Wednesday, October 11th, 2006

EarthPOI: Google Maps, Ajax, Prototype and Prototype Window Class

Category: Mapping, Showcase

Ana Henneberke has announced a beta application called EarthPOI that mashes up Google Maps with custom Ajax code using Prototype and the Prototype Window Class. EarthPOI is a community of people that share Points of Interest (POIs). It’s all about discovering earth and its most interesting places. This is a little like bringing Google Earth Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:55 am

4.1 rating from 34 votes

Epiware – Ajax Enabled Document Management

Category: Showcase

Document Management — or, if you’re charging $400 an hour, Knowledge Management — is the domain of some very expensive software packages, such as OpenText Livelink, Documentum and FileNet. These vendors pack so much meta information into their systems — permissions, audit information, tags, creator, owner, modifier, etc., etc. — that manipulating it all is Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 7:00 am

4.2 rating from 31 votes

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

Ajax Experience Scholarship Winners Announced

Category: The Ajax Experience

Thanks to all of you that applied for this year’s Ajax Experience scholarship; choosing the winners from such an interesting and diverse pool of applicants was pretty difficult. While we didn’t plan it this way, we wound up selecting one candidate each from the general category of applicants we received (e.g., a college student, a Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 10:30 am

3.8 rating from 30 votes

Detecting IE7+ in JavaScript

Category: Browsers, JavaScript

Abe Fettig knows that we need to start detecting the difference between IE6- and IE7+, because a lot of the hacks that we were using for IE are no longer needed. He didn’t want to grok the user agent, as that is very brittle, so he came up with: < View plain text > javascript Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:47 am

3.5 rating from 119 votes

Helmi Technologies releases Open Source Java Ajax Platform

Category: Announcements

Helmi Technologies launched “its beta Open Source RIA Platform for creating enterprise-class AJAX RIAs”. The platform is in the style of “you will not need to learn JavaScript”. Instead, Java developers stay in Java land, put their hands over their ears and shout LA LA LA LA. The Helmi Open Source RIA Platform allows Java Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:33 am

2.9 rating from 38 votes

Unobtrusive Markup with Prototype

Category: Prototype, Unobtrusive JS

Ryan Lowe has written up a piece on Unobtrusive Markup with Prototype. His example pieces together Prototype and onDOMReady Extension from Vivabit to keep your markup clean by having extra markup added by the framework. The example takes a rounded corner example such as: < View plain text > HTML <div class="old_corners"> <div class="cornert"><div></div></div> blah Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:27 am

3.1 rating from 25 votes

OpenAjax Alliance Update

Category: Articles

Coach Wei of NexaWeb has written up a detailed entry on the OpenAjax Alliance and Addressing Key Challenges for Ajax Adoption. He reports on the recent face to face meeting. The OpenAjax alliance now has a steering committee consisting of Alex Russell (Dojo/SitePen), Mike Milinkovich, David Boloker(IBM), Coach Wei (Nexaweb), Kevin Hakman (Tibco), Mike Pinette Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:18 am

3.7 rating from 18 votes

Monday, October 9th, 2006

Microsoft Ireland Has Three Openings

Title: Software Design Engineer (req 165882) European Development Centre, Dublin City, Ireland Salary: Competitive Please send your CV to and quote the above job title and req N in the subject of your e-mail. Are you passionate about working on state-of-the-art visualization problems in a start-up environment? Are you interested in an international experience? Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 11:37 am
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3.7 rating from 18 votes

YUI WordPress Comment System

Category: Sencha, Showcase, Yahoo!

Jack Slocum is at it again. He sat down thinking about revamping his WordPress comment system, and at 3am he was done. His new comment system is based on YUI and features: Block Comments: A “Block” is any paragraph, image, title or code in a post. When you select a block to comment on, it Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:02 am

4.3 rating from 56 votes

Saturday, October 7th, 2006

OpenLayers – Google Maps for the Rest of Us

Category: Mapping

Google Maps was and is a good idea. In large part it is what caused people to say “Whoa! Cool.” and first take notice of Ajax on a broad scale. The OpenLayers project aims to give that power to the rest of us. Built using OO Javascript, Prototype and the Rico library, it provides a Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 12:23 pm

3.9 rating from 17 votes

Friday, October 6th, 2006

EastMedia Looking for User Interface / Ajax Developer in NYC

We are looking for a Designer/JS Developer double-hitter that can work with our team to build a clean, modern Web application. Our goal is to find someone that can provide design, CSS/HTML, and JS development needed to build the front-end for our slick app. You will be working with a team of expert Rails developers Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 1:53 pm
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3.5 rating from 12 votes

Software Engineer Job at Harvard/MIT Startup

We’re Harvard Business School and MIT computer science grads launching Panjiva, a new business venture set to revolutionize global trade. We’re looking for a creative and efficient developer with proven expertise in developing scalable and robust database-driven web applications. Good software engineering skills a must, and BS/MS/PhD Computer Science/Engineering preferred. Ruby, Rails, Javascript, SQL, CSS Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 1:49 pm
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3.2 rating from 12 votes

Apple Seeks Web Development Engineer in Cupertino, CA

Are you obsessed that each and every pixel in a user interface be exactly where it should be? Does hearing someone say “that can’t be done in HTML” get your competitive juices flowing? Do you find creative solutions where none can be found? If you’re an experienced Web engineer that has been building complex, dynamic Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 1:48 pm
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3.4 rating from 11 votes

Ajax Designer in Boulder, CO.

Medium, Inc. Senior Web UI Developer – Ajax: JavaScript/ CSS/ DHTML Direct Hire: Full-time Employee Location: Boulder, CO Salary: Competitive/ Depending upon experience Benefits: Comprehensive Stock options: Based on level of experience/projected contribution to the team Relocation: Required, expenses negotiable Medium, Inc. has an immediate need for a Senior UI developer. This is a leadership Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 1:47 pm
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3.1 rating from 10 votes

Google Hiring User Interface Software Engineer – Boulder, CO.

Do you want to help Google build next-generation web applications like GMail, Google Reader and Google Maps? As a User Interface Engineer at Google, you will specialize in building responsive and elegant web UIs with AJAX and similar technologies. Requirements: 4+ years JavaScript/HTML/CSS (“AJAX”) experience. Significant development experience in C/C++ or Java. Experience with server-side Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 1:46 pm
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3.2 rating from 11 votes

Google Hiring Front End Java Engineer in Mountain View

Department Overview: The world-class Engineering team at Google aims to solve the most fascinating and difficult problems in computer science and make a positive difference in tens of millions of lives every day. Google engineers are always on the forefront in the creation of new and exciting products in a number of areas, and play Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 1:45 pm
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3.3 rating from 10 votes

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