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Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

More Developers Are Using AJAX in Emerging Markets Than in North America

Category: Ajax, Survey

According to this recently released report from the Evans Data Corporation, more developers are using Ajax in the emerging markets than they are in North America. The latest Emerging Markets Development Survey from Evans Data Corp reveals developers in Emerging Markets are embracing AJAX. Over 400 developers from Eastern Europe, Brazil, China, and India contributed Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:32 am

4 rating from 30 votes

Friday, August 25th, 2006

New Friday for Friday: GWT

Category: Ajax, Books, Google, Remoting

Dave Thomas over at the Pragmatic Programmer let us know about a new Friday (i.e., short book that can be read entirely in a Friday afternoon) that they’ve published: Google Web Toolkit, by Ed Burnette. Dave was kind enough to provide us with an excerpt for distribution to our readers: Chapter 5 — Remote Procedure Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 11:19 am
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4.1 rating from 36 votes

Is Google Still The Ajax King?

Category: Ajax, Google

Back when Ajax was still just a gleam in most developer’s eyes and Web 2.0 hadn’t quite kicked into full swing, Google was there at the front, already integrating it into their applications and teaching the world how a little Javascript could make the user experience that much better. Times have changed, though, and other Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:54 am

3.6 rating from 31 votes

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006

Zero Kode, Visual Designer for ZK

Category: Ajax, Framework, Utility

The Tibco folks like to point out that their IDE is written in their own framework. I’m not really all that enamored of the self-compiling, eat your own dogfood approach to IDE’s when your end product is a webapp. Call me old fashioned, but I like to write my code in a desktop IDE. Maybe Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 2:02 am
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4.1 rating from 40 votes

Tuesday, August 15th, 2006


Category: Ajax, Articles, Web20

Jeremy Keith has written about his experience taking tagging to the web 2.0 extreme, incorporating Ajax via Hijax, rel-tag, del.icio.us API, x-folk entries, and more: Each journal entry page now shows the tags at the end of the post. These are linked (using rel-tag of course) to an aggregate tag page that shows any other Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:33 am

4.1 rating from 37 votes

Monday, August 14th, 2006

Introducing LaCo (or AJAX for the non-programmer)

Category: Ajax, Toolkit

From “The Spotty Blog” today, we learn about a new Ajax toolkit that allows developers to add Ajax functionality “without getting their hands dirty” with the actual code – LaCo – Late Content. They demonstrate four different kinds of usage: Automatic – giving sections of the site a src in a laco_src attribute User-activeated – Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 10:22 am

3.4 rating from 39 votes

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

Cross-Domain Ajax Insecurity

Category: Ajax, Security, XmlHttpRequest

Chris Shiflett has posted his look today at cross-domain Ajax requests and some of the security implications that can come with it, especially in a world where more and more developers are beginning to think it’s okay. Since the birth of Ajax (the term, not the technology), there has been an increasing interest in various Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 10:03 am

3.7 rating from 67 votes

Friday, August 4th, 2006

What’s So Special About Ajax?

Category: Ajax, Interview

On the Ajax Developers Journal today, there’s a great new article posted collecting some mini-interviews they did with industry leaders asking “What’s so special about Ajax?” Now that the web is well on its way to becoming more responsive, smoother and reliable – and correspondingly more enjoyable to work with – SYS-CON Media’s AJAXWorld Magazine Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:05 am

3.8 rating from 29 votes

Thursday, August 3rd, 2006

A Designer’s Guide to Prototyping Ajax

Category: Ajax, Design

Particletree has posted two parts in a series for designers trying to develop site structures that will use Ajax for some of their functionality – “A Designer’s Guide to Prototyping Ajax”. In part one, they look at how: A combination of CSS, XHTML and JavaScript, prototypes help interface designers convey effectively how an Ajax page Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:51 am

3.8 rating from 37 votes

Too Much AJAX?

Category: Ajax, Editorial

Matthew Miller wonders, in his latest blog post, if there’s a point when there’s just too much Ajax involved with a site. Where is that tipping point for a normally developed site? I am one of those people that thinks there is a point where one uses too much AJAX. When a site reaches this Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:40 am

3.6 rating from 21 votes

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006

Build an RSS Feed Reader using Ajax and PHP

Category: Ajax, PHP, Programming

ScratchProjects.com has posted both Part one and Part two in a new tutorial series, this time with a focus on creating a RSS feed reader by combining PHP and Ajax. In Part one they lay the foundation, explaining how the tutorial will work, what the parts are, and what the parts do. Then, it’s on Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 9:56 am

4.1 rating from 77 votes

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

CSS: The Tech Ajax Forgot

Category: Ajax, CSS

The shifting sands of time can make people forget things, things they once knew and loved, things they couldn’t live without….things important to Ajax too. Michael Mahemoff reminds us of one such thing in his new post – CSS. CSS is as important to Ajax as Asynchrony and XMLHttpRequest. Which is to say, it’s very Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:24 am
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3.9 rating from 38 votes

Friday, July 28th, 2006

Aptana: New Web IDE in Beta

Category: Ajax, Aptana, Utility

Fred Anderson pointed us to Aptana, a new web IDE based on Eclipse. They provide some nice screencasts of the functionality, and in the documentation they list “hot-To’s” for Many of the frameworks. Features Code Assist on JavaScript, HTML, and CSS languages, including your own JavaScript functions Outliner that gives a snapshot view of your Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:59 pm

4.5 rating from 79 votes

Is Ajax development slowing down?

Category: Ajax, Editorial

In his latest blog post, Eric Pascarello asks the question “Is Ajax development slowing down?” Is the shiny new coating of this revolution in web development finally wearing a bit thin, causing people to move on or not innovate like they used to? I was asked an interesting question by a friend the other day. Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:42 am

3.6 rating from 29 votes

Thursday, July 27th, 2006

Cross-site Ajax (from OSCON 2006)

Category: Ajax, Programming

Kevin Yank, SitePoint’s “reporter in the field” at this year’s OSCON has a new post on the SitePoint Web Tech blog with information and his impressions about a talk given by Joseph Smarr, a Plaxo developer on cross-site Ajax. Mashups, if you’ve been living under a rock, are web applications built by combining services provided Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 3:35 pm

4 rating from 31 votes

Wednesday, July 26th, 2006

Nokia and Backbase cooperate on Mobile AJAX

Category: Ajax, Mobile

According to this post, Backbase and Nokia are collaborating together on a study of current and potential Ajax use on mobile devices. In 5 to 10 year consumers are expected to browse the Internet increasingly via mobile devices, and less often via desktop PCs. Mobile AJAX can significantly increase the user experience of mobile web Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:10 am

3.5 rating from 19 votes