Thursday, August 10th, 2006

Two New Ajax for JSF Releases

Category: Framework

Version 1.0 of Ajax4Jsf, an open source project that adds Ajax support to JSF has been released. From the project home page: The framework is implemented using a component library that adds AJAX capability to your existing pages without needing to write any JavaScript code or needing to replace existing components with new AJAX widgets. Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 4:50 pm
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4 rating from 28 votes

Unobtrusive Javascript and Ajax for Rails

Category: Accessibility, JavaScript, Ruby, Unobtrusive JS

Luke Redpath and Dan Web have released Unobtrusive Javascript for Rails. If you’ve spent time with the Rails javascript helpers, you know that they can be a huge time saver, but tend to produce some nasty code like this: < View plain text > javascript <form onsubmit="new Ajax.Request(‘/subscribe/add_ticker’, {asynchronous:true, evalScripts:true, onLoading:function(request){ticker_loading()}, parameters:Form.serialize(this)}); return false;" method="post" Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 9:39 am
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3.5 rating from 40 votes

Adding AJAX to a Website step by step, Part II

Category: Library, PHP, Programming

Back with the second part of his postings on adding Ajax to a website, Joshua Eichorn has this new item on his blog today (picking up from this previous post) – a look at polling the server for the latest data with the HTML_AJAX PEAR package. I have a lot more change’s i’d like to Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:49 am
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3.5 rating from 38 votes

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

JavaScript Tricks And Good Programming Style

Category: JavaScript, Programming

A wise man once said that one can never have too many Javascript hints and tricks. Well, okay – so maybe I made the man up, but the tips are real and there are some over in this new post from Alexander Kirk. I have been programming for about 10 years now, and I am Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 4:28 pm
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3.3 rating from 43 votes

EmergeTk version 0.1.1 released

Category: .NET, Dojo, Framework, Toolkit

The Ajax framework for C# EmergeTK just released version 0.1.1. Highlights of this version include: License change from GPL to BSD 3-clause license. Support for Mono (1.1.16) Dojo upgrade to 0.3.1 Back button & Bookmark support MySql and SqlServer providers Basic implementation of AdoRecordList and AdoRecord. You can download it here and see some demos Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 4:08 pm
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2.8 rating from 19 votes

SXSW Panel Picker

Category: Conferences, Prototype, Scriptaculous, Usability

SXSW is letting the people help decide which panel submissions are going to make it into the 2007 event. Lindsey Simon, for SXSW, put together this web page showing the submissions and allowing users to pick up to ten panels. Choosing a panel causes it to appear in the list of Picks, and the list Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 2:34 pm
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3.6 rating from 24 votes

How to Run Ads with Ajax

Category: Advertising

Anyone who’s running an Ajax site knows the frustration of showing static ads on a page that might not refresh for minutes or hours. Until the ad providers begin offering rotating Ajax ads (which would be suit some non-Ajax sites as well), you’re stuck with the same ad for a long time. Or are you? Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 12:44 pm
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3.4 rating from 60 votes

Cross-Domain Ajax Insecurity

Category: Ajax, Security, XmlHttpRequest

Chris Shiflett has posted his look today at cross-domain Ajax requests and some of the security implications that can come with it, especially in a world where more and more developers are beginning to think it’s okay. Since the birth of Ajax (the term, not the technology), there has been an increasing interest in various Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 10:03 am
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3.7 rating from 67 votes

Real Time Satellite Tracking (with Google Maps)

Category: Google, Mapping

Amateur astronomers will enjoy this cool mashup combining the coordinates of several satellites with the power of the Google Maps to show real-time locations as each of them oribts the Earth. To start, simply select the satellite from the list at the top of the page and the map will track to its current location. Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:10 am
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3.7 rating from 93 votes

When good AJAX training goes horrifically wrong.

Category: Editorial

Not everyone out there teaching Ajax methods knows quite what they’re doing sometimes – as Dan Morrill found out. The training session he had been going to was coming along just fine until they began talking about “properly formatted XML” and their query to grab the database info for it. I am in AJAX training Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:52 am
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3.4 rating from 19 votes

Tuesday, August 8th, 2006

Adding AJAX to a website step by step

Category: PHP, Programming, Toolkit

In his latest post, HTML_AJAX package developer Joshua Eichorn shares his methods for adding Ajax to an example website (with HTML_AJAX‘s help, of course), and he shows it step-by-step. When looking at a adding AJAX you have a couple decisions you’ll want to make up front. One is what tools your going to use. In Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 1:53 pm
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3.7 rating from 59 votes

Ajax Hacking for Fun and Profit?

Category: Articles, Security

Apparently, not all is well in the world of Ajax (who knew?) according to this news story on the USA Today website. In it, they talk about the malicious nature of some Ajax function they’re seeing, and how it’s on the rise. Recent high-profile attacks include June’s Yamanner computer worm, designed to harvest e-mail addresses Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:33 am
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3.1 rating from 29 votes

Magg Video Aggregator

Category: Fun, Showcase

In the ever-popular effort to aggregate all content into a single source, the site Magg has been created. Magg takes videos from various websites (like YouTube, Google Video, Vimeo, etc) and pulls them all together into a single page for easy viewing. The videos are pulled in via Ajax calls through a service called Dapper, Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:26 am
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4 rating from 18 votes

Monday, August 7th, 2006

Book Review – Ajax Patterns and Best Practices

Category: Book Reviews, Books, Design

Digg this review! Christian Gross’ Ajax Patterns and Best Practices is a quality book for the intermediate to advanced ajax programmer who is looking to expand their skills. This is definitely not a beginner’s introduction to ajax, as once you get past the first three chapters or so Gross dives into some heavy duty patterns Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 10:53 pm
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3.7 rating from 41 votes

Ajax3D – the Next Arc up the Hype Curve

Category: Editorial, Plugins

Overuse a term and it becomes meaningless. How much meaning is still in the term ‘Ajax?’ Media Machines tries to wring a little more buzz out of it — first take an X3D and VRML browser plugin with ECMAScript bindings (Flux), combine it with XMLHttpRequest and voila! You’ve got Ajax3D. At least that’s what you Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 5:45 pm
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3.1 rating from 31 votes

Implementation of Office 2007 Ribbon with Ajax

Category: Showcase, UI

Kevin from Noovo Communications in Korea sent in an interesting link to their Ajax-based webpage editor. I confess, I haven’t kept up with the on-line webpage editor space, so I have no idea how impressive this is relative to other such sites. However, I was intrigued by their attempt at implementing the Microsoft Office 2007 Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 12:20 pm
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3.8 rating from 44 votes

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