Thursday, August 31st, 2006

JS Linker in Dojo Toolkit

Category: Dojo, JavaScript, Library

AOL has been very generous by donating code for the JS Linker for Dojo: The JavaScript source code can be represented in different levels of granularity. The JavaScript Linker uses the Abstract Syntax Trees (ASTs) representation, which represents the lowest level of detail, to model the source code. One of the main task for this Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:51 pm

3.6 rating from 37 votes

“Beginning Ajax With ASP.Net” Released

Category: .NET, Books

Wrox Press has published “Beginning Ajax with ASP.Net” by Wally McClure, Scott Cate, Paul Glavich, and Craig Shoemaker. The book is suitable for Ajax newbies who work with .Net (as well as those who do have some Ajax experience), as the first five chapters are pure Ajax overview. Beyond that, several .Net frameworks are overviewed, Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 4:45 pm

2.9 rating from 47 votes

Mini Review of “Javascript: The Definitive Guide, 5th Edition”

Category: Book Reviews

The latest edition of the venerable tome JavaScript: The Definitive Guide is a sorely needed update. I guess it took Ajax, Web 2.0, and an intervening five years to revive interest in in this quirky client-side language. The fourth edition, while still providing a good formal specification of the language, had fallen woefully out of Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 11:05 am

4.1 rating from 30 votes

JavaScript Persistent Object Notation (JSPON)

Category: JavaScript

Kris Zyp has written up a RFC for JavaScript Persistent Object Notation (JSPON). The idea is to standardize a method for the identification of objects for efficient transfer and persistence of objects within large object graphs. JavaScript Persistent Object Notation (JSPON) is a data-interchange format with the goal of simply being a defined usage of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:50 am

3.6 rating from 27 votes

Embedded SVG in Protowidget

Category: UI

Terry Laurenzo has posted on Embedded SVG from his experience starting with the SVG example from Mozilla, and adapting Protowidget so that it could attach widgets to some SVG elements. < View plain text > xml <svg xmlns=""       version="1.1" width="500" height="500"       baseProfile="full">     <g fill-opacity="0.7" stroke="black" stroke-width="0.1cm">   Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:45 am
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3.5 rating from 14 votes

GWT + JSF = G4jsf

Category: Google, JavaScript, Library

The Ajax2jsf open source project now has a spin off G4jsf subproject that allows you to build JSF components in GWT. Sergey Smirnov has written an article / tutorial on integrating the Google Web Toolkit with JSF using G4jsf: The Google Web Toolkit (GWT) has attracted a lot of attention lately as a way to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:27 am
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3.4 rating from 64 votes

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006 Behaviour Driven Development Testing

Category: Prototype, Testing

Thomas Fuchs has added some new features to the test library that borrow from Behaviour Driven Development. < View plain text > javascript Test.context("BDD-style testing",{   ‘should automatically add extensions to strings’: function(){     ‘a’.shouldEqual(‘a’);     ‘a’.shouldNotEqual(‘b’);     ‘a’.shouldNotBeNull();     ‘a’.shouldBeA(String);     ‘a’.shouldNotBeA(Number);   } }); Basically, you’re defining Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:31 pm

4 rating from 28 votes

Prototype Changes

Category: Prototype

Justin Palmer has updated us with a bunch of recent Prototype updates including: Chainability: A bunch of methods now return their first arg so we can change together methods < View plain text > javascript $(“sidebar”).addClassName(“selected”).show();   $(‘sweet’).observe(‘click’, function(e) {     console.log("%s was clicked", Event.element(e)); }).setStyle({color: ‘red’}); Form and Form.Element methods mixed in to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:25 pm

3.6 rating from 30 votes

Top Ten Web 2.0 Games

Category: Fun, Games

Bored at work (or at home, for that matter) and looking for something to do? Well, this page might have just the ticket for you. It lists out a “Top 10” of some of the more popular Web 2.0 games offered on the web, as ranked by the number of exit clicks each has gotten Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:10 am

3.3 rating from 35 votes

Pageviews are Obsolete

Category: Ajax, Articles

In a new posting on, they talk about the slow demise of something both advertisers and those monitoring a site’s stats will just have to come to grips with – pageviews are obsolete. Remember when web site traffic was talked about in terms of “hits”? You’d read about how many millions of hits Netscape Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:56 am

4.1 rating from 36 votes

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

WidgetBox Public Beta

Category: Showcase

WidgetBox now has a public beta of its online directory of web widgets. The site is really clean, and has a lot of Ajax features thoughout. For example, drag and drop of your widget panel, and modal dialogs.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:39 am

3.8 rating from 21 votes

Only Simchas: Face Finding

Category: Showcase, UI

Only Simhcas is a jewish celebrations site (simchas means ‘celebration’ in hebrew). They have a nice simple ajax feature. When viewing a large copy of the photo in the photo galleries, you can now click once to drag a square over your face, and save it to mark yourself. Login prompting is done inline if Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:34 am

3.1 rating from 29 votes

More Developers Are Using AJAX in Emerging Markets Than in North America

Category: Ajax, Survey

According to this recently released report from the Evans Data Corporation, more developers are using Ajax in the emerging markets than they are in North America. The latest Emerging Markets Development Survey from Evans Data Corp reveals developers in Emerging Markets are embracing AJAX. Over 400 developers from Eastern Europe, Brazil, China, and India contributed Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:32 am

4 rating from 30 votes

Monday, August 28th, 2006

Google Pitching Services to Small and Medium Sized Businesses

Category: Google, Web20

This has been such a rolling press release that I’m not sure it qualifies as news anymore, but it’s in the New York Times so it must be news. Google announced today that it is providing a set of hosted applications for small to medium sized businesses. The beta service will be free for now, Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 3:59 pm

4.1 rating from 24 votes

Web 2.0 Patterns

Category: Web20

Gregor Hohpe got together with a wild bunch to come up with some Web 2.0 Patterns. The group contained Bill Scott from Yahoo!, Jennifer Tidwell, Cal Henderson from Flickr, John Musser who runs ProgrammableWeb, Martin Fowler, Sandy from Meebo, and others. One fall out was a set of values: We tried to compile a set Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:25 pm

4.4 rating from 43 votes

Creating a new Dojo Widget

Category: Articles, Dojo, Examples

Alexander Netkachev has written an article to cover creating a new dojo widget: This tutorial demonstrates how to create a Dojo widget that displays a list of items. The widget implements paging and fetches data from the server using ajax request. The article defines the view (DataList.html) the css (DataList.css) and the JavaScript (DataList.js). The Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:11 am
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3.9 rating from 26 votes

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