Monday, June 16th, 2008

Steve Yegge on Server Side JavaScript

Category: JavaScript, Presentation

I had to single this talk out. Steve Yegge is a living legend, and with his mammoth write up of his talk you can see it in text view, and you can also download all of the slides. Steve does his thing, and goes in glorious directions, such as how we end up with a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:25 am

4.2 rating from 31 votes

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

Gears 0.3 Released, and Google I/O videos on Ajax related content available

Category: Ajax, Gears, Google, GWT, JavaScript, Presentation

Some good stuff came out from my employer. First, we have the Gears 0.3 release which includes support for Firefox 3! I have been using it for awhile, and it has been great. The team wanted to get it out before the Firefox 3 launch (planned for June 17th). A plugin like Gears can get Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:53 pm

3.7 rating from 21 votes

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

Wii Darts: Powering Ajax applications with Wii controllers

Category: Games, Java, Presentation, Showcase

Ben and I gave a presentation at JavaOne on what’s new with Ajax. Since this was JavaOne, we skewed a little more than we normally would to Java topics, and one of them was using the new Java Plugin, that has great new features such as being able to take a running applet out of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:08 pm

4.4 rating from 37 votes

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

Unobtrusive JavaScript with jQuery

Category: jQuery, Presentation

Simon Willison gave another jQuery talk, this time at XTech, called Unobtrusive JavaScript with jQuery. In the presentation he delves into the reasons why you should go unobtrusive, how to use jQuery, and why they are a good match. Here is the presentation in full:

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:10 am
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4.2 rating from 56 votes

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

Taking Web Applications Offline, to the Desktop, and beyond

Category: Adobe, Gears, Presentation

Ryan Stewart of Adobe and I got to give a joint talk this morning that covered Adobe AIR, Gears, and how you can build offline and desktop applications right now. Obviously, Ryan gave an overview of AIR, and I did the same for Gears. We also discussed reasons to be excited about Web development, some Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:51 pm

4 rating from 26 votes

Monday, April 7th, 2008

Flinging APIs in the Highlands

Category: Presentation

Gareth Rushgrove has been talking a lot about API design; a true art amid the science of CSci. He gave a presentation at the highland fling (our own Christian Heilmann was there too) and starts out by walking through thoughts on the various ways that we (or robots, or rabbits) interact with the Web. Then Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:08 am

1768.5 rating from 17 votes

Friday, March 28th, 2008

JavaScript and jQuery Talk

Category: JavaScript, jQuery, Presentation

John Resig has published his JavaScript and jQuery talk that he gave at Northeastern. What does he cover? I covered the basics of JavaScript – targeted to a Computer Science major (in the case of the students at NU, they learn Scheme and Java so I emphasized the subject matter to that audience). I did Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:43 am

3.8 rating from 20 votes

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

Secrets of JavaScript Libraries

Category: JavaScript, Presentation

Andrew Dupont, Thomas Fuchs, John Resig, Alex Russell, Sam Stephenson. These were the folks that gathered at SXSW to talk about the “Secrets of JavaScript Libraries” in a panel that was full to the brim (as was the browser wars one the day before). The slides are now up, and the podcast is forthcoming: The Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:34 am

3.7 rating from 33 votes

Friday, January 18th, 2008

Eclipse RAP Demonstration

Category: Presentation

Back in October we discussed the new Eclipse RAP tool that tries to bring OSGi to the client. Michael Coté of Redmonk interviewed Jochen Krause to discuss RAP, and show application development in action: In this two part screencast, Jochen Krause and I talk about the Eclipse Rich Ajax Platform, or RAP for short. RAP Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:36 am

3.7 rating from 23 votes

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Making Ajax Applications Scream on the Client

Category: IE, Performance, Presentation

Cyra Richardson, Senior Program Manager Lead on the IE team, gave a presentation at MIX 2007 on Making Ajax Applications Scream on the Client. The scope of the presentation is to show how to speed things up right now, not in the future. Optimizing Symbol Resolution How to speed up in a late binding world. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:10 pm

3.2 rating from 27 votes

Friday, January 4th, 2008

GWT Videos from GWT Conference Available

Category: GWT, Presentation

Pearson put on a GWT Conference that had a lot of great content. Fortunately, video cameras were running, and the video has been edited and posted: You may want to check out Kelly’s talk on usability, as well as Bruce and Dan’s overview of how GWT can improve productivity. There’s also the conversation with Josh Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:00 am
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3.9 rating from 31 votes

Monday, December 31st, 2007

TAE Keynote: Ajax Through the Looking Glass

Category: Presentation, Recording, The Ajax Experience

Kevin Survance, CTO of MapQuest, gave a keynote speech at the last Ajax Experience show. Kevin came to the company and basically transformed the entire team to create the new MapQuest beta. MapQuest uses Ajax on a massive scale and also provides commercial Ajax APIs. In this keynote, Kevin shares lessons learned from recent MapQuest Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:16 am

2.3 rating from 19 votes

Monday, December 24th, 2007

High Performance Ajax Applications

Category: Performance, Presentation, Yahoo!

Julien Lecomte gave a talk at Yahoo! on

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:20 am
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4 rating from 54 votes

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

Isomorphic TAE Talk on Infrastructure Inversion: The Future of Software and Technology Risk

Category: Presentation, The Ajax Experience

Isomorphic Software, the company behind SmartClient, gave a talk at the recent TAE Boston, and we just published the video for all to see: Abstract This talk helps developers better articulate the business advantages of Ajax to management, and help management grill developers on whether their technical choices are the right ones. In addition, a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:24 am
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3.1 rating from 30 votes

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

Upcoming Changes to the JavaScript Language

Category: JavaScript, Presentation

Waldemar Horwat and Pascal-Louis Perez gave a tech talk at Google where they walk us through the new features of ECMAScript ES4: After eight years of work in the standards committee, JavaScript will soon get an update. We present the highlights and rationales of the proposed changes to JavaScript. The fourth edition of the ECMAScript Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:56 am

3.2 rating from 25 votes