Monday, February 19th, 2007

Threading in JavaScript 1.7

Category: Editorial

Neil Mix wrote a post before Brendan discussing how we can do threading in JavaScript 1.7: Amongst the many new features contained in Firefox 2 you’ll find JavaScript 1.7 support, a small but significant language enhancement. While there are several interesting features, the python style generators are of particular interest to me. A generator allows Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:34 am

3.7 rating from 30 votes

Friday, February 16th, 2007

W3C Widgets 1.0 Requirements

Category: Standards, W3C, Widgets

Marcos Caceres is the editor of the Widgets 1.0 Requirements from the W3C (mentioned previously). Following the publication of the W3C Widgets 1.0 standard the W3C’s WAF working group has republished a requirements document for Widgets 1.0. The new document attempts to embrace the movement towards making widget engines available on mobile devices and the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:13 am

3.8 rating from 34 votes

Crawling Ajax Applications

Category: Articles, JavaScript, Ruby

Shreeraj Shah has published a paper on Crawling Ajax-driven Web 2.0 Applications. Crawling web applications is one of the key phases of automated web application scanning. The objective of crawling is to collect all possible resources from the server in order to automate vulnerability detection on each of these resources. A resource that is overlooked Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:38 am

3.5 rating from 23 votes

Ajax Experience Presentations: Brendan Eich, Chris Wilson, Kevin Hakman

Category: The Ajax Experience

The folks at Scribe Media have started to roll out video that they took at the last Ajax Experience: Firefox 2 and Javascript with Mozilla Corp’s Brendan Eich The Once and Future Web with Microsoft’s Chris Wilson The Four Quantum States of Ajax with Kevin Hakman More should be published shortly.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:52 am
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3.3 rating from 15 votes

Understanding and solving the JavaScript/CSS entanglement phenomenon

Category: Accessibility, Unobtrusive JS

Ara Pehlivanian talked about the graceful degradation myth awhile back, and since then has come up with a simple solution to his problem. The key is setting CSS styles aimed at JS enabled browsers that overwrite the initial state in the document that does the right thing for someone who isn’t coming in via a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am

4 rating from 27 votes

Thursday, February 15th, 2007

Saving View Source

Category: Editorial

We look at a lot of Ajax applications, and we have seen a lot of trends over the last couple of years. In general we are maturing, but as complexity has gone up in Ajax applications we are seeing one scary trend. The first set of apps simply added some <script> that did some happy Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:32 pm

3.1 rating from 40 votes

The Business of Ajax – Google’s Ajax Search API

Category: Editorial, Google

Google actually relies on our users to help with our marketing. We have a very high percentage of our users who often tell others about our search engine. — Sergey Brin So spake one of the co-founders of Google. But what happens when your users start to tell others about your search engines in ways Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 10:38 am

3.9 rating from 26 votes

More on Offline Support in Firefox

Category: Firefox, Offline

Mozilla’s Rob O’Callahan blogged about the technologies behind yesterday’s posting on Zimbra’s off-line mode: As Chris mentioned, there are four pieces to our offline puzzle… the only really new part is using &lquot;link rel=”offline-resource”&rquot; to put resources in a persistent “offline cache” that won’t accidentally evict your application. That is quite simple and once we’re Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 7:00 am

3.3 rating from 13 votes

4D Web 2.0 Pack Demos

Category: JavaScript, Library

The 4D team has released demos for their 4D Web 2.0 Pack. Ironically the demos are downloadable samples that focus on showing of ajaxian database applications. The demos available are: Vacation Tracker: Losing track of time? This rich application manages your time off. See how little source code is necessary to build a powerful live Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:26 am

3.3 rating from 30 votes

Frevvo Live Forms Builder

Category: JavaScript, Library

frevvo Live Forms is (yet another) Ajax-based web form builder that has been created for business forms. It was created by developers who were getting tired of hand-coding forms for clients. Some specific business form capabilities are: XML aware forms. Fancy layouts – collapsible sections, tabs … Dynamically repeating things – multiple cars, email addresses Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:10 am

3.3 rating from 19 votes

Comeeko: Ajax Photo Comic Designer

Category: Showcase

Comeeko is a new Ajax application from the guys behind Buttonator and PikiPimp. Comeeko allows you to build comic strips out of your own photos (or anything that you upload). The tool itself is a very simple ajax driven application: We have long thought about doing an ajaxian consultant comic strip with Comic Life. Maybe Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:38 am

3.7 rating from 19 votes

Wednesday, February 14th, 2007

Offline Zimbra in Action

Category: Firefox, Offline, Screencast

Chris Double of Mozilla has posted about a proof of concept showing Zimbra working offline with Firefox. The Firefox features used to enable offline operation were: DOM Storage for storing emails and folder information. DOM Storage is an implementation of a WHATWG specification. Offline Cache. A patch is available for Firefox that adds an offline Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:42 am
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4 rating from 22 votes

SilverStripe CMS

Category: Showcase

SilverStripe is an opensource CMS from Wellington, NZ. The admin piece is built using Prototype, Scriptaculous and the TinyMCE rich text editor. It uses Object Oriented PHP5 and talks to MySQL backend. There is a nice feel to using the explorer interface to manage files (e.g. hit rearrange and you can drag and drop), and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:48 am

4.2 rating from 66 votes

___layouts: simple layout builder

Category: CSS, Utility

Christos Constandinou wanted to take YUI Grids and make something that was easy to use and would work with anal designers who want to achieve pixel perfect layouts. He came up with ___layouts: The foundational ___layouts file offers five preset page widths, the option to have a fixed width or a text “zoom” style scaling Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:47 am

3.7 rating from 27 votes

Bungee Labs Ajax App Builder Public Events

Category: Ajax, Announcements, Workshop

Bungee Labs is a very well-funded emerging player in the Ajax-based application builder space. The company is still in stealth mode and playing coy with specifics, but their technology promises to make it easy to create full-featured, service-consuming Ajax applications — all without ever leaving your browser or installing anything. They’ve announced two upcoming “pre-public Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 7:00 am

3.7 rating from 37 votes

Intel Web 2.0 Technology Development Kit (TDK)

Category: JavaScript, Library

Have you ever wished that you could getPercentRemaining() to find out the battery charge left in a users device, or getProtocolRateTx() to find out about the connectivity of a device? These are some of the methods available in the Intel Web 2.0 Technology Development Kit (TDK). Imagine if your Web 2.0 application could be aware Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:23 am

3.5 rating from 31 votes

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