The Ajax Experience


Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Ajax Experience Videos: Performance and Security

Category: Screencast, The Ajax Experience

Thanks to the folks at Adobe, we’ve got video of pretty much every session from the Ajax Experience 2008 that we can share on-line, free of charge. We’ll release them over the next week or so in batches. What better way to spend your New Year’s holiday than curled up with a laptop learning about Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 1:18 pm
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4.7 rating from 15 votes

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

The Ajax Universe: Ben and Dion showcase the Presentation Randomizer

Category: Presentation, Recording, The Ajax Experience

This was my favourite presentation of the year. Ben and I have given a lot of talks together, and to spice things up we created the presentation randomizer, a simple Ajax app that would sound a buzzer at random times. Why did we do this? When the buzzer went, we would have to instantly change Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:22 am
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3.7 rating from 26 votes

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

Practical Functional JavaScript

Category: JavaScript, The Ajax Experience

Oliver Steele gave a great talk at The Ajax Experience this week on Practical Functional JavaScript. For his talk, he ended up creating a samples application where you can run the code directly, very similar to what John Resig did in Learn JavaScript. The samples take you through JavaScript world, stopping for: Callbacks Functions Closures Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:11 am
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3.4 rating from 20 votes

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

The Presentation Randomizer

Category: Fun, Presentation, The Ajax Experience

At our Ajax Experience keynote this year, Dion and I coded up a simple little program that buzzed at random intervals every 10-120 seconds. Whenever it buzzed, one of us had to stop talking and the other would have to pick up right where the other guy left off. It definitely kept things fresh. Quite Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 8:03 am
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3 rating from 22 votes

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Smushit.com makes image optimizing a breeze

Category: Performance, The Ajax Experience

We’ve heard a lot about optimizing CSS, HTML and JavaScript but one thing that is less talked about is how much extra information image editors put into image files. You might think you’ve done a great job optimizing your GIFs, PNGs and JPGs while still keeping them visually pleasing but when you use a text Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 11:01 am
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3.7 rating from 20 votes

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

New Sessions at the Ajax Experience

Category: The Ajax Experience

The Ajax Experience is coming up in a week and I wanted to share some exciting last minute developments: 1. Google Chrome. Google’s Ojan Vafai will be giving a keynote on their new browser. Obviously, this should be interesting. :-) 2. Opera. We’ve been trying to get them at the show from the beginning. Opera’s Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 6:30 am
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3.4 rating from 14 votes

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

And the winner is…

Category: Conferences, The Ajax Experience

We recently raffled off a free pass to The Ajax Experience on Ajaxian.com. Congratulations to Brandon Aaskov, our official raffle winner! If you’re planning on attending The Ajax Experience in Boston, September 29 – October 1, there’s still time to register. The raffle drew over 500 entries from all over the world. Considering the worldwide Read the rest…

Posted by Carolyn House at 11:59 am
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2.6 rating from 21 votes

Friday, August 29th, 2008

The Ajax Experience Framework Summit

Category: Dojo, jQuery, Prototype, The Ajax Experience

We talked a few months ago about something new we’re doing at the Ajax Experience this year: the “Framework Summit.” Basically, we’re providing space for Prototype, jQuery, and Dojo to hold their own half-day events on-site, and these events are free and open to the general public. Since we announced the summit, the frameworks have Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 7:00 am
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2.8 rating from 25 votes

Monday, August 25th, 2008

Want a Free Pass to The Ajax Experience?

Category: Conferences, The Ajax Experience

That’s right, a free pass! We are raffling off one free pass to The Ajax Experience show in Boston, September 29 – October 1. That means that you can attend the $1495 event for free, courtesy of Ajaxian.com. There’s no catch. We are giving away one free pass to The Ajax Experience. The free pass Read the rest…

Posted by Carolyn House at 9:15 am
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3.8 rating from 20 votes

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

The Ajax Experience: Early Bird Deadline is Today!

Category: Conferences, The Ajax Experience

The $100 early bird discount for The Ajax Experience expires today, August 22! Don’t wait! Register now to reserve your spot at the lowest price. The Ajax Experience conference takes place September 29 – October 1 in Boston. Register today to save $100 with the early bird rate. The Ajax Experience is the original and Read the rest…

Posted by Carolyn House at 9:00 am
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2.9 rating from 10 votes

Friday, June 20th, 2008

Ajax Experience 2008 Registration Open

Category: The Ajax Experience

We’re pleased to announce that registration for The Ajax Experience is now open! The event is being held in Boston this year, from September 29 to October 1. Mini-Events In addition to the usual agenda full of interesting sessions and compelling content, we’re pleased to announce that concurrent with the Ajax Experience, several of the Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 7:00 am
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3.1 rating from 22 votes

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

Ajax Experience 2008 Call for Papers

Category: The Ajax Experience

It’s time to plan ahead. Today we’re announcing and opening the Call for Papers for the next Ajax Experience event–in September 2008. For the past two years, we’ve put on two Ajax Experience events, the so-called West and East shows. For 2008, we think it’s time to consolidate them into one. After doing quite a Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 4:59 pm
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3.2 rating from 41 votes

Monday, December 31st, 2007

TAE Keynote: Ajax Through the Looking Glass

Category: Presentation, Recording, The Ajax Experience

Kevin Survance, CTO of MapQuest, gave a keynote speech at the last Ajax Experience show. Kevin came to the company and basically transformed the entire team to create the new MapQuest beta. MapQuest uses Ajax on a massive scale and also provides commercial Ajax APIs. In this keynote, Kevin shares lessons learned from recent MapQuest Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:16 am
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2.3 rating from 19 votes

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

Isomorphic TAE Talk on Infrastructure Inversion: The Future of Software and Technology Risk

Category: Presentation, The Ajax Experience

Isomorphic Software, the company behind SmartClient, gave a talk at the recent TAE Boston, and we just published the video for all to see: Abstract This talk helps developers better articulate the business advantages of Ajax to management, and help management grill developers on whether their technical choices are the right ones. In addition, a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:24 am
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3.1 rating from 30 votes

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

Ajax Experience Tutorial Sessions

Category: Conferences, The Ajax Experience

Today is the official start of the Ajax Experience East, but we did something a bit different this time around. Some people asked us to level set a little, so we put out some tutorial sessions a day before. Marc Grabanski was at the tutorial sessions and he wrote up a nice synopsis of the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:14 pm
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3 rating from 28 votes

Thursday, October 11th, 2007

Ajax Experience Updates

Category: The Ajax Experience

With the Ajax Experience East in Boston coming up just around the corner (Oct. 24 – 26, just about two weeks away), we thought we’d provide a few updates: Aptana founder Paul Colton will present best practices and pitfalls on developing with the iPhone and iPod Touch. And while we’re talking about talks from dev Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 9:25 am
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3.9 rating from 16 votes