Thursday, May 25th, 2006

GWT AutoCompleter

Category: Component, Google

Greg Longman of Tacos/Tapestry fame loves his IDE, so when GWT came out he decided to give it a go, letting him stay in Java land. He then wrote up his thoughts on building his first GWT widget, an autocompleter. He also posted the complete source of the project, and a screencast of the widget. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:40 am
19 Comments

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3.2 rating from 53 votes

JotSpot Tracker and Salesforce.com

Category: Dojo, Showcase

JotSpot has teamed up with Salesforce.com integrating into Salesforce’s AppExchange. Why do we care? JotSpot Tracker is an online excel-like application written using Dojo. If you check out this video of it in action you will see some pretty cool Ajax features throughout. Check out the inner popups, formulas, security selections, etc. This really shows Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:20 am
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4.1 rating from 18 votes

WishListr.com – Wish Lists Web 2.0 Style

Category: Showcase

There’s a multitude of “wish list” services out there on the web today, but I have to admit, none of them that I’ve used have been quite a slick as Wishlistr.com. They make full use of advanced javascript functionality (including Ajax and Script.aculo.us) to make a simple, clean interface that will have you up and Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 6:41 am
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4 rating from 34 votes

getAttribute href bug in DOM

Category: JavaScript, Programming

Glen Jones has discovered a little “gotcha” while he was wokring on one of his scripts – an issue with the retrevial of the href attribute when working with the DOM. The href attribute is different to other element attributes in that the value set can be relative to the context of the page URL. Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 6:30 am
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4.2 rating from 18 votes

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

Reverse Ajax with DWR

Category: Comet, Java, Remoting

More and more, Ajax apps are using various techniques to keep content fresh in the browser. Essentially, we’re talking about reversing the usual communication flow- the server notices something’s happened, and wants to tell the browser about it. Server “calls” browser, not browser calls server. The popular Java Ajax framework, DWR, recently released milestone 2 Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 4:38 pm
16 Comments

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4.1 rating from 121 votes

Prototype Class System

Category: Articles, Prototype

Dean Edwards came up with Base as a way to give nice inheritence management in JavaScript. He has tweaked it again. I’ve made a couple of tweaks to the class since I last blogged about it. The most important change is that I’ve renamed the inherit method to base. I caved in to pressure. These Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:03 am
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4.2 rating from 31 votes

Script# Prototype: Microsoft’s GWT

Category: .NET, Toolkit

Nikhil Kothari released a prototype of Script#, a toolkit that generates JavaScript code from C# code, similar to the recent Google Web Toolkit. The fundamental goal was to improve the state of the art in scripting. This goes way beyond the usual things that come to mind at first thought: compile-time checking, and intellisense or Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:57 am
11 Comments

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3.6 rating from 39 votes

Accessibility: Use Ajax, Get Sued?

Category: Accessibility, Editorial

Agile Ajax discusses the legal and moral issues of using Ajax from an accessibility perspective. I was arguing with a speaker at an SOA conference yesterday about whether AJAX for public facing websites was a bad idea. He kept insisting that if you use AJAX, you will get sued, and that Southwest Airlines had in Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 5:38 am
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4.1 rating from 48 votes

Firebug 0.4: Now with debugger

Category: Firefox, Utility

We posted on Firebug, the killer Firefox extension for working with JavaScript, at the beginning. Back then it had a lot of promise. Now we see the 0.4 release which adds major features such as: JavaScript Debugger (wow!) Stack Traces with JavaScript Errors Debug JavaScript Errors Logging levels and assertions printf-like String formatting Check out Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:02 am
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4.4 rating from 56 votes

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

The Dojo Toolkit in Practice

Category: Articles, Dojo

We have posted a new article on using the Dojo Toolkit in a project. The article discusses a piece of a project that uses Ajax to create a responsive itinerary viewer. The article was just updated for the latest Dojo 0.3 release. Introduction When you start to build an Ajax application, you quickly run into Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:05 pm
19 Comments

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3.8 rating from 112 votes

Netflix Queue Management

Category: Showcase

Netflix has been a pioneer of Ajax technology. They were first to come up with the ratings widget (before Amazon and others), and use inline popups when appropriate. We just noticed that they have some new queue management that uses Ajax too. If you are using Firefox or IE, when you add a title to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:20 am
6 Comments

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3.8 rating from 52 votes

Calculating a Text Link’s Worth with Ajax

Category: Showcase, Utility

On Text-Link-Ads.com, there’s a handy tool – their Text Link Ads Calculator – to help you figure out what the value of ads placed on your site would be (based on lots of different criteria) and is ajax-enabled to make for quick and easy use. Simply enter in the URL of the site to check, Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 6:47 am
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3.8 rating from 35 votes

Building an Ajax Memory Tree with Oracle

Category: JavaScript, Programming

From the Oracle Technology Network today, there’s this new tutorial aiming to help you create a very handy bit of code combining Oracle’s simple tree-based fetching and Ajax’s flexibility to create an “Ajax Memory Tree”. In this article, you will learn how to build an Ajax-based memory tree in Oracle Application Express (formerly HTML DB), Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 6:30 am
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3.4 rating from 21 votes

Monday, May 22nd, 2006

Ajax Tabs Content script

Category: Toolkit, UI

DynamicDrive.com has provided yet another helpful script today in the form of this download – an “Ajax tabs content script”. The script makes it simple to grab content from extern files (in the same domain, of course) and pull them into a simple tabbed interface right there on the page. We got our inspiration for Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:43 am
38 Comments

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3.9 rating from 522 votes

Buttonator – Drag & Drop Web Buttons

Category: UI, Utility

Creating an interface for your Ajax application is half of the struggle, so what is a graphically challenged individual supposed to do? Thankfully, there are resources like Buttonator.com out there to save the day. Buttonator is not about mid 90’s online button creation; it has taken a simple idea and made it useable for real Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:30 am
9 Comments

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3.5 rating from 55 votes

Sunday, May 21st, 2006

The Pyxy Gallery – an Ajax/PHP Project

Category: Utility

There’s a new kid in town for anyone looking for a simple, easy to use (and most importantly) clean image gallery to load onto their site – the Pyxy Gallery. The script is a package created in PHP using some advanced Javascript (and the Lightbox library) to pull off its interface and preview method. Prototype Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 2:07 pm
9 Comments

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3.3 rating from 142 votes

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