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, February 9th, 2006

Ajax-enabled RSS Ticker Box, a Tutorial

Category: Ajax, JavaScript, PHP

DynamicDrive.com has a new tutorial concerning the creation of an Ajax-enabled RSS ticker box for the display of syndicated information on your site. PHP is required to use the example script they provide, but it can be adapted to work with any backend system. The setup allows for a box with the latest entries from Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:19 am

3.8 rating from 59 votes

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

Putting XMLHttpRequest to the Test

Category: Ajax, Browsers, Testing, XmlHttpRequest

Anyone who’s gotten into working with Ajax and been “under the hood” at all knows that, overall, the XMLHttpRequest object works the same over all browsers. There are, however, a few obvious places that it does differ from platform to pltaform. Mark Nottingham noticed them and wondered just how far down these differences go. He’s Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 2:54 pm

4 rating from 47 votes

Ajax Case Study – Simple Validations Reduce Costs/Increase Usability

Category: Ajax, Usability, Web20

In a follow-up to his previous post, Jesper Rønn-Jensen looks yet again at business uses of Ajax technologies – specifically a “case study” looking at one of his recent usability issues. As a followup to my earlier post “AJAX performance stats, ROI, and business value“, I decided that I’d share with you some considerations on Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 2:24 pm

3.6 rating from 31 votes

Dion Hinchcliffe’s Look at The Ajax Spectrum

Category: Ajax, Web20

Dion Hinchcliffe takes a look at the overall effect that Ajax is having on the way web development is happening. He pushes that, because of how easy Ajax (and related technologies) make it to create a “desktop app” style site, it’s fueling the growth of other types of growth towards the web. In these early Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:37 am

3.2 rating from 24 votes

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

Eric Pascarello Interviewed about Ajax Security

Category: Ajax, Security, XmlHttpRequest

On SearchWebServices.com, there’s an interview with Eric Pascarello, co-author of the book “Ajax in Action” concerning some of the security issues that surround Ajax and how to address them. In this interview he talks about Ajax security issues, the need for server-side validation and the Ajax worm released last October on MySpace.com They start at Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 4:16 pm
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3.4 rating from 38 votes

Google Teaches Gmail how to Talk

Category: Ajax, Google

A brand new feature will be greeting Gmail users when they log into their accounts in the form of a link between Google’s popular mail service and their Instant Messaging client, GTalk. Gmail learned to Talk. Now Gmail accounts are automatically enabled with chat features. You don’t have to do anything special, it just works. Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 10:03 am

4.1 rating from 30 votes

Ajax Security to be Added to OWASP Guide

Category: Ajax, Security

As a part of the upcoming version of the Open Web Application Security Guide project, Andrew Van Der Stock has posted his slides of a presentation he did as a preview of the “Ajax chapter” for the new guide (version 2.1). The slides can be downloaded in PDF form here (1.8MB) and you can signup Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:26 am

3.8 rating from 12 votes

Monday, February 6th, 2006

Google Maps Mashup for Bus Routes

Category: Ajax, Google, Mapping

Take one part Google Maps, add in one part GPS technology, combine with a little bit of inventiveness and you’ll get one of the cooler (and more useful) little Ajax-enabled sites that I’ve seen in a while – Mapping out the busses on their routes around the University of Michiagan. The system grabs the GPS Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 4:25 pm

3.7 rating from 45 votes

AJAX and Multibyte Character Support

Category: Ajax

Taylan Pince has a post on his blog that looks at an issue several don’t think about when developing pages/applications with Ajax – multibyte caharacter support. I love AJAX, and I realize that there are more than enough tutorials on the subject floating around the web these days (my favourite is still the one over Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 4:02 pm

3.7 rating from 23 votes

iPhoto-like image resizing using Javascript

Category: Ajax, JavaScript, Programming

In a post from the Aglie Partners’ weblog, John Berry shows how, with the help of Prototype and script.aculo.us, you can use Javascript to create an “iPhoto-like image resizing” tool. Upon seeing the Fluxiom intro video, I was compelled to figure out how they pulled off iPhoto-like image scaling in a browser. Leveraging the work Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 9:19 am
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3.8 rating from 111 votes

Oracle Technology Network: Developing Smart Web UIs with Ajax, JSF, and ADF Faces

Category: Ajax, Java, Programming, XmlHttpRequest

The Oracle Technology Center has a lengthy new article today that walks you through the procedure of creating a “Smart Web UI” with the combination of Ajax, JSF, and ADF Faces technologies. They start off with the typical “what is Ajax” information, catching up those server-side developers that haven’t worked much with it. The target Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:55 am
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3.2 rating from 30 votes

Ajax Magazine: AJAX powered chat applications reviewed

Category: Ajax, JavaScript, Programming

Ajax Magazine has this new post today with their brief reviews on some of the Ajax-powered web-based chat applications that have popped up recently. Many asked me about AJAX chat applications, I have already posted three implementations here but there is more solutions that I haven’t talked about. What is interesting in Chat applications that Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:41 am

3.6 rating from 35 votes

Friday, February 3rd, 2006

Max Kiesler’s List of Web 2.0/Ajax Widgets

Category: Ajax, JavaScript, Programming, Web20

Max Kiesler has a new post on his blog that lists out some of the downloadable Web 2.0 and Ajax “widgets” that he’s found. They’re ones he’s used and checked to be “understandable by the average designer or developer”. It seems as though ever other day a new web 2.0 or AJAX widget comes to Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 9:35 am

3.7 rating from 40 votes

A Comparison of Ajax Frameworks for ASP.NET

Category: .NET, Ajax, Programming

As highlighted in this post on the Ajax.NET Professional blog today, there’s a comparison posted of several of the popular Ajax frameworks for those working with ASP.NET (created by Daniel Zeiss). First, let me explain why only these 6 Frameworks are included although there is a lot more AJAX stuff for ASP.NET out there. All Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 9:05 am

4 rating from 66 votes

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

Joshua Eichorn Interviewed (author of HTML_AJAX)

Category: Ajax, Interview, PHP

On the Ajax Magazine site today, there’s an interview with the author of the HTML_AJAX PEAR package, Joshua Eichorn. I have contacted Joshua Eichorn, author of HTML_AJAX for an interview and as promised here is the interview. I asked Joshua about AJAX, HTML_AJAX, his experience, projects, current status,future projects and much more. The interviewer (Hatem) Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 12:51 pm
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3.2 rating from 35 votes

An Ajax Login System (with Help from PHP)

Category: Ajax, JavaScript, PHP, Programming, XmlHttpRequest

Evolt.org has posted this tutorial on the creation of a login system by combining the powers of PHP and Ajax. The idea is to keep the user on the same page until they are fully authenticated. As it stands now, most pages have to resubmit the data to a handler where it might be rejected Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 10:54 am

3.8 rating from 145 votes