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

Thursday, June 22nd, 2006

Ajaxians invade RailsConf 2006

Category: Conferences, Ruby, Web20

Well, at least I’ll be heading to RailsConf tomorrow morning, and attempting to live blog as much ajax related content as possible. Ajaxian-in-training and coworker Jim Halberg will be there, as well. If Dion can recover from his twenty hours of flying, he might also make a celebrity appearance. If any readers are heading down Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 11:01 pm
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3.8 rating from 36 votes

Friday, May 12th, 2006

Ajax Experience Day 3: Stuart Halloway on Ajax for Rails

Category: Prototype, Ruby, The Ajax Experience

Notes from Stuart Halloway’s talk on Ajax support for Ruby on Rails at The Ajax Experience. Who here is using Rails in here? About 10 people. Who here is considering using Rails? Half of the room (about 40 people). For a while, Stuart has been giving two bids to clients: one for Rails, one for Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 1:40 pm
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3.7 rating from 24 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

Tuesday, May 9th, 2006

Ajax SVN Browser

Category: Ruby, Showcase

David Rappo and his team at Bounty Source have created a Rails created web-based Subversion browser. A live beta has been opened up and we can expect it to be open-sourced after the appliction moves out of beta.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:36 am

4.3 rating from 37 votes

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

Flexstore: Flash, Ajax, Rails

Category: Flash, JavaScript, Ruby, Showcase

Christophe Coenraets has written a tutorial Flexstore on Rails. The tutorial takes Flexstore, a traditional shopping cart, and gets it going with Rails on the backend. The example is interesting in how it shows Flash and Ajax working together. The main catalog is a Flash application on the right hand side, and on the left Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:58 pm

3.6 rating from 46 votes

Monday, April 17th, 2006

Ajax in Rails Slides

Category: Prototype, Ruby

Thomas Fuchs has published his Ajax in Rails slides from the Canda on Rails showcase. Once you download the PDF you can skip through to the RJS goodness that came in Rails 1.1. In there you will see how you can just write Ruby, and the JS that gets generated. This is all based on Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:54 am

3.9 rating from 42 votes

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

Ruby on Rails 1.1 released – RJS Template, Easy XML Serialization, and More

Category: Books, Examples, Library, Prototype, Ruby

Ruby on Rails 1.1 has been released with an impressive set of new features for a point release. For a comprehensive list of new features, check out Scott Raymond’s post or the official annoucement. The Ajax related features include: RJS templates – Javascript generation in Ruby for common Ajax updates. Now in addition to .rhtml Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 11:52 am

3.7 rating from 59 votes

Monday, March 6th, 2006

Unspace Live Data Grid

Category: Component, Examples, LiveEdit, Ruby

Pete Forde took the time to extract the code from a current project and create a lightweight but very functional web grid that does a slick job of live updating whatever content you put in. The widget is pure Rails, Prototype, CSS and XHTML. Pete has a detailed description of the datagrid, and you can Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:33 am

4.1 rating from 52 votes

Monday, February 27th, 2006

Ajax Scaffold Generator

Category: Prototype, Ruby, Showcase

Richard White has created an Ajax Scaffold Generator for Ruby on Rails. This takes the default scaffolding that Rails produces, and turns it up a notch. Now your admin pages can do a lot of CRUD on the same page. The latest 2.0 version of the tool features: The generated scaffold code looks production ready: Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:58 am

4 rating from 82 votes

Thursday, February 23rd, 2006

Selenium IDE Screencast

Category: JavaScript, Ruby, Screencast, Testing

In our podcast with Patrick Lightbody he talked about his work with Selenium IDE. Jonas Bengtsson just came out with a screen cast in which he “creates a new Rails project, install Selenium on Rails, create a test case using Selenium IDE, create another in RSelenese, and run all the test as a Rake task.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:37 am

3.9 rating from 22 votes

Friday, February 3rd, 2006

37Signals load testing Campfire – new chat application

Category: Chat, Prototype, Ruby

37Signals is load testing their new chat application, Campfire. Run over there to take a look and try to bring their servers down. =) Would you use this over standard instant messaging or the other chat apps out there? Campfire certainly looks like the most user friendly chat app for those clients who aren’t technically Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 2:57 pm

3.8 rating from 44 votes

Monday, January 30th, 2006

Spongecell – new Ajax calendar

Category: Calendar, Ruby, Showcase

Spongecell is the latest in the long line of Ajax calendars. Its built on Ruby on Rails and uses the scriptaculous goodies, but the coolest feature is the “spongebar”. It takes a natural English pharse and figures out what appoitment to add to your calendar. So you can type in “meet over $5 flavored coffee Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 9:55 am

3.7 rating from 86 votes

MyEclipse 4.1 released with Ajax support

Category: Java, JavaScript, Ruby, Toolkit

MyEclipse is a comprehensive Java web development suite built on top of the Eclipse platform. They just released version 4.1 with a whole host of features for Ajax development. The new Web 2.0 Tools Platform (W2TP) includes a Mozilla based web browser with an integrated JavaScript debugger and DOM inspector. Sure, we have these tools Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 8:47 am

3.2 rating from 17 votes

Wednesday, January 18th, 2006

Realtime on Rails 2.0

Category: Chat, Ruby

Martin Scheffler has released his second version of Realtime on Rails (we posted on version 1.0). Realtime on Rails is a RoR app using Ajax HTTP streaming to update browsers from the server. It includes: A ruby HTTPD for mediating the push connections A JS Window system and two demo apps: Chat/IM with rich text Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:41 am

4.6 rating from 12 votes

Thursday, January 12th, 2006

Package Mapper – track your shipments on google maps

Category: Examples, Ruby, Showcase

Map out the route your packages take on their way to their destination with Package Mapper. Its built on Ruby on Rails, and you can see use of scriptaculous effects in many spots. It looks pretty close to the single page model Joe described a while ago. From the front page: Package Mapper shows you Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 9:36 am

3.8 rating from 43 votes