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Tuesday, September 6th, 2005

IE is teh 3v1l

Category: Editorial

Some people love IE, some… well not to much. Jamis Buck (Rails committer) ran into one of those “pull your hair out problems” which caused him to write IE is teh 3v1l. So, thinking it was some bonehead thing on my part I started digging in. I was able to readily duplicate the error on Read the rest…

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3.3 rating from 6 votes

Monday, September 5th, 2005

XMLHttpRequest – Bypassing Security for Development

Category: Articles

Julien Couvreur has run into the development pain of having to have an ajaxian page hosted on the same area as you return data from. You would like to just use file:// but it often isn’t practical, and you end up doing a lot of security checks. Julien explains how he wrote a GreaseMonkey user Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:54 am
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Skype Ajaxian technique to pick phone numbers

Category: Showcase

I happened upon a nice use of Ajax when looking for a SkypeIn number. As the user, I could change the area code, and an ajaxian request would go out for samples of that number. Then, I could even narrow it down by putting in a full, or partial number, and skype would tell me Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:46 am
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3.2 rating from 6 votes

Friday, September 2nd, 2005

Kiko: Yet Another Ajaxian Calendar

Category: Calendar, Showcase

Certain apps tend to jump out for Ajaxian writers. The online calendar is one of them, and Kiko has stepped up to the plate with their offering. What’s better? Interface Click On Anything – Everything is interactive. Right click it, drag it – it all works the way you expect from a native application. Everything’s Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:57 am
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3.2 rating from 18 votes

addEvent() considered harmful

Category: Articles

addEvent() considered harmful is an interesting entry that delves into the world of events and JavaScript. Are there differences between the W3C and Microsoft event registration models?. Yuppers. The article discusses: Unlimited event handlers Avoiding memory problems in IE The difference between addEventListener and attachEvent addEvent() and a foldout menu We do have libraries that Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:50 am
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3.3 rating from 8 votes

Web.UI 3.0 for ASP.NET

Category: .NET, Component, Showcase, Toolkit

Components. Components. Components. That mysterious marketplace. Component Art has a bunch, and has a new 3.0 beta version set out. Ajax Windows Explorer Ajax Image Gallery Ajax Calendar Ajax Product Info Ajax Context Menu Ajax TabStrip Content Ajax Menu Content Ajax TreeView Content Ajax Server Date/Time Ajax Standard Controls Grid TreeView CallBack TabStrip SiteMap Snap Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:41 am
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3.4 rating from 16 votes

Thursday, September 1st, 2005

Backbase creates Ajaxian Petstore

Category: Showcase

The Backbase team has taken the infamous PetStore application, and has ajaxified it using their framework. A full writeup has been placed on the BEA dev2dev network. View the running ajax petstore here

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:08 am
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Catalyst: Ajaxian Perl Framework

Category: Perl, Screencast

Catalyst is a framework that is trying to do for Perl, what Rails has done for Ruby. You can view screencast movies, including one which walks you through creating an auto complete piece of Ajax

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:00 am
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Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

Turbo Ajax: turboDbAdmin Ajaxian Db Tool

Category: Dojo, Showcase

“OMG! So awesome my head exploded” That is the subtitle at Turbo Ajax, and it certainly is very cool. Turbo DB Admin is Online database administration, Ajax style. If you check out the demo you will see something that feels like other db tools, but is of course right there in the web. turboDbAdmin Features Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:17 pm
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Flock: New Browser on Firefox

Category: Editorial, Firefox

Bar Camp showed off Flock: We’re introducing the world’s most innovative social browsing experience. We call it the two-way web. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be seeding invites to a few lucky folks. Sign up to find out when invites are available Flock – Social Browsing is Cool By Techcrunch Flock was originally called Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:08 pm
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Breaking onload limits

Category: Editorial

Every javascript coder, in almost every script, has encountered the onload limits. In this article we’ll present them briefly, together with some solutions. The window.onload event handler has two main limits: You can attach just one function to it The script will wait until the page is fully loaded before running Alessandro continues to discuss Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:59 am
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3.7 rating from 13 votes

Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

Writeboard: One App. One Url.

Category: Editorial

Somehow I also missed the blog about 37signals Writeboard, but found it thanks to Russell Beattie. What makes a web-app an app? I’d argue it’s not the functionality — there’s a lot of functionality on the web that we wouldn’t explicitly consider a “web-app.â€? I’d argue it’s the account, the infrastructure, the multi-page UI, the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:46 am
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Ajaxian Periodic Table

Category: Showcase

Andrew Sutherland created a nice, clean, simple Periodic Table of the Elements that uses ajaxian techniques to grab information as you click on various areas. There are some interesting UI choices: You click on the element, not mouseover. This is nice in one way, as the popup is quite large, and Andrew changes the background Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:21 am
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Dojo 0.1.0 has left the building

Category: Dojo, Library

First DWR 1.0, and now the Dojo Toolkit 0.1.0 release. People have been chomping at the bit for a real release, and now we have it. The Dojo Download is located here, and you can grab different editions where you choose a package that has the elements that you want to use, as well as Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:19 am
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Monday, August 29th, 2005

DWR 1.0 Final Release

Category: Java

Joe Walker has released the 1.0 version of DWR, which is a popular Java Ajax binding framework. In this release… AJAX remoting of JavaScript calls to Java Automatic generation of JavaScript stubs to match Java code. Test pages allowing you to test and debug your server code. Access controls through: J2EE security including role based Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:29 pm
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Internet Explorer and Ajax image caching woes

Category: IE, Ruby

Thomas Fuchs (script.aculo.us / Rails fame) talks of his Internet Explorer and Ajax image caching woes. Inserting chunks of HTML via Ajax is cool stuff, and speeds things up quite a bit. As long as you don’t happen to insert some images and you’re using Internet Explorer 6, that is. Here’s the problem: Internet Explorer Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:46 am
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4.2 rating from 19 votes