Friday, March 30th, 2007

Zimbra presentation on Ajax Unplugged

Category: Office, Presentation

Kevin Henrikson of Zimbra gave a presentation on Ajax Unplugged at ETech. The presentation discusses the various options for offline that are out there, the approach Zimbra has taken, and the challenges for the developer: Selecting *what* to take offline Security risks Does the user need it? Can they use it offline? Sync is hard Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:35 am

2.7 rating from 22 votes

Clipperz Crypto Library and Online Password Manager

Category: JavaScript, Library, Security

Clipperz is an online password system that contains a JavaScript library to provide web developers with an extensive and efficient set of cryptographic functions. It is released under a BSD license. Clipperz include portions of code from few third party libraries, such as: MochiKit, YUI and Ext to allows smoother and quicker coding. In order Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:47 am
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3.3 rating from 27 votes

InfiView: Interactive Ajax Graphical Maps and Diagrams

Category: Mapping, Toolkit

InfiView is a mapping development tool that empowers engineers to build infinite-sized Web 2.0 mind maps, network topologies, organization charts, LDAP tools and technical diagrams. InfiView uses Ajax technology and its own unique dynamic memory management to enable developers to systematically create graphical web applications using any amount of data (from very small all the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:47 am

4.5 rating from 118 votes

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

OpenAjax Hub: DWR, TIBCO, Lightstreamer example

Category: Comet, DWR, TIBCO

Joe Walker has discussed the progress of the OpenAjax Hub. He has participated in a demo of using the OpenAjax Hub with DWR or Lightstreamer. TIBCO GI is the UI side, and it plugs into either backends with no code changes. With a traditional request/response model, DWR (and Lightstreamer) would be calling GI routines to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:48 am

3.2 rating from 33 votes

dojo.gfx presentations in dojo.gfx

Category: Canvas, Dojo

Dylan Schiemann has posted his presentations on dojo.gfx which are themselves written in dojo.gfx instead of Powerpoint/Keynote/S5. Web Vector Graphics and Dojo – Draw This! Web Vector Graphics: Myth or Reality? Vector Graphics and Comet with Dojo It would be nice if you some key bindings were put into the presentations :)

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:27 am

2.7 rating from 69 votes

Microsoft, Canvas, and the WHATWG

Category: Canvas, Conferences, IE, Microsoft

Microsoft made some interesting statements at their Microsoft Technical Summit event (MTS07) this week. Pete LePage, a Product Manager on the IE team, gathered a small swath of the academic, business, and open-source community constituents in a room, chatted about the future of IE, and asked for feedback. Some interested bits: It turns out Microsoft Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 7:00 am

4 rating from 35 votes

YUI DataTable with Row Filtering

Category: Component, Yahoo!

Victor Morales was inspired by the ADO.NET disconnected data model, and it’s “Dataview” which led him to implement something similar for YUI. He created a subclass of DataTable that allows the user to filter rows in the datatable, without the need to make another XHR call. Row Filtering The class YAHOO.dpu.widget.DataTable adds the “defaultView” property, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:38 am

4.4 rating from 10 votes

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

Zimbra Desktop: Thoughts from the team

Category: Offline

Zimbra has had a local proxy solution for a long time, so it only made sense that they would innovate quickly to come up with Zimbra Desktop: Zimbra Desktop is the next generation leap forward for Web 2.0 applications- now you can have Zimbra’s Ajax-based collaboration experience online and offline. That means when you are Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:14 am

4.8 rating from 166 votes

wxJavaScript: JS port of wxWidgets and beyond

Category: JavaScript, Library

Franky Braem and his team have created wxJavaScript, a UI toolkit that started out as a port of wxWidgets: But at this time, wxJavaScript is a lot more. wxJavaScript has an Apache module mod_wxjs, an SQLite module, … And many other modules are planned. So with wxJavaScript, you can write server side scripts for generating Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:26 am

4.1 rating from 32 votes

Metaprogramming / DSL JavaScript Presentation

Category: Announcements, JavaScript, Presentation

I wish I could have seen Adam McCrea give a presentation on JavaScript Metaprogramming and how: < View plain text > javascript with(JavaScript) {"possible"); } His slides do a good job at explaining the talk (which is tough to do). The presentation quickly delves into an example where he evolves the solution to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:13 am

4.2 rating from 33 votes

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

Control.Modal: Unobtrusive CSS Modal Windows and Lightboxes for

Category: Component, JavaScript, Library, Prototype

Ryan Johnson is up to his tricks again. This time he has created Control.Modal, an unobtrussive CSS modal window based on the Prototype library. It weighs in at around 8K and hit a sweet spot for some functionality. The Prototype window class was overkill, and he needed more than just a lightbox). Example Code < Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:22 am

3.7 rating from 88 votes

DED|Chain: Dustin Diaz comes up with a new Ajax library

Category: Announcements, JavaScript, Library

We get several emails a day from people letting us know about a new XHR wrapper. Recently we have been hearing about new libraries from leaders in the community such as Dean Edwards and now Dustin Diaz. Here is what Dustin has to say about DED|Chain, his new framework that builds on YUI: DED|Chain is Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:46 am

2.9 rating from 24 votes

Stripe Generator: Web 2.0 Go Faster Stripes

Category: Showcase, UI

You gotta love the Web 2.0. Only now do you get gems such as the Stripe Generator, a tool that lets you tweak a bunch of settings to produce the stripes that you need for your own Web 2.0 application.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:27 am

3.5 rating from 8 votes


Category: Rails, Showcase

CrowdRules is a Ruby on Rails website that lets the community rank videos. Igal Koshevoy told us about the new site that is in beta: CrowdRules is a “crowd-powered content recommendation engine”. We use Ajax in a few, carefully-selected parts of our application to improve the user experience. Our application is written using Ruby on Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:11 am

3.6 rating from 26 votes

Monday, March 26th, 2007

More base2.DOM and advice for writing JavaScript libraries

Category: Articles, JavaScript, Library

Dean Edwards has followed up on his base2 library posting with another way to use base2 and rules for JavaScript Library Authors. In “the other way” Dean shows how to use the library as library functions instead of strapping on to objects, and his library rules are: Be unobtrusive Object.prototype is verboten! Do Not Over-extend Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:04 am

3.6 rating from 38 votes

yFiles Ajax: Web Diagram Tool

Category: Dojo, JavaScript, Library

David Alberts of yWorks GmbH has created yFiles AJAX, a library for creating web based diagrams built on top of the Dojo Toolkit. A couple of demos are available such as: Graph Viewer The Graph Viewer Demo Application demonstrates viewing a graph with zooming, panning, overview and additional node and edge information. Realizing a slightly Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:56 am

3 rating from 34 votes

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