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Tuesday, March 21st, 2006

Google Finance: Ajaxified Finance Experience

Category: Showcase

After much speculation, Google has launched Google Finance, which takes on Yahoo! Finance, and other financial portals. It seems a lot more flushed out than some of the recent Google beta offerings, and the experience is enhanced via Ajax: Rich charts. Drag and drop, move around, external links change what is inside the charts. Very Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:55 am
12 Comments

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3.7 rating from 38 votes

WEBoggle – Ajax Multiplayer Boggle

Category: Ajax, Games, Perl

In this post on the Ajax Magazine blog, there’s mention of WEBoggle, an Ajax-enabled web-based multiplayer game of Boggle. WEBoggle is a web-based Multiplayer Boggle Game where you can play and have fun, but the website was already down this morning the second time I check it to write about it. The game is too Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:50 am
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4 rating from 35 votes

Javeline TelePort released under the GPL

Category: Comet, JavaScript, Library

Javeline TelePort is an Open Source server communication layer supporting all popular web services such as XML-RPC, SOAP, JSON, REST and Comet. Javeline TelePort is an Open Source server communication layer supporting all popular web services. By using it, developers can elegantly implement asynchronous communication as part of their AJAX projects. It has robust error, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:10 am
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4.1 rating from 26 votes

Monday, March 20th, 2006

Paguna.com: Ajax Hotel Booking

Category: Showcase

Travel sites have been pioneers in the Ajax space. One of the first Ajax applications that I saw was a dutch travel site (second to Outlook Web Access of course ;). Paguna.com fits the entire booking process into a single page Ajax application. Run searches, make selections, all in one area.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:08 am
14 Comments

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3.7 rating from 49 votes

The “Triple A” Business Model

Category: Business

The recent Audible Ajax podcast pointed out how the term “Ajax” has made its way into the upper echelons of the business world, with Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and others having used the term. A recent “Business 2.0” executive roundtable also covered AjaxAJAX. One particular quote that resonated well with everyone and has already started Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 4:13 am
2 Comments

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3.6 rating from 20 votes

MS HTML Applications

Category: JavaScript, Programming

Speaking of Web-Desktop Integration, Russell Beattie has rediscovered an old Microsoft feature, HTML Applications, that lets you create little windows apps with Javascript. I ran across a bunch of stuff I remember messing with back in 1999 – including HTML Applications contained in an .hta file. Ahh, that’s right – that’s how you can make Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 3:54 am
7 Comments

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3.3 rating from 12 votes

Sunday, March 19th, 2006

NetJaxer: Web-Desktop Integration

Category: Showcase, Usability

NetJaxer is a windows app that integrates the desktop with a number of web apps, like GMail and Writely. You get shortcut icons in the desktop and system tray, and there’s a special NetJaxer browser for interacting with the web apps. Our program is called NetJaxer http://www.netjaxer.com/ It’s a free and easy way to integrate Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 5:47 pm
6 Comments

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3 rating from 34 votes

WatchThisNext: Drag-And-Drop DVD Recommendations

Category: Showcase, UI

WatchThisNext.com uses Ajax to provide a variation on the theme of collaborative filtering that has been offered in the past by sites like Gnovies. [I]t’s basically Amazon web services + prototype/scriptaculous for the AJAX & the effects. The result is drag n’ drop dvd recommendations, which is hopefully a really quick interface to finding a Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 4:11 pm
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3.1 rating from 30 votes

Friday, March 17th, 2006

Ajax Tutorial Round-up

Category: Ajax, Articles

Max Kiesler has put together a nice Round-up of 30 Ajax Tutorials in which he scoured the web to find the various tutorials on parts of Ajax out there. AJAX Client-Server Communication Tutorials Alternate Ajax Techniques, Part 1 Dynamic HTML and XML: The XMLHttpRequest Object Guide to Using XMLHttpRequest Make asynchronous requests with JavaScript and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:43 am
27 Comments

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4.1 rating from 126 votes

Ajax from Scratch: Implementing Mutual Exclusion in JavaScript

Category: Ajax, JavaScript, Programming

On Developer.com, there’s the first part of a series of articles – “Ajax from Scratch” – that’s looking to describe some of the fundamentals on getting “rich internet applications” built up without any framework assistance. In this first part, they look at something that can cause an amazing amount of headaches for developers that are Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:41 am
16 Comments

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3.1 rating from 42 votes

Alternate Ajax Techniques, Part 2

Category: Ajax, Programming

WebReference.com has posted part two in their “Alternate Ajax Techniques” series – this time, they take a look at methods for using images and cookies to enable more communication between the client and the server, even on older browsers without DOM support. They start off by jumping right in and looking at images and cookies Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:28 am
4 Comments

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3.8 rating from 23 votes

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

Dynamic Favicons

Category: Browsers, JavaScript, Programming

Michael Mahemoff has posted an interesting idea concerning other uses for the “favicon” supported by browsers these days. He suggests that favicons shoul dbe supported just as easily as any other DOM-accessible item in the page, and sets out to discover the truth. I’ve found surprisingly little info on this – is anyone doing it? Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:49 am
15 Comments

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3.6 rating from 61 votes

Jive Wildfire Server: Enterprise IM

Category: Chat, Showcase

We aren’t done in the IM race :) Jive Software has released Wildfire Server an open XMPP (Jabber) based IM solution: Wildfire is an enterprise instant messaging (EIM) server dual-licensed under the Open Source GPL and commercially. It uses the only widely adopted open protocol for instant messaging, XMPP (also called Jabber). Wildfire is incredibly Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:24 am
13 Comments

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3.4 rating from 30 votes

Del.icio.us gets tastier with interface updates

Category: Showcase

Has anyone noticed that del.cio.us is doing more and more updates recently? After stagnating for awhile, they are on a role (must be integrated with Yahoo! now). One of the latest small features is inline editing which let’s you edit directly in your bookmarks area. They seem to be adding nice Ajax features without it Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:11 am
4 Comments

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3.6 rating from 26 votes

JSP Controls Tag Library 0.5 Released

Category: Java, JavaScript, Library

JSP Controls Tag Library (the “Library”) allows building dual-mode JSP components that work in both Ajax and standard mode off the same codebase. The portlet-like components handle input and render output in decentralized manner, therefore a central controller or other coordinator like a portal engine is not required. The Library utilizes two request processing concepts: Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:03 am
3 Comments

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3 rating from 24 votes

Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

Combining Ajax and XSLT in Skinnerbox

Category: Ajax, JavaScript, Programming

Alex Bosworth describes, in this blog post, a simple example that he’s created to show the possibilities of merging XSLT with Ajax to create a “skinning” site for prettying-up blog RSS feeds. I’ve been looking a lot lately at what XSLT can add to web development, and this weekend I started playing around with Google’s Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 3:25 pm
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4 rating from 31 votes