Friday, July 20th, 2007

Google Gears for Offline Data Entry

Category: Articles, Gears, PHP, Prototype

Jack Herrington has written his second article in his series on Gears. The article goes into detail on creating a form based data entry application that works offline. This means that entries are batched up, so when the user goes online they can be sync’d up. The forms are sent using Prototype and Ajax.Updater. Jack Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am
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3.7 rating from 40 votes

Thursday, July 19th, 2007

Salesforce.com on Air

Category: Adobe, Ajax, Showcase

Dave Johnson of Nitobi wrote a nice desktop application for salesforce.com. The application is offline enabled by Air using Ajax as the actual app code itself (no Flash). Dave has written up a detailed walk through to show off how this was built, and shows (quoting his ‘l33+): Custom chrome to make things look hawt Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:56 am
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4 rating from 47 votes

Protonotes: Stickies for annotating prototypes

Category: JavaScript, Library, Showcase

Protonotes is an Ajax app to allow you to annotate your prototype applications for review and discussion: Protonotes are notes that you add to your prototype that allow project team members to discuss system functionality , design, and requirements directly on the prototype. You can think of it like a discussion board/wiki in direct context Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:13 am
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3.9 rating from 34 votes

Feed Discovery API added to AJAX Feed API

Category: Google, JavaScript, Library

A subtle little addition has been made to the Google AJAX Feed API: The AJAX Feed API makes it easy to display RSS and Atom feeds on any web page. Unfortunately, its not always quite as easy to find the feed URL of the feed that you wanted. To help with discovering and finding feeds, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:26 am
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3.9 rating from 19 votes

Conflicting Absolute Positions

Category: Articles, CSS

Rob Swan has a new article about Conflicting Absolute Positions that delves into the realization that conflicting absolute values for top, left, right, bottom, result in browsers stretching their content in all but IE 5 / 6, and Rob has a work around for that too. To get this effect: We specify the width and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:39 am
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4 rating from 33 votes

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

Slideshow Karaoke

Category: Prototype, Scriptaculous, Showcase

Lalit Patel has created an application that will fetch random (Creative Commons Licensed) sideshows from slideshare.net using the API. The SlideShare Karaoke Randomizer was used for the first time on 11th July at the Creative Commons Salon in San Francisco! The application uses the SlideShare.net API and Prototype / Script.acluo.us. The code has been released Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:03 am
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4.1 rating from 27 votes

JavaScript Strands: Adding Futures to JavaScript

Category: JavaScript, Library

Kris Zyp has released a framework built on Narrative JavaScript called JavaScript Strands. Strands adds continuation-like coroutine and cooperative threading support to JavaScript to enable blocking capabilities for asynchronous event callbacks. This makes code that utilizes asynchronous operations much more linear, readable, and manageable. Example Application The following code allows for an animated button that Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:54 am
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2.9 rating from 47 votes

Versionate: Wiki / Document Collaboration

Category: Showcase

Versionate is a new online document collaboration product that uses ajax heavily for the core UI. The user experience was designed to be as fluid as possible. Once you sign in, all the interactions stay on one page. Instead of page reloads, each document or wiki page is opened in a new tab inside the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:44 am
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3.9 rating from 25 votes

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

AOL Mgnet with Dojo

Category: Dojo, Showcase

AOL has a slew of new beta products all powered by Dojo. The portal piece differs from iGoogle and the like by not using iframes. At first I was surprised at this (security concerns), but then you see that the portlets are fairly locked down. Mgnet is an interesting product that helps you find content Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 pm
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3.6 rating from 32 votes

iPhone Update: Pickleview, Dojo Chat, iUI generation, Ajax Search and more

Category: iPhone, Mobile

iPhone development is continuing to sprint. We are seeing apps sprout out every minute or so, and various tools are coming online. Here is a short update that touches on some items that we have found of interest: PickleView PickleView is an application that mashes up twitter and baseball. If you are out somewhere with Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:10 am
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3.5 rating from 20 votes

Sales Builder AIR Application Update

Category: Adobe, Showcase

Christophe Coenraets has released a new Sales Builder (which he didn’t do on the bus! bad Christophe! :). Salesbuilder is a Sales Force Automation application that demonstrates local persistence using the embedded SQLite database, data synchronization, native drag-and-drop, and other features such as direct chart manipulation. It makes you wish that you had an “Experience Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:06 am
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3.9 rating from 34 votes

Monday, July 16th, 2007

The Ajax Experience: T-9 days

Category: The Ajax Experience

Time is flying by. I have gotten back into the conference mood with some time on the Adobe event, where I got to give an ignite-style presentation on Google Gears, and popped by Mashup Camp today. Before I look around we will be time for The Ajax Experience and as I look over who is Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:57 pm
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3.5 rating from 26 votes

Script.aculo.us Accordion

Category: Component, JavaScript, Scriptaculous

Kevin Miller is at it again, this time with an accordion component that likes it both ways…. horizontal and vertical. Another accordion I hear you cry? This is what Kevin says to that: Haha! Like there was one. Well there was, but only for Rico and a bloated one by mootools, that’s right I said Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:14 am
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3.6 rating from 104 votes

Ext.ux.UploadForm: An Ext File Upload Widget

Category: Component, JavaScript, Sencha

Jozef Sakalos has followed on from his Ext Filetree widget with a new file upload manager, Ext.ux.UploadForm that provides a user interface for easy uploading of files to a server. Files are first added to an “upload queue” and then they are uploaded to the server. Any file can be individually removed from the queue Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:02 am
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3.8 rating from 117 votes

Google Gears ORM 0.1

Category: Gears, Google, JavaScript, Library

Uriel Katz has a first official release of Google Gears ORM. One of the common questions that I see out there is “will there be ActiveRecord for local databases?”. This is far from that promise, but it is a glimpse into the path. This new version brings a lot of new features including: Relations between Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:39 am
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3.6 rating from 32 votes

Sunday, July 15th, 2007

Xinu – Dashboard for Webmasters

Category: Showcase

Update: Site owner Miguel says the site is down for the next few days while he upgrades to a new server. Xinu aggregates content on anything and everything to do with your website. Type a URL in and several dozen XHR requests later, the page is populated with a screenshot, pagerank, Alexa rank, Digg tally, Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 3:52 am
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3.5 rating from 22 votes

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