Friday, August 18th, 2006

Ajax Charting System

Category: Toolkit, Utility

If you’ve been scouring the web looking for a pure Ajax charting solution, you might want to check out this offering from WebFX, a simple, free, easy to use charting system with multiple chart types included. In web applications developed now days a lot of the logic that previously resided on the server side is Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:23 am

3.7 rating from 96 votes

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

An Interview with Dojo Creator Alex Russell, Part I

Category: Dojo, Framework, Interview

A case can be made that Dojo is the single most influential framework in the Ajax universe. Any time I talk with Ajax developers about frameworks, the discussion always turns to Dojo. I had a chance to talk with Alex Russell, one of Dojo’s creators, about the framework’s success and future. Part I of the Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 11:51 am

3.7 rating from 75 votes

liberty: basic javascript library

Category: JavaScript, Library

Andreas Kalsch of uniAjax has released a mini JavaScript library called liberty that has some recognizable functions ($()) but some new ones: Number.prototype.setInRange(from, to) getElements(tagName, attribute, value) addHandler(elements, types, handler) Whenever I see duplicate functions (e.g. $() again) it makes me wish that we could have a real way to share javascript libraries between apps. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:56 am

3.1 rating from 37 votes

How to Profile and Optimize Ajax Applications

Category: Examples, Tip

So, you’re using Ajax in your application. Great. It’s chugging happily along, working well, doing it’s job, but you have this nagging feeling that you’ve forgotten something along the way. So, you wait and see if it comes up – and it does. In a bad way. Your application isn’t written for performance and things Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:08 am

3.6 rating from 24 votes

Excerpt from “Real-World Ajax”

The Ajax Blog as a new post today about the upcoming book from SYS_CON, “Real-World Ajax”, including a think to an excerpt over on the SYS-CON site. The excerpt looks at the Enterprise potential that Ajax has and where it fits in with the other SOAs in an environment. They also talk about some of Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:54 am
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3.3 rating from 6 votes

Tuesday, August 15th, 2006

Survey of Javascript Inheritance Techniques

Category: JavaScript, Programming

Josh Gertzen of Thinwire has written up a detailed survey of techniques for OO-style inheritance in Javascript, leading up to the technique he’s recently developed to overcome flaws in the existing approaches. I set out to see if I could devise a working design of my own. It took me about a week to work Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 6:05 pm

4.2 rating from 29 votes

IE 7: Are transparent PNGs using Native support?

Category: Browsers, IE

There was a big hubbub when we found out that IE 7’s XHR support isn’t really native. Jose Jeria did some poking around to see if transparent PNG support is native or not: While developing an intranet for IE 6 only (yes, trust me, it sucks) I noticed that it was not possible to combine Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:39 am

4 rating from 43 votes


Category: Ajax, Articles, Web20

Jeremy Keith has written about his experience taking tagging to the web 2.0 extreme, incorporating Ajax via Hijax, rel-tag, API, x-folk entries, and more: Each journal entry page now shows the tags at the end of the post. These are linked (using rel-tag of course) to an aggregate tag page that shows any other Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:33 am

4.1 rating from 37 votes 1.6.2 Released

Category: Prototype

Thomas Fuchs and co. have released 1.6.2. This is mainly a bugfix “go ahead and grab it” release: Fix a problem in the drag and drop logic if an reverting/drag ending draggable was initialized for a new drag (for example by clicking repeatedly) for all cases where the default start/revert/end-effects are used, fixes #4706 Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:54 am
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3.9 rating from 40 votes

Monday, August 14th, 2006

Interview: Google’s Bruce Johnson on the new GWT 1.1 Release

Category: Framework, Google, Interview

Over at InfoQ, they have a short interview up with GWT Tech Lead Bruce Johnson. The conversation covers the motivation behind the creation of the GWT, reasons for going with a Java to Javascript compiler rather than pure Java technology in the browser, and the blooming of various third party GWT widget libraries. I thought Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 1:12 pm

3.4 rating from 26 votes

Review of Ajax And Php: Building Responsive Web Applications

Category: Book Reviews

On the Smart Pad Blog today, there’s a book review for the Packt book “Ajax and PHP: Building Responsive Web Applications” by Diane Cipollo. This book assumes a working knowledge of PHP, XML, JavaScript and MySQL and that you have PHP, MySQL, phpMyAdmin and a server such as Apache installed on your computer. In this Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 10:30 am
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3 rating from 19 votes

Introducing LaCo (or AJAX for the non-programmer)

Category: Ajax, Toolkit

From “The Spotty Blog” today, we learn about a new Ajax toolkit that allows developers to add Ajax functionality “without getting their hands dirty” with the actual code – LaCo – Late Content. They demonstrate four different kinds of usage: Automatic – giving sections of the site a src in a laco_src attribute User-activeated – Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 10:22 am

3.4 rating from 39 votes

Friday, August 11th, 2006

Humanized Reader: Perpetual Scrolling Blog Aggregator

Category: Showcase

A few of the late Jef Raskin’s disciples have put together a “Humanized Reader“, an aggregator of various design/tech web feeds: So as a little side project, we decided to try making our own aggregator based on that idea. It’s a work in progress, certainly, but we like what we’ve come up with so far. Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 4:17 pm

4 rating from 54 votes

Improved Dojo ComboBox

Category: Dojo, Toolkit, UI

One of the joys of Ajax is watching a bunch of competing toolkits once again implement the same old widgets we’ve been using since the nineties. On this subject, Kenneth Ko writes: The main problem I see with the dojo ComboBox control is that it is NOT a true ComboBox. It is an AutoCompleter. A Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 11:32 am

3.6 rating from 79 votes Selling on eBay Made Simple and Ajaxed

Just when you thought that posting an auction on eBay couldn’t get any simpler, enter, boasting itself as a single page, Ajax enabled, easy as pie posting tool for getting your item up quickly and easily without the need to slog through the multiple pages on eBay’s site. As we interacted with eBay’s system Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:37 am

3.8 rating from 23 votes

Mobile Ajax and Predictions of J2ME’s Demise

Category: Editorial, Mobile

With more on the mobile Ajax front, this new post on the Pathfinder Agile Ajax blog talks in reference to this Wireless Business & Technology article about Ajax threatening the Java ME in the wide world of mobile internet development. Nokia is taking a hard look at Ajax for mobile platforms, according to this article. Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:19 am

3.6 rating from 20 votes

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