Thursday, July 20th, 2006

A Web 2.0 WTF from TheDailyWTF

Category: Editorial, Web20

Just a quick one to add a little humor into your Ajax coding experience from The Daily WTF: The story tells the tale of an effort to get a new CMS at a company, one that was a bit more Web 2.0. Of course, the maker of the CMS didn’t quite think of the implications Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 6:54 am
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4.6 rating from 15 votes

Wednesday, July 19th, 2006

SaneBull: Ajax Finance Portal Prototype

Category: Showcase

The ideAjax group has put together a technology showcase that uses Ajax and Java to create a financial portal. This is a single page application and the home page is really just this: < View plain text > HTML < !DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "">   <html> <head>     <title>Web 2.0 Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:31 pm

3.9 rating from 32 votes

Interview with Jakob Nielsen

Category: Interview, Usability

Over on, there’s a new interview posted with usability guru Jakob Nielsen talking about some of his thoughts on Ajax, usability and advertising, and ad formats on the web. The questions range from “What do you think of the current implementations of AJAX (Google Maps, Writely, Google Suggest, Zimbra, etc.) on the Web today?” Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:45 am

3.2 rating from 32 votes

Tuesday, July 18th, 2006

Krugle Is Hiring

Discover the search engine for you…the developer Ajax Developer We need you ! Can you … Deliver? We need a high-level web application developer. You are someone who knows all about building dynamic user interfaces for web browsers. You will team up with another developer who has the reputation for being one of the best Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 7:57 pm
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2.6 rating from 9 votes

Declarative Ajax

Category: Ajax, Articles, JavaScript

Duncan Cragg thinks that The Right Way to do Ajax is Declaratively: Don’t write your interactive Web application in custom Javascript! The Web’s Declarative nature needn’t be broken just because you want two-way dynamic data instead of one-way documents on your site. Instead, write Declaratively to generic Javascripts, plugins and browser features such as Hijax, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:26 am

3.8 rating from 54 votes

Json.NET 1.1: Converting between XML and JSON

Category: JavaScript, Library

James Newton-King has updated his Json.NET library to version 1.1. The major new feature is that you can now almost seamlessly convert between XML and JSON: < View plain text > javascript XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument(); doc.LoadXml(@"< ?xml version=""1.0"" standalone=""no""?> <root>   <person id=""1"">     <name>Alan</name>     <url></url>   </person>   <person Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:21 am

4.1 rating from 29 votes

Yahoo! Redesigned Front Page gets hip to Ajax

Category: Showcase, Yahoo!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Yahoo! has launched their new homepage version that includes Ajax-enbled content all over the place. It’s a great improvement over their homepage from the past, but it does shift more away from the “we’re mainly a search engine” idea they had before. The new site Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:21 am

3.4 rating from 34 votes

Monday, July 17th, 2006

The Importance of Maintainable JavaScript

Category: JavaScript, Programming

There are three levels of Javascript programming that developers should go through: beginning programming with popups and roll-overs everywhere advanced Javascript coding with site-enhancing functionality and loads of bells and whistles writing maintainable Javascript That last one throw you for a loop a bit? Well, read on… It’s one thing to develop code that runs Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 6:48 pm

3.6 rating from 25 votes

Return of the POJO: Plain ‘Ole JavaScript

Category: Editorial

A funny thing happened a few years ago in the Java community. Architectures were so complicated that myriads of patterns were born just to make them work (major contributor: Enterprise JavaBeans). At first developers though we needed these “enterprise” features, so they went along with it all. Then the complexity shone through after a few Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:01 pm

4.1 rating from 43 votes

JS Sorcerer 2.0: Standalone JS checking

Category: Utility

We announced the first version of JS Sorcerer which was an Eclipse-specific tool. Now, DHI Technologies has release version 2.0 which also targets non-IDE users familiar with command line interface and utilities such as “make”. We have also made some usability enhancements for the Eclipse folks including a greatly streamlined getting started process. JS-Sorcerer helps Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:26 am

3.9 rating from 20 votes

Is AJAX Accessibility a major issue?

Category: Accessibility, Ajax

With yet another perspective on the wealth of Ajax usability discussion flying around, Hari Gottipati shares his thoughts on his blog on Specifically, he’s responding to the eWeek article posted a while back. inally people realized the disadvantages of Ajax and they are trying to overcome them. The main disadvantage of Ajax is a Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:54 am

3.6 rating from 39 votes

AJAX pagination made simple (with Symfony)

Category: PHP, Programming

Users of the PHP framework symfony are no strangers to easy-to-use functionality, and in this new post on the symfony blog, they share yet another – an Ajax pagination method. Paginated lists in web pages imply specific controls to navigate across pages (link to previous and next page, link to a specific page, etc.). And Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:46 am

3.7 rating from 284 votes

Sunday, July 16th, 2006

Ajax Programming With Passion: Free Online Course

Category: Workshop

Sang Shin is offering a free ten-week course on Ajax, starting in a couple of weeks time. It will cover fundamental technologies and some of the popular libraries and frameworks out there. Looking at the curriculum, there’s a Java focus on the server-side – DWR, Wicket, JMaki, JSF, and GWT all feature. Sang’s a Sun Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 4:31 pm

4.3 rating from 32 votes

Friday, July 14th, 2006

Ajax Portlet Communication with DWR

Category: Articles, Portal

Sami Salkosuo has added fuel to the fire of the claims that “Ajax is perfect for portals and portlets, and we can finally do them right” with his piece DWR makes interportlet messaging with Ajax easy: Many developers are looking to use Ajax technologies to improve the user experience of Web-based applications, but Ajax programming Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:21 am
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3.9 rating from 67 votes

Y! UI Carousel Component

Category: Component, Toolkit, UI, Yahoo!

Bill Scott of Yahoo! has written up a nice new component on top of the Yahoo! UI library. The Carousel component lets you flick left and right through content (images). You will quickly see that there is a lot of documentation and a real API that allows for many uses: Static HTML – Carousel content Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:36 am

4.1 rating from 115 votes

Cometd: Bringing Comet to the Masses

Category: Comet, Framework

As was briefly mentioned in this previous post, there’s a framework in development for those users out there looking to the skies and wanting to use Comet – Cometd. Cometd is a scalable HTTP-based event routing bus that uses a push technology pattern known as Comet. The framework, previously named “ShortBus,” is a collaboration between Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:06 am

3.8 rating from 41 votes

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