Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

MarkMail: Search and Analyze Email Traffic

Category: Showcase

Jason Hunter of MarkLogic has unveiled a new application that allows you to search and analyze email traffic. The service is called MarkMail, and you can check out the Apache instance to see it at work. The application is written using MochiKit. Jason gave us detailed information on the goals: As you’ll see with the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:55 am
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3.2 rating from 27 votes

Google Code Revamps with jQuery

Category: Google, JavaScript, jQuery, Showcase

We have revamped Google Code, the site which is the home to developers, and open source hosting. A ton of work went into cleaning up the UI integrating and unifying content, and simplifying. The site uses jQuery for a lot of its work, and also eats a lot of dogfood. The video below goes through Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:33 am

3.9 rating from 76 votes

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

New Ajax for Old Iron

Category: Flash, JSON, Sencha, Showcase

In the rush to develop entirely new Web 2.0 systems based on Ajax, it is often easy to lose sight of how it can be used to improve the so-called “legacy” enterprise systems. Over at the Ext JS blog, there’s a post about German developer who put together a reporting/BI application to front-end RPG code Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 11:44 am

4.1 rating from 72 votes

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

Gmail gets a JavaScript facelift

Category: Google, Showcase

Dan Pupius is a stellar JavaScript developer at Google, and he has been knees deep in producing a new front end framework for Gmail which is now launching into the wild, and it is all about speed: We have also been fanatical about speed. Even on a fast Internet connection, it can take a second Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:05 am

4.3 rating from 48 votes

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

Xythos On Demand Ajax Revamp

Category: Screencast, Showcase

Xythos On Demand is a software as a service application that lets you share files. They have released a new version that uses YUI and various commercial components to create a desktop-like application. Eric Preston is the team lead, and I got a chance to visit him in the Xythos San Francisco office to chat Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:26 am
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3.9 rating from 32 votes

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

SomeTests: Take an Ajax quiz with an Ajax app

Category: GWT, Showcase

SomeTests is a new GWT application written by Mike D’Amour that lets you create tests and quiz your friends. Will Gorman sent us his Ajax libraries quiz, and Mike’s own GWT test.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:44 am

4 rating from 43 votes

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

JDA Mashup Editor

Category: JavaScript, Showcase, Utility

Peter Svensson has written a Web-based mashup editor JDA Composer. The Composer uses JDA itself, and lets you build blocks using Blueprints. You can take it for a drive, or watch the screencast. Features Visual design of page/gadget UI Basic styling in place (colors, fonts, background images) Using openJacobs draw2d graph library for UI creation Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:09 am

1.6 rating from 85 votes

Friday, October 19th, 2007

Blog.gears: An offline Blogger client using the new GData Blogger JavaScript Client

Category: Examples, Gears, Google, JavaScript, Screencast, Showcase

I was excited when Google announced their first JavaScript API that allows you to write back to a service. Now, they have released a Blogger client that does the same, which means that you can now manipulate your blog posts directly from JavaScript. Along with the release there are a few examples such as: A Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:37 pm

4 rating from 24 votes

SilverStripe 2.1: New Ajax Modules

Category: Component, Showcase

Sigurd Magnusson of the SilverStripe opensource CMS application pinged us about the SilverStripe 2.1 release which features: Blog module with drag & drop widgets: View screencast, Demo (login: admin/password) Support for the updated gallery module: Tour, Demo. Security system developed by Markus from Google Summer of Code NOTE: SilverStripe is one of the finalists of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:26 am

1.8 rating from 114 votes

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

Lombardi Blueprint Process Mapping Tool

Category: GWT, Showcase

A case study of the Lombardi Blueprint process mapping tool was recently posted to the GWT developer blog: Blueprint is a multi-thousand line Web 2.0 application that developed over the last year or so. After trying and abandoning Flash and Dojo based versions of the app, we settled on GWT for its far superior ease Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:05 am

2.1 rating from 54 votes

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

GroupsWiki and Protoedit

Category: JavaScript, Library, Showcase

Ben Nolan has open sourced GroupsWiki (which we first talked about almost a year ago). GroupsWiki is a visual wiki, and doesn’t require users to learn a special wiki markup. Part of the release is Ben’s editor (tentatively named protoedit) which is a minimalist rich text editor written using Prototype. (The editor is in /javascripts/application.js). Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:55 am

2.2 rating from 15 votes

Thursday, October 11th, 2007 Redesign

Category: Showcase

Amazon was an early user of dHTML techniques, and one of the first mega-sites to do inline popups and such (See All Categories). The new design takes this to the next level with many more menus that popup when you mouseover them. Since Amazon has so many products these days, it must be a nightmare Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:54 am

3.1 rating from 21 votes

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007

Another interactive Periodic Table

Category: Showcase

Michael Dayah has created a highly interactive periodic table that allows you to select a slew of properties and use a slider to tweak things. For example, choose the boiling option and then slide away.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:39 am

3.7 rating from 39 votes

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

Filespots: Is it Vista? Or the web?

Category: Sencha, Showcase

Filespots is an online file management system that allows you to store, manage, share, and version your files on the web. The application uses Ext 2.0, and it shows. If you are a Vista user, you will be surprised to see how similar the look and feel of this web application is. Glen Lipka discussed Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:00 am

4.4 rating from 93 votes

CVI Lab: A showcase for canvas effects

Category: Canvas, Showcase

Christian Effenberger has built a lot of unobtrusive canvas-based libraries and thought it would be a good idea to generate a showcase in form of a WYSIWYG application, in order to get a fast impression of theavailable CVI effects and their illustration qualities. The CVI lab is now out there, with just the curl effect Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:50 am

4.2 rating from 42 votes

Friday, September 28th, 2007

GWT and the iPhone sitting in a tree…

Category: Google, GWT, iPhone, Showcase

As soon as the iPhone was released, Bob Vawter of the GWT team had some fun playing around with the experience of creating iPhone applications within GWT. To do this, he wrote a demo application that uses the Ajax Feed API to read feeds. He open sourced the code, and wrote up a detailed article Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:53 am

2.8 rating from 26 votes