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.


Thursday, May 11th, 2006

Ajax Experience Day 2: Thomas Fuchs’ on the Enhancing the User Experience

Category: Ajax, Presentation, Prototype, Ruby, The Ajax Experience

Notes from the Ajax Experience – Thomas Fuchs’ session on using Prototype and Script.aculo.to enhance the user experience

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 12:10 pm
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4.4 rating from 50 votes

Tuesday, May 9th, 2006

Rocky Shoals of Ajax Development

Category: Ajax, Articles, Editorial

Alex Bosworth has written a lot on practicalities of Ajax including quirks. His latest piece details the Rocky Shoals of Ajax Development in which he discusses: Browser Quirks and Limitations MLHttpRequest can’t access remote server Multiple Ajax Requests are not fired in order Asynchronous XMLHttpRequests responses will arrive in no particular order XMLHttpRequest does not Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:51 am
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4.1 rating from 34 votes

Monday, May 8th, 2006

60 More AJAX Tutorials from Max

Category: Ajax, Programming

In a follow-up to this popular post from Max Kiesler, he’s collected 60 more Ajax tutorials from all around the web and for developers of all skill levels. Among those on the list this time, there’s things like: AJAX Chat Tutorials AJAX Client-Server Communication Tutorials AJAX Forms and Autocomplete Tutorials AJAX Activity Indicator Tutorials AJAX Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 1:28 pm
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3.9 rating from 39 votes

Friday, May 5th, 2006

AJAX and Screenreaders: When Can it Work?

Category: Accessibility, Ajax

One of the largest complaints that people have about Ajax these days is the lack of standards support in the sites developed with it. Since all of the data is dynamic, there’s problems caused with several different types of applications used for “alternative browsing” – such as screen readers. Developers know this and are trying Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:08 pm
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3.5 rating from 51 votes

Thursday, May 4th, 2006

A “Hello World” with Ajax and JDeveloper

Category: Ajax, Programming

Oracle developers out there, rejoice – the Oracle Technology Network site has posted a new tutorial on how you can use Ajax in comination with the JDeveloper software you’ve probably already used. By the end of this how-to, you will have developed a Web page that reads its data from a servlet on the server, Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 12:22 pm
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3 rating from 35 votes

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006

WebMonkey Checks out the Flex-Ajax Bridge

Category: Ajax, Programming

The folks over at WebMonkey have posted this look at one of the latest offerings from Adobe – the Flex-Ajax Bridge. It’s a simple library of functions that allow Flex applications to interact with the Ajax side of things. I clicked on the link and I was transported to what is now called the Adobe Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 9:20 pm
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3.8 rating from 30 votes

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006

AjaxLaunch Readies their AjaxOS

Category: Ajax, Utility

From the group that brought AjaxWite and AjaxSketch to the web, AjaxLaunch, comes a seak peak at their latest project – the AjaxOS, a complete Ajax-enabled operating system (based on Linspire). In a few weeks we will be releasing the ajaxOS, a fully functional AJAX-aware operating system. The most exciting feature in ajaxOS is the Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 12:28 pm
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3.7 rating from 28 votes

May Ajax Conference Schedule

Category: Ajax, The Ajax Experience

Ajax Magazine has this quick post covering the three Ajax-related conferences happening this month all over the world, including our own Ajax Experience. May 2006 is a busy month for the AJAX community beginning first with the AJAX Experience May 10 – 12, 2006 a co-organization of Ajaxian and NFJS with more than thirty education Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 12:01 pm
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3.2 rating from 18 votes

Tuesday, April 11th, 2006

AjaxWorld Magazine: JSON versus XML

Category: Ajax, XmlHttpRequest

XML has been a solid standby in the online world for a while now, representing the true flexibility and structure that works behind the scenes of several of our favorite Web 2.0 applications. There’s a new kid on the block that’s vying for the top spot as a communication method between applications – JSON – Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:00 am
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3.7 rating from 59 votes

Monday, April 10th, 2006

XMLHttpRequest W3C Working Draft

Category: Ajax, JavaScript

The W3C announced that they would standardize the de-facto XHR object and the first draft has been released. What does this mean for us? Well, it gives you some documentation, has a few hints from editors on curent implementation notes, and let’s us know that new XMLHttpRequest() will be the way to do things in Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:26 am
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Friday, April 7th, 2006

The W3C’s XMLHttpRequest Object Working Draft

Category: Ajax, XmlHttpRequest

According to this new post on the Ajax Magazine site, the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) is working up their official draft for the XMLHttpRequest object. The specification aims to provide more interoperability between the different XMLHttpRequest implementations and avoiding to have plateform dependant code. The document give a specification proposal for the XMLHttpRequest object, Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:49 am
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3.8 rating from 50 votes

Ajax to Make Mobile Web 2.0 a Reality?

Category: Ajax, Mobile

Mobile applications, while getting much better, have been floundering on the edge of things (besides the ones that just push out content like ringtones and games, of course), seem bit too slow for most of us fast-paced, short attention spanned individuals. Sure, there are some exceptions out there, but on the whole, there’s just not Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:18 am
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3.8 rating from 37 votes

Preview of “Ajax Patterns and Best Practices”

Category: Ajax, Programming

On the Ajax Blog today, there’s a quick bit of a preview of APress’ upcoming Ajax title – “Ajax Best Patterns and Best Practices”. He includes a small review/comments from the book’s page on Amazon and some of the details about the book as well. I’ve been meaning to write about this Ajax book (Ajax Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:07 am
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3.9 rating from 24 votes

Thursday, April 6th, 2006

Speeding Up AJAX with JSON

Category: Ajax, Programming

Speed is everything when it comes to online applications. Users hate to sit and wait, especially the experienced ones. A few seconds pass and they start to think something’s broken. Knowing this, optimizing everything you can on your application can mean the difference between someone leaving or sticking around to explore the site more. One Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:05 am
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3.8 rating from 97 votes

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

Is your application secure enough?

Category: Ajax, Security

Ajax security is on everyone’s minds these days, whether it’s just a simple internal application or a large, public-facing hulking app. Worrying about the security of your project is never a bad thing, and to try to help direct your thoughts in the right direction, I wanted to share this post on Darknet.org.uk that asks Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:43 am
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3.4 rating from 30 votes

Review of Foundations of Ajax

Category: Ajax

Codewalkers.com has published a review today of one of APress’ latest offerings for the Ajax community – Foundations of Ajax by Ryan Asleson & Nathaniel T. Schutta. I had a basic understanding of what Ajax was before reading this book, in that it was some sort of combination between XML and javascript to present dynamic Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:33 am
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3.8 rating from 16 votes