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Tuesday, April 11th, 2006

AjaxWorld Magazine: JSON versus XML

Category: Ajax, XmlHttpRequest

XML has been a solid standby in the online world for a while now, representing the true flexibility and structure that works behind the scenes of several of our favorite Web 2.0 applications. There’s a new kid on the block that’s vying for the top spot as a communication method between applications – JSON – Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:00 am

3.7 rating from 59 votes

Monday, April 10th, 2006

JackBe Hires Sun Engineers for SOA-Ajax Integration

Category: Server, Toolkit

Ajax framework maker JackBe is expanding its business to include a consulting component, and has just announced some significant hires away from Sun. John Crupi, formerly Sun’s Chief Java Architect, is among three engineers heading over to JackBe. All three – Crupi, along with Deepak Alur and Dan Malks – are the authors of Core Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 3:11 pm

3.2 rating from 27 votes

Yahoo Releases “Instant Search”

Category: Yahoo!

Using some of their own technology to power it, Yahoo has released their Instant Search tool, a “results as you type” search engine style tool. Why feel lucky when you can be right? With Instant Search, results instantly appear for Yahoo! Shortcuts and common searches. Give it a spin! It’s still in Beta (and who Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 10:34 am

3 rating from 34 votes

XMLHttpRequest W3C Working Draft

Category: Ajax, JavaScript

The W3C announced that they would standardize the de-facto XHR object and the first draft has been released. What does this mean for us? Well, it gives you some documentation, has a few hints from editors on curent implementation notes, and let’s us know that new XMLHttpRequest() will be the way to do things in Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:26 am

4.1 rating from 57 votes

Single Page Ajax Store

Category: Showcase is a new ecommerce site that is implemented as a single-page Ajax application. Some items make a lot of sense. Adding to your cart is an ajax operation. Ditto with your wish list. However, does it make sense to click on a category, see a “loading”message, and then re-render in the same page? I Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:04 am

3.8 rating from 51 votes

Faster DOM Queries

Category: Editorial, JavaScript

Dean Edwards and Alex Russell have been noodling on how to speed up DOM work. Alex started this off with a “janky hack” that uses our favourite document.getElementById in a naughty way, by grouping elements by one id. His hack includes a cached element version. Dean grimaced at the non-standardiness of it, but knows that Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:53 am

3.6 rating from 34 votes

Friday, April 7th, 2006

AjaxAMP 3.0: Streaming

Category: Showcase

AjaxAMP 3.0 has been released. AjaxAMP allows you to access Winamp over the network using a web browser and control it or stream music to or from it. What is new in 3.0? Streaming! I Connect the AjaxAMP Media Library to another IP address and stream away! Search the AjaxAMP Media Library blazingly fast. Sort Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:24 am

4.3 rating from 80 votes

IE vs. FireFox: Browser Speed

Category: Articles

People are often shouting about how browser X is faster than browser Y. Peter Illes happened upon a test, and found that his setup showed a large performance improvement in FF over IE: o decided to do some investigations and did profile the same task (switching from Basic into Expert) in both browsers on the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:21 am

3.9 rating from 62 votes

Ajax and Your CMS

Category: Articles

Ajax and your CMS is an article written by Jonathan Downes and Joe Walker (or DWR fame). CMS is often discussed with an Ajax context, since there is so much that we can do to enhance the CMS experience. The article details some of the ways in which CMS can be enhanced. One of the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:14 am

4 rating from 41 votes

The W3C’s XMLHttpRequest Object Working Draft

Category: Ajax, XmlHttpRequest

According to this new post on the Ajax Magazine site, the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) is working up their official draft for the XMLHttpRequest object. The specification aims to provide more interoperability between the different XMLHttpRequest implementations and avoiding to have plateform dependant code. The document give a specification proposal for the XMLHttpRequest object, Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:49 am

3.8 rating from 50 votes

Ajax to Make Mobile Web 2.0 a Reality?

Category: Ajax, Mobile

Mobile applications, while getting much better, have been floundering on the edge of things (besides the ones that just push out content like ringtones and games, of course), seem bit too slow for most of us fast-paced, short attention spanned individuals. Sure, there are some exceptions out there, but on the whole, there’s just not Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:18 am

3.8 rating from 37 votes

Preview of “Ajax Patterns and Best Practices”

Category: Ajax, Programming

On the Ajax Blog today, there’s a quick bit of a preview of APress’ upcoming Ajax title – “Ajax Best Patterns and Best Practices”. He includes a small review/comments from the book’s page on Amazon and some of the details about the book as well. I’ve been meaning to write about this Ajax book (Ajax Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:07 am
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3.9 rating from 24 votes

Thursday, April 6th, 2006

Speeding Up AJAX with JSON

Category: Ajax, Programming

Speed is everything when it comes to online applications. Users hate to sit and wait, especially the experienced ones. A few seconds pass and they start to think something’s broken. Knowing this, optimizing everything you can on your application can mean the difference between someone leaving or sticking around to explore the site more. One Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:05 am

3.8 rating from 97 votes

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

An Ajax Powered Color Tool

Category: UI, Utility

Unfortunately, not all web developers are gifted with a sense of design and color. They code up their pages to work and plan on then worrying about “the fluff” around it when they’re done. Thankfully, there are several resources out there to help just such people, including this handy tool from When you load Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 2:10 pm

3.8 rating from 71 votes 1.6 Released

Category: JavaScript, Library, Prototype has a new 1.6 release that mirrows the Rails 1.1 release, just as Thomas Fuchs said it would. 1.6 marks the switch over to Prototype 1.5 (1.4 will no longer be supported), which has really great new features and has undergone some refactoring to take advantage of the Prototype 1.5 niceties. Other new Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:31 am

3.6 rating from 31 votes

Google Real Estate beta

Category: Google, Mapping

update: Danny Sullivan, of the Search Engine Watch, commented over at the Internet Stock Blog that this is really just Google Base integrated with Maps to produce a vertical search across real estate. He also blogged about this in more detail, and also gave this link which goes right to the real estate search in Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 9:45 am

3.7 rating from 35 votes