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Sunday, November 20th, 2005

Ajaxian Commons Abstract Logging: Commons-Logging for JavaScript

Category: Fun, JavaScript, Library

We recently mentioned a log4js logging toolkit on the site. There is another version of this at log4js.sourceforge.net. And, others quickly mentioned their favorite logging engine for JavaScript (e.g. Safari lets you talk to the console via an api). Enter: ACAL The Ajaxian team has seen this kind of thing before, on the Java side. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:33 pm
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3.6 rating from 8 votes

Saturday, November 19th, 2005

Script.aculo.us 1.5 RC5

Category: Library, Prototype

Why are you covering an RC5 build?, I hear you ask. Well, because Thomas (and a growing team) tends to put cool features into every build :) The latest build does more than fix a few bugs here and there, before we get to 1.5 final. It also adds: Update lib/prototype.js to Prototype 1.4.0_rc3 Support Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:20 pm
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3 rating from 7 votes

Friday, November 18th, 2005

MochiKit 1.1 Released, including Screencast

Category: JavaScript, Library, Screencast, Toolkit

MochiKit, a lightweight JavaScript library, has a new 1.1 release. As well as the typical myriad of bug fixes, the new features are: MochiKit.DOM.currentWindow and currentDocument allow you to change the global window and/or document object used by all MochiKit.DOM functions, which allows you to use mock DOM objects (great for testing), deal in a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:18 pm
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3.8 rating from 9 votes

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005

log4js: Logging in JavaScript

Category: Library

Stephan Strittmatter has written about adopting Log4J in JavaScript, and came up with log4js. There are already three appenders to get the output of logging: Write out the logs to a additional popup window in browser with WindowAppender. I was also inspired by Dan Allen Logging via Meta and added an appender using his idea Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:43 am
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3 rating from 5 votes

Sunday, November 13th, 2005

Ajax-S: Ajaxian slideshow software

Category: Library

Robert Nyman has released an AJAX-based slideshow package called Ajax-S. What about Eric Meyers S5 I hear you cry! Robert mentions that: The idea came to me because I wanted a lightweight slideshow based on HTML, CSS and JavaScript, but I also wanted to separate the data of each page from the actual code that Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:41 am
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3.3 rating from 6 votes

Wednesday, November 9th, 2005

SLLists: Scriptaculous Lists with PHP

Category: Library

Greg Neustaetter is a fan of the great script.aculo.us library and decided to write a wrapper around the lists side of it. So scriptaculous lists are really easy to use and implement…so why put together a PHP script to wrap around it all? I did this for a couple reasons (no the following list isn’t Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:27 am
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3 rating from 7 votes

Tuesday, November 1st, 2005

jsquery: Ajax Javascript result set, http client and server code generator

Category: Java, JavaScript, Library

jsquery is a bridge project, written by David Bennett, that allows you to write JavaScript code on your HTML front end, that will marshall over to a Java server backend to get access to data. This can be done in an asynchronous manner. Overview jsquery is divided into three parts: Javascript http client {WebRoot}/js/jsquery_httpclient.js – Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:09 am
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3.6 rating from 9 votes

ColourMod: DHTML Colour picker

Category: Library

ColourMod is a suite of colour pickers, including a dhtml version (as well as Konfabulator, Dashboard, and I am sure Windows Gadgets soon?). Why would you use this in an application? Imagine if you were offering a personalized area of your app. You could allow the end user to choose what colours they want to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:51 am
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3 rating from 6 votes

Tuesday, October 25th, 2005

JavaScript Database: In Browser

Category: Library

Cory Rauch has combined the browser storage story of AMASS with the TrimPath SQL Query Engine. What does this mean? Cory now allows you to have storage of data in the form of JSON, in a local system, and query that storage on the client via SQL. Say you have a datastructure such as: Invoice Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:20 am
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3.9 rating from 23 votes

Monday, September 19th, 2005

cssQuery: cross-browser JavaScript querying

Category: Library

We have pointed you to Dean Edwards’ package called IE7 in the past. Now, he has released cssQuery(): cssQuery() is a powerful cross-browser JavaScript function that enables querying of a DOM document using CSS selectors. All CSS1 and CSS2 selectors are allowed plus quite a few CSS3 selectors. Usage / Examples elements = cssQuery(selector [, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:08 am
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Friday, September 16th, 2005

AjaxAnywhere: Ajaxian JSP Components

Category: Java, Library

AjaxAnywhere is designed to turn any set of existing JSP components into AJAX-aware components without complex JavaScript coding. In contrast to other solutions, AjaxAnywhere is not component-oriented. You will not find here yet another AutoComplete component. Simply separate your web page into multiple zones, and use AjaxAnywhere to refresh only those zones that needs to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:34 am
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3.9 rating from 14 votes

Thursday, September 15th, 2005

Ajax Pages Released: Think JavaScript Server Pages

Category: Examples, JavaScript, Library

A new open source project named Ajax Pages has been released. This beast takes JSP/ASP approaches and builds SinglePageApplications using JavaScript. Ajax Pages is a scripting template engine that enables rapid development of Ajax Web-based Applications, just like GMail, Google Maps, A9 and Backpack, but without having to manipulate complicated Document Object Models to make Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:12 am
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3.3 rating from 6 votes

New script.aculo.us text effects

Category: Component, JavaScript, Library

Thomas Fuchs keeps churning out good stuff for both the Rails and Ajaxian communities. He recently talked about the new text effects that may make it into script.aculo.us. If you visit the demo page you will be able to checkout: Appear Fade DropOut Highlight BlindDown What effect do YOU want? :)

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:12 am
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2.6 rating from 11 votes

Tuesday, September 13th, 2005

Tapestry Tacos: Ajaxian components for the Java web framework

Category: Component, Java, Library

Jesse Kuhnert has been busy. The Tacos project is a component library for the Tapestry java web framework. Recently, the components have been refactored to run on top of the popular JavaScript frameworks, Prototype/Rico/and soon Dojo. Components Tree AjaxDirectLink AjaxForm DirtyFormWarning Autocompleter ProgressBar Refresh You can see all of the components in action Component Reference

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:18 am
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3.7 rating from 24 votes

Old School JavaScript Library Package

Category: Library

Tarquin Wilton Jones has listed a large slew of JavaScript libraries that he has put out there for our use. Not only does he list the scripts, but he has a table showing the browser compatibility of each one, and every script has a demo that you can check out. There are scripts in the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:54 am
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3 rating from 5 votes

Monday, September 12th, 2005

Prototype LiveGrid now comes with XSLT

Category: Component, Library, LiveSearch, Prototype

Chris van de Steeg has upgraded his fork of LiveGrid so that it has xslt support and improved scrolling. Full Feature List We can still produce any HTML, in stead of fixed table-rows We now have XSLT support!!! I’m really happy with this one. It allows to haveany xml source as dataset for the grid. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:21 am
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3.8 rating from 8 votes