Monday, December 10th, 2007

Ajax Cross Domain Script

Category: Ajax, JavaScript, Library

Bart Van der Donck has released his script to do Ajax Cross Domain scripting. You download the ACD.js script and then you can do things like this hello world: < View plain text > HTML <script type="text/javascript" src=""></script> <script type="text/javascript">alert(ACD.responseText);</script> Here is how it works: I love how the learning curve has been defined for Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:16 am

3 rating from 102 votes

GWT and Volta

Category: GWT, Microsoft

With Microsoft Volta there has been a lot of comparison to GWT, especially as Eric M said that it will “blow GWT out of the water”. There are some features that I am very interested in wrt Volta, namely: Any CLR language (e.g. IronRuby :) The ability to run on the client or the server: Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:05 am

3 rating from 20 votes

Friday, December 7th, 2007

GWT Conference: Voices That Matter Summary

Category: Conferences, GWT

So I’ve been blogging all this week from the Voices That Matter: Google Web Toolkit Conference. For those who requested a summary of my posts on various sessions, they are… GWT as a Replacement for Java Swing Apps GWT Pronounced "Gwit" Josh Bloch Intro Q&A Coming in GWT 1.5: Selenium testing support Bruce Johnson/Dan Peterson Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 4:33 pm
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4 rating from 31 votes

Comet. Not as painful as you think!

Category: Comet

Simon Willison was worried that the amount of complexity involved with Comet meant it was out of bounds to all but the most dedicated JavaScript hackers but after playing with it, concluded: I’m pleased to admit that I was wrong: Comet is probably about 90% of the way to being usable for mainstream projects, and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:49 am

2.8 rating from 72 votes

Taking a peak at HTML 5

Category: HTML

Lachlan Hunt has taken some time to walk us through some of the HTML 5 features that relate to new markup. Work on HTML 5, which commenced in 2004, is currently being carried out in a joint effort between the W3C HTML WG and the WHATWG. Many key players are participating in the W3C effort Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:57 am

4.1 rating from 41 votes

Making sure you get new instances in JavaScript

Category: JavaScript, Tip

John Resig has posted on simple class instantiation, which delves into the nasty little bug that people can run into: < View plain text > javascript var foo = User(…); // forgot to use the "new" operator The magic “new” changes the scoping, allowing “this” to do the right thing. John walks through an example, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:45 am

2.7 rating from 49 votes

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

Use the Google Chart API to create charts for your web applications

Category: Component, Google

I love simple APIs, and this one eats the pie. With the Google Chart API you can build a URL that will dynamically create a chart for you. This service is used internally for Google Finance, Google Video, and beyond. Now, anyone can use it! Although it is simple to use (just a darn URL Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:37 pm

4.1 rating from 126 votes

Conversation with Bill Gates about IE8 and Microsoft Transparency

Category: IE

Molly Holzschlag got a chance to talk directly to Bill Gates about IE 8. Here is my revised and edited version of the conversation: MOLLY: Why the hell aren’t we able to talk about IE 8? BILL: I’ll have to ask Dean what the hell is going on. MOLLY: I do realize that there is Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:04 pm

4.2 rating from 36 votes

Ajaxian Featured Tutorial: Ajax for Chat

Category: Ajax, Prototype, Tutorial

Ever wanted to build a chat module for your application? Jack Herrington shows you how in this tutorial on the IBM Developerworks site. Learn to build a chat system into your Web application with Asynchronous JavaScriptâ„¢ + XML (Ajax) and PHP. Your customers can talk to you and to each other about the content of Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 8:40 am

3.4 rating from 31 votes

Applebox: iTunes in Serverless Ajax

Category: Showcase

Simon Gilligan has created Applebox, a consumer storefront that looks just like iTunes, but instead of Cocoa, it is a serverless Ajax application: Ok, time to geek out and talk about the technology behind APPLEBOX. Whilst we think our model for the local DVD store is a winner (we’ve reduced store overheads, embraced the Internet Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:21 am

3.6 rating from 19 votes

Microsoft Labs Volta: .NET Web Toolkit

Category: Microsoft

Microsoft Labs has announced a new project called Volta that looks like GWT for .NET. Erik Meijer (Mr. LINQ) is behind this one: “The idea is that you start out building your application, focusing on the functionality, the look and feel, until you’re satisfied with it and then you repurpose it into an AJAX application Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:15 am

2.9 rating from 39 votes

Adobe AMF and Flash Media Server

Category: Adobe

One thing that I learned being on the Adobe bus tour was that Ted Patrick has good taste in reggae. He just put a blog post up about the ABCs of AMF in which he details the format and has a little hint at the end: The AMF file format is a binary file format Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:31 am
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3.2 rating from 17 votes

YSlow 0.9 Release: Grokking XHR and more

Category: Performance, Utility, Yahoo!

Steve Souders and Stoyan Stefanov have released YSlow 0.9: There are two big features in this release. By integrating more tightly with Firebug’s Net Panel, YSlow now finds non-DOM components such as Ajax requests and image beacons. And YSlow now crawls frames and iframes and analyzes those resources as well. There are several other new Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:08 am

3.8 rating from 17 votes

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

IE.Next has a new name…. IE8

Category: IE

After hundreds of man months, the marketing team behind IE has come up with a name (which has been holding back the product). They looked at: IE 7+1 IE VIII IE 1000 (think binary) IE Eight! iIE IE for Web 2.0 (Service Pack 2) IE Desktop Online Web Browser Live Professional Ultimate Edition for the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:56 pm

3 rating from 42 votes

Plotting in jQuery

Category: Canvas, jQuery

Drawing on inspiration from Plotr and PlotKit, software developer Ole Laursen wanted to bring the same plotting functionality to jQuery. So he built his own jQuery plugin and called it Flot. While a bit oddly named, the first release of Flot, v0.1, already provides some impressive capabilities: The project actually got started because we were Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 8:30 am

4.6 rating from 201 votes

Silverlight 1.^H^H2.0: Controls are here

Category: Microsoft

When Silverlight came out of the gate, some were pretty surprised to see that there were no UI controls such as buttons. Really? I have to draw the components myself? You could tell that they went after Flash.old. Well, this was a 1.x release, and it is getting better. Scott Guthrie just announced some plans Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:16 am

2.1 rating from 59 votes

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