Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

ActiveRecord.js Released: ORM for Multiple JavaScript Environments

Category: Announcements, Aptana, Gears, Storage

Aptana has put out their first beta release of ActiveRecord.js. The details according to Ryan Johnson, a developer at Aptana: ActiveRecord.js is an open source object relational mapper (ORM) that supports multiple JavaScript environments, including: Google Gears (client-side persistence) In Memory (if no SQL server is available on the client) Adobe AIR (client-side persistence) SQLite Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 6:30 am

4 rating from 24 votes

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Ajaxians join Mozilla; Creating a Developer Tools Group

Category: Announcements, Announcements, Mozilla

Today, we are really excited to be able to announce a big personal change. Ben and I are joining forces, full time, for the first time. What are we doing? We are joining Mozilla to create a new group with the charter to create developer tools for the Open Web. Mozilla is placing a big Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:15 pm

4.7 rating from 80 votes

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

ZK 3.5 Released with Comet Support

Category: Announcements, Comet, Framework

ZK 3.5, the latest version of the server-side Ajax framework, is out with a raft of new features. Three of those features really stand out for me: Comet server push Customization of look and feel Performance monitoring Server push via polling has been available in ZK for a while, and Comet in the ZK “Enterprise Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 3:31 pm
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4 rating from 43 votes

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 and Web Standards

Category: Announcements, Browsers, IE

Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 was released today. There are several cool UI enhancements that this beta brings to the table that I won’t cover in this post, but you can learn more about them on the IEBlog. Instead, I want to talk about how beta 2 affects IE’s relationship to web standards. First, CSS Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 5:59 pm

2.3 rating from 33 votes

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Gears 0.4 + Mashup of Gears and Google App Engine

Category: Announcements, Gears, Screencast

Hi folks, this is my first guest blog post here on Ajaxian. It’s great to join the team. Gears, the open source browser plugin that teaches web browsers new tricks, has pushed out a new 0.4 release.  Andrei Popescu from the Gears team lets us in on some of the nifty new features: We have Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 9:50 am
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4.2 rating from 18 votes

Friday, May 9th, 2008

oEmbed makes embedding third party videos and images a breeze

Category: Announcements, Standards

Flickr, Viddler, Qik, Pownce and Revision3 are the first services to support oEmbed, an easy way to allow embeding media from a certain URL in a third party site. From the oEmbed site: oEmbed is a format for allowing an embedded representation of a URL on third party sites. The simple API allows a website Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 6:33 am

4.1 rating from 15 votes

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

Adobe lifts SWF/FLV restrictions and creates Open Screen Project

Category: Adobe, Announcements

I start with an aside; This must be the most un-Adobe website I have ever seen. Below is the entire website for the Open Screen Project: As the site says, the details are in the press release which says: The Open Screen Project is working to enable a consistent runtime environment — taking advantage of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:10 am

4.7 rating from 40 votes

Friday, March 28th, 2008

Dojo 1.1 Released

Category: Announcements, Dojo

The Dojo team has released version 1.1 which includes from over 800 improvements: An easy to use and significantly improved Dojo API Viewer with some seriously great features, including the ability to easily find the original definition of a method that is “mixed-in” A growing collection of demos, tutorials, and articles A new BorderContainer Dijit, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:33 am

4.4 rating from 72 votes

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

Ajax on Embedded Devices such as the BarracudaDrive

Category: Announcements

There is something cool about being able to write an Ajax app on an embedable device. The people behind BarracudaDrive have released a free version of the BarracudaDrive Ajax application server for the Linksys NSLU2 and the Unslung Linux firmware. Developers can customize and write their own applications by using the integrated scripting language Lua Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:59 am
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4.4 rating from 16 votes

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

RadRails 1.0 Released

Category: Announcements, Aptana, Rails, Screencast

Aptana took over the RadRails open source project a few months back, and now have fully integrated it with Aptana Studio with the RadRails 1.0 release. RadRails 1.0 runs as a plug-in to Aptana Studio. So in addition to all the Ruby on Rails IDE goodies and the integrated Rails shell command-line console, developers get Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:07 am
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4.1 rating from 16 votes

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

Sitepoint releases HTML reference as a beta

Category: Announcements, Browsers, Microformat

While this is not strictly Ajax or JavaScript related, it is noteworthy to point out that Sitepoint just released a HTML reference that is quite handy to have around if you wonder if what you are building is really HTML or just tagsoup. Good HTML references are really hard to come by, either they are Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 4:33 pm

3.6 rating from 26 votes

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

The FireEagle has landed – personal location information for your applications

Category: Announcements, Conferences, Toolkit, Yahoo!

Yahoo’s Tom Coates today finally released FireEagle at ETech 2008. Seeing Tom in the office for quite a while getting everything ready makes me very happy to announce that it is out and invite you to come along and sign up for the beta to start testing and – even more importantly – developing applications Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 6:33 pm
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3.4 rating from 10 votes

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

Snook Live Chat Tomorrow (3/5/08)

Category: Announcements, JavaScript

Jonathan Snook will be conducting a live chat tomorrow (3/5/08) at 10:00am EST (15:00 GMT) via UStream. Here are the details: Location: Date/Time: 3/5/08 at 10:00am EST (15:00 GMT) Topic: Q&A relating to Jonathan’s development work with Adobe AIR, and questions regarding JavaScript, frameworks (PHP or JavaScript), or about freelancing. This is definitely a Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 11:50 am
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3.3 rating from 18 votes

Friday, February 29th, 2008

Snoto Photo: Snook, Flickr and AIR

Category: Adobe, Ajax, Announcements, MooTools

After recently installing Snitter, I have to say I’ve become a bit of a fanboy of Jonathan Snook. The guy just produces some good stuff. So when I saw that he announced a new AIR application, I had to get it installed and checked out. While Snoto (ya know, Snook, Snitter, Snoto) isn’t as polished Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 12:33 pm

4.2 rating from 31 votes

Pownce API v2.0 Released

Category: Announcements, Toolkit

The Pownce team has been working hard to get their API up to speed and have gotten the API to a point where some cool applications can be built from it. Yesterday, they announced v2.0 of the Pownce API: We’re sorry it took so long for us to release a complete API. We’ve taken great Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 12:09 pm
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2 rating from 14 votes

Friday, February 8th, 2008

jQuery 1.2.3: Support for AIR, Namespacing

Category: Announcements, jQuery

The jQuery team announced today the release of jQuery v1.2.3. Primarily a bug fix for v1.2.2, this new release also includes new features to make it compatible with the Adobe AIR runtime and SDK: The primary purpose of this release was to fix a couple outstanding bugs from the jQuery 1.2.2 release. Specifically, this release Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 9:48 am

3.1 rating from 72 votes