Friday, June 10th, 2005

HTML 5 vs. XHTML 2

Category: Editorial

We try to keep up on what the WhatWG and the W3C are proposing for all of our benefit. We have been really impressed with the WhatWG, and secretly wish that the IE team would be totally on board (with the other browser teams that participate there). At a recent conference in europe, both groups Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:19 am

2.9 rating from 8 votes

Ajaxian Lazy Registration

Category: Ajax, Editorial

Tahpot discusses his thoughts on a new method of performing user registration on an Ajax web application. I’m referring to “Lazy registration”. One of the problems with a web-based application/service is forcing a user to register. On one hand you want the user to signup so you can create an account in the database and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:06 am
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3.4 rating from 7 votes

Monday, June 6th, 2005

MacRumorsLive shares new Ajax architecture

Category: Ajax, Editorial, XmlHttpRequest

MacRumorsLive.com will be using an Ajax “live ticker” page for people to follow the news during the keynote address from Steve Jobs at the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference, where he is expected to announce the switch to Intel Chips. Users are known to keep refreshing on events such as these, and now there is no Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:22 am

3.6 rating from 12 votes

Thursday, June 2nd, 2005

Adam Bosworth: Ajax reconsidered

Category: Ajax, Editorial

Adam Bosworth (now of Google, formerly of Microsoft, BEA, and others) has written about reconsidering Ajax. He follows along with the many others wondering “why now?”. He has features that he thinks we really need: First, printing is still hard. The browser has never grown up to enable the page author to easily describe an Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:38 pm
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3.5 rating from 4 votes

Friday, May 20th, 2005

Thoughts on Rich Clients and Ajax

Category: Ajax, Editorial

Flying back home in style (err, Southwest Airlines) after the recent Ajax Summit, I considered the “rich client” versus web app debate. With the emergence of Ajax, its gotten harder to choose between the two. After seeing what folks are doing with Ajax at the summit, its gotten *really* harder. Sure, those doing crazy wild Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 9:33 am

3 rating from 5 votes

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2005

Ajaxian libraries: Learning from Java Web Framework problems

Category: Ajax, Editorial, Java, JavaScript, Library

Having a lot of different implementations and innovations is certainly a good thing. However, many Java web developers are frustrated as hundreds or thousands have sprung up over time. As soon as Servlets and JSPs were released, people realised that they wanted to build a framework at a higher level of abstraction. This lead to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:11 pm

2 rating from 4 votes

Tuesday, March 15th, 2005

A Few Rebuttals to Ajax Critics

Category: Ajax, Editorial

I’ve done something three times over the past two weeks I never thought I’d do again: talk about the web as an application platform. Why, just over a year ago, I was explaining to anyone that would listen that “DHTML” web applications were difficult to create maintenance nightmares involving a motley crüe of brittle dialects, Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 8:43 am

3.3 rating from 6 votes