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Thursday, July 14th, 2005

Integrating Flash with HTML, JavaScript and Ajax

Category: Articles

Ben and I are strong believers that Flash is great for the Ajaxian toolbox. Christian Cantrell, and Mike Chambers, gave a presentation at FlashForward in New York City, discusing how to have Flash and JS work together. They talk about the Flash / JavaScript Integration Kit, and using it: Installation Calling an ActionScript function from Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:56 pm
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3.3 rating from 7 votes

Tuesday, July 5th, 2005

Ajax and VoiceXML

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Brad Porter was asked: AJAX has rapidly changed how developers look at web UIs. Are any of the AJAX advantages possible in VoiceXML?. He had a lot to reply with, and it was a resounding YES: Let’s walk through an example that uses AJAX to list your RSS feed in your web page and your Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:53 am
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Wednesday, June 29th, 2005

Using CSS selectors to apply Javascript functionality

Category: Articles, JavaScript, Usability

Ben Nolan has written a nice piece called Using CSS selectors to apply Javascript functionality. He looks at Ajaxian showcases, and doesn’t always like the code that is mixed in the HTML. He goes on to explain how to use CSS selectors to abstract this code out, giving you the other benefit of a clean Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:25 pm
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Wednesday, June 22nd, 2005

Understanding and Solving Internet Explorer Leak Patterns

Category: Articles, Browsers

Justin Rogers of Microsoft has put a new article up on MSDN: Understanding and Solving Internet Explorer Leak Patterns. The article goes into: Circular References—When mutual references are counted between Internet Explorer’s COM infrastructure and any scripting engine, objects can leak memory. This is the broadest pattern. Closures—Closures are a specific form of circular reference Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:41 am
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Anonymous Classes in JavaScript and the XMLHttpRequest API

Category: Articles, JavaScript, XmlHttpRequest

Todd Ditchendorf has written up his thoughts on JavaScript, and API usage. He discusses the XmlHttpRequest API, and some of its ugliness, and gets into the way popular wrappers of the API work a la: var client = new BetterHttpClientAPI(); client.addListener({ id: 123, responseReceived: function (evt) { …. }, otherHelperMethod: function() { …. } }); Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:35 am
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3.3 rating from 12 votes

Tuesday, June 21st, 2005

Ajax on Rails

Category: Articles, Ruby

Curt Hibbs has written about Ajax on Rails. Rails got on the bandwagon early, and has first class support for Ajax built-in. This article discusses the support, which is noticably different to a componentized solution that other frameworks such as ASP.NET have. It is very “Rails-y” in that it is simple, and you the coder Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:58 pm
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Thursday, June 16th, 2005

Another End to Back-button Tyranny

Category: Articles, Dojo

The well-known Dojo toolkit provides a solution for the infamous back button problem, but Mike Stenhouse demonstrates how to implement back button trapping yourself along with bookmarking support (via re-writing the browser URL) in a well-written article. I’ve written a little script to try and fix the back button and bookmarking issues common to some Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 12:27 am
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Tuesday, June 14th, 2005

Brendan Eich, Creator of JavaScript and Mozilla Foundation Member, Interviewed

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From itconversations.com, an audio presentation with Brendan Eich. The Mozilla Application API is vibrant and exciting, and in this short presentation Brendan Eich details some of the current options for extensibility, and hints at what is to come… Eich also discusses future Mozilla APIs, among them WHAT-WG and Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) support, and potentially Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 1:27 am
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Friday, May 27th, 2005

Article: Errors and Ajax

Category: Ajax, Articles, JavaScript

O’Reilly’s XML.com has a piece that discusses the magic of try {} catch(e) {} finally {}, and window.onerror = handleError. The article shows examples in the realm of Ajax, and XMLHttpRequest, but it is more generic than that (and even has Perl code ;)

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am
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