Thursday, December 13th, 2007

Server-side Ajax Framework: IT Mill Toolkit 5, now with GWT

Category: Framework, GWT

I’ve long been a proponent of server-side Ajax frameworks — frameworks that store state on the server and use an Ajax engine in the browser to drive the display. The advantages: state and control logic stay on the server, so security compromises that exploit client-side state and logic are more difficult to pull off; developers Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 12:50 pm

4.5 rating from 106 votes

Unobtrusively Mapping Microformats with jQuery

Category: Articles, jQuery, Mapping, Microformat

Simon Willison just doesn’t stop. This time he has added a way that details the technique of unobtrusively mapping microformats with jQuery. Simon puts together jQuery, microformats, and the Google Maps API to grok hCard and show maps of any hCard data that is found, ending up with: < View plain text > javascript jQuery(function() Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:01 am

3.6 rating from 32 votes

The Future of Comet: Part 1, Comet Today

Category: Comet

Jacob Rus keeps the run of great content on Comet Daily by talking about the the future of Comet: Part 1: Comet Today. Jacob discusses the hacks that we use for Comet, compared to the server-sent events and event-source specs that are finally getting implemented. He then goes through the current trade-offs behind current solutions: Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:54 am
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3.4 rating from 28 votes

LightsOut: JavaFX Script Game

Category: Java

Joshua Marinacci, of Sun, has been playing with JavaFX Script. As a way to learn the new language he developed: Writing this game really taught me the Zen of JavaFX Script (hmm… sounds like a good book title). I often have to fight my procedural Java instincts and instead use binding and triggers wherever possible. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:06 am

2.9 rating from 25 votes

Flash “Ajax” Update: Flex LiveCycle Data Services Goes Open-Source

Category: Announcements, Flash

Flash (via Flex or AIR) allows developers to open connections to servers (binary sockets), much like XHR in Web applications. And, just as frameworks like DWR and JSON RPC allow for remoting objects via XHR, a number of frameworks allow for remoting objects in Flex. One of the most popular has been Flex LiveCycle Data Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 12:01 am

4 rating from 37 votes

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

AppJet: Develop, Preview, Deploy all on the Web

Category: Announcements, Utility

Aaron Iba has released AppJet, an online IDE for developing simple web apps. You can write an entire web app (client-side and server-side) in JavaScript, in 1 file of code. We run JS in a virtualized execution environment on the server and provide free hosting. We also provide an easy JavaScript object database for persistent Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:11 am

3.1 rating from 46 votes

Dan Webb Updates Low Pro

Category: Ajax, Prototype

Dan Webb has updated his Low Pro extensions to the Prototype library making v0.5 compatible With Prototype 1.6. In addition, several new features have been added: Event.onReady delegates to the new dom:loaded event DOMBuilder now delegates to Prototype’s new Element Low Pro’s DOM methods are now gone Behavior.create() works just like the new Class.create() New Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 7:00 am

3.5 rating from 23 votes A tool for website planning

Category: Ajax, jQuery

Scott Jehl set out to make the website planning process more efficient and fun. Tired of dealing with expensive tools that were either way overpriced or simply didn’t meet his needs, he choose to build a site that did what he wanted and with the plan of letting others developers take advantage of the new Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 6:30 am

4 rating from 47 votes

window.createPopup leaks 80KB in IE 7

Category: IE

Frederico Caldeira Knabben, project manager of the FCK Editor, has been fighting some memory issues and found a new leak: We at FCKeditor are constantly fighting against memory leak. We have already fixed several related issues, but we were still facing an expressive memory leak with IE7. With some intuition, we were able to reduce Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:49 am

4.4 rating from 32 votes

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

Ajax Survey III

Category: Survey

It’s that time of year again. Richard Monson-Haefel of the Burton Group has created another Ajax survey. It has three simple questions: I am currently using Ajax frameworks, toolkits, or libraries I’m using Ajax in conjunction with I mostly use the following Ajax frameworks, toolkits, or JavaScript libraries The list of frameworks is quite huge, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:33 pm

3.9 rating from 80 votes

GWT Voices: Cross browser sound API

Category: GWT, Library, Sound

We featured SoundManager 2 awhile back, and we just ran across GWT Voices, an open source GWT module that abstracts away sound management so you can just do this: < View plain text > java package com.mycompany.client;   import;   import com.allen_sauer.gwt.voices.client.Sound; import com.allen_sauer.gwt.voices.client.SoundController;   public class SimpleApplication implements EntryPoint {   public void Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:05 am

3.6 rating from 29 votes

DWR joins the Dojo Foundation – Joe Walker joins SitePen

Category: Announcements, Dojo, DWR

I am really excited to post this piece of news, as I genuinely like everyone involved. At the last Ajax Experience, Alex Russell and Joe Walker gave a joint keynote. At one point it was going to be slightly different, but this news hadn’t been totally completed so it was held off (having to start Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:56 am

4.2 rating from 126 votes

Sucking in Dojo, YUI, or jQuery into any page

Category: JavaScript, Tip

Gareth Rushgrove has been having fun with Jash, the cross browser shell (if you miss Firebug as you are in Safari land, give it a go) and has bookmarklets that allow you to debug web pages with jQuery or Dojo, or YUI. Suck in your framework of choice, and start dinking around on the fly.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:18 am

3.9 rating from 30 votes

Monday, December 10th, 2007

Ext.CFC: Easing Integration with Ext and Adobe ColdFusion

Category: ColdFusion, Sencha

Ext.CFC isn’t about the greenhouse gasses, but instead abstracts out Ext components into the land of CFML: “The Ext library is packed with tons of cool features, but like most CF programmers, I was initially interested in the Grid Panel. The Grid panel is implemented in ColdFusion 8 using the <cfgrid>, <cfgridcolumn>, and <cfgridrow> tags. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:02 pm

3.7 rating from 43 votes

Bindows 4: Clocks, Faces, and more.

Category: JavaScript, Library

Bindows 4 is out in beta and it has many new features. One new major component is Bindows Faces which “is a components library that enables you create powerful Ajax web applications with a Windows look-and-feel – using Java through JSF.” If you run the demo you will see the look and feel. On my Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:25 am

4 rating from 98 votes

OpenSocial Container Checker: IGCheck

Category: Social Networks, Testing

Didier Durand wanted to check the compliance of various OpenSocial containers, so he decided to create a tool, IGCheck, that will do the checking for him: The purpose of IGCheck is to test and report which functions of the Google Gadget API (i.e., prefixed with _IG_ in their Javascript name) are available in which containers. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:40 am
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3.1 rating from 18 votes

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