Friday, May 5th, 2006

AJAX and Screenreaders: When Can it Work?

Category: Accessibility, Ajax

One of the largest complaints that people have about Ajax these days is the lack of standards support in the sites developed with it. Since all of the data is dynamic, there’s problems caused with several different types of applications used for “alternative browsing” – such as screen readers. Developers know this and are trying Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:08 pm
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3.5 rating from 51 votes

Old Navy Up to Some New Tricks

Category: Showcase

Everyone’s realizing the power of the “enhanced web” and is integrating it into their site, including larger corporations. A prime example of this is some new functionality that Old Naxy has added to their site. To check it out, simply browse on over to a section of the site and mouseover one of the products. Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 6:53 pm
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3.2 rating from 59 votes

Interview with Jared White of the XAJAX Project

Category: Interview, Programming, Toolkit

The Ajax Magazine site has posted their interview with the project lead for the XAJAX project – Jared White. XAJAX is one of the very interesting AJAX implementations for PHP, easy as the project’s slogan “The easiest way to develop asynchronous Ajax applications with PHP”. Few days ago there was a release 0.2.4 and a Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 6:43 pm
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3.2 rating from 24 votes

Thursday, May 4th, 2006

Wall Street Journal adds Selection-based Ajax Search

Category: Showcase, Usability

The Wall Street Journal Site has implemented a new feature that could definitely start popping up more and more all around the web – a new seach function for any word on the page. You can now do a quick Online Journal search on any word or phrase on the site without leaving the page. Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 12:38 pm
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3 rating from 29 votes

An AJAX Caching Strategy

Category: Examples, Programming

From the O’Reilly XML.com site today, there’s a new article that looks at the caching of Ajax requests (and the data they provide). Making HTTP requests willy-nilly from AJAX applications, however, is almost never a good idea or design decision. The server side of the equation may not be able to handle the flood of Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 12:30 pm
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2.8 rating from 40 votes

A “Hello World” with Ajax and JDeveloper

Category: Ajax, Programming

Oracle developers out there, rejoice – the Oracle Technology Network site has posted a new tutorial on how you can use Ajax in comination with the JDeveloper software you’ve probably already used. By the end of this how-to, you will have developed a Web page that reads its data from a servlet on the server, Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 12:22 pm
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DWR version 2.0 milestone 2: Write Javascript using Java

Category: Java, JavaScript, Library, Toolkit

Milestone 2 contains some great new features like Annotation based configuration and a customization to allow Reverse Ajax to use Jetty Continuations. It also contains an experimental new feature to let you write Javascript using a Java API. Read on for how it works and why it can allow you to do some neat things. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:12 am
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4 rating from 35 votes

Ajaxian Port Query

Category: Prototype, Showcase

A simple Ports and Services query tool has been released. It uses our old friends: Prototype and Scriptaculous.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:10 am
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3.5 rating from 18 votes

Handling Tabs in Textareas

Category: Examples, JavaScript

Over on bitprophet they have a test area for handling tabs in textareas. The usecase for this is if you have an area and you want your users to be able to tab into it to enter text. Normally of course, you get tabbed out to the next form element. This technique shouldn’t be used Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:01 am
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3.7 rating from 78 votes

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006

WebMonkey Checks out the Flex-Ajax Bridge

Category: Ajax, Programming

The folks over at WebMonkey have posted this look at one of the latest offerings from Adobe – the Flex-Ajax Bridge. It’s a simple library of functions that allow Flex applications to interact with the Ajax side of things. I clicked on the link and I was transported to what is now called the Adobe Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 9:20 pm
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3.8 rating from 30 votes

Hyperlinks 2.0 – Ajax WTF

Category: Programming

Another Daily WTF featuring Ajax (mis)use. I know there’s a risk people will use Canvas graphics and other tricks to reinvent HTML widgets, but I never thought of this one: Using remoting, DHTML, and URL modification to build a brand new hyperlink system! Resume-Driven Development at its finest. On the bright side, this would actually Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 5:33 pm
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3.6 rating from 39 votes

Dojo Mentoring for Google Summer of Code

Category: Programming, Toolkit

Dojo is acting as a mentoring organisation for Google’s Summer of Code, with applications due in the next few days (May 8, 2006). The Google program faciliates students working on open-source code. Summer of Code 2006 is a program that offers student developers stipends to create new open source programs or to help currently established Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 7:04 am
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2.9 rating from 21 votes

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006

AjaxLaunch Readies their AjaxOS

Category: Ajax, Utility

From the group that brought AjaxWite and AjaxSketch to the web, AjaxLaunch, comes a seak peak at their latest project – the AjaxOS, a complete Ajax-enabled operating system (based on Linspire). In a few weeks we will be releasing the ajaxOS, a fully functional AJAX-aware operating system. The most exciting feature in ajaxOS is the Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 12:28 pm
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3.7 rating from 28 votes

Yahoo Launches Yahoo Tech

Category: Showcase, Yahoo!

Yahoo has launched the latest in their family of sites – the Yahoo Tech resource for finding information about all products tech. The site provides a clean interface to information on technology-related products using technologies like Flash, a tag cloud, and my personal favorite feature, the Ajax-enabled dynamic product search. From the main page, simply Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 12:18 pm
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3.4 rating from 31 votes

May Ajax Conference Schedule

Category: Ajax, The Ajax Experience

Ajax Magazine has this quick post covering the three Ajax-related conferences happening this month all over the world, including our own Ajax Experience. May 2006 is a busy month for the AJAX community beginning first with the AJAX Experience May 10 – 12, 2006 a co-organization of Ajaxian and NFJS with more than thirty education Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 12:01 pm
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3.2 rating from 18 votes

Monday, May 1st, 2006

MochiKit Releases Version 1.3

Category: JavaScript, Library, Python

MochiKit, “a lightweight JavaScript Library”, has released version 1.3.1. The highlight of this release is MochiKit.Signal – a simple universal event handling system. Other features include additional examples, improved documentation, and changes and tweaks to Async, Base, Logging, and Dom and packages. For the full list of changes, check the version history, or just download Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 10:38 pm
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