Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

Amiga Emulated in JavaScript

Category: JavaScript

When was the last time that you played Shadow of the Beast? or launched Eyes? Well, the beauty of the internet, and a bunch of time, has enabled an JavaScript emulation engine of the Amiga. That has more “Wow” than Vista.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:54 pm
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3.8 rating from 4 votes

Photoshop Online

Category: Adobe, Flash, Office

Adobe has announced it will release a web edition of Photoshop. Yes, it will almost certainly be Flash based, not pure Ajax (technology aside, it’s the logical choice for the owner of the Flash platform!). Still, it’s big news for anyone involved in rich web apps…it wasn’t long ago when people would cite graphical editors Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 5:56 pm

4.2 rating from 49 votes

Symfony Unobtrusive JavaScript Plug-In

Category: jQuery, PHP

François Zaninotto has been talking about a new Unobtrusive JavaScript Plug-In for symfony. Simple Example < View plain text > php <div id="foobar">   I’m here ! </div> < ?php UJS("$(‘#foobar’).css(‘display’, ‘none’)") ?> How it is generated < View plain text > php < ?php UJS_write('<a href="#" onclick="$(\’#foobar\’).toggle();return false;">click me’) ?> <div id="foobar">   I’m Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:15 am

3.7 rating from 48 votes

GWT-Spring Integration Demystified

Category: Framework, GWT, Java

Gabi S. in what appears to be her first blog post has already started off with a bang. In tutorial form she shows how to integrate GWT with Spring. To integrate [the GWT application] with Spring we only have to register our GWT servlet in our web.xml so we can simply use Spring’s ServletForwardingController to Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 9:30 am

4 rating from 43 votes

Spellify: Automatic Spell Checker

Category: Showcase

Nikola Kocic has created Spellify, a AJAX driven web application which uses the Google spell checker to automatically spell check and display spelling suggestions after the user stops typing. The site was launched back in November 2006 and is currently in Beta. It also supports several languages and can spell check any pasted or typed Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:29 am
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4.1 rating from 22 votes

Open Source JSON Tag Library Released

Category: JavaScript, JSON, Library

James Wiltshire and his team at ATG have created and released a JSP tag library that is used to render JSON data from within JSP code. They use JSON as our data format of choice for all AJAX applications being written at ATG, and they use this library extensively to render the JSON. This allows Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:20 am

3.5 rating from 43 votes

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

Ext 1.0 for jQuery Approaches

Category: JavaScript, jQuery, Sencha, Yahoo!

Jack Slocum has an early preview release of Ext which shows the decoupling allowing either jQuery or YUI as a core library choice. It is getting very close, and now they just need to nail down items such as getting animations working just right in the jQuery version. Both teams are working together to finish Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:58 am

4.4 rating from 43 votes

Snowvision: Ajax meets Snowboards

Category: Rails, Showcase

Snowvision is the second site created by Diversion Media (who created Travelistic). Snowvision features a drag and drop playlist integrated with fullscreen flash player, dynamic resort picker and an Ajax driven upload process. It was written using Prototype and on Ruby on Rails.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:09 am

4.3 rating from 18 votes

Currying in JavaScript

Category: JavaScript, Library

Dustin Diaz has a nice entry on currying in JavaScript a technique used often in languages such as LISP, Perl, and many others. Dustin’s curry implementation: function curry (fn, scope) { var scope = scope || window; var args = []; for (var i=2, len = arguments.length; i < len; ++i) { args.push(arguments[i]); }; return Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:51 am

3.9 rating from 15 votes

Dojo Offline Demo and Release

Category: Dojo, JavaScript, Offline, Screencast

Brad Neuberg keeps sprinting with his offline work for Dojo. He has just released a demo of an offline aware editor, and a release of the code itself: We’ve finished the JavaScript layer of Dojo Offline. Dojo Offline consists of two major pieces: a JavaScript API that is included with a web application, and which Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am

4.2 rating from 24 votes

Monday, February 26th, 2007

And the OSCAR goes to Prototype and Moo

Category: Editorial

Doing a view source on shows that the award given to the JavaScript libraries by the academy developers was to Prototype and Moo. The faux pas of the site is showing a darn commercial and disabling the pause button. Bad academy. You wonder why people are downloading movies?

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:05 am

3.5 rating from 30 votes

Vox Imperium: Civilization via Ajax

Category: Games

Bill Renner has created Vox Imperium, a Civilization clone ported in Ajax. Have fun doing a view-source on the main game page.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:59 am

3.8 rating from 29 votes

Thoughts on the Open Ajax Alliance

Category: Editorial, JavaScript, jQuery

John Resig gives his honest opinion on the Open Ajax Alliance (which his employer is a part of, Mozilla). John talks about technical and non-technical issues: First he hits out at how corporate the alliance is Then he talks about the OpenAjax Hub and a few items he would like different In short: The OpenAjax Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:33 am

3.7 rating from 27 votes

Yahoo! Pipes Support in Dojo

Category: Dojo, Yahoo!

“We make it easier to work with Yahoo’s services than Yahoo does.” That is what Alex believes as he announces that Dojo supports Yahoo! Pipes, which adds to the forward-thinking JSON-P style endpoints. It’s cool and interesting to be able to call out to Pipes from your server-side web-app, but what the mashup-mad word REALLY Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am

3.4 rating from 30 votes

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

XPath/XSLT support in Safari

Category: Articles, WebKit

Ruben Daniels was on a mission to create XPath and XSLT support that works on Safari. This isn’t the first effort: After searching the web I found several XPath/XSLT implementations: google AJAXSLT (168 KB) Cameron McCormack’s Xpath implementation (119 KB) JS-XPath IE-only (16 KB) I always try to keep the socalled ‘footprint’ of the application Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:49 pm

4.3 rating from 26 votes

Wabble: Web 2.0 Scrabble

Category: Games

Ryan Buterbaugh has created an Ajax version of Scrabble on the web called Wabble (mirror). The application doesn’t require any registration, and uses the Taconite framework as the base.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:32 am

3.6 rating from 34 votes

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