulnerabilities. Denim Group, an IT consultancy specializing in web application security, recognized that there were no tools available on Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:24 am
12 Comments

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3.4 rating from 32 votes

Wridea – Simple Web-based Note Taking

Category: Showcase

There’s a new beta site that’s hit the web just recently – Wridea – that seeks to provide a simple method for web users to “take notes” and quickly just down ideaas from an easy-to-use web application frontend. Never forget your ideas again. Save it when you have it. Create categories and organize your ideas. Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:11 am
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2.7 rating from 32 votes

Publishing Custom Events in JavaScript

Category: Examples, JavaScript, Library, Yahoo!

Dustin Diaz is at it again, this time discussing “custom events” and how to create and use them. A custom event is an event that you define (e.g. onDrool vs. onBlur). Dustin uses the Yahoo! UI event util library to show off how to play with events: javascript < view plain text > // Define Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:05 am
9 Comments

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3.9 rating from 32 votes

Sunday, May 28th, 2006

Ajax-enabled Multiplayer Battleship

Category: Games, Showcase

In the trend of Ajax-enabled games that we’ve been seeing lately, Sinkmyship.com introduces their own offering – a multiplayer version of Battleship. We’ve looked everywhere for an online multiplayer version of the first RTS game EVER! However we were dissapointed in what we found, and decided to create our own. As they say, the rest Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 5:52 am
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3.7 rating from 56 votes

Friday, May 26th, 2006

Subscript Loader: Handling JS scope

Category: JavaScript, Tip

Weird Al over at MozillaZine has written up a little known Mozilla feature known as the JavaScript subscript loader in: JavaScript Scope through “subscript loaders”. Using this you can better handle scoping issues in JavaScript (albeit Mozilla only for now). javascript < view plain text > const scopeRegistry = {   subscriptLoader: Components.classes["@mozilla.org/moz/jssubscript-loader;1"]     Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:07 am
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4 rating from 48 votes

Ajax and Screen Readers

Category: Accessibility, Articles

“What about accessibility?” The #1 or #2 question that we got at The Ajax Experience and other shows (“What framework should I use?” is the other one). Gez Lemon and Steve Faulkner have spent the time to write about Making Ajax Work with Screen Readers: The accessibility community is understandably concerned about the accessibility of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:59 am
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4.2 rating from 24 votes

InfoQ: Community Using Ajax

Category: Showcase

I used to be editor-in-chief for TheServerSide working with Floyd Marinescu (creator). He has just started another community portal called InfoQ that has several tracks of interest (Java, Ruby, Agile, SOA). What is interesting is the subtle use of Ajax: Threaded Comments: You can move over the subject of the threaded comments to view by Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:51 am
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3.4 rating from 20 votes

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

Laurel Reitman, IE Program Mgr, on the Ajax Experience

Category: Browsers, IE, The Ajax Experience

We were happy to have Laurel Reitman, the lead program manager on the IE team, out at the Ajax Experience. There was a lot of good dialog between her and Alex, Brendan, and others about the future of browsers in general and IE in specific. She has written a post on the IEBlog recapping her Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 10:26 pm
27 Comments

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3.8 rating from 37 votes

Amazon’s Ajax-enabled Book Reader

Category: Books, Showcase

Amazon.com has always been on the leading edge when it comes to enhanced web technologies, and their latest offering is no different. Next time you’re looking around the site, keep an eye out for the cover images with the “Search Inside” message on them – a click there will lead you to Amazon’s new Ajax-enabled Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 1:58 pm
8 Comments

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3.8 rating from 38 votes

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