Thursday, December 7th, 2006

Retrevo: Search and preview

Category: Showcase

Retrevo is a service in gamma (shamelessly stolen from Flickr) that lets you search for consumer electronics. It almost feels like an RSS reader in that you can have a left pane of results, and preview the full sites on the right hand side.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:10 am
1 Comment

3.5 rating from 15 votes

Got API? Fast API Searching

Category: Showcase, Utility

There have been a lot of these, but here is one more. Got API has a fast api search that can query across a lot of the APIs that you use day to day. You select the APIs that you care about, and search away.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:37 am

3.9 rating from 30 votes

DWR 2.0 RC 1 Available

Category: Announcements, DWR, JavaScript, Library, Toolkit

Joe Walker has announced the first release candidate for DWR 2.0, the popular Java remoting toolkit. New in a nutshell JavaScript Proxy API DWR can dynamically generate JavaScript from a Java API. This is done at runtime rather than compile time, so we can use it to remote control many browsers. This makes it very Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:09 am

4.1 rating from 16 votes

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

Ajax OpenReports Report Viewer

Category: Showcase, Yahoo!

Erik Swenson of Open Reports has created an Ajax Report Viewer: OpenReports Report Viewer. The example uses YUI and YUI-EXT. Click to see the flash demo.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:51 am
1 Comment

4.2 rating from 32 votes

Dojo 0.4.1: Stability, Performance, and more

Category: Announcements, Dojo

The Dojo Toolkit has a new version 0.4.1 release. We talked to Alex Russell about the release: What is good about 0.4.1 It’s a stability and performance release so we recommend it for everyone who was already using 0.4.0. For those folks, it should be a very straightforward upgrade. The last major release added a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:37 am

3.7 rating from 29 votes

Creating extensible Prototype Widgets

Category: Articles, JavaScript, Prototype

Justin Palmer has written about avoiding bloat in widgets with respect to Prototype. Widgets walk a fine line between abstractions and implementations. Implementation, in this case, is a practical solution chosen to perform a given function. The problems with widgets occur when the widget author walks too far in one direction, or worse, walks an Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:01 am

3.5 rating from 22 votes CSS Documentation Helper

Category: CSS, Showcase is a site launched by Pete Freitag that lets you: Search CSS documentation using a based auto complete search go directly to a URL such as to hit that property

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:37 am

3.8 rating from 16 votes

Tuesday, December 5th, 2006

Zudeo: Azureus tries to make money

Category: Showcase

Zudeo is a service provided by the guys behind Azureus, to try to make a nice experience behind bittorrent. Many people love bittorrent, but others curse the reality (no seeds, downloads that take 3 days, etc). is a companion website that launches Azureus via Java Web Start at the right moment to do the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:32 am

3.4 rating from 21 votes

Douglas Crockford Video: Advanced JavaScript

Category: Presentation, Yahoo!

Douglas Crockford is “Yoda of lambda programming and JavaScript” (according to Brendan Eich), and he shows it in his presentations on all things JavaScript. The Yahoo! UI team video-taped his Advanced JavaScript talk (which he gave at The Ajax Experience): In this presentation — the third of a three-part series he has been teaching at Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:10 am

4.3 rating from 104 votes

WPF/E First Release Available

Category: .NET

The first CTP release of WPF/E is here. “WPF/E” delivers a small client runtime that enables AJAX developers and designers to deliver richer, cross-platform, interactive web experiences. It will allow applications to go beyond what can be done with pure HTML today, and will enable sites to significantly improve the client user experience by blending Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:01 am

1.5 rating from 131 votes

Protopage v3: sharing, podcast support, and more

Category: Portal, Showcase

Protopage keeps innovating and has just released version 3 of their personal portal. There are many new features such as: A new sharing system called ‘instant collaboration’ that lets you create a set of categorized color coded tabs An internal news feed reader with keyboard shortcuts and multi-feed display Special news feed widget modes: cartoon Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:25 am

3.8 rating from 27 votes

JavaScript Tools: Coverage, Memory, and Performance Validator

Category: JavaScript, Utility

Software Verification Limited has released a set of tools for JavaScript developers: JavaScript Coverage Validator is a code coverage software tool. JavaScript Memory Validator is a memory analysis and leak detection software tool. JavaScript Performance Validator is a performance profiler software tool. All three software tools work with Firefox 1.0, 1.5, 2.0 and Flock 0.7. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:45 am

3 rating from 21 votes

Monday, December 4th, 2006

Compression, Caching, for faster load times

Category: Articles, Performance

Jesse Kuhnert, Tapestry/Dojo team member, spent time on caching and compression mechanisms in the effort to give the best experience “for free” with Tapestry. The result was: Browser Caching: Previous versions of the framework weren’t aggressive enough in the way that all of the bundled assets (images/javascript/css/etc) were managed with http headers. Though the Expires Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:23 am

4 rating from 39 votes

Application Development with Echo2 plus SOA

Category: Articles, Framework

Mathew Brooks of RDF Group has published a summary of his experiences in developing mform — an Ajax-enabled mortgage application — using the Echo2 platform. Although fairly high level, the post is thought provoking and doesn’t just focus just on Ajax. With regard to best practices in using Echo2, he writes: Whilst using echo 2 Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 9:04 am

3.6 rating from 25 votes

Audible Ajax Episode 19: The TIBCO GI Team

Category: Podcasts, TIBCO

Dion and I have long been impressed with the nifty, robust and very ajaxian UI magic that TIBCO brought to the Web with their GI tool… but we weren’t so excited about the nifty, robust price tag nor it being IE-only. As we covered a while back, TIBCO recently open-sourced their product — and not Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 8:30 am

4.2 rating from 26 votes

Firebug 1.0: Public Beta, Still Free, and a Lite version for other browsers

Category: Browsers, Firefox, Utility

Joe Hewitt has been busy. We have loved the private builds of Firebug 1.0 beta, and he just made a bunch of announcements: Firebug is to remain free: Very generous indeed. If you would like to support development, still check out the donate button. Joe wants to be able to hire someone to keep the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:13 am

4.6 rating from 51 votes

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