Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

Firefox 2: Client-side storage and a lot more

Category: Firefox

Firefox Bon Echo Alpha 3 just came out into the wild. This gives us a glimpse into new features that we will be getting. The big item is Client-side session and persistent storage meaning that we will be able to use JavaScript to: < View plain text > javascript sessionStorage.setItem(..)   and   globalStorage.namedItem(domain).setItem(..) There Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:04 am

3.7 rating from 44 votes

Ajax on IE 7: Check native first

Category: IE, Tip

I would hasten a guess that there is a lot of code out there that starts off with: < View plain text > javascript /*@cc_on         @if (@_jscript_version >= 5)                 try {                         Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:55 am

3.6 rating from 37 votes

Monday, June 5th, 2006

IBM Donates to the Dojo foundation

Category: Accessibility, Ajax, Dojo, JavaScript, Library

We are seeing more and more collaboration between the open source projects and the traditional software development community. Today we see a new partnership between IBM and the Dojo Foundation: IBM today announced plans to contribute key intellectual assets to the open source community, in an effort to help companies and software developers adopt and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:07 pm

4.1 rating from 47 votes

Building a Pagination System with AJAX

Category: JavaScript, Programming

DevArticles has the first part of a new series posted today – a look at the creation of a pagnation system with a little help from Ajax. You know how to use AJAX to pull rows from a database, but do you know how to create an AJAX-based system to organize the records neatly into Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 3:21 pm

3.1 rating from 83 votes

Which Ajax Approach Is Right For You?

Category: Ajax, Editorial

As Ajax is developing, different “parties” are forming in their development methods. Some developers prefer to stick with the smaller libraries they know and create their apps there, while others are looking to big players, like Microsoft’s Atlas, to provide them with powerful environments to create next-generation applications. Dion Hinchcliffe noticed this as well and Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 12:36 pm

3.2 rating from 38 votes

WordPress and HTML_AJAX

Category: PHP, Programming

Troy Mcilvena has posted this new tutorial on the creation of WordPress plugins (specifically a stock quote lookup module) with the help of the HTML_AJAX PEAR package (PHP). He jumps right into it, showing how to get the needed packages installed – HTML_AJAX (obviously), and the PEAR SOAP package as well. He gives the basic Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 12:21 pm
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3.7 rating from 36 votes

Prototype Window Class

Category: JavaScript, Library, Prototype

The Prototype Window Class allows you to add in-browser windows with the flick of a few lines of code (and CSS to tweak). The window features: Resizable windows Minimize/Maximize Modal Dialogs Visual Effects Skinnable Usage < View plain text > javascript win = new Window(‘window_id’, {title: "Sample", top:100, left:350}) win.getContent().innerHTML = "<h1>Hello world !!</h1>"; win.setDestroyOnClose(); Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:54 am

3.7 rating from 98 votes

Browser Warfare, Supporting Safari, and the Future of Macs

Category: Accessibility, Browsers, Firefox, Mac, Programming, WebKit

Leland Scott from Musings From Mars has a couple posts highlighting the never ending browser debates, in particular the Safari issue we have covered before. Scott called out a WordPress plugin that was linked to from Max Kieslers popular roundup of Ajax tutorials. The “shelf” plugin, similiar to the accordion widget in Rico and other Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 6:30 am

3.8 rating from 36 votes

Sunday, June 4th, 2006

Fold Folds

Category: Business, Portal

Ajax homepage/portal Fold.com has folded (via TechCrunch). Late last year, we were receiving at least a couple of releases a week about new Ajax homepages, so it seemed inevitable there would be some casualties in this crowded space. In some cases, it’s difficult to see how each of these products differentiate itself from the competition, Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 5:18 pm

3.7 rating from 28 votes

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

Levels of JavaScript Knowledge

Category: Articles, JavaScript

This is perfect for Friday. Dean Edwards has been inspired by the Levels of HTML Knowledge and created a version for your JavaScript knowledge: It starts at: < View plain text > javascript alert("Hello World"); and gets to: < View plain text > javascript var Hello = new Binding({     greet: function(who) {   Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:37 am

3.7 rating from 54 votes

Two Tools Make Ajax + Eclipse a Reality

Category: Ajax, Toolkit, Utility

IBM developerWorks has this new article posted with a look at two tools that are looking helping bring more support for Ajax to the Eclipse software via its “Ajax Toolkit Framework” – Dojo and Zimbra. The partners behind the Open Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (Ajax) Initiative are strengthening the community by building an open platform Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:44 am

4 rating from 40 votes

UIZE: Javascript UI Toolkit

Category: Toolkit, UI

UIZE is a work-in-progress toolkit with a few widgets and some of the coolest visual effects I’ve seen on the web. The UIZE JavaScript API has been designed making full use of the object orientation features of the JavaScript language. The APIs of the various modules have been carefully thought out so that they are Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 7:29 am

4.1 rating from 51 votes

Seven Ajax Frameworks / Toolkits to watch out for

Category: Framework, Toolkit

Like a lot of technologies, Ajax frameworks seem to come and go in the blink of an eye. They’re the best thing since sliced bread one day and cowering back in the corner the next, shadowed by another larger, easier to use framework. There are some of them, though, that are standing the test of Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:24 am

3.4 rating from 27 votes

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

Open Ajax Alliance Update

Category: Ajax, Editorial

I had the pleasure of being part of the first Open Ajax Alliance summit, brought together by IBM, hosted at Adobe in San Francisco. The first day was all about getting on the same page, as the members went around and discusses their worlds, and where they see the Open Ajax alliance moving. It was Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:53 am

4 rating from 30 votes

Ajax Visio Proof-of-Concept

Category: Examples

Long-time Ajax developer Brent Ashley told us about James MacFarlane’s Ajaxio project: The purpose of this experiment is to see if a Visio-type of tool could be developed in a web browser. Using Prototype, script.aculo.us and Water Zorn’s SVG library I managed to hack together a simple demo. It’s not perfect, but it demonstrates that Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 11:43 am

4.2 rating from 39 votes

What to do with Objects, Arrays, and Libraries that Use Them

Category: JavaScript

It’s official, at least according to James McParlane: June 6 is “Array” and “Object.prototype” Awareness Day. I want my children to grow up in a world when coding in JavaScript does not result in a fistfight …

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 10:59 am

4 rating from 26 votes

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