Thursday, September 18th, 2008

ZK 3.5 Released with Comet Support

Category: Announcements, Comet, Framework

ZK 3.5, the latest version of the server-side Ajax framework, is out with a raft of new features. Three of those features really stand out for me: Comet server push Customization of look and feel Performance monitoring Server push via polling has been available in ZK for a while, and Comet in the ZK “Enterprise Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 3:31 pm
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4 rating from 43 votes

Friday, September 5th, 2008

The JavaScript Framework Long Tail

Category: Framework, JavaScript

One of the reasons Dion is such an effective editor here at Ajaxian is his sense for filtering all of the available news from the Ajax community down to about three stories a day. Truth-be-told, with all the submissions we get and what we find on our own, we could easily post 10 stories a Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 9:00 am

3.6 rating from 38 votes

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

Making creating DOM-based applications less of a hassle

Category: Framework, JavaScript, Library

Creating a lot of HTML using DOM methods can be a real pain. This is what students of the Juku training course that I held two weeks ago found out quite quickly and complained about the verbosity of it all. I listened to their concerns and came up with a framework for JavaScript applications called Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 11:13 am

3.2 rating from 23 votes

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Adobe AMF Support in Zend Framework

Category: Adobe, Framework

Andi Gutmans of Zend has posted on a proposal for AMF support in the Zend Framework, which is being lead by the AMFPHP project leader, Wade Arnold. This ZF component will allow for client-side applications built with Flex and Adobe AIR to communicate easily and efficiently with PHP on the server-side. We are excited about Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:43 am
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3.4 rating from 16 votes

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Dojango: Two great tastes in one can!

Category: Dojo, Framework, Python

Dojango, a template Django application that includes full Dojo support baked in, has been released by Tobias Klipstein, Nikolai Onken, and Wolfram Kriesing. It provides capabilities to easily switch between several Dojo versions and sources (e.g. aol, google, local) Delivers helping utilities, that makes the development of rich internet applications in combination with dojo more Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:22 am
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3.5 rating from 45 votes

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

Loom: Annotation based Java framework

Category: Framework, Java

Ignacio Coloma has announced Loom 1.0 RC 1. Loom is an annotation-based java web framework that includes a ton of new features in this release. After some selective process, these are the bits that could be of most interest for Ajax developers: Generates HTML 5 markup (with data-* fields), including CSS classes with the property Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:28 am
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3.6 rating from 22 votes

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

SymbolicWeb: Ajax and Comet with Lisp

Category: Framework

No matter how much Paul Graham talks about his Web success, we don’t hear too often about Lisp-powered Web applications. SymbolicWeb is offering up a new type of framework to help change that. SymbolicWeb aims to create a GUI framework similar to GTK+ and QT for Common Lisp. It differs in that it uses the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:00 am

3.7 rating from 30 votes

Monday, June 9th, 2008

TileStack: HyperCard for the Web

Category: Framework

LtU pointed me to TileStack, the latest attempt to resurrect HyperCard and bring it back to the Web (they are closely related of course). Running online there are going to be limitations about which stacks can be ported, which may reduce the usefulness and impact of this project, but maybe a standalone version will come Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:31 am
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3 rating from 22 votes

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

Making application modules communicate with each other using Decoupling

Category: Component, Examples, Framework, JavaScript, Yahoo!

I’ve been talking about event driven application design in JavaScript in January last year and inspired Caridy Patiño to write his Bubbling Library based on these ideas. Caridy now upped the ante a bit by talking about decoupling using the bubbling library over on the YUI blog. In essence, his solution allows you to have Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 5:17 pm

4 rating from 29 votes

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

DOMAssistant 2.7 is Out, Strong Unicode Support and Enhanced Performance

Category: Framework, JavaScript

Now that DOMAssistant has a formal team behind it, the updates keep coming fast and furious. The team announced last night the release of DOMAssistant 2.7, with a host of new features and big improvements in CSS selector performance: After a lot of hard work, we’re more pleased than ever to present the new version Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 9:03 am
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3.3 rating from 17 votes

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

Echo 3 releases client side component model

Category: Framework, Java, JavaScript

Echo has been known as a Java server side component framework, but with the release of Echo 3, they have added a way to build component applications using JavaScript: Client-side Echo applications do not require an application server, and can also be run entirely offline. With Echo3, the formerly server-side-only component framework has been recreated Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:37 am

3.4 rating from 15 votes

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

jqunit: extending jquerys testrunner to all

Category: Framework, JavaScript, jQuery, Testing

Michael Grosser has created jQuerys testrunner in a way that makes it work with jsUnit, and also useful for libraries other than jQuery. Here is a full example: < View plain text > javascript var temp = function($) {   jqUnit.module(‘Without local interface’);   jqUnit.test(‘test a’, function(){     jqUnit.ok(true);     this.ok(true);   }); Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:01 am

3.1 rating from 32 votes

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

YUI 2.5 released – Layout Manager, File Uploader and graphical JavaScript Profiler – and that is just the start

Category: Framework, JavaScript, JSON, Library, Yahoo!

Version 2.5 of the Yahoo User Interface Library (YUI) was released today. You can get all the details on the official blog post, but here’s the “change log”: The new Layout Manager allows you to create multi-pane user interfaces that are collapsible and resizable. The Flash-enhanced File Uploader control might be known to you from Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 5:30 pm

4.1 rating from 49 votes

Monday, February 18th, 2008

Audible Ajax Episode 24: Aptana Jaxer Talk

Category: Aptana, Framework, JavaScript, Podcasts

I had the opportunity to sit down with three fine gents from Aptana to discuss their recent launch of Jaxer, the “server side Ajax framework”. Paul Colton, Uri Sarid, and Kevin Hakman all sat with me to chat about things. I have already played with Jaxer, and created the Google Gears wrapper which can be Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:37 am

4.1 rating from 37 votes

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

OnionML: Server Side JavaScript Layout Engine

Category: CSS, Framework, JavaScript

Marcello Bastéa-Forte has developed OnionML, a layout template language that uses server side JavaScript with Rhino and E4X on the back end. The high-level goal of the template engine is to be something with utility not unlike CSS, but for intended layout and composition. The actual functionality is similar to XSLT, but with the design Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:27 am
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3.7 rating from 32 votes

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

Rhino on Rails: JavaScript MVC on the server

Category: Framework, Java, JavaScript, Rails

Cross posted from my personal blog Last week we posted about Jaxer which offers an approach of turtles all the way down where JavaScript is used on the client and the server. Then, I got to interview Steve Yegge. Last year, Steve posted about Rhino on Rails, his port of Ruby on Rails to the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:20 am

4 rating from 33 votes