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.


Monday, September 24th, 2007

Go Ajax, Young Man

Category: Ajax, Editorial, Toolkit

Aaron Newton and Jep Castelein wrote in pointers to a recent Joel “on software” Spolsky’s essay, which this time around has an Ajax focus. His whole essay revolves around this observation: So, we don’t care about performance or optimization much anymore. Except in one place: JavaScript running on browsers in AJAX applications. And since that’s Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 5:45 am
28 Comments

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3.8 rating from 42 votes

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

“Ajax” Forever?

Category: Ajax, Editorial

When we started Ajaxian, we thought that the term “Ajax” would have legs for a few months, maybe a few years, and that it would eventually disintegrate back into the web development ether. As the years have gone by, it’s clear that the term Ajax is still hanging around. The most recent data point is Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 6:00 am
22 Comments

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3.8 rating from 34 votes

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

Brian Dillard to take the reins on Really Simple History

Category: Ajax

Brian Dillard heard the call and has volunteered to take over maintenance and development of Brad Neuberg’s Really Simple History framework. RSH was created to provide back-button and bookmarking support for Ajax applications. Brad’s been too busy with other projects to upgrade RSH for a variety of new and existing browsers: IE7, Opera, Safari/Mac and Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 4:50 pm
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3.5 rating from 40 votes

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

jQuery v1.2: Major new release, sneak peak at jQuery UI

Category: Ajax, jQuery

Hot on the heels of the jQuery v1.1.4 release, John Resig and the jQuery team put the pedal to the metal and announced their newest release, jQuery v1.2. This is a massive new release of jQuery that’s been a long time in the making – and it’s ready for your consumption! This release is feature Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 9:45 am
41 Comments

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1.5079082349081E+17 rating from 367 votes

Saturday, September 8th, 2007

Ajaxian Featured Tutorial: Extending ColdFusion’s Ajax and UI capabilities

Category: Ajax, ColdFusion, Sencha

Now that ColdFusion 8 has a bit of built-in Ajax and UI controls, its time to show CF developers some love by dropping a quick set of tutorials into the hopper for them. Something that a lot of CF developers don’t know is that many of these new UI controls are based on the Ext Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 8:09 pm
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3.9 rating from 38 votes

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007

Let’s compile a list of Ajax, CSS, DOM and JS-related resources

Category: Ajax, JavaScript

I see new folks getting into JavaScript, CSS, DOM and Ajax development everyday and a lot of them have a real hard time finding good information to learn by. So I thought it would be a good idea to start building a list of resources that can help developers get up to speed with these Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 7:30 am
22 Comments

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4.1 rating from 34 votes

Adobe Flex vs. Gaia Ajax Widgets: The gloves come off!

Category: Adobe, Ajax

Holy cow! Thomas Hansen of Frost Innovation really threw down the gauntlet by taking Adobe Flex to task with his post, 7 reasons not to consider Adobe Flex [and how Gaia compares]. Now, I’m not familiar enough with either Flex or Gaia to make a determination as to whether Thomas’ claims are on target or Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 6:30 am
46 Comments

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3 rating from 61 votes

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

AjaxRain.com gets a facelift, tops 600+ Ajax/JS/RIA controls

Category: Ajax, Plugins, Roundup

AjaxRain.com, the site dedicated to aggregating Ajax, JavaScript and RIA controls & libraries, has gotten a cool facelift and some much needed features. On top of that, they continue to post controls at an amazing rate with 638 submissions at last count. Some of the new nuggets include: Storing favorites Comments Voting on entries Date Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 1:00 pm
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4.1 rating from 14 votes

Friday, August 24th, 2007

jQuery 1.1.4: Faster, More Tests, Ready for 1.2

Category: Ajax, jQuery

In preparation for their upcoming jQuery v1.2 release next month, the jQuery team has released jQuery v1.1.4, an interim release which: Increases selector performance Includes an over-hauled test suite Provides the ability to embed jQuery into the namespaces of other objects and libraries Introduces the new method .slice() & new select :has() Corrects some bugs Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 12:31 pm
13 Comments

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4.1 rating from 77 votes

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

Ajax Web Developer: $240k per year… with only one catch

Category: Ajax

We recently got pinged about a job request that we just had to post about :) If you like coding in Ajax, and know how to shoot a gun, this could be for you. Title: Web Developer Salary: $200K plus DOE Taxes: No Federal taxes taken out for the contractors that accept a 12 month. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:28 am
90 Comments

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1.6 rating from 1303 votes

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

Yahoo! Announces YSlow, Firebug based performance tool

Category: Ajax, Performance

Steve Souders, performance architect at Yahoo!, announced today the public release of YSlow. Stoyan Stefanov reviewed it briefly and gave tips for custom scoring at his blog. What’s YSlow? It’s an extension to Firebug (yes, correct, Firebug, not Firefox) that helps with performance optimization efforts. It scores your page on the scale A to F, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:58 am
20 Comments

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1.4 rating from 413 votes

Friday, July 20th, 2007

Best uses of Ajax in WordPress Plugins

Category: Ajax, Component

Pete Cashmore has posted about the 30+ AJAX-Powered WordPress Plugins that he things are good. He has split-up the plugins into two categories, for the blogger, and for the reader which includes: Blogger AjaxWP – Adds AJAX to all aspects of your WordPress site speeding up the load times. Alexa Rank – Display your Alexa Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:18 pm
12 Comments

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3.8 rating from 81 votes

Thursday, July 19th, 2007

Salesforce.com on Air

Category: Adobe, Ajax, Showcase

Dave Johnson of Nitobi wrote a nice desktop application for salesforce.com. The application is offline enabled by Air using Ajax as the actual app code itself (no Flash). Dave has written up a detailed walk through to show off how this was built, and shows (quoting his ‘l33+): Custom chrome to make things look hawt Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:56 am
7 Comments

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4 rating from 47 votes

Tuesday, July 10th, 2007

Bay Partners Announces Facebook AppFactory Seed Program

Category: Ajax, Announcements, Social Networks

Salil Deshpande has announced a bold move with the Facebook AppFactory. Bay Partners is announcing The AppFactory, a seed program to fund Facebook application developers via a fast-track process. This program shows that Bay Partners believes that Facebook, in essence, has become the Social Operating System. And historically the creation of an operating system, or Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:38 am
7 Comments

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3.9 rating from 32 votes

Monday, July 2nd, 2007

Monthly Ajaxian Roundup for June, 2007: Airing out the Gears

Category: Ajax, Roundup

High Level / Big News June has been a busy month, and the focus has been around the release of Google Gears, and the Apple iPhone. Both have shaken up the market showing the the future for Ajax is bright and expanding. It is reaching to the desktop, and the phone. Offline: Gears and AIR Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:12 am
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4.6 rating from 34 votes

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

Ask Ajaxian: Are there clean techniques for writing JavaScript on the server?

Category: Ajax, Editorial

Jim McCabe had a question for the community, so we thought it would be good to hear your thoughts: Over the past year or so I’ve gradually integrated AJAX into a web application. While this is great for our customers, I’m increasingly disturbed by the ugliness of the code on the server side. We have Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:11 am
32 Comments

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4 rating from 51 votes