Wednesday, March 7th, 2007

Ajax Portlets: JSR-168 portlets, SOA, and more

Category: Portal, Screencast, TIBCO

TIBCO GI recently had a webinar on Ajax portlets where they discuss various topics revolving around portals, SOA, and Ajax. The content was recorded and is now available for your perusal. Ajax RIA + Portal + SOA = Success for H&R Block H&R Block Sr. Systems Architect, Dan Cahoon, shares how H&R Block delivered SOA-connected Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:29 am

3.9 rating from 39 votes

Tuesday, December 5th, 2006

Protopage v3: sharing, podcast support, and more

Category: Portal, Showcase

Protopage keeps innovating and has just released version 3 of their personal portal. There are many new features such as: A new sharing system called ‘instant collaboration’ that lets you create a set of categorized color coded tabs An internal news feed reader with keyboard shortcuts and multi-feed display Special news feed widget modes: cartoon Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:25 am

3.8 rating from 27 votes

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

eXo platform goes from portal to enterprise WebOS

Category: Portal, Showcase

I have watched the eXo platform grow for a few years. Benhamin Mestrallet and his team do great work, and now we are seeing the next boost. They have revamped their UI with Ajax, and it is looking really good. Each window is a portlet, and both portlets and portal are fully Ajax enabled. This Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:59 am

4.3 rating from 58 votes

Friday, July 14th, 2006

Ajax Portlet Communication with DWR

Category: Articles, Portal

Sami Salkosuo has added fuel to the fire of the claims that “Ajax is perfect for portals and portlets, and we can finally do them right” with his piece DWR makes interportlet messaging with Ajax easy: Many developers are looking to use Ajax technologies to improve the user experience of Web-based applications, but Ajax programming Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:21 am
1 Comment

3.9 rating from 67 votes

Thursday, July 13th, 2006

Spotback: Personalized Portal

Category: Portal, Showcase

Spotback is a new portal that lets you get very personal with new interest Ajax features. Once you hit the site you can start to rate stories via slider instead of typical star ratings (I personally feel like stars are more usable as you don’t need to drag you can just click). As you rate Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:41 pm

3.6 rating from 34 votes

Sunday, June 4th, 2006

Fold Folds

Category: Business, Portal

Ajax homepage/portal Fold.com has folded (via TechCrunch). Late last year, we were receiving at least a couple of releases a week about new Ajax homepages, so it seemed inevitable there would be some casualties in this crowded space. In some cases, it’s difficult to see how each of these products differentiate itself from the competition, Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 5:18 pm

3.7 rating from 28 votes

Thursday, January 5th, 2006

24 Eyes: Ajaxian RSS Dashboard

Category: Portal, Showcase

Kevin Rose of Digg.com said “man, recently we keep seeing more and more portals out as Ajax examples”. Well, we have another one with 24 Eyes. Special features of 24eyes.com include: RSS Dashboard with at-a-glance news overview Web 2.0 user interface with instant personalization Multi-country services with local content Preconfigured content with 200+ catalogs Social Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:24 pm

3.4 rating from 21 votes

Tuesday, December 13th, 2005

Even more ajax portals: Eskobo and Porcubine

Category: Portal

Techcrunch recently posted on the flood of ajax desktops, highlighting the recent Eskobo. Eskobo looks very similiar to a lot of the ajax portal apps you’ve probably seen, with the drag and drop funtionality and ability to add your own feeds. A more interesting player in this crowded space is Porcupine Web Application Server, from Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 12:00 pm

4.2 rating from 19 votes

Sunday, September 18th, 2005

Netvibes: Latest ajaxian portal

Category: Portal

We have a new contender in the “Ajaxian Portal” stakes (after start.com, googles additions, etc). Netvibes is the new kid on the block, and is developed by a quality french team. The aim of it is to provide a place on the internet where you can set just the content you like, a super easy Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:53 pm
1 Comment

3.7 rating from 21 votes

Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

OpenPortal: DHTML In-Place Editing in a Wiki ….. in 1999

Category: Editorial, Portal

We are hearing a lot of timewarps back to 1999/2000+, and Brad Neuberg joins in the back-think: Commercial Wikis such as SocialText and Jot have come out with in-place editing using DHTML and AJAX. Recently I was looking through some old CDs and found a project I created named OpenPortal that prototyped similar techniques…..in 1999 Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:52 am
1 Comment

3.4 rating from 8 votes

Thursday, July 28th, 2005

Start.com: Ajaxian Portal

Category: Portal, Showcase

People were excited to see what Google would come up with, when they showed their personalized search page. Microsoft has a sidekick project: Start.com, which looks similar to the Google portal. There is a lot of Ajax going on there, from having portlet which have their own little lifecycle, dynamically being able to change the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:31 pm

4 rating from 7 votes

Monday, June 6th, 2005

Showcase: Yet another Portal

Category: Portal, Showcase

Claude Hussenet has put together another portal example that shows how each component can have its own lifecycle, allowing you to add stocks directly in the interface and having the component auto refresh via Ajax.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:14 am
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3.8 rating from 13 votes

Tuesday, May 17th, 2005

Ajaxian My Google! Prediction

Category: Ajax, Portal

Google has a tradition of reinventing a service that Yahoo! already has (Gmail, Maps). I would be willing to bet that GPortal is around the corner. How will Google be able to reinvent that bad boy? This is where Ajax comes in. Ajax finally delivers on the vision of the portal/portlets. None of the annoying Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:37 am

3.8 rating from 17 votes