Thursday, February 8th, 2007

Yahoo! Pipes: Ajax Mashup Builder

Category: Showcase, Yahoo!

Yahoo! has a new service called Pipes that aims to make it easy to build mashups: Pipes is a hosted service that lets you remix feeds and create new data mashups in a visual programming environment. The name of the service pays tribute to Unix pipes, which let programmers do astonishingly clever things by making Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am
17 Comments

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3.6 rating from 55 votes

Wednesday, February 7th, 2007

Ajax in London: QCon and Ajax2007

Category: Conferences

And, speaking of conferences, there are a couple of Ajax-related shows happening in London in the coming months. Our friends over at InfoQ pointed us to the Ajax content they have at QCon, a dev conference this March 12-16 in London. This is one of the first Ajax-rich shows we’re aware of in England; Ajax Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 3:26 pm
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3.4 rating from 19 votes

Ajax Experience Update, and Desktop Matters

Category: The Ajax Experience

A lot of folks have been pinging us about our plans for The Ajax Experience in 2007. We don’t have the dates set yet, but we are definitely holding another Ajax Experience show. It likely will not be in the spring this time around, in order to give interested folks plenty of lead time to Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 12:43 pm
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3.7 rating from 22 votes

Picnik: Web based image manipulation gets better

Category: Flash, Screencast, Showcase, Utility

Picnik is another web-based image manipulation tool that uses Flash to do the heavy lifting. The UI is simple, and it does a lot of the little things that you want to do. Coupled with the desktop widget Image Shackle I really can do the simple things with simple tools. Here is a screencast of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:07 am
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3.8 rating from 31 votes

Flash Embedding Cage Match and SWFFix

Category: Flash, JavaScript

How should we be putting Flash objects into our pages and Ajax applications? embed/object? SWFObject to get by the IE “feature” that makes you click on the area to activate it? Bobby van der Sluis has written up the history of this lovely world of hacks in Flash Embedding Cage Match. The good news it Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:26 am
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2.4 rating from 39 votes

OpenToro 4.0: Ajax Web Database Publisher

Category: Database, Framework, Java

OpenToro 4.0, an open source Ajax Web Database Publishing tool, has been released. OpenToro is a CMS written in Java that allows the development of database driven web Applications in a quick and agile way. If you need to build simple CRUD applications that are faces onto your database, this could be a tool for Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:29 am
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4.1 rating from 43 votes

Live DOM Viewer

Category: JavaScript, Screencast, Utility

Dean Edwards pointed us to a simple little utility the Live DOM Viewer. It let’s you throw out some HTML and see a DOM, and a rendered view as you type. To see this simple guy in action:

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:59 am
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3.4 rating from 25 votes

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

Audible Ajax Episode 20: Project Tamarin

Category: Firefox, Flash, Interview, JavaScript, Podcasts

We at Ajaxian have long been hoping for a JIT compiler inside of the browsers’ JavaScript interpreter — so we were pretty stoked when Adobe donated their excellent JIT-compiling JavaScript virtual machine to Mozilla back in Nov. ’06. The new open-source codebase, maintained by the Mozilla Foundation, is known as Project Tamarin. In this episode Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 1:58 pm
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4 rating from 73 votes

Boost Ajax performance using local storage

Category: Dojo, Offline

Niall Kennedy has taken a look at the various local storage options from various browsers, and cross-browser in Boost Ajax performance using local storage. His article touches on the good ole cookie, Flash local Shared Object, Internet Explorer userData, and Firefox DOM Storage. He talks about pros and cons, and efforts such as dojo.storage. Conclusion Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:13 am
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3.1 rating from 33 votes

OneTeam instant messaging client

Category: Chat, Firefox

Process One has announced a new IM client called OneTeam. The client is XUL based, so requires Firefox 2 or can be run as a stand-alone XULRunner: OneTeam handles presence, one-to-one chat, file tranfert, user business card and group-chat in realtime. Based on the XMPP protocol, it enables both secure and private chat inside the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:06 am
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3.5 rating from 27 votes

gCometd: Comet on Java

Category: Comet, Java

Jean-Francois Arcand has followed in the footsteps of Jetty with gCometd, a service to do Comet style applications in Java. His article discusses “The Cometd framework and its Bayeux protocol is now supported starting with Grizzly 1.0.11 and GlassFish 9.1 b35. In this first blog, I will talk about the gCometd implementation, how to enable Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:22 am
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3.7 rating from 32 votes

GWT 1.3 Released

Category: Framework, GWT, JavaScript

The first open source release of the Google Web Toolkit has been announced. Version 1.3 is the first to be released with the new open process: Our open source charter, “Making GWT Better,” explained that GWT development would take place in the open, and that we’d even publish our engineering meeting notes. We’re happy to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am
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3.3 rating from 30 votes

Monday, February 5th, 2007

Laszlo Webtop

Category: Ajax, Flash

David Temkin has previewed Laszlo Webtop “a commercial product that enables the delivery of multiple windowed applications in any browser. You can think of it as a framework for creating and delivering a browser-based “desktop” or “WebOS” experience, in which each application is written using OpenLaszlo. Laszlo Webtop provides the overall user interface, the glue Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:41 am
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3.1 rating from 43 votes

The window.onload problem revisited

Category: JavaScript

Peter Michaux has written a detailed post on the window.onload problem: The goal of unobtrusive JavaScript programming it to separate the JavaScript behavior from from the HTML content and is analogous to the goal of unobtrusive CSS design to separate the CSS presentation from the HTML content. Separation of presentation and content has been possible Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:04 am
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3.1 rating from 48 votes

DJAX: Language on top of JavaScript

Category: JavaScript, Library

Hamish Friedlander has created djax, a language translator that takes code written in a javascript superset, and turns it into regular-ol’ javascript. What does the language try to give you? Continuations (ish). Suspend a javascript function anywhere, and start it again later easily. Code synchronous ajax without locking the browser. sleep(). Threads. Execute long-running jobs Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:13 am
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2.6 rating from 22 votes

dojo.query: A CSS Query Engine

Category: CSS, JavaScript, Performance

Through the push of jQuery, MochiKit, Prototype, and behavior.js and most recently DomQuery, we are seeing boundaries tested and built upon. Alex Russell (Dojo and SitePen) has written a fascinating piece on the performance of CSS query engines as he introduces us all to dojo.query the latest in the pack, and one that looks to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:08 am
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3.5 rating from 36 votes

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