Thursday, June 29th, 2006

Kabuki Withdrawn from Apache

Category: Editorial

Andy Clark of Zimbra wrote a letter to the Apache Incubator where he explained why the Kabuki contribution was now withdrawn. A few of the things we’ve learned: Most parties in the OpenAjax initiative believe one sweet spot for AJAX toolkits will be for augmenting existing HTML pages. This is a more evolutionary approach that Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:09 am

3.9 rating from 38 votes

Relay: Ajax Directory Manager

Category: Showcase

Chris Iufer has updated and relaunched his Ajax Directory Manager which is now called Relay. We are freely distributing the software open-source. So we hope it comes in handy to all those readers of yours who were begging to get their hands on a copy of it. The project is launching as a public Beta, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:01 am

4.2 rating from 79 votes

IntelliJ IDEA Google Web Toolkit Support

Category: Google, JavaScript, Library

The JetBrains folk have smart marketing guys. Their marketing director got dirty and created a GWT Studio Plugin for IntelliJ IDEA 6.0. You can see a demo of the GWT work which shows how to create an Ajax image viewer application.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:56 am

3.3 rating from 38 votes

JavaRef: Ajaxified JavaDoc

Category: Java, Showcase

All Java developers can spot the look and feel of JavaDoc a mile away. The new JavaRef (developed with the Apache Tapestry Java web framework) aims to give you another take, allowing you to search JavaDoc of over 80 projects. On the Ajax side it provides: Class/package/method search with auto-complete Tabbed display of information for Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:42 am

3.7 rating from 32 votes

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

40 Ajax Accessibility Links

Category: Accessibility, Articles

Max Kiesler has produced another mega-list of Ajax links. This time it’s 40 Ajax accessibility tutorials and articles. AJAX is a great tool for creating rich internet applications, however, when improperly implemented it can cause hugh accessibility issues. The good news is that most of these issues can be fixed so your websites are viewable Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 4:37 pm

3.7 rating from 43 votes

Safari gets a Javascript debugger

Category: JavaScript, Programming, Toolkit, WebKit

Its about time – Webkit – the development version of Safari, has gotten a real javascript debugger. Its called Drosera, and the Surfin Safari blog has the announcement. Or you can just download the latest nightly of Webkit and go. Its interesting to note that this and the Web Inspector tool for Safari are about Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 10:16 am

4 rating from 53 votes

Interview with ZK Creator Tom Yeh

Category: Ajax, Framework, Java, Server, Toolkit

Agile Ajax has posted an interview with the creator of ZK, the server-side GUI framework for writing ajax apps with “no javascript and little programming”. ZK has some similiarities to Echo2 and GWT, though Tom Yeh, the creator, discusses the differences: on Echo2: Echo2 assumes UI designers are Swing programmers, while ZK assumes they are Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 9:44 am

4.1 rating from 49 votes

Speeding up Prototype’s $$ Selector

Category: Programming, Prototype

Sylvain Zimmer has written a performance upgrade for Prototype’s $$ function that he claims is up to twenty times faster. Sylvain’s ideas behind the patch are as follows: Forwarding the call to the old $$ if the selector expression is too complicated (currently : if it uses attributes) Replacing regular expressions with a simple parser Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 9:35 am

3.7 rating from 33 votes

Monday, June 26th, 2006

London Tube Route Finder

Category: Showcase, Usability

David Tran has spent the past couple of months producing a route finder for the London Tube. The site showcases several Ajax features: Autocomplete suggestions as you type in the station names (though it’s apparently capped to 3 suggestions). A very web 2.0 feature – vote on each suggested route with a :-) or :-(. Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 2:16 pm

2.4 rating from 38 votes

Sunday, June 25th, 2006

d.Construct 2006 Announced

Category: Conferences

d.Construct 2006 has been announced. Andy Budd says: It’s a low cost, hackers conference covering web applications and web 2.0. This years event is all about mash-ups and API’s, so they’ll undoubtedly a lot of Ajax floating around. We’ve even got a session on accessible Ajax which should be good. It’s in Brighton, UK, on Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 4:38 pm

3.7 rating from 22 votes

Cellsea Image Manipulation

Category: Showcase, UI

Update (June 28, 2006): Beau Hartshorne of Snipshot (formerly Pixoh) says “massive chunks” of Cellsea code are identical to Snipshot. “This is not an accidental inspiration. Check out the cropping code, the resizing code, and so on. We’ve also noticed that portions of their website are also stolen directly from ours … We are contributors Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 4:25 pm

3.7 rating from 56 votes

Saturday, June 24th, 2006

RailsConf 2006: Rails on Ajax by Justin Gehtland

Category: Ajax, Conferences, Presentation, Prototype, Ruby

(Note From Rob: This session write up comes courtesy of Jim Halberg. Jim is not an official Ajaxian, though he dreams about being one when he grows up. Thanks, Jim!) Are we still at the point where a talk on ajax must start with the "What is ajax?" question? Well, at least the explanations seem Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 1:09 pm

3.6 rating from 44 votes

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

Book Review: Ajax in 10 Minutes

Category: Ajax, Book Reviews

Books can be the lifeblood of any technology, but only if they’re good. To that end, has posted a new book review of Sams Publishing’s “Ajax in 10 Minutes” book to share if they thought it was up to the task. Not being familiar with the Sams “Teach Yourself in 10 Minutes” series, I Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:33 am

3.4 rating from 21 votes

Jitsu: New XML Markup Based Ajax Framework

Category: JavaScript, Library, Toolkit

We have a new Ajax framework just released. Jitsu contains an integrated set of tools to enable developers to build and deploy sophisticated user interfaces for web applications. These include an Xml markup language, page compiler, data binding engine, JavaScript runtime, control library, runtime inspector, animation engine, cross-platform library, Ajax, and back button support. The Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:02 am

2.8 rating from 54 votes

Geocoding with Google’s Maps API

Category: JavaScript, Programming has a new article/tutorial today about a feature that Google (apparently) quietly slipped into their Maps API a little while back – a geocoding service. Yet one of the glaring omissions from the API has been the ability to map locations without the use of third-party solutions for converting mailing addresses to their corresponding Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:54 am

3.6 rating from 47 votes

Creating an Album List with Ajax and C#

Category: Programming

In a new tutorial from Scratch Projects today, they focus on the creation of an album listing combining the powers of Ajax and C#. Over the past few months I have been toying with Ajax and .NET via the AJAX.NET Pro Library and my first few attempts left me feeling that Ajax was not very Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 6:56 am

3.3 rating from 56 votes

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