Ajax


Ajax, short for asynchronous JavaScript and XML, allows websites to retrieve data from the server asynchronously behind the scenes, without interfering with the display and behavior of the existing page. Check out Ajax news, tips and tutorials here.


Monday, June 12th, 2006

AJAX Feedback Mechanism

Category: Ajax, Utility

The iBegin blog has posted some information about a handy little Ajax feature they’re offering up to the public for download – an Ajax feedback mechanism. So a few weeks ago I was thinking how people are using our site, but I have no clue what their feelings are. Are the results good? Great? Craptastic? Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 6:58 am
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3.5 rating from 139 votes

Thursday, June 8th, 2006

The Ajax Transport Method(s)

Category: Ajax, Programming, XmlHttpRequest

The IBM developerWorks site has this new tutorial posted today, a look a the various “Ajax transport methods” – XMLHttpRequest, IFrames, and script tags – what they are, how to use them, and which is best for what situation. Discover three Ajax data transport mechanisms (XMLHttp, script tags, and frames or iframes) and their relative Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:06 am
9 Comments

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3.7 rating from 46 votes

Ajax History Support in Safari Possible?

Category: Ajax, Programming

Brad Neuberg has a comment in this new post from his blog about an email from a friend mentioning a possibility of history support with Ajax in Apple’s Safari browser. He says that he has figured out a way to have fragment identifier history in Safari. I haven’t gotten a chance to test this myself, Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 6:54 am
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4.1 rating from 29 votes

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

Ajax Changes Advertising, Too

Category: Ajax, Editorial

Developers all over the web are discovering the powerful new features that using Ajax lets them implement. Unfortunately, there’s also a downside for some people associated with the web, namely advertisers, and how Ajax works. In this new article on the ClickZ Network, explores how Ajax can wreck havock on any normal “counting” system. I’ve Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 6:12 pm
9 Comments

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3.4 rating from 50 votes

Monday, June 5th, 2006

IBM Donates to the Dojo foundation

Category: Accessibility, Ajax, Dojo, JavaScript, Library

We are seeing more and more collaboration between the open source projects and the traditional software development community. Today we see a new partnership between IBM and the Dojo Foundation: IBM today announced plans to contribute key intellectual assets to the open source community, in an effort to help companies and software developers adopt and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:07 pm
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4.1 rating from 47 votes

Which Ajax Approach Is Right For You?

Category: Ajax, Editorial

As Ajax is developing, different “parties” are forming in their development methods. Some developers prefer to stick with the smaller libraries they know and create their apps there, while others are looking to big players, like Microsoft’s Atlas, to provide them with powerful environments to create next-generation applications. Dion Hinchcliffe noticed this as well and Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 12:36 pm
10 Comments

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3.2 rating from 38 votes

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

Two Tools Make Ajax + Eclipse a Reality

Category: Ajax, Toolkit, Utility

IBM developerWorks has this new article posted with a look at two tools that are looking helping bring more support for Ajax to the Eclipse software via its “Ajax Toolkit Framework” – Dojo and Zimbra. The partners behind the Open Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (Ajax) Initiative are strengthening the community by building an open platform Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:44 am
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4 rating from 40 votes

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

Open Ajax Alliance Update

Category: Ajax, Editorial

I had the pleasure of being part of the first Open Ajax Alliance summit, brought together by IBM, hosted at Adobe in San Francisco. The first day was all about getting on the same page, as the members went around and discusses their worlds, and where they see the Open Ajax alliance moving. It was Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:53 am
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4 rating from 30 votes

NYC Eatery Mashup – Restaurants and Google Maps

Category: Ajax, Google

When wandering the streets of New York (Manhattan, really) looking for something to take care of that growing growling in your stomach, you might want to grab the nearest computer and tak a look at Jason’s NYC Restaurant Map. So, what the heck is it? NYC Restaurant Map is a “mashup” of data I accumulated Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:05 am
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3.5 rating from 35 votes

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

Benchmark Invests in PageFlakes

Category: Ajax, Business

According to this post over on TechCrunch, a company called Benchmark Capital has taken a genuine interest in the Ajax desktop site Pageflakes and has even conducted a round of financing for the company. They make mention of the Netvibes seed round that took place before and how both they and Pageflakes are competing with Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 6:41 am
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4.1 rating from 21 votes

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

Responsible Asynchronous Scripting

Category: Ajax, Editorial

On ThinkVitamin.com, there’s a new column that’s been written up by Shaun Inman, one of the brains behind Mint concerning “Responsible Asynchronous Scripting”. Asynchronous or remote scripting has been lurking in the background of web app development for quite some time now. Originally dependent on proprietary technology like Java applets, ActiveX and Flash or clever Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 2:39 pm
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3.7 rating from 28 votes

Pseudo User Pattern and Ajax

Category: Ajax, Editorial

I have been using a pattern called the Pseudo User Pattern that many have used over the years. Basically, it allows users to get through the maximum amount of work without forcing them to signup or login to your application. Behind the scenes the notion of a User is abstracted and you may be talking Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:36 pm
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3.4 rating from 37 votes

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

Sun Announces Ajax Widget Wrapping and JavaScript App Server

Category: Ajax, Java, JavaScript, jMaki

Over the past week, Sun has made two very interesting announcements. First, at our own Ajax Experience event, Sun announced jMaki. Created by Sun’s Ajax guru Greg Murray, jMaki (Maki is Japanese for “wrap”) provides a simple API for embedding disparate JavaScript widgets into a Java web application. jMaki is all about enabling Java developers Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 1:56 am
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3.8 rating from 51 votes

Monday, May 15th, 2006

134 Ajax Frameworks and Counting

Category: Ajax, Toolkit

Michael Mahemoff spent the past few days at the Ajax Experience conference and came to a slightly surprising revelation as he prepared for his talk on Ajax design patterns and principles. I just did a quick count of frameworks and libraries on the wiki. Turns out there are 58 in pure Javascript and another 76 Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:17 am
14 Comments

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3.7 rating from 71 votes

Sunday, May 14th, 2006

Wrapping up the Ajax Experience

Category: Ajax, Dojo, Presentation, The Ajax Experience

Thanks to all who attended!! The weather was great, the St Francis hotel is amazing, and we had all sorts of great feedback and discussions with everyone who came. We are looking forward to the next Ajax Experience, hopefully coming soon somewhere on the east coast… Some more links, reviews, and notes: Alex Russel’s slides Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 10:15 pm
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4.2 rating from 37 votes

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

10 Business Reasons to Use AJAX

Category: Ajax, Editorial

Dietrich Kappe has thrown together another “top ten” list of sorts in this new post on the Pathfinder site – 10 business reasons to use Ajax. I’m not sure where on the hype curve we are with AJAX, but one of the open question for businesses is: why and where should you consider using AJAX? Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 12:12 pm
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4.1 rating from 65 votes