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.


Friday, March 10th, 2006

Sneaky Submissions Supported by Ajax?

Category: Ajax, Examples

Rian brings to light a somewhat sneaky method of using Ajax that could make web surfers out there a bit more wary to fill out the online forms they come across. The practice, what he calls a “stealth submit”, involves the submission of form data from a user’s session even before they’ve hit the submit Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 10:04 am
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3.7 rating from 50 votes

Thursday, March 9th, 2006

My-BIC AJAX: State of Mind for PHP harmony

Category: Ajax, Programming

More and more Ajax frameworks are popping up out there, and sometimes it’s nice to see one that really wants to stick to the basics and do them well. Jim Plush’s “state of mind” offering, My-BIC, does just that. After tiring of over hyped ajax frameworks trying to hide the guts that make ajax programming Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:37 am
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3.7 rating from 23 votes

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006

A (Re)Introduction to JavaScript

Category: Ajax, Articles, JavaScript, Presentation, Programming

Simon Willison has posted the complete slides (low quality) (higher quality via flickr) to a three hour tutorial he gave at ETech on JavaScript. It looks very thorough with over 100 slides, starting out with the basic syntax and types and working up to objects and first-order functions. He also has made his notes available Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 11:38 pm
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3.8 rating from 33 votes

WordPress Ajax Comments

Category: Ajax, PHP

In a quick blog post from Wekgna.com there’s some information about adding an Ajax-enabled commenting system to your WordPress blog. Finally, my blog is ajaxified and all this is made possible with the help of Safirul of zeo.unic.net.my. I was initially intrigued with the commenting system at K2 and Squible where a nice animatic effect Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 10:12 am
196 Comments

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3.9 rating from 386 votes

AJAX Isn’t Just All-Purpose SOAP…

Category: Ajax

Justin Schultz has posted this extensive introduction to Ajax over on his blog. In this post, my goal is to provide you with a thorough AJAX primer and give you a real-world illustration of its usefulness. Later, I’ll demonstrate the benefits of AJAX using a test case application for a chemical sales company. First, I’ll Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 10:03 am
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3.8 rating from 25 votes

Monday, March 6th, 2006

AJAX: What’s a Session?

Category: Ajax, Programming

With more and more Ajax usage going on out on the web today (and showing no signs of fading), there are certain topics that aren’t as discussed as others. Certain people pick up those topics and decide to share what they can on the subject, and Harry Fuecks does just that in this post from Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 2:24 pm
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3.4 rating from 39 votes

12 Perfect Cases for Ajax

Category: Ajax, Examples

Mats Henricson has posted what he thinks are the “12 Perfect Cases” (situations) for Ajax to be used in: I’ve spent quite some time creating a 2 hour long Ajax course in Swedish. At the end of the course I list 12 cases where I think Ajax is a perfect fit, inspired by Alex Bosworth’s Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 10:06 am
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4.2 rating from 62 votes

Ajax Magazine Explores Amazon’s Web Service with Ajax

Category: Ajax, PHP, Programming, Yahoo!

On the Ajax Magazine site, there’s a series of posts over the period of a week that take a look at using Ajax to access the Amazon web services. On Day One, they introduce the series, noting how they’ll use the prototype and nusoap PHP libraries to make the connections. They then provide the code Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 9:30 am
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3.8 rating from 28 votes

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

Perl.com – Using Ajax from Perl

Category: Ajax, Perl

From the O’Reilly Perl.com site, there’s a new article talking about a simple, quick way to enable Ajax usage inside of Perl, with the help of a module from CPAN. If you’re even remotely connected to web development, you can’t have failed to have heard of Ajax at some point in the last year. It Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:01 am
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3.6 rating from 35 votes

Thursday, March 2nd, 2006

Coastr.com – the Social Guide to Beer

Category: Ajax, Showcase, Web20

There’s a new social networking site that brings a little Ajax into the mix and tries to link up beer drinkers (and their favorite places to go) – Coastr.com Coastr is an experiment in social networking for beer snobs (meant as a compliment, of course!). The basic idea is for you to create a list Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 1:54 pm
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3.7 rating from 27 votes

Ask Wipes Jeeves Away With Ajax

Category: Ajax

From WebProNews.com, there’s a column spotlighting the recent move that Ask.com has made away from the “Jeeves” image and more towards a slick, Ajax-enchanced search engine ready for the future. The dominant red swath across the middle of the Ask.com homepage has been shifted to the top of the page and reduced to a simple Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:07 am
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3.6 rating from 23 votes

IBM Releases Ajax Toolkit Framework

Category: Ajax, Toolkit

IBM has announced the release of their latest offering to the web development community today, an Ajax Toolkit Framework (ATF). JAX Toolkit Framework (ATF) provides extensible tools for building IDEs for the many different AJAX (asynchronous JavaScript and XML) run-time environments (such as Dojo, Zimbra, etc.). This technology also contains features for developing, debugging, and Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:21 am
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3.3 rating from 26 votes

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

Attack of the Ajax form builders

Category: Ajax, Component, JavaScript, Showcase, Toolkit, UI

Rapid form development with Ajax: JotForms, FormBuilder, and Wufoo

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 11:43 pm
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4 rating from 142 votes

XMLHttpRequest Vs. iFrames

Category: Ajax

On Sys-Con.com, there’s a short little look at two methods of doing a lot of the same things – a comparison of Ajax versus iFrames. Should you use the old iFrame tricks or the new XMLHttpRequest? There is not better or worse when comparing these two techniques, but they are certainly different. While both of Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 2:16 pm
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3.7 rating from 104 votes

Ajax Plugin Released for jQuery

Category: Ajax, JavaScript

For all of the jQuery fans out there (or anyone, really that wants a lightweight, powerful Javascript framework), there’s been a new plugin released to integrate Ajax support into this popular package. The new AJAX plugin for jQuery is ready – and if you’re running off of the latest code, it’s already rolled in. Along Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 2:09 pm
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3.9 rating from 60 votes

Friday, February 24th, 2006

Using a REST Web Service with Ajax

Category: Ajax

In this OnLamp.com article, Nic Ferrier explains how to use simple Ajax techniques to interface with a remote REST (Representational State Transfer) web service. Everyone’s talking about REST these days. Lots of people are still struggling with it, and there’s good reason for that–REST is actually quite difficult to fit into the browser-based HTML Web. Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:32 am
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4 rating from 22 votes