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Monday, February 6th, 2006

Oracle Technology Network: Developing Smart Web UIs with Ajax, JSF, and ADF Faces

Category: Ajax, Java, Programming, XmlHttpRequest

The Oracle Technology Center has a lengthy new article today that walks you through the procedure of creating a “Smart Web UI” with the combination of Ajax, JSF, and ADF Faces technologies. They start off with the typical “what is Ajax” information, catching up those server-side developers that haven’t worked much with it. The target Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:55 am
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3.2 rating from 30 votes

Ajax Magazine: AJAX powered chat applications reviewed

Category: Ajax, JavaScript, Programming

Ajax Magazine has this new post today with their brief reviews on some of the Ajax-powered web-based chat applications that have popped up recently. Many asked me about AJAX chat applications, I have already posted three implementations here but there is more solutions that I haven’t talked about. What is interesting in Chat applications that Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:41 am

3.6 rating from 35 votes

Friday, February 3rd, 2006

37Signals load testing Campfire – new chat application

Category: Chat, Prototype, Ruby

37Signals is load testing their new chat application, Campfire. Run over there to take a look and try to bring their servers down. =) Would you use this over standard instant messaging or the other chat apps out there? Campfire certainly looks like the most user friendly chat app for those clients who aren’t technically Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 2:57 pm

3.8 rating from 44 votes

Max Kiesler’s List of Web 2.0/Ajax Widgets

Category: Ajax, JavaScript, Programming, Web20

Max Kiesler has a new post on his blog that lists out some of the downloadable Web 2.0 and Ajax “widgets” that he’s found. They’re ones he’s used and checked to be “understandable by the average designer or developer”. It seems as though ever other day a new web 2.0 or AJAX widget comes to Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 9:35 am

3.7 rating from 40 votes

A Comparison of Ajax Frameworks for ASP.NET

Category: .NET, Ajax, Programming

As highlighted in this post on the Ajax.NET Professional blog today, there’s a comparison posted of several of the popular Ajax frameworks for those working with ASP.NET (created by Daniel Zeiss). First, let me explain why only these 6 Frameworks are included although there is a lot more AJAX stuff for ASP.NET out there. All Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 9:05 am

4 rating from 66 votes

Creating an Ajax Scribble application with Microsoft Atlas

Category: .NET, Articles

Rama Krishna Vavilala has written up a tutorial on creating an Ajax version of the good ‘ole MFC scribble application. It walks through creating An Atlas ASP.NET application from scratch, creating a Web service for the backend, and Atlas JavaScript for the front end. The Atlas Magic It allowed us to write the web application Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:49 am

2.3 rating from 62 votes

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

Joshua Eichorn Interviewed (author of HTML_AJAX)

Category: Ajax, Interview, PHP

On the Ajax Magazine site today, there’s an interview with the author of the HTML_AJAX PEAR package, Joshua Eichorn. I have contacted Joshua Eichorn, author of HTML_AJAX for an interview and as promised here is the interview. I asked Joshua about AJAX, HTML_AJAX, his experience, projects, current status,future projects and much more. The interviewer (Hatem) Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 12:51 pm
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3.2 rating from 35 votes

Google Reader: Quicksilver for Labels

Category: Component, Google, Showcase

Google has added a nice new feature to their Google Reader. The feature is a nice UI widget to pick labels for your feeds. As a Mac user, the first piece of software that I would take with me to a desert island would be Quicksilver. It is beautiful, and it means that you no Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:34 am

3.6 rating from 25 votes

An Ajax Login System (with Help from PHP)

Category: Ajax, JavaScript, PHP, Programming, XmlHttpRequest has posted this tutorial on the creation of a login system by combining the powers of PHP and Ajax. The idea is to keep the user on the same page until they are fully authenticated. As it stands now, most pages have to resubmit the data to a handler where it might be rejected Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 10:54 am

3.8 rating from 145 votes

Keeping your page load fast

Category: Ajax, Articles, Programming, Usability

Alexander Kirk (of Blummy and Wizlite fame) posted 10 Realistic Steps to a Faster Web Site. Alex did his thesis on this subject, so he should know a thing or two about it. This is not strictly Ajax related, but its very easy to create a slow, unpleasant Ajax app if you don’t keep certain Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 10:19 am
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3.9 rating from 44 votes

An Ajax Repeater control with ASP.NET

Category: .NET, Ajax

Jigar Desai has information in this post from C# Corner about using an ASP.NET repeater control with Ajax to dynamically build out a table of data. XMLHttp and AJAX can really make your application do tricks which were not possible with plain vanilla HTML, but your code can become messy very quickly if you do Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:00 am

4 rating from 81 votes

Ajax Flashcards

Category: Showcase

Darrell Brogdon has created a new flashcard website. PHPFlashcards presents questions on PHP, Ajax-style . I don’t know about you, but tedious page refreshes is one thing that keeps me away from many flashcard/quiz sites. The solution here eliminates those – you click an option and a “Correct”/”Incorrect” status appears and fades away, and your Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 3:21 am
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3.9 rating from 18 votes

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

Adobe Flex 2.0: Beta Released

Category: Flash, JavaScript

Adobe/Macromedia has released a public beta of Flex 2.0. This includes the new Flex Builder which is based on Eclipse. No more timeline in your face! Adobe Flex 2.0 delivers an integrated set of tools and technology enabling developers to build and deploy scalable rich Internet Applications. Flex provides a modern, standards-based language supporting common Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:35 pm

4 rating from 36 votes

IBM developerWorks: User annotations in Ajax

Category: Ajax, Browsers, JavaScript, Programming, XmlHttpRequest

On the IBM developerWorks site today, there’s a new tutorial talking about the addition of a comment/sticky-note system to any site. You’ll need to register to get into the article, but it’s a free registration. The ability to add notes and comments to your Web site can be a powerful and attractive feature for users. Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 4:06 pm

3.6 rating from 31 votes

Mike Chambers: Encapsulating Ajax XMLHTTPRequest Calls within JavaScript classes

Category: Ajax, JavaScript, XmlHttpRequest

Mike Chambers has posted a tutorial with code on his blog today concerning combining a set of Ajax (XMLHttpRequest) calls into Javascript classes. The guys over at Fold posted an article on how to use multiple XMLHTTPRequest (XHR) calls within a single page. This is something that I have had to tackle in my own Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 1:49 pm
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3.8 rating from 32 votes

IE 7 Preview Release: Download, Test, Pray?

Category: Browsers, IE

Microsoft has put out there IE7 Beta 2 Preview. We should make sure that our XHR code (or libs that we use) make sure to look up the native object first: < View plain text > javascript if (window.XMLHttpRequest) {           // If IE7, Mozilla, Safari, etc: Use native object   Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:16 am

3.5 rating from 25 votes