Thursday, January 10th, 2008

Simplicity: PHP Ajax Framework using Ext

Category: Framework, PHP

John Le Drew has been working on a PHP framework for a few years, and has now packaged it as Simplicity: The Simplicity PHP Application Framework is an advanced, scalable and extensible PHP application framework to aid developers in creating high traffic, high availability Web 2.0 online applications. Integrating a solid MVC framework with some Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:59 am

3.9 rating from 46 votes

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

Server-side Ajax Framework: IT Mill Toolkit 5, now with GWT

Category: Framework, GWT

I’ve long been a proponent of server-side Ajax frameworks — frameworks that store state on the server and use an Ajax engine in the browser to drive the display. The advantages: state and control logic stay on the server, so security compromises that exploit client-side state and logic are more difficult to pull off; developers Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 12:50 pm

4.5 rating from 106 votes

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

Choosing a JavaScript framework

Category: Framework, JavaScript

With so many good JavaScript frameworks available, it’s getting harder to decide in which direction to head. Brian Reindel offers some good advice to those looking to embrace a framework but aren’t quite sure what to look for. A JavaScript framework may not make you a better programmer, but it will make you more efficient. Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 7:00 am

3.7 rating from 49 votes

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

Really Simple History 0.6 Beta Announced

Category: Announcements, Framework

My colleague Brian Dillard is just putting the finishing touches on the 0.6 beta release of Really Simple History (RSH). What’s new and improved? I’ve tried to be as ambitious as possible with this release: full support of IE7/Win, Safari/Win, Safari/Mac, Opera/Win, Opera/Mac. I’ve didn’t quite get there, but I got close. Features in the Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 2:08 pm

3.3 rating from 34 votes

Thursday, October 11th, 2007

GWT Wrapper for Rialto

Category: Framework, GWT, Widgets

Supplementing GWT’s basic set of widgets with wrappers around those of existing widget frameworks has become a bit of a cottage industry. There are wrappers for Scriptaculous, JsGraphics, TinyMCE (see the GWT Widget Library for these), Ext Js and many more. Now add Rialto to that list. (For a demo of the Rialto widgets, such Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 1:10 pm

3.8 rating from 33 votes

Monday, September 17th, 2007

ZK 3.0 RC Released

Category: Announcements, Framework

One of the enduring criticisms of ZK, the server-side Ajax framework, has been against its perceived slow performance. Critics have observed, and supporters have conceded, that applications written with ZK seem a touch slow. So it’s no surprise that a major focus of the latest major release has been improved performance. The ZK team found Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 8:27 am
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4 rating from 46 votes

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

YAML the CSS framework

Category: CSS, Framework, Utility

When I first saw an email from Dirk Jesse about YAML, I was instantly in Ruby mode. Then as I read I realised that he was talking about a totally different YAML, his own CSS framework “Yet Another Multicolumn Layout” (compareble to YUI Grids or blueprint) that is designed for creating flexible float-based multicolumn css-layouts. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:01 pm

4.3 rating from 42 votes

Friday, August 24th, 2007

Amazing Ajax Solitaire

Category: Framework, Fun, Games, Showcase, Yahoo!

In the “I-can’t-believe-it’s-not-Flash” category, Robert Schultz pointed us to his amazing World of Solitaire website, implemented with YUI, MochiKit and PlotKit: It’s hard to single out a favorite feature, from it’s ability to rescale the size of the cards when you resize the browser window to its impressive animations and smooth drag-and-drop. Definitely worth a Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 10:29 am

3.3 rating from 129 votes

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

Blueprint CSS Framework: Typography matters

Category: CSS, Framework

Olav Bjorkoy recently launched Blueprint CSS, a framework that takes typography into account. Why did Olav create it? After reading an article by Jeff Croft on frameworks for designers, I started looking at the existing CSS frameworks, trying to find one that was right for me. Never again was I to repeat the tedious task Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:40 am

3.8 rating from 68 votes

Monday, July 9th, 2007

Why choose Dojo?

Category: Dojo, Framework

Choosing a platform for your Ajax applications isn’t a trivial task. There are more choices than you have had hot dinners, and new ones pop up on a daily basis. If a framework wants adoption, it helps to have a story on why a developer should choose that library. Dojo has just gone out and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am

2.8 rating from 101 votes

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

ZK 2.4 Released

Category: Framework

Version 2.4 of ZK, the server-side Ajax framework, has just  been released. What’s new in 2.4? Load on demand, i.e. won’t create child components until they become visible, saving memory and initial load times. Simplified ZUML annotations (for data binding, etc.) New highlighted window that behaves like a modal window without suspending the event processing Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 7:06 am
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3.8 rating from 18 votes

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

210 Ajax Frameworks and Counting

Category: Framework, Library

A year ago, I posted this article showing a count of 134 Ajax frameworks, according to the frameworks area on Today, a recount shows there are 210 Ajax frameworks and libraries listed on the site – the real figure is probably much higher, and by the same token, some of those listed may well Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 1:01 pm

4.4 rating from 31 votes

Sunday, March 18th, 2007

Choosing an Ajax Framework

Category: Framework, Library

There are hundreds of Ajax libraries and frameworks out there. How do you choose one that’s right for you? Sébastien Just (Seaiji Design) has a few pointers. server independant or not ?server independant frameworks will help you in mashing-up server technologies and lowly ties your software architecture while server dependant frameworks may increase your productivity Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 3:41 am

3.5 rating from 74 votes

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

GWT-Spring Integration Demystified

Category: Framework, GWT, Java

Gabi S. in what appears to be her first blog post has already started off with a bang. In tutorial form she shows how to integrate GWT with Spring. To integrate [the GWT application] with Spring we only have to register our GWT servlet in our web.xml so we can simply use Spring’s ServletForwardingController to Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 9:30 am

4 rating from 43 votes

Monday, February 19th, 2007

ZK Now Supports Javascript, Groovy, Ruby

Category: Framework, Java, JavaScript, Ruby

As promised, the latest release of ZK (ZK 2.3 RC) now supports more languages in zscript than just Java. It now supports Javascript, Groovy and Ruby. Futhermore, you can easily add support for a new language in half a day (maybe with some practice, no?) by extending a simple interpreter class. That’s assuming, of course, Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 9:30 am
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3.8 rating from 44 votes

Wednesday, February 7th, 2007

OpenToro 4.0: Ajax Web Database Publisher

Category: Database, Framework, Java

OpenToro 4.0, an open source Ajax Web Database Publishing tool, has been released. OpenToro is a CMS written in Java that allows the development of database driven web Applications in a quick and agile way. If you need to build simple CRUD applications that are faces onto your database, this could be a tool for Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:29 am

4.1 rating from 43 votes