Editorial


Tuesday, September 6th, 2005

IE is teh 3v1l

Category: Editorial

Some people love IE, some… well not to much. Jamis Buck (Rails committer) ran into one of those “pull your hair out problems” which caused him to write IE is teh 3v1l. So, thinking it was some bonehead thing on my part I started digging in. I was able to readily duplicate the error on Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:58 am
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3.3 rating from 6 votes

Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

Flock: New Browser on Firefox

Category: Editorial, Firefox

Bar Camp showed off Flock: We’re introducing the world’s most innovative social browsing experience. We call it the two-way web. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be seeding invites to a few lucky folks. Sign up to find out when invites are available Flock – Social Browsing is Cool By Techcrunch Flock was originally called Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:08 pm
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2.8 rating from 10 votes

Breaking onload limits

Category: Editorial

Every javascript coder, in almost every script, has encountered the onload limits. In this article we’ll present them briefly, together with some solutions. The window.onload event handler has two main limits: You can attach just one function to it The script will wait until the page is fully loaded before running Alessandro continues to discuss Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:59 am
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3.7 rating from 13 votes

Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

Writeboard: One App. One Url.

Category: Editorial

Somehow I also missed the blog about 37signals Writeboard, but found it thanks to Russell Beattie. What makes a web-app an app? I’d argue it’s not the functionality — there’s a lot of functionality on the web that we wouldn’t explicitly consider a “web-app.â€? I’d argue it’s the account, the infrastructure, the multi-page UI, the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:46 am
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2.7 rating from 6 votes

Thursday, August 25th, 2005

Microsoft FireAnt: Ajax behind Hotmail

Category: Editorial

Omar Shahine from the MS Hotmail team has come out talking about the new architecture for hotmail. Last summer we spent a lot of time at the white-board evaluating a number of ways to deliver a new architecture for Hotmail. We considered a number of things: Modification of the current C/C++ ISAPI architecture to support Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:35 am
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3.7 rating from 15 votes

Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

CPAINT Security Flaw: Hold your horses

Category: Editorial

There was a lot of fuzz over the CPAINT security flaw: A security hole in a popular development tool has severe implications for a number of the Internet’s most popular applications, including Gmail, Flikr and MSN Virtual Earth. This has been taken a little far. CPAINT has been updated, so it doesn’t allow you to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:54 pm
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3 rating from 5 votes

Ajax Framework Comparison Chart

Category: Editorial, Toolkit

The Midnight Coders are at it again with their Ajax product comparison chart. The comparison compares: WebORB (Midnight Coders own offering) DWR (open source java framework Ajax.NET Sajax (PHP) and ignores others (well, there ARE a lot…. maybe Backbase should be there as another commercial offering?) As they said: I suspect people may say we’re Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:05 am
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3.6 rating from 18 votes

OpenPortal: DHTML In-Place Editing in a Wiki ….. in 1999

Category: Editorial, Portal

We are hearing a lot of timewarps back to 1999/2000+, and Brad Neuberg joins in the back-think: Commercial Wikis such as SocialText and Jot have come out with in-place editing using DHTML and AJAX. Recently I was looking through some old CDs and found a project I created named OpenPortal that prototyped similar techniques…..in 1999 Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:52 am
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3.4 rating from 8 votes

Monday, August 22nd, 2005

State of Ajax: Progress, Challenges, and Implications for SOAs

Category: Editorial

Dion Hinchcliffe has written a fairly comprehensive view of the current developments, progress, and general state of affairs with Ajax and its techniques and available tools. Also, for corporate application development and architects, the article goes into the current known implications of Ajax and Service-Oriented Architectures, which will affect each other considerably as they evolve. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:23 pm
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3.3 rating from 6 votes

Friday, August 19th, 2005

Notes on Detecting History Changes in Safari

Category: Editorial

Brad Neuberg saw that “no one has been able to get Safari to work with any known hack for detecting if the user has touched the back or forward buttons in an AJAX app, or getting bookmarkability to work.” He decided to dig deep and found: You can indeed see through document.location.href and document.location.hash that Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:15 am
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Can Ajax be running partner of Web services?

Category: Editorial

The press has been asking me a lot about the correlation between Ajax and Web services. Somehow they seem to really want to put some link together there :) “Will Ajax help increase web service development?” The piece, Can Ajax be running partner of Web services?, goes into this: “While Ajax isn’t a necessary part Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:09 am
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Thursday, August 18th, 2005

The UI protocol of the future: SVG + Ajax

Category: Editorial

It seemed appropriate based on the last post, to put up the editorial on SVG + Ajax. Definitely an exciting combination and I hope that it is both solid in Firefox, and IE7. The UI protocol of the future: SVG + Ajax: ale a look at the SVG standard ( http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG/ ), especially the DOM Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:25 am
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2.7 rating from 6 votes

Wednesday, August 17th, 2005

Debugging Prototype and catch(e) {} evilness :)

Category: Editorial, Prototype

I was helping someone debug some Prototype code. The problem was on a small demo thang, nothing was happening. After starting the debugging it was instantly obvious that the XHR request was not even being made. Then I looked at the Ajax code in Prototype and found: Ajax.Request.prototype = (new Ajax.Base()).extend({ … request: function(url) { Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:49 am
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3.2 rating from 6 votes

Tuesday, August 16th, 2005

Remote Calling Design in Ajax

Category: Editorial

Ajax is an architecture, and there are various ways in which people are implementing ajaxian ideas. Ben and I talk about various approaches wrt return types (proprietary stuff, objects [JSON], XML, HTML). Jon Tirsen has weighed in with his “Designs for remote calls in Ajax” article. I’m pleased with how the best practices of doing Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:19 pm
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3.3 rating from 6 votes

Firefox 1.5: What’s Missing in Deer Park

Category: Editorial, Firefox

Alex Russell has voiced in on what he would like to see out of Firefox 1.5: Here are a couple of simple-ish things that would make our lives immeasurably better: Local string caching from script: This is a strange name for a very very powerful capability: caching. Webdevs today need a coherent, simple, and workable Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:02 pm
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3.6 rating from 8 votes

Monday, August 15th, 2005

JavaScript IDE Support: IDEA 5.0 doesn’t cut the mustard?

Category: Editorial

We want JavaScript to be a first class citizen in our IDEs right? Both Ben and I are big fans of IntelliJ IDEA, and I was keen to try out the JavaScript support in 5.0. I kept up as builds from the Early Access Program came about, but was a little dissapointed. Lance Hankins says Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:45 am
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3 rating from 5 votes