Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

Running server side processes via JavaScript with Jaxer

Category: Aptana, JavaScript, Server

Tom Kirkpatrick has written about a new API in Jaxer, Jaxer.Process, that allows you to call out to the host operating system. His example has a call out to get the uptime on the machine: < View plain text > javascript <script runat="server-proxy"> function runUptime() {       // run the uptime and return Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:45 am
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3.9 rating from 21 votes

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

Addressbook History goes into the cloud with App Engine

Category: Server

Re-posted from my personal blog I recently built an example of the Form History Pattern using an Addressbook case study. I found myself talking about App Engine on the On Air tour, so I decided to change the example to not store the data locally with Gears, but instead to save it away into the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:17 am
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3.1 rating from 10 votes

Monday, April 14th, 2008

Server-side jQuery, E4X, and more with Jaxer

Category: Aptana, Articles, JavaScript, Server

Davey Waterson of the Aptana Jaxer team has posted an article on using jQuery on the server-side with E4X and more that shows an example of server-side Ajax with a popular framework. The article describes a polling application that features: Using jQuery server-side to manipulate a DOM before it’s sent to the client Doing some Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:45 am

4.2 rating from 35 votes

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

Aptana releases Jaxer, Ajax server built on Mozilla

Category: Ajax, Aptana, JavaScript, Library, Screencast, Server

Aptana has been known for its Eclipse based Ajax IDE Aptana Studio. Paul Colton, CEO, has impressed us at The Ajax Experience as he has shown of Studio, and how Aptana is fast to adapt and come out with support for iPhone development, Adobe AIR, and more. But today Aptana is breaking out of the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:00 pm

4 rating from 63 votes

Thursday, July 12th, 2007

TrimPath is back, now with Gears

Category: Gears, Server

After a two year hiatus Steve Yen has brought the original “JavaScript RoR-like thing”, TrimPath, back to life with a new release of Junction and Next Action. The new release is huge, literally, since it has gone from < 150 KB back in 2005, to 5.3 MB today. This is mostly due to the new Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:07 pm

4.2 rating from 45 votes

Friday, August 4th, 2006

Jetty Servlet Container Implements Comet

Category: Comet, Dojo, Framework, Server

Greg Wilkins, the creator and maintainer of the popular Jetty servlet container (i.e., a Java web server), has written a blog entry announcing Jetty’s support for the Comet design pattern via Cometd: Cometd is a scalable HTTP-based event routing bus that uses a push technology pattern known as Comet. The term ‘Comet’ was coined by Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 12:34 am

3.9 rating from 20 votes

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

Interview with ZK Creator Tom Yeh

Category: Ajax, Framework, Java, Server, Toolkit

Agile Ajax has posted an interview with the creator of ZK, the server-side GUI framework for writing ajax apps with “no javascript and little programming”. ZK has some similiarities to Echo2 and GWT, though Tom Yeh, the creator, discusses the differences: on Echo2: Echo2 assumes UI designers are Swing programmers, while ZK assumes they are Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 9:44 am

4.1 rating from 49 votes

Monday, June 12th, 2006

Emergetk – new Ajax toolkit for .NET

Category: .NET, Dojo, Server, Toolkit

New Ajax web framework built on Dojo and C#

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 1:38 pm

3.1 rating from 61 votes

Friday, April 21st, 2006

Ajax and Scaleability

Category: Editorial, Server

Billy Newport recently kicked off a conversation about Ajax and its impact on servers. I think it’s becoming clear now that AJAX enabled applications generate a higher load on an application server than a non AJAX application. I guess customers will have to size their boxes appropriately as a result. The problem is related to Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 5:31 am

4 rating from 25 votes

Monday, April 10th, 2006

JackBe Hires Sun Engineers for SOA-Ajax Integration

Category: Server, Toolkit

Ajax framework maker JackBe is expanding its business to include a consulting component, and has just announced some significant hires away from Sun. John Crupi, formerly Sun’s Chief Java Architect, is among three engineers heading over to JackBe. All three – Crupi, along with Deepak Alur and Dan Malks – are the authors of Core Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 3:11 pm

3.2 rating from 27 votes

Thursday, November 10th, 2005

Scaling Connections for Ajax

Category: Java, Server

Most of the Ajax world is focused on the client side, and “ooooh ahhhh” effects :) Greg Wilkins is sitting on the other side of the fence, thinking about the implications of a popular Ajax application on the server side. Earlier, Greg described how Jetty 6 uses Continuations and javax.nio to limit the number of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:16 pm

3.7 rating from 10 votes

Saturday, September 17th, 2005

Java Web Server: Jetty 6.0 Continuations for Ajax Architectures

Category: Java, Server

Jetty is an open source web container for Java. The team just announced a new version that supports Continuations, which allow performance improvements for certain Ajaxian applications: The 6.0.0alpha3 release of Jetty is now available and provides a 2.4 servlet server in 400k jar, with only 140k of dependencies (2.6M more if you want JSP!!!). Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:24 am
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3.2 rating from 19 votes

Wednesday, May 25th, 2005

Messaging with Ajax and ActiveMQ

Category: Ajax, Java, Server

There is more afoot with messaging and Ajax. ActiveMQ is an open source MOM, and it now has support for Ajax. Ajax support in ActiveMQ builds on top of the REST connector for ActiveMQ which allows any web capable device to send or receive messages over JMS. Client side view On the client the web Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:02 am
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3.2 rating from 9 votes

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