Tuesday, May 8th, 2007

MooTools 1.1 Released

Category: JavaScript, Library, MooTools

MooTools version 1.1 has been released with “with crazy optimizations for speed, compatibility, flexibility, and all around greatness.” New Features Custom Events: A brand-new API to define custom events. The events ‘mouseenter’, and ‘mouseleave’, and ‘domready’ have been added as custom events. Enhanced Element(): New methods, and enhancements such as an improved way to add Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:01 am
22 Comments

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4.1 rating from 72 votes

phpMyAdmin Query Browser

Category: JavaScript, Library, Prototype, Scriptaculous, Showcase

Dougal Matthews has created a phpMyAdmin Query Browser as part of a University project that he has been working on in Edinburgh, Scotland. This is a prototype system that he plans on continuing over the summer, adding cross browser support, reducing the library dependences and fixing problems. The project using Prototype, Script.aculo.us, and xajax.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:01 am
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2.4 rating from 66 votes

New Explorer Canvas Release

Category: Canvas, IE, JavaScript, Library

Erik Arvidsson has released a new version of ExCanvas, the wrapper around VML that implements the canvas tag on IE. This has enabled applications such as Yahoo! Pipes. With Silverlight, maybe a version could be created that wraps the faster silverlight rendering.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:22 am
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4.1 rating from 34 votes

Monday, May 7th, 2007

jQuery.com DOS Attacks

Category: JavaScript, jQuery

The web can bring out the worst in people. Some idiots have been DOS attacking jquery.com, and their hosts offered such good service that instead of protecting them, they shut off their service and told them to move. I have had to deal with DOS attacks at various companies, and have been very thankful that Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:28 am
34 Comments

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3.1 rating from 23 votes

IE 8: Opt-in for standards compliance

Category: Articles, IE

We have talked about the big debate on backwards compatibility vs. fixing things. Chris Wilson chatted to a large crowd at MIX about the future of IE, in which he talked a little about IE 8: However, Wilson did tell attendees that Microsoft is planning to require Web site authors to “opt-in” to standards mode Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:50 am
29 Comments

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3.2 rating from 34 votes

SharedBook: Collaborative On-demand Reverse Publishing Platform

Category: Dojo, Showcase

SharedBook has built a collaborative on-demand Reverse Publishing Platform. The platform automatically flows multiple streams of data (such as archived materials, user-generated content, and photographs) into a structured book product that can be purchased as is, or personalized further. The content can be retrieved from a feed or pushed via SharedBook’s open API. This is Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:23 am
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3.6 rating from 26 votes

Tripbase: Travel 2.0 Site

Category: Dojo, Showcase

Tripbase is a new single page application built using Dojo. It gives you recommendations based on settings that you configure via sliders and text. The various components are nicely wrapped as Dojo widgets. A view-source | grep dojo.require will show you goodies like: < View plain text > javascript dojo.require("dojo.widget.Slider"); dojo.require("dojo.triptoe.widget.GeneratorResultsHolder"); dojo.require("dojo.triptoe.widget.GeneratorResult"); dojo.require("dojo.triptoe.widget.IframeDialog"); dojo.require("dojo.triptoe.widget.SlideShow2");   Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:09 am
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4.2 rating from 42 votes

Saturday, May 5th, 2007

Pitchfork MPD Client

Category: Showcase

Roger Bystrøm has written an Ajax frontend to MPD, Pitchfork: The benefit of Pitchfork is that once it’s installed it’s available on any machine with a modern web-browser. With icecast you’ll also be able to remotely listen to your music through pitchfork. To get a feel of pitchfork, have a look at the video and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:31 am
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4 rating from 25 votes

Friday, May 4th, 2007

Yellow Bot: Local Search

Category: Showcase

Yellow Bot is a local search solution that cries Web 2.0. You have map mashups everywhere, including on the search results. The project makes a heavy use of Ajax technologies. View source to see YUI, jQuery, thickbox, and much much more.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:47 pm
9 Comments

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4.4 rating from 55 votes

How to correctly use the power of widgets in Ajax

Category: Articles, Component

Laurent Haan has followed up his post on creating an Ajax ratings widget by getting a little more meta, and has posted on how to correctly use the power of widgets in Ajax. It covers the usability and accessibility problems of custom widgets, compared to the standard HTML widgets and discusses the possible implementation methods Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:27 pm
8 Comments

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4.1 rating from 41 votes

Mindframe: An Adobe Spry-like Ajax Framework

Category: Announcements, JavaScript, Library

Mindframe is a new Ajax framework that builds on top of Prototype and ZParse. Mindframe is inspired by Adobe Spry, and gives you: xml dataset & simple array database region binding & controlling Data utility methods: sorting, filtering, selection drag&drop, trade zones, data export import between regions developer API for extensions

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:13 am
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4 rating from 61 votes

TIBCO GI 3.4: Open Source Home

Category: TIBCO

When a large company migrates to open source, it takes time to setup the infrastructure for the project. TIBCO GI 3.4 has been released, and although there are many new features, the most important update is arguably the new home for the product. The open source home page features the full downloadable source online (SVN Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:17 am
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4 rating from 32 votes

Thursday, May 3rd, 2007

Census: RIA Data Loading Benchmarks

Category: Adobe, Ajax, Dojo, Performance

James Ward of Adobe has created a Flex application that is able to run benchmarks on various RIA technologies called Census. The benchmark renders a large data table using: Ajax: HTML, SOAP, XML, JSON Dojo: JSON to Dojo filtering table Flex: SOAP to AS and E4X, XML to AS and E4X, AMF3, Paged The benchmark Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:00 am
27 Comments

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3.9 rating from 54 votes

Ambassador Publications announces Dojo-based app

Category: Dojo, Showcase

SitePen has noted that Ambassador Publications announces a Dojo-based app that they helped create: From a technical perspective, the platform was a significant challenge to build, with over 700K of JavaScript in a single-page application, over 50 different custom Dojo widgets, auto-save, auto-sync, and a custom server-side platform to integrate with the various ad networks Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:34 am
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3.4 rating from 33 votes

Freja 2.1: XSL and JavaScript

Category: JavaScript, Library

Freja is a specialized JavaScript framework for creating template-based, single-screen web applications. It relies on browser-side XSL Transformation to render the user interface faster than any other Ajax-based method, and is built on top of Sarissa. This simple example shows inline editing and is explained in this tutorial: < View plain text > javascript display.behaviors["editLink"] Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:36 am
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4 rating from 26 votes

DomAXh: Ajax for Dommies

Category: JavaScript, Library

“Ajax for Dommies”. That is nice and corny. DomAXh is a simple Ajax library that allows you to kick off requests to xhtml data and have it placed into your document. The homepage itself has arrows that flip through content: < View plain text > javascript function substituteContent(obj, url){  obj.showResponseContent= function(originalRequest){  // This is the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:29 am
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2.2 rating from 25 votes

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