Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

The Ajax Experience: Call for Presenters SF 2007

Category: The Ajax Experience

With great pleasure we announce two things: First, the Ajax Experience is coming to San Francisco once again! We had an absolute blast at the show last year and are looking forward to the second time around. We’ll be holding the show from Wed. July 25 – to Fri. July 27 at the Grand Hyatt. Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 12:00 am

3.4 rating from 23 votes

Monday, April 2nd, 2007

Packer 3.0 and isMSIE hacks

Category: Tip, Utility

Dean Edwards has released Packer v3.0, one of the top utilities to squeeze your JavaScript like a lemon. respects Microsoft conditional comments new option to shrink variable and argument identifiers removed the special chars feature (except the ;;; feature which people seem to like) some bug fixes: packer no longer closes spaces between the +/- Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:14 am

3.4 rating from 23 votes

twoBirds Lib 2.0 Released

Category: JavaScript, Library

twoBirds Lib 2.0, a library that handles on-demand loading problems, has been released by Frank Thuerigen. It works asynchronous and allows out-of-order execution of JS code. JS objects can recursively load other JS objects. Take a look at the prototype to see it in action: In the “user” field top right enter a character combination Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:43 am

3.8 rating from 23 votes

OpenLaszlo: How We Deal with Browser Quirks

Category: IE, JavaScript

Max Carlson of OpenLaszlo recently blogged about their approach to dealing with browser incompatibilities: We keep an object that lists each quirk by name, with a boolean value for whether it’s active in the current browser or not… Next, we use some browser detection code to turn specific quirks on or off depending on the Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 7:00 am
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3.8 rating from 28 votes

Five Ajax Anti-patterns

Category: Ajax, Editorial

I have liked Jack Herrington since I read his book Code Generation in Action which is one of the very few pragmatic treatments of the subject (no dumb MDA there!) Jack has recently written up his thoughts on five Ajax anti-patterns which are: Polling on a timer when you don’t need to Beware window.setInterval() code. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:30 am

3.6 rating from 58 votes

Xignite: TIBCO GI Application

Category: Showcase, TIBCO

Xignite is a public financial web services application that uses TIBCO GI at its core. Due to its history, many of the TIBCO GI deployments are behind corporate firewalls, but Xignite is showcasing its financial web services with a great TIBCO GI example. The source code for the Ajax app is availableand it shows what Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:08 am

3.5 rating from 34 votes

Sunday, April 1st, 2007

The New Timers

Ask any self-respecting Ajax developer how they time events, and they’ll tell you “I use setTimout()” or more likely, “I use setTimeout(), duh”. However, two new Ajax patterns are making that “duh” seem just a little tenuous. One new timing technique relies on the notorious <blink> tag, the other is all about the whitespace. That’s Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 6:49 am

3.8 rating from 66 votes

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