Friday, August 15th, 2008

ECMAScript Harmony: Brendan Eich, Douglas Crockford, Adobe, and more

Category: Interview, JavaScript

ECMAScript Harmony has been the big news of the week. It isn’t hard to see why, the next version of JavaScript is going to affect us all, for a long time (even more than a presidents term!) Alex Russell, John Resig, and myself got Brendan Eich and Arun Ranganathan on the phone to talk about Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:28 am

4 rating from 25 votes

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

PubTools Search: Fast client-side searching with Gears

Category: Dojo, Gears, Interview

Brad Neuberg has built a very easy to use client side search tool called PubTools Search using Gears. The project is open source and provides a great avenue to share knowledge on Gears itself. To accompany the code, Brad wrote a detailed article: Did you know that you can use Gearsto do fast, client-side searching Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:37 am
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3.3 rating from 28 votes

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

Ajax Pioneer Week: Alex Russell of Dojo

Category: Dojo, Interview, JavaScript

Last, but never least, is Alex Russell of the Dojo Toolkit and SitePen. In Alex’s five minutes of video footage for our JavaOne talk, he explained how Dojo enables you to built fantastic, responsive applications for everyone. The everyone piece revolves around accessibility too, which is core to Dojo thanks to work from Becky Gibson Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:51 am

3.8 rating from 35 votes

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

Ajax Pioneer Week: John Resig of jQuery

Category: Interview, JavaScript, jQuery, Presentation

John Resig got in front of the camera, and the projector, as he gives us his thoughts on the state, and future of Ajax. He starts out by discussing jQuery Core, and the features in the near term (1.2.4), short term (1.3) and beyond. He then delves into the UI side of the house with Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:14 pm
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3.6 rating from 59 votes

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

Ajax Pioneer Week: Bruce Johnson of GWT

Category: Google, GWT, Interview, Podcasts

Today we have Bruce Johnson of the GWT team talking to us about GWT 1.5. He discusses the new features, such as the long awaited Java 5 language support, performance improvements, and much more. It is very nice to take an application, run it through the new GWT 1.5 compiler, and get an instantly faster Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:27 am

3.9 rating from 43 votes

Monday, May 5th, 2008

Ajax Pioneer Week: Sam Stephenson of Prototype

Category: Interview, Podcasts, Prototype

We are having a special week at Ajaxian. Ben and I are giving an Ajax talk at JavaOne this week, and decided to put a little video from Ajax pioneers. As we worked out what we wanted to do, we asked the pioneers for a little time to do an interview. Although only a piece Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:16 am

4.2 rating from 53 votes

Friday, December 28th, 2007

Interview with Ben and Stephan on

Category: Adobe, Interview

I got to interview Ben and Stephan, the creators of a new Flex/AIR application that was shown off at JavaPolis in Belgium. The application gives you access to the library of talks that Parleys has available, and it includes features such as: Being able to take video offline to watch later Comments in the stream Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:10 am
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4.6 rating from 16 votes

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

Interviewed on GWT, Gears, Java, and JavaScript

Category: Ajax, Gears, Google, GWT, Interview, Java, JavaScript

Reposted from my blog. I had the pleasure of finally meeting Didier Girard. I seem to run across Didier’s work every week or so, but for some reason we haven’t had a chance to meet face to face, until JavaPolis. Didier sat down with me to talk about GWT, Gears, Java, and JavaScript, and I Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:48 am
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3.7 rating from 28 votes

Monday, November 12th, 2007

Interview with Joe Hewitt on the new

Category: Android, Interview, iPhone

There was a day when Web development was in a sad state of affairs. The majority of developers laughed at JavaScript, and were focusing on a killer new server-side web framework, or a new ORM library. The consensus was that that browser was dumb. The modern TN3270 if you will. A few renegades were actually Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:08 am

3.8 rating from 16 votes

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Kaazing: Enterprise Comet for Real Time Web 2.0

Category: Comet, Interview

Kaazing is a new startup in the bay area that just announced itself to the world via a press release Kaazing and Terracotta Partner to Deliver Advanced Real-Time Web 2.0 Technology: Kaazing Corporation and Terracotta, Inc. today announced a strategic alliance to deliver the software industry’s most scalable and advanced real-time Web 2.0 technology for Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:48 am

2.9 rating from 27 votes

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Video brief on the qooxdoo Framework

Category: Interview

Andreas Ecker, project lead of qooxdoo, sat down to have a chat about the state of the project, how it works, what it does, how it compares to other frameworks like GWT, and how it integrates with third party development environments from Borland and the Eclipse Foundation.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:13 am

4.5 rating from 44 votes

Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

Audible Ajax Episode 22: Joe Hewitt on Firebug, Firefox, and iUI

Category: Firefox, Interview, iPhone, Podcasts, Utility

This is Joe Hewitt week. We were fortunate enough to find some time to chat with Joe about a myriad of topics. These topics ranged from: Firebug: How Firebug came about, tips and tricks and hidden toys, and YSlow Browsers: We had a fun chat about the history of Firefox, and how Gecko and Webkit Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:00 am

4.6 rating from 99 votes

Thursday, June 7th, 2007

GWT a Year Later: Was it the correct level of abstraction?

Category: Google, GWT, Interview

A little over a year ago, we published an editorial entitled Google Web Toolkit: The correct level of abstraction? In it, Dion raised some important questions about GWT: Isn’t debugging generated Javascript going to be messy? Wouldn’t the large size of the generated Javascript make it’s use infeasible? Where is all of the cool stuff, Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 9:03 am

3.8 rating from 36 votes

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

Audible Ajax Episode 21: Dojo Offline on Google Gears

Category: Dojo, Gears, Google, Interview, Podcasts

Google has announced some big news for Ajax developers at Google Developer Day. The announcement is Google Gears, an open source runtime to allow you to build Offline Web applications. Some may think “hmm, what about Dojo Offline?” The great news is that the Dojo crew were in the loop wrt this project, and Brad Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:02 pm

4.4 rating from 36 votes

Monday, March 5th, 2007

Browser Wars: Mozilla, IE, Opera join up for a panel discussion

Category: Browsers, Firefox, IE, Interview, Microsoft, Opera

Presented by the Silicon Valley WebBuilder, this event brought together Mike Shaver from Mozilla, Chris Wilson from Microsoft’s IE team, HÃ¥kon Lie from Opera, and expertly moderator Douglas Crockford from Yahoo! to talk about the current state of the browser landscape. At first, each person got a chance to say their peace. Here are some Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:00 am

4.5 rating from 69 votes

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

Audible Ajax Episode 20: Project Tamarin

Category: Firefox, Flash, Interview, JavaScript, Podcasts

We at Ajaxian have long been hoping for a JIT compiler inside of the browsers’ JavaScript interpreter — so we were pretty stoked when Adobe donated their excellent JIT-compiling JavaScript virtual machine to Mozilla back in Nov. ’06. The new open-source codebase, maintained by the Mozilla Foundation, is known as Project Tamarin. In this episode Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 1:58 pm

4 rating from 73 votes

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