Saturday, December 30th, 2006

Predictions: Ajax in 2007

Category: Ajax, Editorial, Usability, Web20

It’s the time of year to be posting random predictions for 2007. Here are 2007 Ajax predictions from Dion and myself, please post your own in the comments. Dion predicts: Ajax beats AJAX in all but bad newspapers. Someone tries to coin Ajax 2.0. A large amount of apps have flash AND ajax, and users Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 8:25 am
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4 rating from 66 votes

Friday, December 29th, 2006

Is your Ajax application or library bloated?

Category: Dojo, Editorial

Dylan Schiemann of Dojo and Sitepen has expounded asking What is bloat?. We do hear a lot of people talking about the Xkb of JavaScript that they are willing to put in a page/app, yet bloat is a lot more than that (as Dylan attests). At the core of this article we hear loud and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:46 am
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2.5 rating from 61 votes

Ninja Words: Online Dictionary

Category: Prototype, Showcase

Ninjawords is a simple dictionary service that uses Ajax to ping resources to retrieve dictionary content. To feel lucky in this app, you click random.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:00 am
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3.6 rating from 32 votes

Ajax and Web 2.0 high in the Zeitgeist of 2006

Category: Fun

As we come to the end of 2006, we see that Ajax and Web 2.0 are high up on the Google Zietgeist for 2006. define promiscuous define web 2.0 define ftw define calidad define ajax define ensayo define ciencia define administracion define harlequin define filosofia Since this is the define list, does it mean people Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:55 am
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3.5 rating from 18 votes

Prototype Sucks 2.0

Category: Framework, Prototype, Testing

Another day, another article bashing the Javascript toolkit everyone loves to hate – Prototype. The complaints can be narrowed down to a few points: “it breaks the ‘for in’ loop” – no it doesn’t – you were probably using ‘for in’ where you shouldn’t have. Javascript is a flexible, powerful freedom language, and its _okay_ Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 4:03 am
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3.2 rating from 63 votes

Thursday, December 28th, 2006

The Path to jQuery 1.1

Category: jQuery

John Resig has posted on The Path to jQuery 1.1 which is not backwards compatible with 1.0. That being said, a compatibility plugin will be available to help the transition. The planned changes are: Methods like .oneclick() and .unclick() will be going away in favor of .one(”click”) (new) and .unbind(”click”). We found that these methods Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:50 am
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4.3 rating from 44 votes

TagBulb: Tag Search Simplified

Category: Fun, PHP

Veerendra Shivhare, who developed Amazon Tree that we covered previously, has released Tagbulb. Tagbulb offers a mashup of search engines for tags allowing searches against just about any web 2.0 site you can think of. You can search via tag using services like Youtube, Flickr, Technorati, 43Things, and many of their competitors. The interface is Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 12:04 am
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3.5 rating from 43 votes

Wednesday, December 27th, 2006

Renkoo: Evite Killer

Category: Dojo, Showcase

I was talking to a VC that recently said they had heard from four companies that want to do a “better evite”. That isn’t a high bar (ads in your face all over, not even showing dates in order!) but they have been slow coming. Renkoo is a contender, and they have a very Ajax Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:03 am
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3.7 rating from 42 votes

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006

Weezu: Social Web Browsing

Category: Showcase

Weezu is an IE (Firefox coming) plugin that allows you to chat to other users on the same website. The plugin is 100% JavaScript, and uses the Dojo toolkit as the core platform and widget provider (which is interesting as Me.dium choose Dojo too). It seems like a lot of companies want to get more Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:20 pm
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2.2 rating from 34 votes

Smooth Gallery 1.0 Released

Category: Showcase

Jonathan Schemoul has released Smooth Gallery 1.0, an image gallery system written using mootools v1.0. The slideshow system allows you to have simple and smooth (cross-fading…) image galleries, slideshows, showcases and other cool stuff on your website. Check out this SmoothGallery showcase. Also, take a peak at the Getting Started guide.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:05 am
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4.2 rating from 69 votes

Monday, December 25th, 2006

Porting Prototype Enumerable functions to Mootools Array objects

Category: JavaScript, Library, Prototype

Are you a Mootools user and you wish that you could use the Enumerable coolness from Prototype? Bas Wenneker has ported the functions over, and has written up the experience. I really like the Prototype Framework and the functionality that comes with it, but I like Mootools even more because it’s so damn small and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:20 am
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3.8 rating from 33 votes

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

Embedding a database in IE

Category: Articles

Francois Orsini showed us his proof of concept for Embedding Derby in Mozilla Firefox. David Van Couvering has updated the community with the news that Giorgio Arata has got this working in IE land by using Sarissa the pre-Ajax Ajax library. Is anyone trying to do anything with this method?

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:34 pm
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3.1 rating from 32 votes

GWT Compilation Details

Category: Google, GWT, Interview

Frank Sommers has interviewed Scott Blum of Google on the compilation process that GWT goes through to get your Java code to convert to JavaScript. Scott answers: Could you start by giving us an overview of the GWT development process? What are the biggest differences in the JavaScript the GWT generates for the various browsers? Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:07 am
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3.7 rating from 35 votes

QuickMuse: Ajaxified Poetry

Category: Dojo, Prototype, Showcase

Fletcher Moore has created QuickMuse, a site that is using Ajax techniques to capture and regurgitate — in real time, with all the warts intact — the process of writing prose and poetry. Watch the playback of poems as they were written. Poet Charles Bernstein put this to best use so far, but if you Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:00 am
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3.4 rating from 25 votes

Zingku: Making mobile count

Category: Mobile, Showcase

Zingku is a new service that offers many convergence features for the mobile phone and web browser. With Zingku, things you wish to promote or share, can easily be created and fetched via mobile, instant messenger, and web browser. Our service integrates your mobile phone with a personalized web site so that you can easily Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:30 am
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3.6 rating from 11 votes

WYSIWYG Imagemap Creator

Category: Showcase, Utility

Simon Brüchner has created an Ajax WYSIWYG Imagemap Creator using Prototype, Scriptaculous, JavaScript Vectorgraphics Library, dp.SyntaxHighlighter, YUI Reset CSS, and YUI Fonts CSS. As you build the image map with clicks, you see the HTML for it generate on the fly.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:55 am
10 Comments

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4.6 rating from 40 votes

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