Tuesday, August 28th, 2007
A lot of folks may not know this but Adobe ColdFusion’s recently released, version 8, has quite a bit of easy-to-use Ajax capabilities under the hood. By leveraging YUI, Ext and Spry and implementing certain functionality from these libraries in a nice wrapper, Adobe has made it fairly easy to build applications that can include sortable and dynamic grids, layout controls, and make use of Ajax with very little coding.
Take for example Raymond Camden’s recent post for creating a filtering and Google Suggest type of functionality:
You can enter a term and either click outside the box or hit the button. (Don’t hit Return/Enter.) While that works, an even slicker version is this:
<form>Search: <input type=”text” name=”search”></form>
While obviously a very simplistic demo, it is interesting that one line of could can do the data binding legwork and produce reasonable functionality.
Posted by Rey Bango at 6:00 am