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Thursday, December 27th, 2007

Interviewed on GWT, Gears, Java, and JavaScript

Category: Ajax, Gears, Google, GWT, Interview, Java, JavaScript

Reposted from my blog. I had the pleasure of finally meeting Didier Girard. I seem to run across Didier’s work every week or so, but for some reason we haven’t had a chance to meet face to face, until JavaPolis. Didier sat down with me to talk about GWT, Gears, Java, and JavaScript, and I Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:48 am
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3.7 rating from 28 votes

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

DOMAssistant 2.5 released – Making a run at the the major JavaScript libraries

Category: Ajax, JavaScript

Robert Nyman has his eyes set on providing a JavaScript library that can hold it’s own against the major players. He just announced the release of DOMAssistant 2.5 with enhancements that he feels are on par with other libraries: With this release of DOMAssistant, I feel that it can seriously compete with the major JavaScript Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 7:00 am

3.5 rating from 37 votes

Monday, December 17th, 2007

AjaxIM Gets a Major Overhaul

Category: Ajax, Prototype

One of the most popular Ajax-based applications/extensions, AjaxIM, recently got a major upgrade. For those that haven’t heard of it, AjaxIM is a Prototype-based instant messaging client that you can include in your web applications. It uses AJAX to create a near real-time IM environment that can be used in conjunction with community, intranet, and Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 7:15 am

4.1 rating from 48 votes

2007 Ajax Tools Usage Survey Results

Category: Ajax, Survey

Thanks to the Ajaxian community for getting in feedback so quickly on the third annual survey. Richard has written up his thoughts on the data, which we have to remember, accounts for a small percentage of developers, and those that visit Ajaxian are probably not the norm ;) That being said, it is interesting to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:09 am

3.9 rating from 19 votes

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

Dan Webb Updates Low Pro

Category: Ajax, Prototype

Dan Webb has updated his Low Pro extensions to the Prototype library making v0.5 compatible With Prototype 1.6. In addition, several new features have been added: Event.onReady delegates to the new dom:loaded event DOMBuilder now delegates to Prototype’s new Element Low Pro’s DOM methods are now gone Behavior.create() works just like the new Class.create() New Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 7:00 am

3.5 rating from 23 votes

WriteMaps.com: A tool for website planning

Category: Ajax, jQuery

Scott Jehl set out to make the website planning process more efficient and fun. Tired of dealing with expensive tools that were either way overpriced or simply didn’t meet his needs, he choose to build a site that did what he wanted and with the plan of letting others developers take advantage of the new Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 6:30 am

4 rating from 47 votes

Monday, December 10th, 2007

Ajax Cross Domain Script

Category: Ajax, JavaScript, Library

Bart Van der Donck has released his script to do Ajax Cross Domain scripting. You download the ACD.js script and then you can do things like this hello world: < View plain text > HTML <script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.ajax-cross-domain.com/cgi-bin/ACD/ACD.js?uri=("></script> <script type="text/javascript">alert(ACD.responseText);</script> Here is how it works: I love how the learning curve has been defined for Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:16 am

3 rating from 102 votes

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

Ajaxian Featured Tutorial: Ajax for Chat

Category: Ajax, Prototype, Tutorial

Ever wanted to build a chat module for your application? Jack Herrington shows you how in this tutorial on the IBM Developerworks site. Learn to build a chat system into your Web application with Asynchronous JavaScriptâ„¢ + XML (Ajax) and PHP. Your customers can talk to you and to each other about the content of Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 8:40 am

3.4 rating from 31 votes

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

Really Simple History 0.6 Released!

Category: Ajax

If you’ve never heard of Really Simple History, it was one of the first bookmarking and browser history implementations available for Ajax applications. Really Simple History is a lightweight JavaScript library for the management of bookmarking and browser history in Ajax/DHTML applications. It was originally developed by Brad Neuberg and Brian Dillard recently took over Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 10:35 am

3.9 rating from 44 votes

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

ColdFusion 8 Grid Magic

Category: Adobe, Ajax, ColdFusion

Scott Bennett put up two nice postings which demonstrate how to extend ColdFusion 8’s built-in Grid control. I’ve mentioned before that CF8 uses Ext v1.0 and as such offers a ton of flexibility not generally mentioned in the CF documentation. Grid Validation In his first post, Scott shows how to implement validation of CFGrid data. Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 7:30 am

3.3 rating from 46 votes

Genfavicon: A favicon generator

Category: Ajax, jQuery, UI

Adding to the long list of generator–style sites is the latest addition called Genfavicon. Using jQuery for it’s DOM manipulation and Ajax work, the site actually does a pretty decent job of creating the cool little favicons used throughout the web. You have the option of either specifying a URL for the image you’d like Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 6:00 am

2.9 rating from 45 votes

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Mad Cool Date Library

Category: Ajax, Announcements, JavaScript

Ok, I’ve seen some cool libraries in my time but I’ve just found one that is ssssooo cool that I didn’t want to wait to post about it until tomorrow (sorry Dion!). So I get this email from a bud asking me to check out this date handling library and I’m figuring “great, Yet Another Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 6:18 pm

4.1 rating from 84 votes

Friday, November 23rd, 2007

Avoid unnecessary Ajax traffic with session state

Category: Ajax, JavaScript, Tip

David Mertz has written an article on avoiding unnecessary Ajax traffic with session state, which discusses RESTful techniques to minimize traffic, and how you can tweak your XHR code to be watchful. Basically, use 304 please! This tip presented some server code written in Python, but almost the same design would apply for nearly any Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:38 am

3.3 rating from 32 votes

Thursday, November 22nd, 2007

The 2007 Ajax Turkeys

Category: Ajax

Dietrich Kappe has posted up a list of what he feels are the Ajax Turkeys of 2007: Every American school child has heard vague rumors that Ben Franklin once suggested that the Turkey would make a better national symbol than the Bald Eagle. What they haven’t heard, of course, is that the Turkey is “though Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 11:31 am

3.3 rating from 34 votes

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

SWFAddress 2.0: Deep linking for Flash and Ajax

Category: Ajax, Flash, JavaScript, Library

SWFAddress 2.0 has been released: SWFAddress is a small, but powerful library that provides deep linking for Flash and Ajax. It’s a developer tool, allowing creation of unique virtual URLs that can point to a website section or an application state. SWFAddress enables a number of important capabilities which are missing in today’s rich web Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:14 am

3.4 rating from 44 votes

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

New Release of Gaia Ajax Widgets

Category: Ajax, Announcements

The folks at Gaia Innovations recently released their newest version of the Gaia Ajax Widgets suite, code named Victory. The suite, which caters to .Net and Mono developers, makes adding Ajax and UI capabilities to .Net applications substantially easier and comes in a variety of licenses. Apart from normal upgrades and code improvements that are Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 10:37 am

3.6 rating from 104 votes