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Thursday, September 15th, 2005

Ajaxian Wicket: Java Web Framework

Category: Component, Java

We spoke about Tapestry earlier in the week. A new kid on the Java-web-framework block is Wicket which is: A component-oriented web framework which simplifies the creation of complex web user interfaces. The look and feel of Wicket web pages is defined in ordinary XHTML, which can be edited with standard Web tools such as Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:02 am
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3.1 rating from 11 votes

Wednesday, September 14th, 2005

Atlas Walkthrough Published

Category: .NET

Scott Guthrie mentioned that he would post the sample code for the Process Explorer in his first entry on Atlas. And, he did it, posting his Atlas Keynote Walkthrough, which shows all of the code for each step of the keynote. The Steps Step 1: The Web Service We Use Step 2: Simple Invocation of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:36 pm

2.7 rating from 11 votes

IE 7 has XMLHttpRequest as native component. NOT ActiveX.

Category: IE

This is good news from IEBlog: IE 7 implements a native XMLHTTPRequest object for Javascript applications, instead of requiring an ActiveXObject to be created. This also means XMLHTTPRequest will function on machines that have ActiveX disabled. We’ve providing support for International Domain Names we’ve also done some thoughtful work to prevent spoofing of URLs by Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:04 pm
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3 rating from 5 votes A Preview of Web 3.0

Category: .NET

Now, Web 3.0 may be a TAD cheeky don’t you think? But Scott Isaacs and team have put up a PDC Preview of their technoloy. Over the past 8 months I have been writing articles on advanced programming techniques and the limitations of the “AJAX” programming pattern (and I have at least 6 months more Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:38 am

2.7 rating from 11 votes

Tuesday, September 13th, 2005

Microsoft Atlas Details Revealed

Category: .NET, Toolkit

I’m here at Microsoft’s Professional Developer’s Conference, and they’ve announced some interesting tidbits about Atlas, their Ajax framework. (It was a bit weird to hear Jim Allchin refer to DHTML as Ajax on-stage.) Atlas will be a cross-browser JavaScript library with ASP.NET bindings. They are fully supporting Safari, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. Atlas includes a Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 6:11 pm
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3.2 rating from 10 votes

Ajax Latency: Myth, Reality, and Solutions

Category: Editorial

Jep Castelein of Backbase has been writing about latency issues, and how Ajax is involved. Firstly, he talked about Ajax Latency problems: myth or reality?. In this article he discusses what people are saying and thinking wrt Ajax latency, and adds: “These days, bandwidth is cheap, latency expensive.” I can confirm this from my own Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:49 am

3 rating from 5 votes

Tapestry Tacos: Ajaxian components for the Java web framework

Category: Component, Java, Library

Jesse Kuhnert has been busy. The Tacos project is a component library for the Tapestry java web framework. Recently, the components have been refactored to run on top of the popular JavaScript frameworks, Prototype/Rico/and soon Dojo. Components Tree AjaxDirectLink AjaxForm DirtyFormWarning Autocompleter ProgressBar Refresh You can see all of the components in action Component Reference

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:18 am
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3.7 rating from 24 votes

Treehouse Chat and Server Side JavaScript

Category: Chat, Editorial, JavaScript

Wesley Tanaka has written Yet Another Chat Client, and uses this experience to discuss some of the implementation details. Wesley ends up wanting to have a <?JS … ?> construct a la PHP. Why does he want this? So he can share code between the client and server side of the application. He rewrote the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:05 am

3.1 rating from 13 votes

Old School JavaScript Library Package

Category: Library

Tarquin Wilton Jones has listed a large slew of JavaScript libraries that he has put out there for our use. Not only does he list the scripts, but he has a table showing the browser compatibility of each one, and every script has a demo that you can check out. There are scripts in the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:54 am
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3 rating from 5 votes

Shift Edit: Div Editing

Category: Component, LiveEdit

A new version of Shift Edit, a div editing component has been released. You can check out the demo page to edit away on something. There is even a version as a Firefox Extension.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:32 am

2.9 rating from 17 votes

Monday, September 12th, 2005

Prototype LiveGrid now comes with XSLT

Category: Component, Library, LiveSearch, Prototype

Chris van de Steeg has upgraded his fork of LiveGrid so that it has xslt support and improved scrolling. Full Feature List We can still produce any HTML, in stead of fixed table-rows We now have XSLT support!!! I’m really happy with this one. It allows to haveany xml source as dataset for the grid. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:21 am

3.8 rating from 8 votes

Logging in JavaScript with fvlogger

Category: Articles

David Miller has written a lovely article on JavaScript logging. He takes us on the ride that we took when running from alert(), and onto browser tools such as Venkman for Mozilla. Finally he gets to fvlogger, his logging toolkit for JavaScript. fvlogger borrows concepts from Log4J and its cousins, but eschews their complexity by Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:13 am

3 rating from 5 votes

Sunday, September 11th, 2005

Backbase Ajaxian RSS Reader

Category: Showcase

Backbase has another nice demo on their site. Their RSS Reader is available for download, including the server-side PHP code. You can check out the online demo that got our attention as they put our feed up there (thanks guys!). You can show/hide various feeds, and you will also notice they use the Fade Anything Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:09 pm
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3 rating from 5 votes

Accessible Speaking Forms

Category: Accessibility

Bob Easton has summarized research on how to build the best accessible speaking forms. The best practices are simple. Use the structural elements we’ve been given. Legends and labels are structural elements; highly recommended. Title attributes are very poor substitutes. The only reason to use them is as redundant information in the hopes that older Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:40 pm
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3.2 rating from 6 votes

Saturday, September 10th, 2005

Zimbra Collaboration Suite Open Source Project Beta Launch

Category: Email, Showcase

Just today, someone was asking why there wasn’t an open source ajaxian email system. Now there is with Zimbra. Zimbra is a community for building and maintaining next generation collaboration technology. Currently, this technology is available as a beta version. At Zimbra, our goal is to make e-mail, calendar, contacts and other communications technologies the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:22 am

3.4 rating from 16 votes

Friday, September 9th, 2005

Safari 2.0.1: No longer an Ajaxian pain?

Category: Browsers, Editorial

Mention Safari to many JavaScripters, and they sigh. Look at many frameworks, libraries, and components, and you don’t see Safari on the list of supported browsers half the time. Alex Russell sees some hope with Safari 2.0.1 and maybe beyond? After much discussion recently with Erik, we decided that Safari was a lost cause when Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:57 pm
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3 rating from 5 votes