Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

Web Development Tools for the Power Developer

Category: JavaScript, Utility

Brennan Stehling has done a nice job in compiling Web Development Tools for the Power Developer: Validators HTML/XHTML Validator CSS Validator Feed Validator (RSS and Atom) Javascript Prototype Javascript Framework Script.aculo.us Yahoo! JavaScript Developer Center Javascript Lint Websites A List Apart Position Is Everything Quirks Mode WaSP CSS Zen Garden CSS Crib Sheet Yahoo! Browser Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:55 am
14 Comments

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3.4 rating from 36 votes

Monday, September 11th, 2006

Atlas becomes: Microsoft AJAX Library and ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX Extensions

Category: .NET

Scott Guthrie has announced the “Atlas” 1.0 Naming and Roadmap, which includes the news that Atlas 1.0 will ship around the end of this year, that it will become “fully supported” by Microsoft, and that this means some renaming: As part of releasing “Atlas”, we have also finally locked on an official set of product Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:22 pm
21 Comments

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3.6 rating from 56 votes

Almost a Clean Sweep: About 3 in 4 Use AJAX

Ajax is growing beyond the buzzword stage and is really taking hold in the software development world, and the studies being done are only reinforcing the fact. Take this one, for example – an independant survey from BZ Research showing that the ratio is about three out of four surveyed are already using or will Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 2:39 pm
6 Comments

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2.9 rating from 26 votes

BentGear: Ajax based one-page checkout

Category: Showcase

Varien has written about, and published a screencast on their ajax based one-page checkout. We’ve touted the benefits of a one-page checkout before, but for all you visual learners we have recorded a screencast of the one page checkout process. This New York Times article from last year (Registration required) found that for TJMaxx.com and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:06 am
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3.6 rating from 25 votes

MooTools Released

Category: JavaScript, Library

The Mad4Milk team (the minds that brought the world moo.fx) have unleashed a brand new, very impressive Javascript library out onto the web – MooTools. mootools is a very compact, modular, Object-Oriented javascript framework. Its unique design makes it extremely crossbrowser, easy to use, and a snap to extend with your own code. It comes Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:49 am
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4.2 rating from 61 votes

Saturday, September 9th, 2006

JavaScript Tabbed Widgets

Category: Component, Editorial

I have been working on a tabbed widget that is similar to the one found on the New York Times website below: In some ways this is a great little widget, as it puts a lot of content into a small package, and lets the user switch around to get what they need. There were Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:16 pm
18 Comments

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3.9 rating from 56 votes

Friday, September 8th, 2006

WebOS Versus Webified Desktops

Category: Editorial

ReadWriteWeb takes on Webtops in an article that has gained traction in the blogosphere. the following downsides are noted: Works at the mercy of the network and the server load. While the many enabling capabilities of network-based storage architectures are of substantial value – issues of authentication, access control, and security/privacy of the stored data Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 2:08 am
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3.6 rating from 40 votes

Thursday, September 7th, 2006

eBible Takes the Web 2.0 Plunge

Category: Showcase

As further proof that all sorts of sites can benefit from a little Ajax integration, eBible.com has reinvented itself in a more Web 2.0 fashion with a list of new features. The site has hints of Google’s interface as it allows you to search through the different versions of the Bible (NIV, KJV, etc) for Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 2:18 pm
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4 rating from 29 votes

Why Ajax?

Category: Ajax, Editorial

Ajax has changed the web. There’s no doubt about that. It’s made the internet a happier place to be (well, when it’s used well) and has helped fuel the Web 2.0 movement to make it what it is today. But what I’m left wondering is – why? No, I’m not saying that Ajax is overrated Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 11:08 am
29 Comments

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3.2 rating from 10 votes

Live Filter Pattern

Category: Articles, LiveSearch

Peter Forde has written a piece on re-inventing search with a Live Filter pattern. The article talks about his reasoning behind filtering vs. alternatives like Live Search, and ends with a Live Filter demo. Implementation Many of the concepts in this article would be very difficult to implement without Ruby on Rails. Rails introduces the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:50 am
5 Comments

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3 rating from 49 votes

Will Ajax Services Become the Norm?

Category: Editorial

As Ajax usage grows more and more, the older concept of web services seems to be fading back a bit, but is it fading away for good? Andy McKay doesn’t think so – he still sees a place in the world of the web for these valuable remote resources, just maybe not in their current Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 10:33 am
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3.6 rating from 12 votes

MobWrite: The Web-based Open-source Multi-user Real-time Plain-text Editor

Category: Showcase

Neil Fraser has created MobWrite, a “Web-based Open-source Multi-user Real-time Plain-text Editor”. How does it compare to Writely, SynchroEdit, et al? For one, it uses differential synchronization to connect all of the users with eachother, which is more sophisticated than the bulk syncs of most other beasts. When I went to checkout the editor, Neil Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:35 am
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3.4 rating from 23 votes

Wednesday, September 6th, 2006

Laszlo Systems Raises Additional Venture Funding

Category: Business

Ajax is so hot that a company that doesn’t even do Ajax but instead gives away an open source Flash-based application platform for free, can raise additional venture capital funding as an Ajax application tool vendor. Laszlo Systems, the original developer of OpenLaszlo, the leading open source platform for building and deploying advanced Ajax applications, Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 11:31 am
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3.6 rating from 25 votes

JavaScript Throbber

Category: JavaScript, UI

Alex Bosworth has written the simplest of throbbers: < View plain text > javascript document.showThrobber = function() {     if ($(‘throbber’))     {         $(‘throbber’).innerHTML = ‘<span id="ajaxThrobber"><img ‘ +                                     ‘src="http://sandbox.sourcelabs.com/staticimages/indicator.black.gif"/>’ + Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:38 am
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3 rating from 84 votes

Script.aculo.us 1.6.4 Released

Category: Prototype

The releases are coming fast and furious for Prototype and script.aculo.us. Thomas Fuchs has sync’d up to the latest Prototype adding features along the way: Update Prototype to V1.5.0_rc1 (read more on Justin Palmer’s blog) Add experimental alternate syntax for unit tests (Behaviour Driven Development-style) Merge assertElementsMatch and assertElementMatches from Prototype’s [4986] unittest.js [Sam Stephenson] Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:04 am
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3.5 rating from 25 votes

Low Pro – Unobtrusive Scripting for Prototype

Category: Library, Prototype, Rails

We’ve covered the very cool UJS (Unobtrusive Javascript) plugin for Rails previously. Now the creators have extracted the javascript pieces to allow easy unobtrusive scripting with prototype and released it as Low Pro (download here). Low Pro features code from folks like Dean Edwards and Justin Palmer, among others. Its compatible with Prototype 1.5 and Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 7:30 am
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3.7 rating from 16 votes

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