Monday, September 18th, 2006

Interactive ‘Web 2.0’ Designer for ClincaHealth

Interactive ‘Web 2.0’ Designer Rapidly-growing social networking software company in search of a talented, enthusiastic developer / designer to join our skilled team to create sophisticated online communities. Requirements include a demonstrated ability to design sophisticated, template-driven web sites. Fluency in current CSS techniques is key; Designing for AJAX is crucial. We’d like you to Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 8:29 pm
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3.3 rating from 6 votes

Sunday, September 17th, 2006

Audible Ajax Episode 18: The IE7 Team

Category: Microsoft, Podcasts

A few months ago, the Ajaxians had the opportunity to sit down with Chris Wilson, Laurel Reitman, and Dave Massey — all program managers with the IE7 team — and discuss the upcoming release. Beforehand, we solicited your questions, and in Episode 18 (~8mb, MP3 format), we ask some of those questions to the team: Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 11:44 pm

3.6 rating from 68 votes

MS Ajax Image Search

Category: Microsoft, Showcase, Usability

Microsoft recently released a major upgrade to Live Search on Live. com. Here’s an overview of the Ajax-powered image search. The service is pretty snappy, a great leap in usability over “Image Search 1.0”. It’s exciting to see some bleeding-edge patterns used in a service like this. Features include: “Smart Scroll”. This is the Virtual Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 3:26 pm

3.7 rating from 46 votes

Saturday, September 16th, 2006

Microsoft JavaScript Perf. Tips

Category: IE, JavaScript

Peter Gurevich and Justin Rogers from Microsoft’s IE team recently wrote a blog entitled “IE + JavaScript Performance Recommendations – Part 1“. It’s an interesting read, containing such tips as: Precede your variables with var if you are truly defining them in the current scope Cache Variables Whenever Possible Cache Function Pointers at all costs Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 10:56 am

3.4 rating from 32 votes

Friday, September 15th, 2006

Yahoo! Open Hack Day

Category: Conferences

Yahoo is holding a free all day developer workshop at their headquarters in Sunnyvale, CA on September 29th, followed by a 24 hour hack-through-the night event. We’ll kick things off on Friday, September 29th with a free all-day developer workshop. Then we’ll launch a 24-hour Hack Day with an outdoor party into the wee hours, Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 12:25 pm

3.8 rating from 51 votes

Enabling Back/Forward-Button Support for ASP.NET AJAX UpdatePanel

Category: .NET, Tip

Scott Guthrie has written up a tip for Enabling Back/Forward-Button Support for ASP.NET AJAX UpdatePanel. For example, the below code could be written by a developer in response to a selection change within a list to to add the previous list selection to the browser’s history via Nikhil’s “HistoryControl”: < View plain text > javascript Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:19 am

3.2 rating from 50 votes

Eliminating async Javascript callbacks by preprocessing

Category: Programming, Toolkit, XmlHttpRequest

According to Harry Fuecks in this post on the SitePoint PHP blog, using Ajax should be easier: The Catch 22 of AJAX is, for the sake of an easy life, most of the time we want to write “synchronous code” but asynchronous is the only way to avoid some rather nasty usability issues. This means Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:26 am

3.1 rating from 51 votes

Thursday, September 14th, 2006

Ajax-based PHP Grid Acquired, Soon to Open Source

Category: Component, PHP

According to this quick press release, Senza Limiti has snagged an Ajax-based PHP data grid component and is already making plans to publish it out with an open source license. The PHP Grid is an Ajax –based table component that shows database information in a good looking, easy to use way. All user actions are Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 3:47 pm

3.7 rating from 96 votes

Yahoo! Mail – Ajax Edition Goes Live

Category: Email, Showcase, Yahoo!

Yahoo! Mail’s big-time Ajax upgrade finally goes live today (via TechCrunch). True to the times, it’s still a “Beta”, but it’s now open to the general public in the US and 18 international markets (from ReadWriteWeb). The company acquired Oddpost – a key inspiration for the new interface – two years ago, not long after Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 3:20 pm

4 rating from 41 votes

YUI Paginating Table Control

Category: Component, Sencha, Yahoo!

Rodrigo Diniz has taken the YUI Grid created by Jack SLocum and made a pagable version. In this code I “override” some functions to make the grid pageable. The sort function is also changed , since I have a paged grid the client function would give me wrong results by sorting only the visible rows. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:51 am

3.8 rating from 38 votes

JavaScript Closures for Dummies

Category: Articles, Examples, JavaScript

Morris Johns has gone though and written a detailed explanation of closures by example: If everything seems completely unclear then the best thing to do is to play with t e examples. Reading an explanation is much harder than understanding example My explanations of closures and stack-frames etc are not technically correct – they are Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:46 am

4.1 rating from 32 votes

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006

Dramatically improved IE7 JavaScript performance

Category: IE, JavaScript

Sebastian Werner has posted some good news over on the QooXdoo blog today – that the Javascript performance of the upcoming Internet Explorer 7 has been greatly increased. Really good news. My vocabulary may to be too limited to tell you how great the latest changes in IE7 RC1 are. Microsoft announced that they have Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:37 am

4 rating from 34 votes

Ajax IE Caching Issue

Category: Ajax, IE

David Arthur, like many, has had problems with the caching issue that Internet Explorer seems to have with Ajax connections: If you’ve been working with the Ajax framework long enough, i’m sure you’ve run into at least a few speed bumps thanks to Internet Explorer. Not a day goes by that i don’t have to Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:25 am

3.8 rating from 159 votes

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

Scope in Javascript

Category: Articles, JavaScript

Mike West has put some time into analyzing and understanding one of the more sticky issues in Javascript: scope. Scope is one of the foundational aspects of the JavaScript language, and probably the one I’ve struggled with the most when building complex programs. I can’t count the number of times I’ve lost track of what Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 1:45 pm

4.2 rating from 42 votes

TIBCO GI Supports Firefox

Category: JavaScript, Library, TIBCO, Toolkit

TIBCO General Interface is a very powerful tool for building Ajax applications. One of the complaints has been the lack of support for Firefox, and it has been in the works. We just heard that the support is available in a beta: TIBCO General Interfaceâ„¢ 3.2 Beta 1 with support for Firefox 1.5 is now Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:22 am
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3.7 rating from 23 votes

New Burton Group Ajax Survey

Category: Survey

Almost a year ago, we posted Burton analyst Richard Monson-Hafael’s Ajax survey, which produced some interesting results. We’d like to run a new version of the survey this year and see what comes out of it. It’s the same three questions as last year: Give it a go and let’s figure out how we’re doing Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 10:58 am

3.4 rating from 14 votes

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