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Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

Ajax homepages market review

Category: Articles, Editorial

Richard MacManus has written a nice roundup piece that reviews the various Ajax homepages, including the big guns and the new guys on the block. Richard looks at traffic, features, and strongly favours the portals with open APIs as future winners. Microsoft and Google will likely dominate this space, with Yahoo perhaps entering the market Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:02 am

3.8 rating from 24 votes


Category: Showcase

Zoran Juric has created a clean Ajax Mail2RSS gateway. The Ajax techniques shown allow you to get up and running in seconds.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:52 am

3.4 rating from 22 votes

AJAX and Session “Race Conditions”

Category: PHP, Programming

From the SitePoint PHP Blog, there’s a new post from Harry Fuecks that talks about issues concerning race conditions and Ajax. He quotes Marc Wandschneider as saying, basically, that since PHP scripts are executed in their own little environment, there’s not so much worry about the access of more than one page at once on Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:55 am

3.9 rating from 29 votes

XML Responses and AJAX

Category: Programming, XmlHttpRequest

DevArticles has posted a new tutorial to follow their previous item working with Ajax messages and responses with help from an ActiveX object. This time, they focus on the responseXML return value from the Ajax call. If the response is XML, the responseXML represents the value derived via DOM object parsing. The reader should review Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:43 am

3.6 rating from 30 votes

Monday, February 27th, 2006 Web Application Developer, the leading website builder for bands, is looking a web application developer to join our team. We are a stable, profitable, fun and fast growing web company with a tremendously supportive user base. We are looking for a talented programmer with strong problem-solving skills who can learn and adapt quickly to new technologies. This Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:05 pm
1 Comment

3.3 rating from 15 votes

Edge IO Launched

Category: Showcase

Michael Arrington of TechCrunch blogged about a company that he has founded called Edge IO. Edge IO is classifieds with a twist. You can post classified requests on your own blog, and Edge IO will automatically pick it up. No need fora centralized system. The UI is very nice too, and Ajax is abound. The Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:34 pm

2.9 rating from 39 votes

Logahead – A Fully Buzzword Compliant Blogging Engine

Category: LiveEdit, LiveSearch, PHP

Lots of comments have been flying around about a new completely “from the ground up” implementation of a blog that’s, as they put it, “fully buzzword compliant (AJAX, RSS, Web 2.0 – it’s all there)”. The Logahead blogging engine offers many of the regular features that blogging software provides, but has been reworked to make Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 10:43 am

3.4 rating from 50 votes

Ajax Scaffold Generator

Category: Prototype, Ruby, Showcase

Richard White has created an Ajax Scaffold Generator for Ruby on Rails. This takes the default scaffolding that Rails produces, and turns it up a notch. Now your admin pages can do a lot of CRUD on the same page. The latest 2.0 version of the tool features: The generated scaffold code looks production ready: Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:58 am

4 rating from 82 votes

IntelliJ IDEA Ajax Screencast

Category: Editorial, Screencast

IntelliJ IDEA is a fantastic Java IDE that many of the Ajaxians use on a daily basis. Although their bread and butter is Java development, they started to put JavaScript functionality into their IDE, and stepped it up from being a bit of a toy, to something quite useful in IntelliJ IDEA 5.1. They have Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:41 am

3.9 rating from 30 votes

Ajax Multiplayer Chess

Category: Comet, Games, Prototype, Showcase

Piotr Dachtera has created a full interactive multiplayer chess server based on Ajax (using Prototype and There is a lot going on in the game such as: Built-in chat Drag and drop of pieces Animation of pieces as they move

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:32 am

4.2 rating from 92 votes

Saturday, February 25th, 2006

“Future of Web Apps” Podcasts

Category: Web20, Workshop

Carson Workshops has released MP3s for the “Future of Web Apps” workshop (via Phil Dawes), which means many pleasurable listening hours about Ajax and related topics. There are also a number of blog posts linked, including these detailed notes from Simon Willison. You’ll find eight MP3s, around 40 minutes each: Shaun Inman (Mint) Tom Coates Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 8:50 am

3.9 rating from 41 votes

Friday, February 24th, 2006

Creating sortable lists with PHP and AJAX

Category: PHP, Programming, Prototype, UI

phpRiot has posted a tutorial that pairs PHP and Ajax together (the perfect combination?) to create sortable lists. ou might have been in a situation before where you had a list of items in your database that needed to be output in a specific order. These items could be anything: perhaps a listing of your Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 11:16 am

3.7 rating from 140 votes

Rich, accessible pagination with unobtrusive javascript

Category: JavaScript, Programming, Usability

In this post on, there’s a walk-through (complete with code) of a method for doing pagination with Ajax that’s both simple and accessible. I’ve seen a few questions about doing pagination with AJAX, and I don’t like the thought of it. It smells of accessibility problems. I’ve addressed this issue before in my own Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 9:41 am

3.5 rating from 19 votes

ReCSS: Reload your CSS Bookmarklet

Category: CSS, Tip

David Schontzler came up with a quick and useful bookmarklet, ReCSS. It reloads all the stylesheets pulled in via links by adding a query string argument to the end of the URL. Quite handy for applying CSS tweaks to dynamic apps. Tested in Firefox, IE, and Safari.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:18 am
1 Comment

3.8 rating from 32 votes

Using a REST Web Service with Ajax

Category: Ajax

In this article, Nic Ferrier explains how to use simple Ajax techniques to interface with a remote REST (Representational State Transfer) web service. Everyone’s talking about REST these days. Lots of people are still struggling with it, and there’s good reason for that–REST is actually quite difficult to fit into the browser-based HTML Web. Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:32 am

4 rating from 22 votes

Thursday, February 23rd, 2006

Google’s Latest – GooglePages Ajaxed WYSIWYG Page Creator

Category: Google, Showcase

Google has posted (still in Beta, of course) their latest offering to the web community, Google Pages – a web-based WYSIWYG editor for implementing pages on their site. Google Page Creator is a free online tool that makes it easy for anyone to create and publish useful, attractive web pages in just minutes. Google Page Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 10:31 am

3.8 rating from 53 votes