Friday, December 9th, 2005
Yesterday Ben, Dion, and yours truly went down to Chicago for Adaptive Path’s Designing and Building with Ajax workshop. It was a full day event with presentations from Jesse James Garrett and Ben and Dion, followed by breakout sessions in the afternoon and a final panel discussion.
The crowd was a great mix of designers and developers, and there were some great questions and discussion going on between sessions. I’ve attended several of the No Fluff Just Stuff events, and while they are the best technical sessions money can buy, they are very limited to programmers and developers. It was nice to see that this event mixed the design folks and development folks. The age of the generalizing specialist is here, and it can only be good for the two groups to crossover and learn from each other. Thanks to everyone who attended!
It was announced that there would be slides and code up at www.ajaxian.com/ap/ right away, but since Ben and Dion are on their way to Javapolis in Europe right now I’m just going to post what I have access to now. I can’t set up that redirect, though, so a regular post will have to do.
Slides and Sample Code
- Breakout presentation [PDF 528k]
- Ajaxian maps code [7 megs] (this is big due to all the graphics included)
- DWR and jsUnit code [2.1 megs] – this also includes an older version of the presentation above, you can ignore that.
- Ajaxian RSS reader code – one version doesn’t cache the data, the other does. Note that its hard-coded to put the data in a particular directory (/tmp) — best make sure this exists before you use it.
Resources and sites discussed
- Firefox DOM inspector
- The Mouseover DOM Inspector aka MODI
- Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar (for those times you can’t use Firefox)
- innerHtml vs W3C DOM function benchmarks at quirksmode
- podcast interviewing two members of Zimbra team
- A good starting point for Prototype is our post on the unofficial documentation out there
This covers the bulk of what was talked about – if I’m missing any links or resources we covered just let us know: .
Posted by Rob Sanheim at 10:07 pm