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Friday, October 7th, 2005

Num Sum: Throwaway Web Spreadsheets

Category: Showcase

Num Sum is a new ajaxian web spreadsheet in the “Ajax Office” vein, brought to us by TrimPath. You can simply create spreadsheets on the fly and name them if you want to keep and share for awhile, or just have one use and move on. Since this is the participation web 2.0: You can Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:39 am
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3 rating from 5 votes

Flash in disguise: Why I want my browser environment please!

Category: Editorial

I just went to Brightcove, a new Web 2.0 company (of course), founded by Mr. Jeremy Allaire (good guy). When you go to the home page, you have this weird feeling where it looks like a normal webpage, but something is wrong. But, then you try to use it like a normal web page, and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:09 am
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3.2 rating from 6 votes

Pragmatic Ajax: Beta Book Released

Category: Books, Pragmatic Ajax

The Beta Book of Pragmatic Ajax has been published and made available at the Pragmatic Programmers home of the book. We are really excited about getting this out there. For those that are not familiar with the Beta Book process: A Beta Book is a book that’s still in development. Buy it, and you’ll be Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:39 am
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3.3 rating from 36 votes

Thursday, October 6th, 2005

SynchroEdit: YAWYSIWYG-Live Editor

Category: RichTextWidget

SynchroEdit is another editor on the block: SynchroEdit is an open-source browser-based simultaneous multiuser editor, a form of same-time, different-place groupware. It allows multiple users to edit a single web-based document at the same time, and it continuously synchronizes all changes so that users always have the same version. SynchroEdit’s main editor is fully WYSIWYG, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:01 am
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3.8 rating from 12 votes

window.onload Cross Browser Solutions

Category: Editorial

Dean Edwards has been discussing the issues with the onload handler and an issue with it: The window.onload event is used by programmers to kick-start their web applications. This could be something trivial like animating a menu or something complex like initialising a mail application. The problem is that the onload event fires after all Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:51 am
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Rise of slow Ajax applications

Category: Editorial

Alexander Kirk has been writing about Ajax performance via entries such as Bloated Ajax Applications Due to Libraries, Rise of slow AJAX applications, and Code downloading with AJAX. Alex tends to like lean libraries such as SACK. Although, we have to keep down the code in an environment such as browser-based, there is a reason Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:06 am
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3 rating from 5 votes

Wednesday, October 5th, 2005

twofifty.org: tracking IMDb with Ajax

Category: Showcase

Tim Broddin has developed twofifty.org, a web application that allows its users to keep track of which movies from the IMDb Top 250 they’ve seen. He developed this because he saw a lot of fellow webloggers who kept a list like this but they all struggled keeping it up to date. twofifty.org uses a clean Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:29 pm
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3.3 rating from 6 votes

SPARQL over Ajax

Category: Editorial

Kendall Clark got a little kiddy thinking about how Ajax and SPARQL can fit together: “SPARQL over AJAX just by itself is so cool it gives me a headache!”. SPARQL could be the begining of the merge of Web 2.0 and the Semantic Web. Currently the idea of mash-ups is a big one. How many Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:01 am
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Pragmatic Ajax by Ajaxians

Category: Pragmatic Ajax

Here at planet ajaxian, we have been hard at work on a book on Ajax, Pragmatic Ajax: Now there’s no need for you to choose between the ease of deployment of a web page and the interactive features of a rich desktop application. Ajax redefines the user experience for web applications. Your application can provide Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:28 am
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3.5 rating from 31 votes

Editsite: Browser based CMS

Category: Showcase

Ilkka Huotari opened his doors to his latest web venture: Editsite. Editsite is CMS as a service. It goes above and beyond a simple blog, in that you can build any kind of site using very interesting in-browser tools. Editing You have editor widgets, and live editing. Choosing Layouts Picking layouts is simple. Creating Forms Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:19 am
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2.7 rating from 6 votes

Tuesday, October 4th, 2005

WWW SQL Designer

Category: Showcase

A nice chap in Prague has created a WWW SQL Designer, that gives you a cool graphical, dragable, view of your database schema. One fun part is the bottom right corner of the application. This area shows you the entire canvas of your tables, and allows you to move the red square around to view Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:20 am
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3.6 rating from 12 votes

Audible Ajax: Episode 3

Category: Podcasts

Ben and I got together just after the Microsoft PDC event and chatted about the recent news in Ajax. We wish that we had got this out a little earlier, but the editors got extremely busy! Show Notes Ben discusses his Microsoft trip The Avalon/WPF and WPF/E announcement IE 7 Native XMLHttpRequest Microsoft going after Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:16 am
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3 rating from 7 votes

Monday, October 3rd, 2005

Ajax getting a fresh look in the media

Category: Articles

Ajax is geting everywhere. C|Net News.com has just published Ajax gives software a fresh look, where they delve into the world and promise of Ajax: An emerging Web development technique promises to shake up the status quo in PC software and blur the line between desktop and Web applications. Over the years, desktop applications tied Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:54 pm
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Gap.com cleans up their act and gets Ajaxian

Category: Showcase

Gap.com has gone through a recent relaunch. The big changes are that they have gone XHTML Strict, and no tables are to be seen. They also have added subtle UI changes, many using Ajax. These include: QuickLook: When you mouseover some clothing, a QuickLook icon appears that you can click on. This opens a new Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:42 pm
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3.3 rating from 6 votes

Abaque French Ajaxian Catalog

Category: Showcase

Thierry Nivelet, and his team at Abaque have worked on an Ajax-based catalog (in french for now). It looks and feels like an old school rich application (buttons etc) :) View the Demo:

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:29 am
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Debugging JavaScript with Venkman on Firefox 1.5

Category: JavaScript

Joe Walker has been playing with Venkman, the JavaScript debugger, and its marriage with the old school Mozilla suite vs. Firefox. He now has got a working version: Currently you can’t CAN!. See below for update. Previously Venkman (the Javascript debugger) would not install, and if you tried to hack it by downloading the .xpi Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:18 am
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