Wednesday, October 19th, 2005

MarketWatch: Ajax to update stock symbols all over

Category: Showcase

MarketWatch has implemented a new feature that uses ajax to update symbols in a users portfolio, stories and on the quote page.

For example, here is a page that has stock ticket information in it, and as long as you are viewing this when the markets are live, you will see the various tickers update.

You can also mouseover and symbol to get more information, including the graphs.


Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:16 am

3 rating from 8 votes


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I guess it is famous only it comes with the tag, AJAX, I know more than one web produt who was having this features more than 2 years back from now…

Comment by hemant — October 19, 2005

This is an awesome use of AJAX where the benefits are just so easily apparent. Thanks for passing this on. Cheers.

Comment by Vinny Carpenter — October 19, 2005

Yeah. This is exactly the kind of stuff that AJAX should be used for.

Comment by John K — October 19, 2005

This is very old usage of AJAX technology. I think the AJAX buzz is strating to die down if these are the sort of posts we can expect.

Comment by Elway — October 19, 2005


this is an old usage of Ajax/dhtml/whatever you want to call it.

That doesn’t mean that it should be ignored. It is a subtle, nice, simple usage. This can offer more value than going to a crazy random UI that uses Ajax.



Comment by Dion Almaer — October 19, 2005

The first thing I thought when I encountered the term Ajax was: hey let’s use this for stock information.

There is no better place to use Ajax than for (financial) live-information.

At some point it probably won’t be apparent anymore that a site’s using Ajax. Only then we’ll be working with real future apps and Ajax or not won’t matter anymore because Ajax-enabled sites are just the standard, hopefully ;-)



Comment by Nader — October 22, 2005

I have a site in which there are more than 300 realtime headlines from various news sources. I was searching all over the net to find a way to implement AJAX in my site so that whenever I mouseover a headline, it should display the text-only preview (just like Snap preview). I could not get any hint how to go about it. Anyone who knows this kindly reply. I just want to implement something like in the site –

Best Regards,
Prabhu Shankar

Comment by Prabhu — March 14, 2007

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