Editorial


Friday, November 4th, 2005

Firefox 2 and 3: Concurrent Development

Category: Browsers, Editorial, Firefox

Brendan Eich has posted about new roadmaps and how “we propose to develop the front end of Firefox 2 and the platform for Firefox 3 concurrently, with Firefox 2 releasing in less than a year.” What’s the plan in the draft for Gecko 1.9 The draft Gecko 1.9 roadmap is interesting. Graphics and layout capabilities: Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:39 am
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3.6 rating from 8 votes

Thursday, November 3rd, 2005

Introducing Rob Sanheim to the Ajaxian Team

Category: Editorial

Ben and I are pleased to introduce the Ajaxian.com community to Rob Sanheim, who we have posted entries on in the past. Rob is joining our effort as an editor, so expect more and better from us in the future. As always, if you see anything in the Ajax community that we have missed, please Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:46 pm
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3 rating from 5 votes

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005

Ajax Webcast by Jeff Pipas

Category: Editorial

Jeff Pipas has released a webcast on Ajax run at Central Michigan University. The webcast talks about: History Ajax and Web 2.0 Practical Uses What’s Next Live Demos: Ajax Contact Form Ajax iTunes widget Visit the web cast

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:29 pm
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3 rating from 5 votes

Single-page vs. Multi-page Ajax Applications

Category: Editorial

Joe Walker has written up his thoughts on Single-page vs. Multi-page design of Ajax applications. He discusses why he thinks that: Multi-page is easier Multi-page can give a faster initial download Single-page gives you advanced history Single-page offers faster rendering Single-page makes it easier to share components Recommendations It’s probably fairly obvious from this that Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:46 am
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3.8 rating from 21 votes

Windows Live: Microsoft accelerates their Web 2.0

Category: Editorial

Tim O’Reilly was at a Microsoft press event in San Francisco to introduce the concept of “Live Software.” Tim’s big takeaway was: Microsoft is fully engaged with thinking about what I’ve called “Web 2.0.” They are focused on the internet as the platform, on software as a service, on creating rich experiences across multiple devices, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:33 am
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3 rating from 5 votes

Monday, October 31st, 2005

Ajax sweet spots from Zimbra

Category: Editorial

Zimbra has gotten a lot of buzz with their killer Ajax products. Since they are really pushing the envelope, they are good people to listen to on Ajax issues, and they just blogged about Ajax sweet spots. Here they talk about identifying sweet spots, the notion of an Ajax server, Ajax-based messaging, and more! How Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:44 am
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3 rating from 2 votes

Friday, October 28th, 2005

Brendan Eich Firefox Roadmap Update

Category: Editorial

Brendan Eich has pinged us on his roadmap again. I have been working more and more with ECMA TG1 on JavaScript standards, at first E4X (which was all but done when Mozilla joined ECMA last year) and now Edition 4. Our goals include: Bringing Edition 4 back toward the current language, so that prototype based Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:12 am
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3.5 rating from 11 votes

Thursday, October 27th, 2005

Sun discusses more details of Ajax support across applications

Category: Editorial

eWeek has a new piece claiming that support for AJAX Development Rising. Sun gets more Ajaxian Sun Microsystems Inc. is promoting an AJAX-supporting component model around its upcoming Java Studio Creator tool with hopes the model can succeed the way the component model Microsoft Corp. fostered around its popular Visual Basic development environment did, said Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:39 am
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3.6 rating from 5 votes

Monday, October 24th, 2005

innerHTML Gotchas

Category: Editorial

There are always a few gotchas here and there. We still find people running into the “IE get requests going into the cache” issue, and there are also issues with innerHTML cross-browser. Rob Sanheim talked about a recent issue: After much hardship I’m giving up on trying to use Prototype’s Insertion function for inserting new Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:07 am
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3.5 rating from 20 votes

Saturday, October 22nd, 2005

Web 2.0 and Ajax Are Not The Same Thing

Category: Editorial

My namesake, Dion Hinchcliffe, recently had some fun with a post titled 5 Earth-Shattering Things You Should Know About Ajax And Probably Don’t. Maybe he had a couple of brews before writing this one, and felt quite jolly? :) Ajax and XML, A Match Made by Acronym Ajax Is Faster Than A Wet Dog Never, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:01 pm
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3.2 rating from 6 votes

Wednesday, October 19th, 2005

Sammy, uses Ajax techniques to bring down myspace.com

Category: Editorial

I didn’t know whether to give Samy, Their Hero any more fame, but figured it was elsewhere. If you hadn’t heard a chap used JavaScript in a hack that set of a worm on myspace.com. In this interview, Samy talks about how he did it: The hole was actually not in MySpace. To MySpace’s defense, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:17 pm
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3.3 rating from 6 votes

Ajax for Mobile Devices: MIL

Category: Editorial

Over on the Moblets blog they are talking about MIL as an option for ajax architectures on the mobile phone. Moblet Instruction Language (MIL) is a declarative language that enables a developer to author a cross-platform mobile applications (a.k.a. Moblets) using only XML, Script, and XPath. MIL is compiled into byte-code by a hosted gateway Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:46 am
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3 rating from 6 votes

Monday, October 17th, 2005

Backbase and Microsoft Atlas Compared

Category: Editorial

Backbase has published a comparison between their product and Microsoft Atlas. Obviously, there may be some bias ;) but it is worth hearing their thoughts. The article compares: Core architecture on both frameworks Single and multi-page interfaces Components and building blocks Programming model .NET integration Architecture Microsoft Atlas: Backbase: Conclusion Atlas is currently in a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:04 am
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3.3 rating from 6 votes

Open Mashup APIs

Category: Editorial

First we had Ning as a place to develop mashups. Now, Sam of Writely has put up a call to arms on an Open Mashup set of APIs. This will include: Single sign on and Identity management, using an open standard Ability to list and select resources from other services (Maybe using OPML) Ability to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:47 am
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3.3 rating from 6 votes

Sunday, October 16th, 2005

Map of the dHTML Universe

Category: Editorial

Alex Russell of Dojo has been in the dhtml business for awhile. To “view” the universe of dhtml, he started to map out his contacts, and how they relate to products and the like. We can offer feedback by patching the document itself, or just via PNG or PDF. NOTE: These are large files! The Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:50 am
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3.3 rating from 6 votes

Friday, October 14th, 2005

Ajax Framework Comparison

Category: Dojo, Editorial, Prototype

Matt Harrison was talking about making choices between various Ajax toolkits, frameworks, or libraries. He linked over to the OSA foundation and their Survey of AJAX/JavaScript Libraries. Their survey discusses: Dojo DWR JSON-RPC-JAVA MochiKit Prototype Rico SAJAX Scriptaculous Xajax Sack The world of Ajax libs is an interesting one, as they cover various functionality. We Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:06 am
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2.7 rating from 7 votes