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Friday, January 30th, 2009

w00t! Feeling Chatty

Category: Aptana, JavaScript, jQuery, Showcase

Live Ajax chat is one of those Comet 101 kind of examples (as RSS readers were to Ajax back in the day!). We saw a couple of items from this meme recently. First, jChat, a showcase chat application using Jaxer: Jaxer ships with a number of basic samples, but I’ve seen quite a few people Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:16 am

3.2 rating from 34 votes

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

JsMemcached.js: JavaScript Jaxer Client

Category: Aptana, JavaScript

Rakesh Pai has created a Jaxer JavaScript client for Memcached. Once you load the file you simple configure the main object (change the file rather than calling .config(…) which would make more sense): < View plain text > javascript JsMemcached.set("keyName", "Value here, as long as you want");   JsMemcached.get("keyName");   JsMemcached.close(); // no open() as Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:08 am

2.8 rating from 26 votes

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

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

Nokia Web Runtime; Aptana plugin available

Category: Aptana, Mobile

The mobile Web is getting increasingly interesting. Nokia has put another hat in the ring with their new Nokia Web Runtime that embeds WebKit into S60 phones: Widgets — you’re familiar with them from the desktop. Small, focused web applications that are easy to install and use. Perfect for the small screen. Nokia has extended Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:28 am

3.6 rating from 22 votes

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

The Ajax side of AIR

Category: Adobe, Aptana

AIR 1.5 has been released at MAX this week. For the folks that like to write AIR apps that at least have some JavaScript, you will be happy to see that WebKit has been updated: The version of WebKit included in AIR has been updated to a newer version. The updated version includes Squirrelfish, a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:02 am

4.1 rating from 17 votes

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Aptana Jaxer 1.0 released, brings together the Aptana trinity

Category: Aptana

Paul Colton of Aptana has announced the Jaxer 1.0 release. This comes on the heels of the general availability of Aptana Cloud, and of course their Studio product that ties things together. First, Jaxer 1.0: If you’ve already been using Jaxer you’re likely familiar with its database, file system and socket APIs and its ability Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:14 pm

4.2 rating from 26 votes

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Aptana Jaxer 1.0 RC

Category: Aptana

The Jaxer team has released a release candidate for Jaxer 1.0. Here a synopsis of all the new features and improvements that have gone into this latest release candidate: Jaxer.Sandbox: HTTP-level control; support readyState, toHTML, waitForCompletion Built-in, extensible dispatching for RESTful and RPC service requests Fast, native JSON support Improved APIs for HTTP Request and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:12 am

4 rating from 33 votes

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

Aptana Jaxer Benchmarks

Category: Aptana

Jaxer has been out in beta for a while and is nearing its 1.0 release. Many comments on Ajaxian about Jaxer have been about performance benchmarks. Uri Sarid, CTO of Aptana, has compiled some initial benchmarks including comparisons to PHP and Ruby on Rails. (Jaxer comes out in between the two): We wanted to answer Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:35 am

4 rating from 14 votes

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Form access control via jQuery and Jaxer

Category: Aptana

Tom Kirkpatrick has written about writing one form, and using access control to map it to various roles using jQuery and Jaxer. This is a simple pattern. You never want to use client code to manage access, for obvious reasons. The approach is to use the server to spew out HTML that makes sense, and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:42 am

3.6 rating from 17 votes

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

Running server side processes via JavaScript with Jaxer

Category: Aptana, JavaScript, Server

Tom Kirkpatrick has written about a new API in Jaxer, Jaxer.Process, that allows you to call out to the host operating system. His example has a call out to get the uptime on the machine: < View plain text > javascript <script runat="server-proxy"> function runUptime() {       // run the uptime and return Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:45 am
1 Comment

3.9 rating from 21 votes

Friday, August 1st, 2008

Another Jaxer 1.0 Release Candidate with new APIs

Category: Aptana

Greg Murray has blogged about a new release candidate for Aptana Jaxer that contains a lot of new features. Kevin Hakman told us about the release: We’ve had server-side JS database APIs all along, but now handing result sets is even easier. There’s also now full fine grain control and access to the entire communication Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:51 pm

4.2 rating from 32 votes

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Greg Murray, Ryan Johnson join Aptana to work on Jaxer; ORM and MVC are starter projects

Category: Aptana

Paul Colton posted that Aptana has a couple of new recruits in Greg Murray and Ryan Johnson. Greg Murray was the Ajax guy at Sun, created jMaki, and did a lot of work in organizations such as the Open Ajax Alliance. Ryan Johnson is the creator of the livepipe and object.event Ajax libraries. What are Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:07 am

3.5 rating from 26 votes

Friday, July 4th, 2008

Talking to .NET on the server with Jaxer

Category: .NET, Aptana

What does your CEO do? Paul Colton, CEO of Aptana, gets his fingers dirty. He just wrote a post about accessing COM objects from JavaScript with Jaxer. This is possible as the JavaScript is running on the server, and this server is running on Windows. You can download the source code to check it all Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:56 am

3.7 rating from 36 votes

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

Leveraging Ext JS on the Server via Jaxer

Category: Aptana, Sencha

When Aptana released Jaxer, it really excited the community because you could now leverage your client-side skills on the server end of things. Rich Waters of Ext JS talks about how to leverage Ext JS on the server via Jaxer. The code created by Rich creates a Ext JaxerStore which allows you to run queries Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 6:00 am
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4.2 rating from 79 votes

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

Aptana Cloud: A sneak peak

Category: Aptana, Cloud, JavaScript

Dougal Matthews has been playing with Aptana Cloud in a beta form. He wrote up this piece that walks you through the functionality with screenshots: After creating a project it then is automatically available in the cloud options. When you click on the project under the cloud menu you are taken through a (very easy Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:27 am

4.1 rating from 29 votes

Monday, April 28th, 2008

Aptana Cloud: Develop on your desktop, sync out to the cloud

Category: Aptana, Cloud, JavaScript

Aptana have announced their cloud platform initiative, Aptana Cloud. Aptana Cloud plugs right into your IDE to provide instant deployment, smart synchronization, and seamless migration as you scale. Aptana Cloud is ideal for developers who use scripting languages to create Ajax, Facebook, mySpace and all other sorts of Web applications. The key is that this Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:41 pm

4 rating from 29 votes

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