Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

GWT 1.3 Released

Category: Framework, GWT, JavaScript

The first open source release of the Google Web Toolkit has been announced. Version 1.3 is the first to be released with the new open process: Our open source charter, “Making GWT Better,” explained that GWT development would take place in the open, and that we’d even publish our engineering meeting notes. We’re happy to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am

3.3 rating from 30 votes

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

WAML: Web Application Markup Language

Category: Framework, Yahoo!

Evgenios Skitsanos has created WAML: Web Application Markup Language: WAML is another approach of combining existed AJAX frameworks under single Application Markup Language. WAML – Web Application Markup Language. WAML allows you to define your web application appearance and functionality by using simple XML like syntax mixed with HTML. The idea behind WAML is to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:26 am

2.5 rating from 30 votes

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

Visual WebGui: Develop with WinForms and Dual Deploy

Category: .NET, Framework, Toolkit

Visual WebGui provides developers with WinForms like GUI components all accessible from the design time framework of Visual Studio .Net. The design time components look, act and interface like they do in their WinForm format since they inherit their object model from the existing WinForms components. Visual WebGui’s components become a de-coupled version of the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:07 am

2.3 rating from 78 votes

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

Aejaks – Tcl/Tk Style Framework Built on Echo2

Category: Framework

For those Ajax cowboys out there who pine for the power and simplicity of Tcl/Tk, there is good news for you: Aejaks lets you write Ajax apps using Tcl. The widget model is inspired by that of Tk, but is not compatible with it. < View plain text > javascript ##################################################################################### # showCode – create Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 11:00 am

4.1 rating from 23 votes

Friday, January 5th, 2007

ZK Roadmap for 2007

Category: Framework

Tom Yeh over at the ZK project has released his roadmap for 2007. It’s an intriguing list of tools, features, and developer support: Expanded support for data binding. A visual design tool for Eclipse. Support from mobile platforms: ZK Mobile, a Java ME client, will be released in the first half of 2007. To work Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 12:21 pm

4 rating from 19 votes

Friday, December 29th, 2006

Prototype Sucks 2.0

Category: Framework, Prototype, Testing

Another day, another article bashing the Javascript toolkit everyone loves to hate – Prototype. The complaints can be narrowed down to a few points: “it breaks the ‘for in’ loop” – no it doesn’t – you were probably using ‘for in’ where you shouldn’t have. Javascript is a flexible, powerful freedom language, and its _okay_ Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 4:03 am

3.2 rating from 63 votes

Friday, December 15th, 2006

Tweebox 1.0: Browser based choose-your-own-adventures

Category: Framework, JavaScript, Showcase

Chris Klimas has released Tweebox 1.0, which is a browser-based application used to create interactive stories. Aside: You remember the good old Choose Your Own Adventures books. This is them for the web. I keep thinking that someone will do this for the big screen, and the audience votes at various times. Then people may Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:23 am

3.9 rating from 19 votes

Monday, December 4th, 2006

Application Development with Echo2 plus SOA

Category: Articles, Framework

Mathew Brooks of RDF Group has published a summary of his experiences in developing mform — an Ajax-enabled mortgage application — using the Echo2 platform. Although fairly high level, the post is thought provoking and doesn’t just focus just on Ajax. With regard to best practices in using Echo2, he writes: Whilst using echo 2 Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 9:04 am

3.6 rating from 25 votes

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

symfony 1.0 beta released

Category: Ajax, Framework, PHP

symfony, the popular PHP Ajax framework, has released a beta of their 1.0 framework. New Features in 1.0 Easier installation and larger compatibility. Symfony is now compatible with magic_quotes_gpc set to on and PHP 5.2. Pake and phing are now bundled with the core classes, so symfony has no more external dependency. It is very Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:54 pm

3.9 rating from 60 votes

Thursday, November 9th, 2006

Fjax: Switching the A to F means what?

Category: Flash, Framework

Jay and Steve McDonald didn’t like traditional Ajax (the libraries, the XML parsing (even though you can use JSON of course)) and decided that they could create “smoother, more desktop-like web experiences that AJAX promises”, as they said in an interview at What is Fjax? Website: “Fjax is an open, lightweight, cross-browser methodology for Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:45 am

2.6 rating from 42 votes

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

Hands on DWR

Category: Conferences, DWR, Framework, Presentation, The Ajax Experience

Joe Walker (Getahead–DWR) and Bram Smeets (Interface 21–Spring) took a novel approach to their “Hands on DWR” talk at The Ajax Experience: Creating a game – “Multi Player Battleships” live in the session. The concept was very well received – many smiles around the room when the idea was introduced. With Joe talking and Bram Read the rest…

Posted by Jim Halberg at 3:00 pm

3.9 rating from 28 votes

Monday, October 23rd, 2006

Clorox – Shared Memory Abstraction for AJAX Applications

Category: Framework, JavaScript

Take a step back and squint and you’ll see that Ajax, with it’s ability to pass structured data back and forth between client and server, can be used to implement just about any architecture or abstraction that involves communication between execution environments. The only things getting in the way are the platform and performance limitations Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 6:00 am

4 rating from 18 votes

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

New ZK Google Maps Component

Category: Framework, Mapping

Integrating a third party mega widget like Google Maps into a server-side framework like ZK or Echo2 is not so straightforward. At best these widgets sit there on the page sending and reacting to events independent-of and invisible-to the Ajax app in which they are embedded. At worst they consume and generate conflicting events and Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 8:00 am

4.1 rating from 17 votes

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006

Zero Kode, Visual Designer for ZK

Category: Ajax, Framework, Utility

The Tibco folks like to point out that their IDE is written in their own framework. I’m not really all that enamored of the self-compiling, eat your own dogfood approach to IDE’s when your end product is a webapp. Call me old fashioned, but I like to write my code in a desktop IDE. Maybe Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 2:02 am
1 Comment

4.1 rating from 40 votes

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

Qooxdoo releases version 0.6 RC1

Category: Dojo, Framework, Toolkit

Qooxdoo (pronounced “cooks-do”) has released version 0.6 RC 1. This framework has come a long way since our first post on it over a year ago. Qooxdoo is a LGPL javascript framework with a rich set of widgets and supports namespaces, events, drag and drop, and layouts. For a quick look, check out the demos Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 1:47 pm

4.1 rating from 31 votes

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

An Interview with Dojo Creator Alex Russell, Part I

Category: Dojo, Framework, Interview

A case can be made that Dojo is the single most influential framework in the Ajax universe. Any time I talk with Ajax developers about frameworks, the discussion always turns to Dojo. I had a chance to talk with Alex Russell, one of Dojo’s creators, about the framework’s success and future. Part I of the Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 11:51 am

3.7 rating from 75 votes