Friday, November 24th, 2006

Using the Eclipse AJAX Toolkit Framework (ATF) Webinar

Category: Presentation

We don’t normally post webinars, but thought “what the hell it’s Friday”. On November 30, the Eclipse foundation will be hosting a 1 hour webinar titled Using the Eclipse Ajax Toolkit Framework (ATF). Eclipse ATF provides exemplary tools for creating and debugging Ajax applications. These tools include enhanced JavaScript editing features such as edit-time syntax Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:04 pm

3.1 rating from 17 votes

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

Leveraging HTML/JavaScript and Ajax in Apollo Applications

Category: Adobe, Presentation

Chris Brichford gave a talk at Adobe MAX on Leveraging HTML and JavaScript within Apollo. Here are some notes from the talk: Overview of Apollo Apollo is a cross-platform runtime that allows you to take your web skills to build desktop applications. Your applications can be all Flash, all HTML, or a mixture of both. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:35 am

3.8 rating from 51 votes

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

Brendan Eich: JavaScript 2 and the Future of the Web

Category: Presentation, The Ajax Experience

We had the pleasure of having Brendan Eich at the event to give the final keynote. The presentation is online now, but to be honest, it lacks Brendan’s wit. Half of the jokes come in under his breath, and his honesty is a breath of fresh air. You would never think that this is the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:14 pm

4.2 rating from 39 votes

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

Hands on DWR

Category: Conferences, DWR, Framework, Presentation, The Ajax Experience

Joe Walker (Getahead–DWR) and Bram Smeets (Interface 21–Spring) took a novel approach to their “Hands on DWR” talk at The Ajax Experience: Creating a game – “Multi Player Battleships” live in the session. The concept was very well received – many smiles around the room when the idea was introduced. With Joe talking and Bram Read the rest…

Posted by Jim Halberg at 3:00 pm

3.9 rating from 28 votes


Category: Microformat, Presentation, The Ajax Experience

Kevin Lawver (or is it here?) discussed Microformats this morning at The Ajax Experience. Microformats define ways to make your markup more descriptive, allowing a reader (be it machine or human) to very easily grok the just what you’re getting at. Basically, you know what you’re doing: why don’t you just tell us instead of Read the rest…

Posted by Jim Halberg at 10:35 am

3.4 rating from 30 votes

Monday, October 23rd, 2006

Where to use WYSIWYG: Abe Fettig

Category: Presentation, RichTextWidget, The Ajax Experience

Abe Fettig works on JotSpot, which has evolved its rich text editor as new releases have come out. People have a love hate relationship with WYSIWYG, especially developers, and Abe started out there: “I didn’t always like WYSIWYG” He starts off redefining what most people think of WYSIWYG. It doesn’t mean Microsoft Word. vi can Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:42 pm

3.1 rating from 16 votes

Ruining The User Experience

Category: Presentation, The Ajax Experience

Being a semi-professional experience ruiner myself, I was attracted to this session with Aaron Gustafson – Easy Designs, LLC at The Ajax Experience). Much of the content was fairly basic “must know” stuff. A little review never hurts though; Besides — if you don’t know this stuff: you really _need_ to know before you get Read the rest…

Posted by Jim Halberg at 3:45 pm

3.7 rating from 19 votes

Animation & Data Visualization in Javascript

Category: Presentation, The Ajax Experience

The argument against data visualization in JavaScript is obvious: it’s intense stuff. Potentially millions of computations running continously under the covers is daunting enough – throw in the animation monkeywrench and the prospect of a JavaScript implementation may be just a tad daunting. The answer to the question “Where do we have available CPU cycles?” Read the rest…

Posted by Jim Halberg at 11:44 am

3.9 rating from 23 votes

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

Adventures in JavaScript testing slides

Category: Presentation, Prototype

Thomas Fuchs has posted his slides on unit testing JavaScript from his talk at RailsConf Europe (large PDF). The presentation covers: The history of JavaScript testing :) His unit test package Benchmarking Tying into rake Behaviour Driven Design based testing Debugging utilities

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:08 am

3.7 rating from 37 votes

Thursday, July 27th, 2006

Ajax Optimization Techniques Talk (OSCON 2006)

Category: Conferences, Presentation

On the SitePoint Blogs today, “live” from this year’s OSCON, there’s a new post covering the talk from Kevin Henrikson concerning how to squeeze the most out of your Ajax connections – a few handy optimization techniques. Kevin Henrikson of Zimbra gave a brisk presentation covering some of the lessons his organization has learned and Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:46 am

4.1 rating from 14 votes

Saturday, June 24th, 2006

RailsConf 2006: Rails on Ajax by Justin Gehtland

Category: Ajax, Conferences, Presentation, Prototype, Ruby

(Note From Rob: This session write up comes courtesy of Jim Halberg. Jim is not an official Ajaxian, though he dreams about being one when he grows up. Thanks, Jim!) Are we still at the point where a talk on ajax must start with the "What is ajax?" question? Well, at least the explanations seem Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 1:09 pm

3.6 rating from 44 votes

Friday, May 19th, 2006

Slides from Ajax Experience – Beyond Cookies (Using Dojo.Storage)

Category: Dojo, Presentation

Brad Neuberg has posted his slides from the Ajax Experience 2006 conference covering his look at persistent storage methods for your web applications, both off and online. It focuses specifically on using the Dojo.Storage to keep large amounts of data at the fingertips of your app. Web applications have been constrained by the 4K limit Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 9:12 am

4 rating from 23 votes

Sunday, May 14th, 2006

Wrapping up the Ajax Experience

Category: Ajax, Dojo, Presentation, The Ajax Experience

Thanks to all who attended!! The weather was great, the St Francis hotel is amazing, and we had all sorts of great feedback and discussions with everyone who came. We are looking forward to the next Ajax Experience, hopefully coming soon somewhere on the east coast… Some more links, reviews, and notes: Alex Russel’s slides Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 10:15 pm

4.2 rating from 37 votes

Brendan Eich: JavaScript 2 and the Future of the Web

Category: JavaScript, Presentation, Programming, The Ajax Experience

We were lucky enough to have Brendan Eich, creator of JavaScript, give a keynote at The Ajax Experience. We have placed the presentation online so everyone can read up on some of the thoughts and discussion on JavaScript 2 and more. Here we got to hear from the mouth of someone deep into the ECMA Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:09 am

4.3 rating from 33 votes

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

Ajax Experience Day 2: Thomas Fuchs’ on the Enhancing the User Experience

Category: Ajax, Presentation, Prototype, Ruby, The Ajax Experience

Notes from the Ajax Experience – Thomas Fuchs’ session on using Prototype and enhance the user experience

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 12:10 pm

4.4 rating from 50 votes

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006

A (Re)Introduction to JavaScript

Category: Ajax, Articles, JavaScript, Presentation, Programming

Simon Willison has posted the complete slides (low quality) (higher quality via flickr) to a three hour tutorial he gave at ETech on JavaScript. It looks very thorough with over 100 slides, starting out with the basic syntax and types and working up to objects and first-order functions. He also has made his notes available Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 11:38 pm

3.8 rating from 33 votes