Monday, August 28th, 2006

jQuery 1.0 Released

Category: JavaScript, Library

John Resig has announced the release of jQuery 1.0 which has a “lot of bugs fixed, a ton of new features, and a complete overhaul of how the jQuery development process is run”. You can poke around the documentation via the Visual jQuery site.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:07 am

4.4 rating from 41 votes

“Make a Book” Application

Background Good Stock makes custom heirloom books about family. With an increase in press and sales expected around mother’s day, it’s time to automate our bookmaking process. Application Description The application will gather family information and generate a formatted pdf to our fulfillment center. The interface must be easy and intuitive; our customers are busy Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 8:09 am
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2.9 rating from 8 votes

Friday, August 25th, 2006

Framework Disagreement: JQuery: (Mis)leading the Pack

Category: JavaScript, Library, Prototype

Justin Palmer has taken issue to some of the statements made by jQuery and writes JQuery: (Mis)leading the Pack as a retort of sorts to “Why JQuery’s Philosophy is Better”. He makes some good points about: DOM Insertion Chainability CSS Selectors/Xpath Plugin Development Automatic Looping Ajax Updating Adding a class to an element Adding a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:27 am

3.8 rating from 44 votes

DOMContentLoaded Gains Traction; Now in Dojo

Category: Dojo

The startup time of Dojo has improved, and it it due to DOMContentLoaded now being the onload event. This last weekend I finally implemented Dean Edwards’ DOMContentLoaded (with Matthias Miller and John Resig) solution for the dojo.addOnLoad event, as opposed to using the window.onload event to fire all initialization…and so far (with the exception of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:22 am

3.9 rating from 32 votes

New Friday for Friday: GWT

Category: Ajax, Books, Google, Remoting

Dave Thomas over at the Pragmatic Programmer let us know about a new Friday (i.e., short book that can be read entirely in a Friday afternoon) that they’ve published: Google Web Toolkit, by Ed Burnette. Dave was kind enough to provide us with an excerpt for distribution to our readers: Chapter 5 — Remote Procedure Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 11:19 am
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4.1 rating from 36 votes

Streamlined: Naked objects for the web

Category: Rails, Showcase

Our good friends at Relevance saw the output of Rails scaffolding, and instead of poo-pooing it, realised that they could make something great out of it. That is where Streamlined comes in. It’s generates let you build a right Ajax view of your data model, with views for free! This screencast will give you a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:55 am

4.2 rating from 21 votes

Its Friday: How Web 2.0 Aware Are You?

Category: Fun

Scott has sent us a little thing he threw together to judge just how web 2.0 saavy you are. Go here and click on the wonderfully huge button. I scored 7%, but don’t hold it against me – I use too many different browsers so my history is spread out everywhere.

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 9:40 am

4 rating from 24 votes

Lightbox using iFrames instead of AJAX

Category: JavaScript, Programming

The Find Motive blog has a quick tip for Lightbox users looking for a little bit different way to tdisplay the images. They show how to push the information into an iframe instead. Particle tree’s hack of Lightbox allows other content besides images to be put into a Lightbox, but it uses AJAX to pull Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 9:02 am

3.5 rating from 53 votes

Is Google Still The Ajax King?

Category: Ajax, Google

Back when Ajax was still just a gleam in most developer’s eyes and Web 2.0 hadn’t quite kicked into full swing, Google was there at the front, already integrating it into their applications and teaching the world how a little Javascript could make the user experience that much better. Times have changed, though, and other Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:54 am

3.6 rating from 31 votes

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

Mooglets: More web widgets

Category: Library

First Moo.fx, now Mooglets. These puppies were just announced and look very much like Apple’s dashboard widgets. Why are people so obsessed with -lets? :) Here is some documentation on the API

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:09 pm

3 rating from 39 votes

I Know Where You’ve Been…

Category: JavaScript, Security

Jeremiah Grossman writes in with a downright spooky blog posting: I updated the blog template to display some proof-of-concept browser history stealing JavaScript code. On the right side column notice the “I know where you’ve been” heading. Below that, if your using Firefox, Mozilla, Netscape or Safari, you should see a bunch of links to Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 2:27 pm

3.9 rating from 17 votes

Ajax Experience Conference Site Live

Category: The Ajax Experience

After wading through virtual piles of talk submissions and negotiating with the usual suspects, we’ve put together the content for the next Ajax Experience show (Boston, Oct. 23-25). We were pretty happy with how things turned out at the San Francisco show we put on earlier, and apparently all of you who attended were, too: Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 11:22 am

4.2 rating from 14 votes

IE7 CSS Changes

Category: IE

The IE Team has posted more details on the IE7 CSS changes so we can all get prepared: We are currently locking down IE7 for shipping and I wanted to give an update on the CSS work that went into IE7. Chris originally outlined our plans for IE7, and we listened to a lot of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:14 am

4.1 rating from 16 votes

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006

Unobtrusive Javascript for Rails (UJS) 0.3 Released

Category: Rails, Ruby, Toolkit, Unobtrusive JS

Luke Redpath and Dan Webb have released version 0.3 of their plugin for Rails to allow unobtrusive javascript. UJS now has its own dedicated website with docs and Trac. Discussion of this plugin on the official Rails blog shows there is interest in this plugin from members of Rails core, but it will most likely Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 2:46 pm
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4.2 rating from 30 votes

Web 2.0 and Business

Category: Editorial

With Ajax and all things Web 2.0 permeating the corporate world more and more each day, it’s important to look at what kind of effect it’ll have on your company and how you need to prepare yourself. Some think that just deciding to use Ajax/Web 2.0 is enough, and others want to plan it all Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:41 am

3.4 rating from 20 votes

Zero Kode, Visual Designer for ZK

Category: Ajax, Framework, Utility

The Tibco folks like to point out that their IDE is written in their own framework. I’m not really all that enamored of the self-compiling, eat your own dogfood approach to IDE’s when your end product is a webapp. Call me old fashioned, but I like to write my code in a desktop IDE. Maybe Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 2:02 am
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4.1 rating from 40 votes

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