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Thursday, December 22nd, 2005

JavaScript Performance: Comparing the Atlas and Prototype class idioms

Category: .NET, JavaScript, Prototype

Firstly, it has to be said that micro-benchmarks are the root of all evil. Now that is out of the way, Jon Meyer took the time to compare styles of subclassing in JavaScript, based on what he sees in Prototype and Atlas. He analyzes performance implications, giving numbers, and it allows you to see differences Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:56 am
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3.2 rating from 20 votes

Automate acceptance tests with Selenium

Category: Articles

IBM developerWorks has a new article covering Automate acceptance tests with Selenium. Acceptance, or functional, testing is designed to put manual tasks through their paces, but testing these tasks by hand can be time consuming and prone to human error. In this article, the author shows architects, developers, and testers how to use the Selenium Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:46 am
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3.4 rating from 7 votes

Groundwork Guava: Event based PHP Ajax Framework

Category: Library, PHP

Groundwork Guava is a new PHP based application framework and environment. You may ask, “Why another one?”: This one has a bit of a unique aspect because it’s completely object orientated and abstracts the ajax functionality to the extremes. You develop using Guava just like you would develop a desktop app (with event listeners, message Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:38 am
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3.9 rating from 10 votes

Quick Tip: Scroll to Bottom of a Div

Category: JavaScript

Eric Pascarello has a nice tip on how to scroll to the bottom of a div. var objDiv = document.getElementById(“divExample”); objDiv.scrollTop = objDiv.scrollHeight;

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:22 am
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4.2 rating from 48 votes

AjaxTrans: The Ajax Answer to Babelfish

Category: Showcase

AjaxTrans is an Ajax Translator (via AjaxBlog). Translate to and from English, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, and French (still waiting on Swedish Chef). For comparison, the big translation tools: Babelfish and Google, neither use Ajax. So are there any other Ajax translators out there? Some people have been pointing out that Live Search and even Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 7:56 am
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3.6 rating from 7 votes

Wednesday, December 21st, 2005

Ajaxian joins Web 2.0 Workgroup

Category: Editorial

We are proud to have joined the Web 2.0 Workgroup, which is “a network of premium weblogs that write content about the new generation of the Web”. Web 2.0 Workgroup Network Category Sites Analysis & Trends Read/WriteWeb, Dion Hinchcliffe, Susan Mernit’s Blog, Web 2.0 Explorer, Get Real, Ben Barren Companies & Products TechCrunch, SolutionWatch, eHub Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:59 pm
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3.3 rating from 9 votes

Busting the Bots with Ajax

Category: Security

Wael Chatila has published the final of a three-part series exploring Ajax Security. The articles have covered: Using mouse gestures as passwords. Checking if keystrokes seem humanly. An Ajax CAPTCHA system. Each photo has several attributes, so “Animal, Costume, Boy” means a photo containing an Animal, Costume, and Boy. The list contains several descriptions like Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 4:57 pm
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3.3 rating from 8 votes

Dojo: Framework? Library? Toolkit? and using CDNs…

Category: Dojo, Editorial

Alex wrote about whether Dojo is a framework or a library. He talks about how he sees it as a library: One of the words that I hear used to describe Dojo a lot is “frameworkâ€?, and it always causes me some concern when I hear it. Frameworks tend to control the way an applications Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:54 am
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3.6 rating from 19 votes

Blockrocker – classifed + google maps mash up

Category: Examples

Blockrocker.com is a classified/Google maps mash up. The search results shown respond to what area of the map you are viewing, with the push pins on the map corresponding to items available in your area. You can also create RSS feeds for selected areas of the map. Do you think this adds much value over Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 9:30 am
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3.3 rating from 6 votes

CanvasGraph.js: Graphing in Javascript

Category: Canvas

Canvas Graph is a small simple javascript library that allows you to conveniently plot simple line, bar and pie charts using the new HTML Canvas Tag. The script uses the MochiKit library, and features: Plot bar charts, line graphs and pie charts Plot multiple datasets on one graph. Data input from javascript arrays, or even Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:30 am
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3.8 rating from 15 votes

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

Apache Ajax Toolkit Framework Proposal

Category: Editorial

Apache has received a proposal for AJAX Toolkit Framework, championed by Sam Ruby. There are many excellent developers on the list as initial members, and the core seems to have come from Zimbra AjaxTk, and IBM for their Eclipse tooling. Sub projects The subprojects will include development tools necessary to encourage browser-based, AJAX-style development for Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:17 pm
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3.4 rating from 7 votes

Debugging Ajax Requests in Prototype

Category: Editorial, Prototype

How do we debug our Ajax applications? The Rails Weenie has taken the Ajax Responder feature in Prototype: Ajax.Responders.register({ onCreate: function() { if (Ajax.activeRequestCount > 0) Element.show(‘spinner’); }, onComplete: function() { if (Ajax.activeRequestCount == 0) Element.hide(‘spinner’); } }); and has written a simple responder to use in debugging: Ajax.Responders.register({ // log the beginning of the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:30 am
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3.1 rating from 8 votes

Tiny MCE: WYSIWYG Editor

Category: Component

Tiny MCE (Moxiecode Content Editor) 2.x has been released. TinyMCE is a platform independent web based Javascript HTML WYSIWYG editor control released as Open Source under LGPL by Moxiecode Systems AB. It has the ability to convert HTML TEXTAREA fields or other HTML elements to editor instances. TinyMCE is very easy to integrate into other Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:25 am
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3.6 rating from 25 votes

Search.ch Does Real Estate

Category: Mapping, Showcase

Before Google Maps, there was map.search.ch, the Swiss map website that went live back in October 2004. Now search.ch has built a new HousingMaps-style real estate search on top of their mapping software: immo.beta.search.ch. There’s lots of useful Ajax features here. Bernhard Seefeld, former CTO of search.ch, immo.beta.search.ch points out: The search area is determined Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 5:48 am
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3.9 rating from 9 votes

Monday, December 19th, 2005

Announcing: The Ajax Experience 2006

Category: The Ajax Experience

We are very excited to announce the premier Ajax event of 2006, The Ajax Experience. This show is a multi-day, technology focused experience, in which we focus on content that you can learn from, versus vendor stories. This is why Ajaxian.com has partnered with No Fluff Just Stuff, conference organizers that share our same vision. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:09 pm
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3.3 rating from 8 votes

MyBloop: File Storage Site

Category: Showcase

“Bill Gates” emailed us about MyBloop a file storage website. There are a number of sprinkles of Ajax on the site, including a nice Ajax/Flash search, and the ability to reload widgets on the pages.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:01 am
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3.6 rating from 10 votes