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Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

Kurt Cagle: AJAX, Systems Theory and Climate Change

Category: Ajax

In one of his latest posts, Kurt Cagle, from the perspective of a physicist, compares the flow of natural processes (such as weter) to the flow of data streaming over the lines of the internet. He also mentions that, despite it being a similar sort of connection as normal page views, Ajax has the potential Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 9:50 am
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3.2 rating from 15 votes

IBM Leads “Open AJAX” Coalition of Web 2.0 Vendors

Category: Ajax, Business

According to this new article on the Ajax Developer’s Journal today, IBM is spearheading a new effort to promote Ajax to developers all around the world – the “Open Ajax” Coalition. The Open AJAX initiative does not have a centralized structure or website, but is rather an idea that is being formally backed by BEA, Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:49 am

3.5 rating from 19 votes

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

Django adopts Dojo as Ajax framework

Category: Dojo, Programming, Python

Django, the Python “Web Framework for Perfectionists”, is bundling Dojo for Ajax with its 0.92 release, due in out in a few weeks. The initial integration will use Dojo in the admin interface of Django, but the toolkit will be available for any part of a Django app. It was recently announced that the Java Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 11:39 pm

4 rating from 67 votes

ParticleTree: Preloading Data with Ajax and JSON

Category: Ajax, Programming, Prototype

In this article from ParticleTree they take the typical Ajax kinds of connections that everyone else is doing and “step it up a notch” by showing you how to prefetch with Ajax and the help of some JSON. On most sites, there are usually only a handful of options that can be done at any Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 1:24 pm

3.9 rating from 43 votes

Packt Publishing: Building Responsive Web Applications with AJAX and PHP

Category: Ajax, Books, PHP, Programming

Packt Publishing will be releasing a new Ajax/PHP book this coming March (2006) – “Building Responsive Web Applications with AJAX and PHP” authored by Cristian Darie, Bogdan Brinzarea, Filip CherecheÅŸ-ToÅŸa, and Mihai Bucica. In it you will learn how to: Build a solid foundation for your next generation of web applications Use better JavaScript code Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 12:46 pm

4.2 rating from 40 votes

A Huge List of Javascript Libraries

Category: Ajax, JavaScript, Programming

Saddam Azad has a huge post over on his blog today with a pretty comprehensive list of Javascript libraries (including Prototype, AjaxAC, Moo.FX, Rico, and Zimbra). They’re seperated out into sections like “Pure JS Application libraries / Frameworks”, “PHP based AJAX Frameworks”, and “Javascript libs for Flash” with several listings underneath each. Most of the Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 11:32 am

3.7 rating from 38 votes

Sys-Con Brasil: a Drag-and-Drop Shopping Cart HowTo

Category: Ajax, Programming

On the Sys-Con Brasil site site, there’s a new tutorial posted that walks you through the creation of a drag-and-drop shopping cart system with the help of and <cf_srs>. We’re going to harness the power of the JavaScript library to provide our interaction. As their Web site states, this library “provides you with Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 11:22 am

3.8 rating from 48 votes

Ajax and CSS Optimization

Category: Editorial, Utility

The Zimbra team posted about how they compress and package their CSS and JavaScript for Ajax applications. They show how could change their home page to go from: A Current Page: Total HTTP Requests: 26 Total Size: 199246 bytes Compressed: Total HTTP Requests: 13 Total Size: 70040 bytes What they do First some background Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:49 am

4 rating from 33 votes

Wrox to Release new Ajax book – Professional Ajax

Category: Ajax

Wrox is releasing a new Ajax related book in February – Professional Ajax. Authored by Nicholas C. Zakas, Jeremy McPeak, Joe Fawcett, the contents of the book include: * Explores the technologies behind Ajax, its various usage models and communication methods, and why the Ajax model is better than the traditional Web model * Discusses Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 10:09 am
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2 rating from 27 votes

Apache MPM event module

Category: Editorial

A new experimental module has been created over at Apache. This module, Apache MPM event, is “an experimental variant of the standard worker MPM”. This module has the potential to bring Twisted-esque functionality within the Apache pipeline. Summary The event Multi-Processing Module (MPM) is designed to allow more requests to be served simultaneously by passing Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:48 am
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4.3 rating from 14 votes A Three Part Tutorial – Sending Email with Ajax

Category: Ajax, CSS, HTML, PHP has posted all three parts of a series over on their site – “Sending Email with Ajax”. It follows a step by step process of building up the client-side interface (with Ajax’s help) and the server-side code that interacts with it (in this case PHP). Part one starts the process off, talking about the Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:24 am

4 rating from 56 votes

Monday, January 30th, 2006

Hosting JavaScript on CDNs? AOL announces the hosting of Dojo

Category: Dojo, Editorial

Back in December we talked about hosting JavaScript on CDNs. If a thousand applications that your browser has accessed use Dojo or Prototye (or …), then you have many copies of the same file. Wouldn’t it be nice to have these on a CDN and have that take care of it? We even wanted versioning Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:04 pm

4.2 rating from 21 votes

The Ajax Experience 2006: May 10-12th

Category: The Ajax Experience

The Ajax Experience conference website has launched. Ajaxian and NoFluffJustStuff Java Symposiums (NFJS) are pleased to announce The Ajax Experience 2006, the first ever conference exclusively for the Ajax community. This international event will take place May 10-12th at the beautiful Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, California. The Ajax Experience will feature over Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:58 pm

3.6 rating from 21 votes

getElementsByTagNames: note the plural

Category: Examples, JavaScript, Utility

Peter-Paul Koch has created a new script which implements getElementsByTagNames. HTML has several related elements with distinct tag names, like h1-h6 or input, select and textarea. getElementsByTagName works only on elements with the same tag name, so you cannot use it to get a list of all headers or all form fields. The getElementsByTagNames script Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:02 pm

4.2 rating from 34 votes

Spongecell – new Ajax calendar

Category: Calendar, Ruby, Showcase

Spongecell is the latest in the long line of Ajax calendars. Its built on Ruby on Rails and uses the scriptaculous goodies, but the coolest feature is the “spongebar”. It takes a natural English pharse and figures out what appoitment to add to your calendar. So you can type in “meet over $5 flavored coffee Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 9:55 am

3.7 rating from 86 votes

Editorial on WhatWG HTML 5 and W3C XHTML 2

Category: Editorial, HTML

Edd Dumbill got down and wrote a two-part series on The future of HTML In this two-part series, Edd Dumbill examines the various ways forward for HTML that Web authors, browser developers, and standards bodies propose. This series covers the incremental approach embodied by the WHATWG specifications and the radical cleanup of XHTML proposed by Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:43 am

3.7 rating from 19 votes