Wednesday, July 26th, 2006

Planning an Ajax Boot Camp

Category: Programming, Workshop

In an effort to help budding Ajax developers out there (or somewhat seasoned ones looking for a refresher), Eric Pascarello is organizing a series of “Ajax Boot Camps” to help show them the way. I have been helping people work with Ajax applications since Ajax has become popular. My goal was to create a course Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:18 am

2.9 rating from 18 votes

Nokia and Backbase cooperate on Mobile AJAX

Category: Ajax, Mobile

According to this post, Backbase and Nokia are collaborating together on a study of current and potential Ajax use on mobile devices. In 5 to 10 year consumers are expected to browse the Internet increasingly via mobile devices, and less often via desktop PCs. Mobile AJAX can significantly increase the user experience of mobile web Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:10 am

3.5 rating from 19 votes

TIBCO is Hiring: Developer Relations / Technical Evangelist

Job Title: Developer Relations / Technical Evangelist Location: Palo Alto, CA Job Description: Do you love driving the leading edge in software development? Does the synergy of AJAX Rich Internet Applications and Service Oriented Architectures resonate with you in a way that you just can’t keep it to yourself? If so, join TIBCO’s developer relations Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 7:15 am
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3 rating from 5 votes

Tuesday, July 25th, 2006

Rediscovering Flyweight for Javascript

Category: Editorial, Programming

We posted about memory problems the other day (“the biggest Ajax problem” :-) and while it’s always good practice to clean up, another good practice is to avoid allocating excessive memory in the first place. To that end, I’ve recently been experimenting with the Gang Of Four Flyweight pattern within Javascript. Flyweight works like this. Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 6:05 pm

3.9 rating from 23 votes

Ajax Developer in Texas

Recently funded start-up is looking immediately for a front-end developer with the following experience: – AJAX – Reverse AJAX – Comet – XHTML – Web Standards – CSS – XML – Javascript Company is colocated in Austin and Dallas. Travel and flexibility required. Contact to start building a relationship.

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 3:57 pm
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3.1 rating from 7 votes

Mike Potter Builds a Flash-y Ajax Site

Category: Ajax, Flash, PHP

On his blog today, Mike Potter shares an application and a tutorial that he’s worked up a simple Ajax-based site integrating Ajax, JSON, PHP, and Flex. With 90% of this being done with open source software (the only piece that is not open source, but is free (in terms of cost), is the Flex SDK), Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 3:19 pm

3.1 rating from 31 votes

GPokr: Ajax Poker App

Category: Google, Showcase

Ryan Dewsbury has written a multiplayer ajax poker application written with GWT. The front end is written with Java which the google web toolkit compiles to javascript. This is an impressive task that GWT does and so far, even though the toolkit is beta, seems seamless. The front end talks to a java servlet on Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:35 am

3.9 rating from 41 votes

Link Thumbnail: Photo Mouse Over

Category: JavaScript, Library, UI

When Ben and I were at an “Under the Radar” O’Reilly event, one of the companies was trying to push a product that allowed you to mouseover a link and see what comes next. People doubted whether a company could be made around that idea, and now we are seeing more and more ways where Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:24 am

3.9 rating from 33 votes

JavaScript and Mouse Wheels

Category: JavaScript

Adomas Paltanavicius has written about handling mouse wheel events in JavaScript. /** This is high-level function; REPLACE IT WITH YOUR CODE. * It must react to delta being more/less than zero. */ function handle(delta) { if (delta < 0) /* something. */; else /* something. */; } function wheel(event){ var delta = 0; if (!event) Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:15 am

4.1 rating from 48 votes

Biggest AJAX problem

Category: Ajax, Editorial

Spend any time with any language out there (Javascript, PHP, ASP, etc) and you’ll run into problems. Most of these can be resolved with a few tweaks here and there, but sometimes, things can get the best of you. Ajax code isn’t immune either, and with the addition of an outside content source, things can Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:51 am

3.9 rating from 44 votes

Breaking User Interfaces for Fun and Profit

Category: JavaScript, UI, Usability

For all of the good uses of Ajax out there, there are still some really really (*really*) bad ones that come to mind. Unfortunately, some site developers just don’t quite know when to stop, and this post on today (by Alex Walker) points out just such a perpetrator – is a large, Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:26 am

4 rating from 18 votes

Monday, July 24th, 2006

Popup Politicians AJAX Widget

Category: Showcase

The Sunlight Foundation has released an AJAX Widget called Popup Politicians. This prototype consists of a callable remote API for getting info about politicians, and a tag-popup script which uses that API. UsageAdd the following to your head element: < View plain text > HTML <script src="" xml:space="preserve" type="text/javascript"> </script> Add links to your politicians Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 4:41 pm

4 rating from 62 votes

Sapphire Technologies Looking for Two Ajaxians

My Firm is looking for 2 Ajax Developers for a Project at a large Bank here in the Bay Area, CA.. The project entails doing Development work on Bank of America’s eCommerce website. Looking for 2 Consultants for a project through the end of the year. The position also requires some J2EE and Flash Development Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 2:49 pm
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2.4 rating from 7 votes

Safari: Browser.Back + Ajax

Category: Ajax, Browsers, WebKit

Matthias Willerich has written about hacks to get the back button working with Ajax land. He likes to various work: David Bloom’s work Mike Stenhouse’s work Less Rain Any others out there?

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:52 am

3.6 rating from 21 votes

Advanced Box Model Testing

Category: CSS, Testing, Usability

From, there are two new posts spotlighting something that developer after developer have struggled with at least once in their work – the differences between box models in the major browsers. They explore these differences in a two part series of posts. In part one, they focus on the differences in the “border-box” model Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 9:49 am
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3.8 rating from 28 votes

XMLHttpRequest Quirks and PHP

Category: PHP, XmlHttpRequest

On his blog, Jacob Santos has written up two simple “gotchas” that he’s come across in his PHP/XMLHttpRequest adventures and wanted to share with other developers forging their way through the same experience. I didn’t find the AJAX frameworks much use while I was working on my current project. I’m sure they are well thought Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 9:34 am

3.6 rating from 37 votes

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