Saturday, May 20th, 2006

Google Web Toolkit: The correct level of abstraction?

Category: Editorial, Google

There has been a lot of buzz around Googles new Google Web Toolkit, an Ajax framework that allows Java developers to stay in Java land and ignore JavaScript. Ironically, a day earlier I was shown XML11 (not a lot of XML) which is a similar toolkit. Both have the ability to take Java code and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:12 am
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3.7 rating from 134 votes

Friday, May 19th, 2006

Java Posse Interviews: Google and Sun Toolkits

Category: Google, Java, JavaScript, jMaki, Recording, Toolkit

The Java Posse has been busy at JavaOne and recorded a couple of interviews on the high-profile Java+Ajax toolkits we’ve mentioned recently. Two Interviews about AJAX. The First is with Brett Taylor of Google about the just-announced red-pill project (also known as the Google Web Toolkit) and the second with Greg Murray of Sun … Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 2:24 pm
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3.7 rating from 32 votes

Ajax Experience Marketing Worked

Category: Fun

We had a much larger turn out from the community to the Ajax Experience last week, and now we know why. We wanted to test out a new marketing strategy that was both cheap, and in the right place: (NOTE: This was taken by Brent Ashley when he was walking around the city at conference Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:51 am
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4.1 rating from 36 votes

Yahoo! UI Tetris

Category: Games, Showcase, Yahoo!

Dustin Diaz is at it again. This time he has created Tetris using the Yahoo! UI utilities. The game uses a combination of: Event Utility DOM Collection It even looks nice :) Play Tetris NOTE: there is a SVG version of Tetris too

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:26 am
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4.1 rating from 29 votes

Slides from Ajax Experience – Beyond Cookies (Using Dojo.Storage)

Category: Dojo, Presentation

Brad Neuberg has posted his slides from the Ajax Experience 2006 conference covering his look at persistent storage methods for your web applications, both off and online. It focuses specifically on using the Dojo.Storage to keep large amounts of data at the fingertips of your app. Web applications have been constrained by the 4K limit Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 9:12 am
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4 rating from 23 votes

Eventsites: serverless web-development

Category: Articles, Showcase

Peter Nixey has developed a single-page Ajax application that stores nothing on the server side of his application, but rather uses the power of mashup and talks to external web services (Flickr, evdb, Google Maps). Peter has written up a few articles to explain the application. Firstly, he explains the serverless model Secondly, the event Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:54 am
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4.4 rating from 33 votes

Javascript Associative Arrays considered harmful

Category: JavaScript, Library, Programming, Prototype, Usability

In Javascript, you can treat any object as an associative array, similiar to a Map or Hash structure in other languages. So its just a set of key/value pairs – in JS you can add any arbitrary property on the fly. The below example is using an Object, but you could use an Array or Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 6:00 am
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3.8 rating from 132 votes

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

Give Safari some love

Category: Editorial

We have had two big pieces of news from the big guys, Google and Yahoo! that have placed Safari on the backburner once more. Firstly, the new Yahoo! homepage preview had people calling out: “Safari is an “A level” browser at Yahoo! yet you can’t view the new homepage in it yet?” Secondly, the Google Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:51 am
76 Comments

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3.7 rating from 78 votes

7 More Reasons Why Web Apps Fail

Category: Editorial

Following up his previous list, Joshua Porter has posted seven more reaons why web applications can fail in today’s internet environment. As will the first list, this list is by no means a complete account of every reason why a web app might fail. There are countless reasons, I’m sure, and most are part of Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:22 am
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3.3 rating from 23 votes

Snap.com: New Ajax-enabled Search Engine

Category: Showcase

Creativity is required for all web applications these days – everyone wants to find the “next big thing” when it comes to the interface for their site. They want to make people stop, look, and stick around for a while when they see how their site works. One such site, Snap.com is taking this kind Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:14 am
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3.7 rating from 44 votes

Sun Announces Ajax Widget Wrapping and JavaScript App Server

Category: Ajax, Java, JavaScript, jMaki

Over the past week, Sun has made two very interesting announcements. First, at our own Ajax Experience event, Sun announced jMaki. Created by Sun’s Ajax guru Greg Murray, jMaki (Maki is Japanese for “wrap”) provides a simple API for embedding disparate JavaScript widgets into a Java web application. jMaki is all about enabling Java developers Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 1:56 am
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3.8 rating from 51 votes

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

Dojo HelloWorld Tutorial

Category: Articles, Dojo, Examples, Library

A common complaint issued against Dojo is the lack of quality documentation, particularily as development moves so quickly and old docs become out of date. While there is some work going on to add inline “javadoc” style docs to the code, there is a new HelloWorld article available, written by Lance Duivenbode. It walks through Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 10:30 am
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3.5 rating from 140 votes

Google Web Toolkit: Ajax Apps from Java

Category: Google, Java, JavaScript, Toolkit

Google has released Google Web Toolkit (GWT), a code generation framework that lets you code Ajax apps in pure Java. It’s not unlike Echo2, the open-source framework from NextApp. A compiler performs the Java-to-Javascript translation. Use your favorite Java IDE to write and debug an application in the Java language, using as many (or as Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 3:39 am
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3.5 rating from 109 votes

TIBCO announces integration with Dojo and Yahoo! UI

Category: Dojo, TIBCO, Yahoo!

We have all run into the problem where we like OpenRico’s accordian widget, and Dojo’s rich text widget, and Yahoo!’s autocomplete widget. We can download all of the JS code for each framework, but wouldn’t it be nice if there was real integration? TIBCO has obviously thought the same thing, as they just announced how Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:49 am
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3.5 rating from 33 votes

COMET with Apache and Jetty

Category: Comet

Dietrich Kappe has been wanting to do some COMET, using Apache and Jetty as the server side piece. His experience shows that it isn’t easy to do yet: I had intended to marry the nice Apache2 event MPM and Jetty 6 with Continuations in order to achieve a thrifty, thread-sparing COMET capable Java app. The Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:37 am
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4.1 rating from 42 votes

Tuesday, May 16th, 2006

New Yahoo! Homepage gets Ajaxy

Category: Showcase, Usability

Richard MacManus has posted about the new Yahoo! homepage that has been been launched as a preview (beta) for those with the correct browsers ;) There are a lot of nice dhtml features on the new site, but instead of covering them again, one of the interesting ideas was the top widget that walks you Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:56 am
23 Comments

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3.8 rating from 48 votes

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