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Thursday, September 8th, 2005

Simple Ajax with MochiKit and JSON

Category: Articles, JavaScript, Library

Andrew Gross has written part one of a series of tutorials on using the MochiKit JavaScript framework to write Ajax web applications. The article goes into creating the beginnings of a Blog system: function BlogPost(info) { bindMethods(this); this.info = info; } BlogPost.prototype.makeDiv = function() { return DIV({‘class’ : ‘blogpost’}, H2(null, this.info.title), HR(), SPAN(null, this.info.content), BR(), Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:00 am
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3.2 rating from 6 votes

Wednesday, September 7th, 2005

WikiWYG: Rich Text Widget

Category: Library, RichTextWidget

Casey West has created WikiWYG. Wikiwyg is the simple way to add Wysiwyg editing to your existing social software project. You attach a WYSIWYG editor to any content area (div) that you wish to allow people to edit. There are three modes available for a piece of content: Wysiwyg mode – Simple, HTML, Design Mode Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:48 am
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4 rating from 14 votes

Tuesday, September 6th, 2005

CPAINT v2.0.1 Released

Category: .NET, Library, PHP

We have released CPAINT v2.0.1 for ASP and PHP. This release combines all the patches we previously released for v2.0.0. There is no new real functionality in this version, however we do recommend that all users upgrade to the new version, due to further security enhancements. Changes: A plain text response is now returned when Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:30 am
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3.4 rating from 11 votes

Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

Dojo 0.1.0 has left the building

Category: Dojo, Library

First DWR 1.0, and now the Dojo Toolkit 0.1.0 release. People have been chomping at the bit for a real release, and now we have it. The Dojo Download is located here, and you can grab different editions where you choose a package that has the elements that you want to use, as well as Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:19 am
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Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

Prototype JavaScript library documentation

Category: Library, Prototype

We have great JavaScript frameworks, growing by the day, with Prototype and Dojo Toolkit. The challenge at the moment is good documentation. Sergio Pereira put together some solid Prototype documentation. Sergio goes through: the $() and $F() functions Ajax.Request Ajax.Updater Reference for prototype.js [ via Rob Sanheim ]

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:02 pm
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3 rating from 5 votes

Thursday, July 28th, 2005

Ajax Pages: Scripting Engine for JavaScript

Category: Google, Library

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 things dynamic. If you check out the 5 minute tutorial, you will see that you create .ajp files which have JSP/ASP/PHP Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:33 am
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3 rating from 5 votes

Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

Because We’re Not Yet Bored of Google Maps Stuff…

Category: Library, Mapping

Brennan Stehling has created a simple, cross-browser abstraction on top of the Google Maps API called GPlotter that lets you define your map markers in an XML file and have them plotted at run-time on a Google Maps window. Neat.

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 11:18 pm
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Tuesday, July 26th, 2005

MochiKit JavaScript Library

Category: Library

Some pythonistas set their sites on “making JavaScript suck less” as they put it. They created the JavaScript library MochiKit. MochiKit consists of: Async – manage asynchronous tasks Base – functional programming and useful comparisons DOM – painless DOM manipulation API DateTime – “what time is it anyway?” Format – string formatting goes here Iter Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:38 am
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Prototype based LiveGrid

Category: Library, Prototype

Alley fell in love with Rico LiveGrid when he saw it and wanted to implement it on his site. As he started on this task he items in which he wanted to change, so he has created a new prototype version: No support for the mousewheel Your html-output needs to be serialized (ie. use <a> Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:36 am
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3.6 rating from 9 votes

Sunday, July 3rd, 2005

Google Maps: Now with a nice API

Category: Library, Mapping

Ever since Google Maps came out, hackers came along to write Housing Maps, and many other hacks on top of the mapping infrastructure. However, what is Google made changes? Everything could break. Does Google want you to do this? Now we have answers. Google released official APIs for Google Maps. So, now we can write Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:31 pm
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Friday, July 1st, 2005

Rico LiveGrid: No more next/prev!

Category: Examples, Library

Bill Scott of Sabre and the Rico team decided to add and release LiveGrid functionality. They want to banish NEXT/PREV from the web with this technique, which lets you use a scrollbar to automatically grab more info. You keep scrolling, it keeps fetching. Demos To see LiveGrid in action check out: Basic LiveGrid Yahoo! Search Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:19 am
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3.3 rating from 8 votes

Thursday, June 30th, 2005

Pushlets and XHR

Category: Library

The Pushlets team has added Ajax to their HTTP-based publish/subscribe framework. You can check out an example here. In the code they have functions for the various events: function leave() { doRequest(‘/pushlet/pushlet.srv?p_event=leave&p_id=’ + sessionID ); } and then the typical XHR to access the pushlet server side: function doRequest(url) { // Create XMLHttpRequest object and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:49 pm
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3.7 rating from 13 votes

Tuesday, June 28th, 2005

Microsoft Atlas: Ajax all along

Category: Library

Microsoft got hit by the Ajax term like everyone else. They have been “doing Ajax” for a long time, as many companies had been, before the Ajax term took off. If you looked at ASP.NET 2.0 (Whidbey) you would have seen Ajax all over the shop. They have components that you can drag and drop Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:52 am
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4.3 rating from 8 votes

Friday, June 24th, 2005

Ajaxian Spell Checker 2.2 Update

Category: Examples, Library

Garrison Locke has updated his Ajaxian spell checker with a 2.2 release. A few of the major updates to the spell checker are: Added a Beta wrapper for aspell so you don’t have to have pspell installed. Added a preview mode (with image support) so you can see it even if you don’t have misspellings. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:39 am
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1.5 rating from 4 votes

Thursday, June 23rd, 2005

Google AJAXSLT: Google opens up JavaScript code

Category: JavaScript, Library

The land of Google Code has released a little library used in their Ajaxian applications (such as Google Maps and Suggest). The first piece released is Google AJAXSLT. AJAXSLT is an implementation of XSL-T in JavaScript, intended for use in fat web pages, which are nowadays referred to as AJAX applications. Because XSL-T uses XPath, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:53 am
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3.6 rating from 10 votes

script.aculo.us: JavaScript Libraries

Category: JavaScript, Library, Prototype, Ruby

Thomas Fuchs has given birth to: script.aculo.us. (Note to self. Must. Kill. .us domains that make words). script.aculo.us provides you with easy-to-use, compatible and, ultimately, totally cool JavaScript libraries to make your web sites and web applications fly, Web 2.0 style. script.aculo.us builds on Prototype, and gives you interesting items such as: Visual Effects: The Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:33 am
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