Roundup


Our monthly roundup of news


Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

State of Ajax for June 2008: Apple flexes Open Web muscles

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June was a great month for the Open Web. First, Apple delivered a one-two punch with showing Mobile Me, powered by the native Web and SproutCore, and showing SquirrelFish as JavaScript starts to get a loooot faster on browsers. Firefox had a party as millions of people downloaded Firefox 3 final release, and immediately talked Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:07 pm
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3.7 rating from 18 votes

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

Ajaxian Roundup for April, 2008: CSS goodness, Ext licenses, and the Cloud

Category: Roundup

March has flown by for me, and we had some great announcements, and some busy threads of discussion to show for it. The Webkit folk have had the great insight to realize that although SVG and canvas are still thought of as more advanced technology and are not mainstream in anyway, the problems that they Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:34 am
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4.2 rating from 13 votes

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

Ajaxian Roundup for March, 2008: IE 8, Acid3, and Performance

Category: Roundup

As we sit through the fun and frolics of April fools day on the Internet, we can look back on a busy March in Ajax land. Often life is dominated by Ajax libraries, as they continue to make our lives easier, but this time it was about the browsers and the standards. With IE 8 Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:00 am
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4.1 rating from 12 votes

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008

Ajaxian Roundup for January, 2008: JavaScript Turtles and IE 8

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January has started the month out in some style. We are seeing a lot of news that shows the Web may actually be moving forward a little. One sign of that is the trickle of news that comes out of Redmond on IE 8. IE8 Compatibility with X-UA-Compatible sparked debate throughout the entire Web community, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:58 am
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4.1 rating from 14 votes

Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

Ajaxian Roundup for December, 2007: It’s the end of the year as we know it

Category: Roundup

Happy New Year. I was tempted to post a top ten list of the best aggregators of top ten lists, but decided against it ;) I hope that 2008 finds everyone well, and the Web in a better place. In 2007, the Web development community has jumped a lot, but at the same time, hasn’t Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:47 am
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3.8 rating from 18 votes

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

Monthly Ajaxian Roundup for November, 2007: Defining JavaScript 2, making security less Caja, and mobile

Category: Roundup

The heat is really on with JavaScript 2. It feels like yesterday that ourselves and Lambda were the only people interested in trickling out news on updates to ECMAScript. Now everyone has a hat in the ring shouting about it. Just a week ago we saw Brendan speak on the topic. Before that we had Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:36 am
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3.6 rating from 15 votes

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

Monthly Ajaxian Roundup for October, 2007: JavaScript wars, Java reborn, and Browsers wake up

Category: Roundup

October has been a busy month. We are currently in a political and emotional roller-coaster that peaked after the ECMAScript 4 Language Overview was released. It is as though EC4 just sprang up, when in fact it has been chugging along for ages. Brendan has been talking about it for some time. At this point Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:00 am
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3.7 rating from 15 votes

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

Monthly Ajaxian Roundup for September, 2007: JavaScript mashups take a step forward

Category: Roundup

September was a big month for Ajax development in my opinion. The new JavaScript API that lets you do cross domain secure read-write tells us what will be possible in the future. Now mashups can go from the useful read-only mashing, to powerful applications that let you do everything you need too. We also saw Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:30 am
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3.3 rating from 24 votes

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

Monthly Ajaxian Roundup for August, 2007: CSS frameworks and the reboot of top frameworks

Category: Roundup

August is often a slow month. The summer is in full effect, which can lead to chill out time. It didn’t feel slow to me though, in fact, it has picked up a lot in the last few weeks. I have seen a noticeable increase in the number of submissions that we receive, and interesting Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:06 pm
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4.1 rating from 27 votes

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

AjaxRain.com gets a facelift, tops 600+ Ajax/JS/RIA controls

Category: Ajax, Plugins, Roundup

AjaxRain.com, the site dedicated to aggregating Ajax, JavaScript and RIA controls & libraries, has gotten a cool facelift and some much needed features. On top of that, they continue to post controls at an amazing rate with 638 submissions at last count. Some of the new nuggets include: Storing favorites Comments Voting on entries Date Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 1:00 pm
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4.1 rating from 14 votes

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

Monthly Ajaxian Roundup for July, 2007: iPhone and the Plugin Wars

Category: Roundup

The summer is traditionally a slow time, but this July had some fun happenings. The iPhone buzz continued, and Episode 2: The Plugin Wars continued. Mozilla announced that their front was moving the battle to enemy territory. Brendan Eich said, “If we fight them over in IE, they won’t come fight us over here” ;) Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am
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4.1 rating from 21 votes

Monday, July 2nd, 2007

Monthly Ajaxian Roundup for June, 2007: Airing out the Gears

Category: Ajax, Roundup

High Level / Big News June has been a busy month, and the focus has been around the release of Google Gears, and the Apple iPhone. Both have shaken up the market showing the the future for Ajax is bright and expanding. It is reaching to the desktop, and the phone. Offline: Gears and AIR Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:12 am
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4.6 rating from 34 votes

Monday, May 28th, 2007

Monthly Ajaxian Roundup for May, 2007

Category: Roundup

We realize that it is an incredible tough job to keep up on what is happening in the Ajax community as it is so broad. We aim to bring you a few posts a day to take some of the burden off of you, but what about broader terms? We are starting a new monthly Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:44 pm
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4.4 rating from 40 votes