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Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

Ajax Directory Management

Category: Showcase

Chris Lufer has created another ajax file management system using Prototype, Scriptaculous, and lots of his own JS. What makes this different? ajax based directory listing drag and drop ability to move files and folders just like you would expect an OS to behave an upload system that’s integrated right into the UI. The progress Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:33 am

3.7 rating from 288 votes

Is your application secure enough?

Category: Ajax, Security

Ajax security is on everyone’s minds these days, whether it’s just a simple internal application or a large, public-facing hulking app. Worrying about the security of your project is never a bad thing, and to try to help direct your thoughts in the right direction, I wanted to share this post on that asks Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:43 am

3.4 rating from 30 votes

Review of Foundations of Ajax

Category: Ajax has published a review today of one of APress’ latest offerings for the Ajax community – Foundations of Ajax by Ryan Asleson & Nathaniel T. Schutta. I had a basic understanding of what Ajax was before reading this book, in that it was some sort of combination between XML and javascript to present dynamic Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:33 am
1 Comment

3.8 rating from 16 votes

Bunny Hunt IV: Ajax Shoot-Em-Up

Category: Games, Showcase

In time for Easter, Cameron Adams (The Man in Blue) has released a clean and simple Ajax shoot-em-up: Bunny Hunt IV (caution – link not bunny-safe). The announcement says it all: In the grand old tradition of making bloodthirsty games about religious holidays, I offer you Bunny Hunt — a tribute to the cute little Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 1:52 am

3.3 rating from 25 votes

Tuesday, April 4th, 2006

Podcast: Ajax @ SXSW

Category: Workshop

Audio for the Ajax panel at the recent SXSW conference is now available from the official SXSW poodcast feed. Direct MP3 link – Ajax Panel at SXSW ’06 (55 mins). Dylan Schiemann Renkoo Dori Smith Writer David Humphreys Jesse James Garrett Dir UX Strategy, Adaptive Path A few things the panel covered: JJG explains how Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 5:47 pm
1 Comment

3.3 rating from 27 votes

ALE: Ajax Linking and Embedding

Category: Articles, Editorial, Examples

Ross Dargahi of Zimbra has chimed in with a a pint of ALE in which he discussed how Ajax can get into the linking and embedding business: AJAX Linking and Embedding (ALE) provides the ability to embed rich content into an editable document and to then interact with and edit that content in much the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:53 am

4.1 rating from 32 votes

Online Services For Cross-Browser Testing

Category: Browsers, Testing

Javascript unit Testing Farm (JTF) runs unit tests on your behalf. You paste a Javascript unit test (same sort of syntax as JSUnit) and JTF will publish the results for each browser. Identify a section of your code that you want to test and clearly identify a success and a failure state. Your javascript script Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 7:31 am

3.5 rating from 24 votes Chooses iFrames over Ajax?

Category: Ajax, Programming

When people first look at what Ajax really is it seems like they’re either immediately turned off by it or jump in with both feet. Of course, there are a few in the middle – they look into Ajax to provide some functionality for their site and just don’t find quite what they’re looking for. Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:26 am

3.4 rating from 47 votes

CMS Watch Looks at Ajax and Your CMS

Category: Ajax, Articles

From CMS Watch today, there’s a new article that looks at the roles that Ajax can play (and is playing) in the world of content management systems. Ajax is already making its mark in blogging software (for comments and administrative needs) as well as in interface creation. For the Web CMS world, Ajax offers the Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:10 am

3.5 rating from 30 votes

Monday, April 3rd, 2006

AjaxLoad – Custom Loading Indicators

Category: Showcase, UI

When your ajax applications start relying on external resources to grab the data they need, there’s sometimes a need for an indicator that there’s still activity going on behind the scenes. These icons are a step in the right direction, but with only the ability to change to black and white, there’s not much flexibility Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 6:37 pm

3.8 rating from 90 votes

Hive7 – The (Virtual) World Ajax Built

Category: Showcase

With all of the utilitarian uses for Ajax that we all see every day, it’s always a nice refresher to see a site taking the technology and using it to bring an older medium back up to date. In this case, it’s the “virtual world” idea and, with the help of some Ajax, Hive7 pulls Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 6:00 pm

3.7 rating from 74 votes

Reusing XMLHttpRequest Without abort()

Category: IE, JavaScript, Programming, XmlHttpRequest

Last week, we mentioned Eric Pascarello’s “XMLHttpRequest Reuse Dilemma” article. Eric explained that to reuse an XMLHttpRequest object in IE, you must call abort(). In a follow-up, Pavan Keely says you actually don’t need the abort() call. Instead, just make sure the open() call happens before onreadystatechange(), rather than afterwards (as in Eric’s example). The Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 3:03 pm

3.7 rating from 50 votes

Bug Management with 16Bugs

Category: Showcase

Michele Finotto has created a bug tracker with A Rails project and it uses Ajax in various places – for instance, when you edit a field or update the bug’s completion status. The emphasis is on simplicity at the expense of features many smaller projects won’t need. If you’ve ever tried one of the Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 1:34 am

3.6 rating from 32 votes

Saturday, April 1st, 2006

Safety-Critical Ajax

Category: Editorial

Office apps and Ajax portals are a bit ’05. What’s really hot right now is the growing trend towards Safety-Critical Ajax. Many were reasonably cautious about this concept when Ajax first burst onto the scene, but several readers have recently submitted stories suggesting there’s now a greater acceptance of Ajax for more delicate application domains. Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 6:10 am

3.9 rating from 33 votes

Friday, March 31st, 2006

Screencast on Diagnosing Memory Leaks in IE

Category: IE, JavaScript, Screencast, Toolkit

Patrick Fitzgerald posted a nice screencast explaining how he diagnosed and fixed an IE memory leak in his tabifier library. He walks through using the free tool Process Explorer to watch IE’s memory grow with each page refresh. He writes: This screencast discusses how I diagnosed and fixed a memory leak in a JavaScript library. Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 11:01 am

3.8 rating from 36 votes – Web-based Flowcharting/Diagraming Application

Category: Showcase

In their ever-continuing quest to release one Ajax application a week, the folks over at AjaxLaunch have posted their latest creation – AjaxSketch. It’s an object-oriented drawing program suitable for creating flow charts, org charts, simple diagrams, maps, etc. ajaxSketch can open, edit and save files in SVG, an open standard graphic format, making it Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:24 am

3.1 rating from 35 votes