Monday, June 12th, 2006

Emergetk – new Ajax toolkit for .NET

Category: .NET, Dojo, Server, Toolkit

New Ajax web framework built on Dojo and C#

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 1:38 pm
15 Comments

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3.1 rating from 61 votes

50 Ajax Reference Websites from Around the World

Category: Articles, Examples, Programming

Max Kiesler is back with another great (long) list today – this time, it’s a great look at some of the best Ajax resources from around the world (and no, I’m not just saying that because we’re on it). He’s listed fifty of them, and in more than just English too. As a consistent devotee Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:08 am
4 Comments

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3.6 rating from 37 votes

AJAX Feedback Mechanism

Category: Ajax, Utility

The iBegin blog has posted some information about a handy little Ajax feature they’re offering up to the public for download – an Ajax feedback mechanism. So a few weeks ago I was thinking how people are using our site, but I have no clue what their feelings are. Are the results good? Great? Craptastic? Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 6:58 am
13 Comments

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3.5 rating from 139 votes

Sunday, June 11th, 2006

NBA Finals Scoreboards

Category: Showcase

We just posted the footy link in honour of the World Cup starting, and then we heard from someone at NBA.com that they have cool stuff too! So, in honour of the basketball finals, you can check out the NBA live box score for play-by-play action, and the NBA Finals Scoreboard.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:33 pm
3 Comments

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4 rating from 34 votes

Friday, June 9th, 2006

Live Football Ajax Style

Category: Showcase

Since it is the start of the Word Cup, why not show a site that has been “doing Ajax” for years. VG Nett Live! is a norweigan website that updates a live game in real time, and has a lot of clean DOM/Ajax functionality throughout. Come on England!

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:17 pm
6 Comments

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3.3 rating from 39 votes

protoGrowl: Notification Messages

Category: JavaScript, Library

Over at Midgard CMS, they have created protoGrowl, a JavaScript utility to bubble up event notifications in a web page. This library is inspired by the OS X tool Growl that gives a system level notification system to Mac OS X. Usage < View plain text > javascript <script language="javascript">   new protoGrowl({type: ‘info’, title: Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:36 am
6 Comments

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3.4 rating from 54 votes

Thursday, June 8th, 2006

Yahoo! Photos: Relaunching

Category: Showcase, Yahoo!

People talk of the Yahoo! Flickr acquisition, butYahoo! Photos has many, many more users. So, it is about time to see it get a face lift, which Yahoo! has done, and is rolling out a limited beta release. Product highlights include: Drag-and-drop functionality for easy organization and photo sharing Photo tagging—or labeling—for easy viewing and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:52 am
5 Comments

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4 rating from 39 votes

The Ajax Transport Method(s)

Category: Ajax, Programming, XmlHttpRequest

The IBM developerWorks site has this new tutorial posted today, a look a the various “Ajax transport methods” – XMLHttpRequest, IFrames, and script tags – what they are, how to use them, and which is best for what situation. Discover three Ajax data transport mechanisms (XMLHttp, script tags, and frames or iframes) and their relative Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:06 am
9 Comments

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3.7 rating from 46 votes

Ajax History Support in Safari Possible?

Category: Ajax, Programming

Brad Neuberg has a comment in this new post from his blog about an email from a friend mentioning a possibility of history support with Ajax in Apple’s Safari browser. He says that he has figured out a way to have fragment identifier history in Safari. I haven’t gotten a chance to test this myself, Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 6:54 am
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4.1 rating from 29 votes

Pathfinder Blog: AJAX Java IDE Support – Roundup

Category: Programming, Utility

The Pathfinder Agile Ajax blog today, there’s yet more great content – this time, it’s a look at the Ajax Java support in various IDEs. I’ve had it on my list of things to do for some time to round up all of the AJAX Java IDE’s. That’s what I’ve tried to do in this Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 6:47 am
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4.2 rating from 25 votes

Wednesday, June 7th, 2006

World Cup Predictions with fo.reca.st

Category: Games, Showcase

The world cup starts this week, so now is the time to get your predictions in! Fo.reca.st is an Ajax app tracking predictions for the upcoming tournament. There’s some nice use of Ajax here, and fortunately creator Alexander Kozle has produced a walkthrough of its features. There’s a custom CSS stylesheet defined for each team, Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 5:46 pm
16 Comments

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3.5 rating from 39 votes

Google Spreadsheets

Category: Google, Showcase

Many have talked about the new Google Spreadsheets, a very rich online spreadhseet system. Our first impressions are that it is very clean and works as advertised, but isn’t that different from the other online spreadsheet apps (and there are many). However, since it is Google, it will leapfrog a bunch of these. If you Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:07 am
16 Comments

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4.1 rating from 41 votes

Visual Wordnet

Category: JavaScript, Library, Toolkit, UI

Kyle Scholz has created a Visual Wordnet based on his Force Directed Graph engine written in JavaScript. Force Directed Graphs are self-organizing, visually appealing tools for representing relational data. The look is organic, because algorithms simulate the way charged particles arrange in space. They work great in user interfaces because the user has access to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:42 am
10 Comments

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3.9 rating from 40 votes

Dojo Widgets: Beyond Hello World

Category: Articles, Dojo, Examples, JavaScript, Toolkit

Brian McCallister started to get a bit deeper into Dojo widgets, and kindly decided to fill us in on his work. In his piece he builds on the new dojo.widget.defineWidget: < View plain text > javascript dojo.widget.defineWidget("skife.sample.CommentPane", dojo.widget.HtmlWidget, {   templatePath: "http://morphy.skife.org/src/dojo-samples/CommentPane.html",   templateCssPath: "http://morphy.skife.org/src/dojo-samples/CommentPane.css",     /* Default Property Values */       Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:36 am
4 Comments

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3.7 rating from 43 votes

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

Ajax Changes Advertising, Too

Category: Ajax, Editorial

Developers all over the web are discovering the powerful new features that using Ajax lets them implement. Unfortunately, there’s also a downside for some people associated with the web, namely advertisers, and how Ajax works. In this new article on the ClickZ Network, explores how Ajax can wreck havock on any normal “counting” system. I’ve Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 6:12 pm
9 Comments

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3.4 rating from 50 votes

IFrame + Script Tags = Portable Comet

Category: Comet, Examples, IE, Office, XmlHttpRequest

In a recent post, I explain the difficulties of Comet (Streaming/Push) in IE. IE makes it difficult for two reasons: (a) IE’s XMLHttpRequest component doesn’t tell you anything about the response until the connection has closed – even if you try polling it instead of relying on onReadyStateChange, you’ll still get an empty string (Try Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 4:33 pm
24 Comments

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3.9 rating from 63 votes

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