Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005

Ajax Engine: Defining Abstraction Levels

Category: .NET, Ajax, Java, JavaScript, Ruby, XmlHttpRequest

Currently, Ben and I get asked: Ok, I am sold on this Ajax thing. So, how do I do it? There is no great answer out there. The problem is that currently Ajax is an architecture, not a technology!. This means that to help people out we point them too something like: .NET: Check out Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:36 am

3.1 rating from 8 votes

Sunday, March 27th, 2005

Rails 0.11.1: More Ajax Features

Category: Ruby

The latest update to Rails has more great Ajax features: The Ajax wave is sweeping across Rails. In this release, we’ve added a :position option to both link_to_remote and form_remote_tag that can be set to either :before, :top, :bottom, or :after. These options make it possible to add new DOM elements to existing lists without Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:31 pm
1 Comment

3.8 rating from 12 votes

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005

Ruby on Rails 0.11 includes native Ajax support

Category: Ajax, Ruby, Screencast

Rails 0.11.0 is out on the street and I’m especially proud of the Ajax support we’ve been able to include. Instead of trying to soften the blow of doing client-side Javascript libraries as many others are doing, we’ve gone ahead and more or less removed the need for hand-written client-side javascript entirely. This is done Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:52 pm

3.7 rating from 7 votes

Wednesday, March 16th, 2005

Ajax in Ruby on Rails

Category: Ajax, Ruby

David Heinemeier Hansson and Jamis Buck, are putting Ajax-aware components into Rails. Jamis is talking about whether to sync, or not to sync…. One of the great benefits to XMLHttpRequest is the fact that you can do work asynchronously. If you can possibly make your UI so it doesn’t ‘hang’, you should do so. However, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:36 am

4 rating from 9 votes

Monday, March 14th, 2005

Orbjson Ruby Intro Article

Category: Ajax, HTML, JavaScript, Ruby, XmlHttpRequest

James Britt has written an article titled Getting started with Orbjson (PDF). Orbjson is a JSON-RPC object request broker for JavaScript/Ruby RPC interaction. Communication between client and server is done using JSON, the JavaScript object notation Orbjson takes JSON-RPC requests, locates the correpsonding server-side object, deserializes the requrst, and invokes the method call. Orbjson then Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:06 pm

4.1 rating from 17 votes