Thursday, June 22nd, 2006

Ajaxians invade RailsConf 2006

Category: Conferences, Ruby, Web20

Well, at least I’ll be heading to RailsConf tomorrow morning, and attempting to live blog as much ajax related content as possible. Ajaxian-in-training and coworker Jim Halberg will be there, as well. If Dion can recover from his twenty hours of flying, he might also make a celebrity appearance. If any readers are heading down Read the rest…

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3.8 rating from 36 votes

Autcompletion Issues with Yahoo, Scriptaculous Libraries

Category: Remoting, Scriptaculous, Toolkit, Yahoo!

Cheng Guangnan reports on a potential issue with the autocompletion/suggestion support offered by both Yahoo UI and Scriptaculous libraries. The problem involves parallel calls – there’s the potential for an initial list of suggestions to be displayed after a subequent list. His screencasts show what’s going on. 1. “2006” is typed. 2. A request of Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 5:26 am
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Script.aculo.us Datagrid

Category: JavaScript, Library, Prototype

Finetooth has created a Reorganizable DataGrid built on Ajax / Smarty / Prototype / Scriptaculous. The online test allows you to build a datagrid on the fly and play around with moving headers, sorting, and the usual. There is a README but you need to download the puppy and play around to work out how Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:14 am
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DHTML Goodies Image Slide Show

Category: Examples, JavaScript

DHTML Goodies is a site that has a lot of examples and widgets. The scripts range from menuing and windowing with JavaScript, to drag and drop and Ajax work. A solid resource. The latest script is another Image Slideshow

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:01 am
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Bindows: New Accessibility Support

Category: Accessibility

The latest version of the Bindows framework now offers accessibility support in the form of US Government Section-508 requirements for visually impaired users. With the Accessibility module, developers can make existing and new Bindows applications available to these users with a few simple steps. Bindows components come with accessibility descriptions and instructions by default, but Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:53 am
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3.2 rating from 20 votes

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

IBM Promotes Ajax Adoption with IP Donation

Category: Articles

As mentioned in this article on LinuxToday, IBM has made waves in the web community with its donation of several bits of intellectual property to the open source community “in an effort to increase the adoption of Ajax technologies”. Big Blue plans to work with the Dojo open source JavaScript toolkit, expanding the application with Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 1:54 pm
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True Javascript Sockets?

Category: JavaScript

On the ThinkPHP blog, there’s a new post with an interesting concept – true sockets in Javascript – including code! I could not find a single way to have real sockets in Javascript. Google told me that there probably is no solution except embeding a java applet or an active-x component! So I thought why Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 1:48 pm
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3.6 rating from 72 votes

Flash versus Ajax – Keeping Score

Category: Ajax, Flash

Christian Stocker briefly mentions some notes from a talk given at the

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 1:43 pm
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Oracle.com: Enabling Data Exchange in Ajax Applications

Category: Ajax, Programming

On the Oracle Technology Network today, there’s a new tutorial that steps developers through the process of getting Ajax and their Java applications to play nicely together. The Ajax core API known as XMLHttpRequest is all about sending HTTP requests for the sole purpose of exchanging data between Web browsers and servers. The JavaScript code Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 1:34 pm
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Tuesday, June 20th, 2006

Return of the document.onload problem

Category: Editorial

Dean Edwards worked on a document.onload solution back in the day. He has just updated it with new information that fixes the problem a lot cleaner in IE (no need for external files) all due to readyState outside of XHR: < View plain text > javascript // for Internet Explorer (using conditional comments) /*@cc_on @*/ Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:59 am
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3.7 rating from 69 votes

Monday, June 19th, 2006

JavaScript World Cup of Frameworks

Category: Articles, JavaScript, Library

In the spirit of the most common question “What Ajax framework should I use?” and the current World Cup, a new article goes through and gives you a high level look at some of the many frameworks out there. Over the past year or so, as DOM Scripting has exploded in the mainstream coding arena Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:53 pm
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Joe’s Goals

Category: Showcase

“Joe” created a simple Ajax application that allows you to check off those goals: The application I built uses Yahoo’s UI javascript (along with some other free goodies) to create a daily tracker (one click) for a user’s goals. The idea would be to setup daily goals such as workout, bring lunch, walk to work, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:50 pm
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LITBox: One more lightbox

Category: JavaScript, Library, UI

Ever since LightBox was out we have seen a slew of different versions. Ryan Lowe has created LITBox. Why? So with all of the light/thick/whatever-box methods out there today, why would I build my own… because I wasn’t all that thrilled with the other ones out there. Don’t get me wrong, LITBox is not perfect, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:43 pm
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4.1 rating from 45 votes

Friday, June 16th, 2006

JSON Serialization is the new XML Serialization

Category: Java

We like angle brackets, but sometimes { key: value } is our friend. We are seeing a lot of projects coming out to help with JSON serialization which we can use to send right to the browser. XStream is a popular XML library written by great developers such as Paul Hammant and Joe Walnes from Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:04 pm
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3.9 rating from 56 votes

Sun joins Open Ajax Initiative and Dojo Foundation

Category: Dojo, Editorial, Java

Sun has put its hat in the ring and joined both the Open Ajax Initiative, and the Dojo Foundation. From the press release: As part of the OpenAJAX Alliance, Sun will collaborate with over 30 other member companies and organizations to identify and consolidate best practices, reach a consensus on programming models around a reference Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:01 pm
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State of Ajax for Java

Category: Articles

Geert Bevin (also known as Mr. RIFE) was asked to give an overview of the state of Ajax frameworks on the Java side. This PDF shows you the highlights from the talk. He covers: Google Web Toolkit DWR OpenLaszlo JMaki

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:32 am
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