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, February 25th, 2008

Gaia Tranquility – Ajax Components for .Net

Category: Ajax, Component

Gaiaware, developers of Gaia .Net Ajax suite of components, have released a new version of their suite called Tranquility. The release focuses heavily on improving the overall quality and performance of the framework with much client-side refactoring done. They’ve also upgraded to the latest release of Prototype and Scipt.aculo.us. We have refactored the client side Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 6:08 am
1 Comment

4.1 rating from 37 votes

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

Ojay – a chaining wrapper for the YUI

Category: Ajax, Programming, Yahoo!

JavaScript is a language that can be approached from many angles. Historically it was UI-driven web developers that started playing with it, but lately and with the advent of large JS applications “the world’s most misunderstood programming language” is also written by people that feel much more at home in higher programming languages. The nature Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 6:55 am

3 rating from 49 votes

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Ajax-based social bookmark widget

Category: Ajax, MooTools

Sometimes the smallest and simplest widgets are the absolutely coolest. In this case, mooSocialize fits that description. Similar in concept to the social bookmarking toolbar from AddThis.com, mooSocialize allows you to consolidate submission links for various networks in a neat little slidedown/out panel: mooSocialize uses the MooTools JavaScript library to generate the fluid effects and Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 6:00 am

3.6 rating from 39 votes

Friday, February 15th, 2008

Facebook Style Input Box

Category: Ajax, MooTools, Prototype

If you used Facebook on a regularly basis, you’ve probably come across their cool autocomplete method of adding multiple recipients to messages. For those that haven’t seen it, here’s a pic: Guillermo Rauch set out to build something similar and he did a very good job of mimicking this behavior using MooTools v1.2: While working Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 9:22 am

4.1 rating from 39 votes

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

AjaxDataControls v1.0 Ajax Extensison for .Net

Category: .NET, Ajax

We’ve been trying to get more .Net-related content on Ajaxian and luckily we were contacted by the AjaxDataControls team about their new v1.0 release. The AjaxDataControls is a DotNetSlackers.com’s open source project built on top of Microsoft Asp.net Ajax Extension. Currently it contains GridView, DataList, Repeater and Pager controls. The main goal of this project Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 9:36 am

3.7 rating from 50 votes

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

jQuery UI and jQuery Enchant Alpha Versions Released Today

Category: Ajax, JavaScript, jQuery

The jQuery UI team announced today the release of alpha versions of jQuery UI 1.5a and jQuery Enchant 1.0a! The projects aim to address the need for a strong set of UI controls and effects to complement the jQuery JavaScript library. I’m very happy to announce the first alpha release of both jQuery UI 1.5 Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 10:52 am

3.4 rating from 7 votes

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

MySpace Announces Developer Platform

Category: Ajax, JavaScript

In an obvious move to counter FaceBook’s expanding developer platform, MySpace, the top trafficked social network announced today the availability of the MySpace Developer Platform. News of the imminent release had been circulating for weeks and MySpace finally gave developers the keys to its playground. The MySpace Developer Platform (MDP) allows developers to create applications Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 10:48 am

3 rating from 15 votes

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

jQuery Validation Plugin v1.2 Updated

Category: Ajax, jQuery

Jörn Zaefferer went absolutely feature crazy when he decided to update his jQuery Validation plugin. Update is putting it mildly with “overhaul” coming immediately to mind. Here are some of the cool new features added in: AJAX-captcha validation example (based on http://psyrens.com/captcha/) Support for “remote” ajax-validation. In other words: Remote validation is now possible and Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 6:00 am

4.1 rating from 75 votes

Book Review: Ajax Security by Billy Hoffman

Category: Ajax, Book Reviews, Security

Brian Dillard of Agile Ajax has a review of Billy Hoffman’s new book “Ajax Security“. If you’ve not picked this book up, you really need to. It’s received rave reviews and is quickly becoming the must-have security book for client-side development. As Brian can attest: The book itself, of course, documents dozens more specific security Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 6:00 am

4.5 rating from 13 votes

Monday, January 28th, 2008

A Study of Ajax Performance Issues

Category: Ajax, Articles

Coach Wei, of Nexaweb and Apache, has published a study of Ajax performance issues in browsers, and they won’t surprise you: Obviously, we would like to see browser vendors take a serious look into the following issues and put them on their roadmap: In all major browsers, performance with Array and HTML DOM needs improvement Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:18 am

3 rating from 42 votes

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Library Agnostic LightBox

Category: Ajax, JavaScript

There are a lot of lightboxes out there. Most use specific libraries such as jQuery, Prototype or MooTools but few, if any, are completely library agnostic. This poses a challenge when you want to incorporate, say, a really cool lightbox from MooTools into a Prototype application. Michael J. I. Jackson (no relation to the singer) Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 11:48 am

4.4 rating from 41 votes

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

Aptana releases Jaxer, Ajax server built on Mozilla

Category: Ajax, Aptana, JavaScript, Library, Screencast, Server

Aptana has been known for its Eclipse based Ajax IDE Aptana Studio. Paul Colton, CEO, has impressed us at The Ajax Experience as he has shown of Studio, and how Aptana is fast to adapt and come out with support for iPhone development, Adobe AIR, and more. But today Aptana is breaking out of the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:00 pm

4 rating from 63 votes

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

AjaxRain.com Gets a Facelift

Category: Ajax, Announcements

Boasting over 900 controls from many of the popular JavaScript libraries, AjaxRain.com has become one of the main resources for finding JavaScript and Ajax components. Owner Archana Patchirajan just sent me an email to let me know that AjaxRain has had a major facelift including: A new UI A revamped home page with the latest Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 9:18 am

4.2 rating from 50 votes

Tastebook: Rails Ajax Cookbook App

Category: Ajax, Flash, Rails, Showcase

I was at the PCWorld innovative product awards at CES last night, and ran into Tastebook, a site that allows you to build a personal cookbook from both online and your grandma’s recipes. The site is Rails based, and uses a mixture of JavaScript and Flash to get rich functionality such as a visual representation Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:14 am

3.5 rating from 21 votes

Friday, January 4th, 2008

Mibbit: Ajax-based IRC Client

Category: Ajax, JavaScript

I’m always surprised but what people are building using JavaScript & Ajax. It’s spurred so much creativity over the last two years and it doesn’t appear to be stopping soon. Most recently, I discovered Mibbit, a JS/Ajax-based IRC client, and had the opportunity to interview the developer of the site, Jimmy Moore. What prompted you Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 6:46 am
1 Comment

4.1 rating from 49 votes

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

Ajatus: Distributed CMS using CouchDB

Category: Ajax, Showcase

Ajatus is a new distributed CRM that “runs as a local Ajax web application on your own computer. It uses the CouchDb object database for data storage and enjoys a wide range of plug-in and replication possibilities.” The Ajax side of the house uses jQuery for fun and profit. It is a lot of fun Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:02 am

3.2 rating from 34 votes