Monday, July 24th, 2006

XMLHttpRequest Quirks and PHP

Category: PHP, XmlHttpRequest

On his blog, Jacob Santos has written up two simple “gotchas” that he’s come across in his PHP/XMLHttpRequest adventures and wanted to share with other developers forging their way through the same experience. I didn’t find the AJAX frameworks much use while I was working on my current project. I’m sure they are well thought Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 9:34 am

3.6 rating from 37 votes

Monday, July 17th, 2006

AJAX pagination made simple (with Symfony)

Category: PHP, Programming

Users of the PHP framework symfony are no strangers to easy-to-use functionality, and in this new post on the symfony blog, they share yet another – an Ajax pagination method. Paginated lists in web pages imply specific controls to navigate across pages (link to previous and next page, link to a specific page, etc.). And Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:46 am

3.7 rating from 284 votes

Thursday, July 13th, 2006

Integration of Spry and PHP/MySQL

Category: Framework, PHP, Programming

Mike Kornienko writes in this new blog entry about his experiences (complete with code) integrating the Spry Ajax framework into a simple PHP/MySQL application he develops: Adobe have recently released its Spry Ajax framework for public beta-test by developers and I’ve been playing with this baby for a while. And here’s some kind of report Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 6:51 am
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3.8 rating from 39 votes

Monday, July 10th, 2006

MODx CMS – An Ajax/PHP Content System

Category: PHP, Utility

There’s a new offering in the PHP/Ajax content management system world and it definitely looks like it has potential – MODx CMS. MODx is an open source PHP Application Framework that helps you take control of your online content. It empowers developers and advanced users to give as much control as desired to whomever they Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:24 am

4.4 rating from 202 votes

Friday, June 16th, 2006

Using Ajax Agent and PHP for Auto-Complete

Category: PHP, Programming has a new tutorial today from Jay demonstrating how to use the AjaxAgent software (a PHP library) to create an auto-complete text box for your site. In this HOWTO I will explain how to use AjaxAgent and PHP to create an Ajax Auto-Complete box with a drill-down list of data. Although the state of Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 6:55 am

3.8 rating from 107 votes

Monday, June 5th, 2006

WordPress and HTML_AJAX

Category: PHP, Programming

Troy Mcilvena has posted this new tutorial on the creation of WordPress plugins (specifically a stock quote lookup module) with the help of the HTML_AJAX PEAR package (PHP). He jumps right into it, showing how to get the needed packages installed – HTML_AJAX (obviously), and the PEAR SOAP package as well. He gives the basic Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 12:21 pm
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3.7 rating from 36 votes

Monday, April 17th, 2006

Dutch Pipe: Open-Source Avatar/Chat/Virtual-World PHP Framework

Category: Games, PHP, Toolkit

Looks like you could have a lot of fun with this new PHP framework. Dutch Pipe has similar features to the other virtual-world/avatar sites we’ve seen earlier (e.g. Hive7), but is actually an open-source framework rather than a single (stovepiped :-) destination site. Using the framework, any developer can integrate a virtual world into their Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 7:09 am

3.6 rating from 56 votes

Sunday, April 16th, 2006

Zephyr: Ajax MVC Framework for PHP

Category: Library, PHP

Zephyr is a fairly new Ajax-based MVC framework for PHP. It builds on the Smarty template engine, DAL data access layer, CPAINT remoting framework, and Prototype Javascript library. The project has just entered beta 2.0, and maintainer Hasin Hayder sent us a summary of the improvements. 1. Prototype is now a part of Zephyr 2. Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 2:53 am

4.1 rating from 81 votes

Thursday, March 23rd, 2006

Writing Your Server-Side Ajax Handler

Category: Ajax, PHP

Following up on his previous article on Ajax templating, Matthew Batchelder has posted the other half of the equation – the PHP script that responds to the Ajax requests. In my recent post on ‘Ajax; Templating; and the Separation of Layout and Logic,’ I refer to an Ajax Handler that sits server side to handle Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:11 pm

3.6 rating from 66 votes

AJAX Delete Confirmation

Category: Ajax, PHP, Programming

If you’ve ever been developing a web application and grown tired of those Javascript popup windows all over the place for deleting items, consider the use of Ajax and a background PHP script to do the work for you. That’s exactly what Joe Vasquez has created in this new blog post from I have Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:26 am

3.5 rating from 149 votes

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

Ajax Templating – Separation of Layout and Logic

Category: PHP, Programming, Prototype

In this informative blog entry, shares a method for creating a templating system generated wholely with Ajax and PHP. While Ajax is the cause for the article, the heavy focus is on templating. For the past few years I have been using XTemplate as my templating library (I’m a PHP buff) and have been Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:26 am

4.1 rating from 47 votes

Monday, March 13th, 2006

Asynchronous file upload with AJAX progress bar in PHP

Category: Ajax, PHP, Programming

Thomas Larsson has posted a short tutorial on his blog with something that I’ve heard many a PHP (and just web) developer looking for – a good way to provide multiple file uploads without sacrificing the functionality of the page. Thomas has created a combination of PHP, Ajax, and a backend script to create a Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:36 am

3.9 rating from 649 votes

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006

WordPress Ajax Comments

Category: Ajax, PHP

In a quick blog post from there’s some information about adding an Ajax-enabled commenting system to your WordPress blog. Finally, my blog is ajaxified and all this is made possible with the help of Safirul of I was initially intrigued with the commenting system at K2 and Squible where a nice animatic effect Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 10:12 am

3.9 rating from 386 votes

Monday, March 6th, 2006

Ajax Magazine Explores Amazon’s Web Service with Ajax

Category: Ajax, PHP, Programming, Yahoo!

On the Ajax Magazine site, there’s a series of posts over the period of a week that take a look at using Ajax to access the Amazon web services. On Day One, they introduce the series, noting how they’ll use the prototype and nusoap PHP libraries to make the connections. They then provide the code Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 9:30 am
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3.8 rating from 28 votes

Thursday, March 2nd, 2006

Rasmus Lerdorf’s no-framework PHP MVC framework

Category: JavaScript, PHP, Programming

Rasmus Lerdorf, creator of the PHP langauge, has a new tutorial on his site today that looks at the creation of a “no-framework PHP MVC framework” using PHP5, the Yahoo! User Interface Library, and JSON. So you want to build the next fancy Web 2.0 site? You’ll need some gear. Most likely in the form Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:27 am

3.5 rating from 34 votes

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

AJAX and Session “Race Conditions”

Category: PHP, Programming

From the SitePoint PHP Blog, there’s a new post from Harry Fuecks that talks about issues concerning race conditions and Ajax. He quotes Marc Wandschneider as saying, basically, that since PHP scripts are executed in their own little environment, there’s not so much worry about the access of more than one page at once on Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:55 am

3.9 rating from 29 votes