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Friday, April 8th, 2011

Best Practices for test revisited

Category: Ajax, Performance, Testing

With Google and their apps like Search, Docs or GMail only a very small time is actually spent in the initial page load, writes Andreas Grabner in a recent blog post. Of course, much time is spent in JavaScript, XHR Calls and DOM Manipulations triggered by user actions. Grabner writes: It is very important to Read the rest…

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3.8 rating from 125 votes

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

COR Blimey! Cross domain Ajax is really here

Category: Ajax, Standards

There is a lot of solid support for cross-domain Ajax in modern web browsers, yet most developers are still unaware of this powerful capability. Usage requires just a little bit of extra JavaScript work and a little extra server-side work to ensure that the correct headers are being sent. IE8’s implementation lags a bit behind Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:09 am

3.6 rating from 66 votes

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Telling robots about your crawl-able Ajax apps

Category: Ajax, Google

Weston Ruter wants to talk to the search robots out there and tell them about the URL format for crawling Ajax apps. Google came out with a spec for doing this with hash bang URLs such as: http://shepherdinteractive.com/#!portfolio/interactive/. What if we could tell Google and others something like: < View plain text > HTML <meta Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:37 am

3.3 rating from 51 votes

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Progressive XMLHttpRequest

Category: Ajax

Kyle Scholz has brought up the topic of progressive response handling in XHR: Perhaps it’s subtle, but the draft spec for XMLHttpRequest calls for support for progressive response handling: 4.7.6 The responseText attribute The responseText attribute must return the result of running these steps: 1. If the state is not LOADING or DONE return the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:54 am

3.7 rating from 48 votes

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

A State of the Web via October Tweets

Category: Ajax

A lot of great news is coming in via Twitter. I make a lot of Ajax comments under @dalmaer and wanted to give you a roundup on the month of October via Tweets. Always interesting to take a glance at the month. What do you think? Firefox 3.6 beta 1 is here. Full screen video, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:44 pm

2.1 rating from 117 votes

Monday, August 24th, 2009

$100 off The Ajax Experience expires Friday

Category: Ajax, Ajaxian.com Announcements, Conferences, The Ajax Experience

This Friday, August 28 marks the $100 off early-bird deadline for The Ajax Experience conference, September 14-16 in Boston, MA. Friday is your last chance to save $100 off the registration fee. Visit the conference site to register now! Below is the latest agenda at-a-glance with over 40 essential sessions, case studies, interactive panels and insightful Read the rest…

Posted by tberardi at 6:19 pm

3.4 rating from 82 votes

Cross domain iframe communication without location polling

Category: Ajax

Piers Lawson has come up with an interesting new technique for cross domain communication using an iframe and not having to poll the location for a #hashchange: Most articles on using the URL Fragment technique advocate the target iFrame polling its Location to detect changes in the fragment… perhaps checking 5 times a second. Julien Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:30 am

4.3 rating from 54 votes

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

jXHR: XHR API, JSON-P backend conduit

Category: Ajax

The Mullet: Business up front, party in the rear Kyle has take the XHR API that we all know and…. wrap…. and married it with a JSON-P transport to make jXHR. He tells us more: I’ve put out a very simple little project called jXHR which does cross-domain Ajax via JSON-P calls (meaning, totally javascript Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:55 am

4.8 rating from 70 votes

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

Keynotes Announced for The Ajax Experience!

Category: Ajax, Conferences, The Ajax Experience

Ajaxian.com’s The Ajax Experience gives you access to over 40 sessions presented by framework founders, independent experts and development leaders – all focused on proven solutions for current and emerging challenges plaguing Ajax developers, like performance, cross-browser rendering, security and architecture. Register Now for The Ajax Experience! September 14-16 in Boston, MA. Keynote presentations examine Read the rest…

Posted by tberardi at 6:37 pm

4.6 rating from 58 votes

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Registration Now Open for The Ajax Experience 2009!

Category: Ajax, Ajaxian.com Announcements, Conferences, The Ajax Experience

 “When the heck are you guys going to open registration for The Ajax Experience this year!?” Over the last 3 months that is, without question, the most frequently received email we’ve had from Ajaxian members like you. The good news is that the wait is finally over! Registration has officially opened for this year’s Ajax Read the rest…

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3.6 rating from 46 votes

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Digg shows Multipart XMLHttpRequest prototype

Category: Ajax, JavaScript, Performance

Micah Snyder of Digg posted on DUI.Stream, an experimental library that implements a multipart XHR technique to bundle resources into one request and then breaks them out at the other end: One of the ways that high-performance websites like Yahoo suggest speeding up load times is by reducing the number of HTTP requests per page. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:31 am

2.4 rating from 84 votes

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Ajax Frameworks Decision Center

Category: Ajax

Why choose which Ajax framework you can use, when you can let The Machine tell you! Jim Briggs of Athenz has pointed his decision machine at the age old problem of choosing which darn library to script src! Here is what Jim told us about the new service: There has been some discussion lately on Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:50 am

2.6 rating from 71 votes

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Ajax Framework Analysis Results

Category: Ajax

Matt Raible has posted on the analysis the he has done for a client on choosing an Ajax framework. This is the age old question “which Ajax framework should I use?” It is agonizing. It is hard. It isn’t pretty. We created a dartboard: Matts take compares Dojo, Ext JS, GWT, and YUI using various Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:44 am

2.5 rating from 117 votes

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Need a Script? Check out AjaxRain.com

Category: Ajax

Launched in June, 2007, AjaxRain.com has continued its steady growth of aggregating awesome extensions for the popular JavaScript frameworks. It was a late starter coming after the popular site MiniAjax but while MiniAjax unfortunately stopped updates, AjaxRain continued loading up with top scripts from around the web. Currently listing 1200+ scripts, it has become the Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 10:37 am

4.1 rating from 47 votes

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Share Your Knowledge at The Ajax Experience!

Category: Ajax, Ajaxian.com Announcements, Conferences, The Ajax Experience

We’re seeking a few good technologists and speakers for The Ajax Experience 2009, to be held in Boston on September 14-16, 2009.  If you have experience with frameworks, techniques, or technologies that drive high performance Web applications, or build frameworks or other tools to enable the creation or test of Ajax applications, take a look Read the rest…

Posted by tberardi at 8:54 am
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3.9 rating from 45 votes

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Forget Chuck, Preloaders 3D right now!

Category: Ajax, Utility

I enjoy the US show Chuck (maybe because a geeky guy gets to hang with a beautiful woman? :) and there is a 3D episode to launch their new season. Our 2009 Ajax season relaunches an old favourite meme, the Ajax loaders (e.g. ajaxload.info) with a new 3D special. Timur Gafforov has given us Preloaders Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:41 am

4 rating from 91 votes