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Wednesday, September 21st, 2005

fileNice 1.0: ajaxian file browser

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fileNice 1.0 has been released. fileNice is a simple remote file browser, using PHP on the backend, and Ajaxian techniques on the web tier. Features Folder specific slideshows of images (without page reloads). File details Send to Flickr Folder comments Search Prefs based sorting Source viewing of code Live demo of fileNice in action Download Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:13 am
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3.3 rating from 6 votes

Tuesday, September 20th, 2005

TuduList: Open Source TODOs

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The Ajax population will be one organized crew. The TODO list trackers keep on growing, and this time we have an opensource alternative called Tudu. There are some nice features such as showing the completion rate inline. In my opinion it would be nice if they added: Priority is just a text field, so you Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:11 am
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2.6 rating from 7 votes

Meta: Ajaxian Forum Software

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Meta calls itself “a new kind of forum leveraging Web 2.0 technologies”. Quick Quoting: Click on a quick quote button to grab in content from any section In place editing Live threads: As new threads come through, the page gets updated with them automatically. Normative Ranking Index: Everyone can moderate, but if your own NRI Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:51 am
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3 rating from 9 votes

Monday, September 19th, 2005

Showcase: Apple Store

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In one of our presentations, Ben and I show the Apple Store as one example shopping cart. The “shopping cart” use case is an obvious choice for some simple ajaxian additions, such as getting rid of the “recalculate my cart” button. Why not do it on the fly? When we both met Duncan Orchard at Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:58 am
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3.2 rating from 6 votes

Sunday, September 11th, 2005

Backbase Ajaxian RSS Reader

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Backbase has another nice demo on their site. Their RSS Reader is available for download, including the server-side PHP code. You can check out the online demo that got our attention as they put our feed up there (thanks guys!). You can show/hide various feeds, and you will also notice they use the Fade Anything Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:09 pm
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3 rating from 5 votes

Saturday, September 10th, 2005

Zimbra Collaboration Suite Open Source Project Beta Launch

Category: Email, Showcase

Just today, someone was asking why there wasn’t an open source ajaxian email system. Now there is with Zimbra. Zimbra is a community for building and maintaining next generation collaboration technology. Currently, this technology is available as a beta version. At Zimbra, our goal is to make e-mail, calendar, contacts and other communications technologies the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:22 am
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3.4 rating from 16 votes

Friday, September 9th, 2005

MathEclipse: Ajaxian Symbolic Calculator

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Have you ever needed to do matrix multiplication in JavaScript ({{1,2},{3,4}}.{{1,2},{3,-4}}), or K-th Partitions (KPartitions[{a,b,c,d,e},3])? Now, we have an ajaxian symbolic calculator from Axel Kramer called MathEclipse. It’s an open source project at sf.net, and features: JavaScript auto-complete in the text-area (type ‘sin’ for example) Tomcat/Java servlet engine at the backend the math engine should Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:49 am
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3 rating from 5 votes

Thursday, September 8th, 2005

Writely: Web Word Processor

Category: Component, RichTextWidget, Showcase

We have had a lot of interest in Writely, a web word processor. Writely gives you a Word-like interface that appears just in your browser, and lets you: Create documents (you would hope, wouldn’t you?:) Share documents Joint editing Visit the Writely home page Go on the tour

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:53 am
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3.3 rating from 13 votes

Showcase: Pick’Em Game

Category: JavaScript, Ruby, Showcase

John Carlin has created an ajaxian Football Pick’Em Game. It is a nice example of how Ajax can encapsulate your small application in one page. You simply pick the teams, and drag and drop them around! The game was built with Ruby on Rails and Scriptaculous.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:07 am
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3.2 rating from 6 votes

Wednesday, September 7th, 2005

Showcase: Bandnews.org

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Max Kiesler pointed us to Bandnews.org, a site that uses Ajax in a clean and simple way. Bandnews is a website which aggregates music news live from the web and allows you to save your personal favorites or add new bands to track. Scout, which is the bandnews bot collects the news from official band Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:15 am
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3 rating from 5 votes

Tuesday, September 6th, 2005

Ajax IM

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There is another ajaxian IM client: Ajax IM. Apart from the fact that you have to register, it is actually pretty clean and slick, and is created in the “looks like an app, runs in a browser” mode of web apps. What is it? ajax im (“asynchronous javascript and xml instant messenger”) is a browser-based Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:24 am
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3 rating from 5 votes

Monday, September 5th, 2005

Skype Ajaxian technique to pick phone numbers

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I happened upon a nice use of Ajax when looking for a SkypeIn number. As the user, I could change the area code, and an ajaxian request would go out for samples of that number. Then, I could even narrow it down by putting in a full, or partial number, and skype would tell me Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:46 am
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3.2 rating from 6 votes

Friday, September 2nd, 2005

Kiko: Yet Another Ajaxian Calendar

Category: Calendar, Showcase

Certain apps tend to jump out for Ajaxian writers. The online calendar is one of them, and Kiko has stepped up to the plate with their offering. What’s better? Interface Click On Anything – Everything is interactive. Right click it, drag it – it all works the way you expect from a native application. Everything’s Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:57 am
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3.2 rating from 18 votes

Web.UI 3.0 for ASP.NET

Category: .NET, Component, Showcase, Toolkit

Components. Components. Components. That mysterious marketplace. Component Art has a bunch, and has a new 3.0 beta version set out. Ajax Windows Explorer Ajax Image Gallery Ajax Calendar Ajax Product Info Ajax Context Menu Ajax TabStrip Content Ajax Menu Content Ajax TreeView Content Ajax Server Date/Time Ajax Standard Controls Grid TreeView CallBack TabStrip SiteMap Snap Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:41 am
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3.4 rating from 16 votes

Thursday, September 1st, 2005

Backbase creates Ajaxian Petstore

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The Backbase team has taken the infamous PetStore application, and has ajaxified it using their framework. A full writeup has been placed on the BEA dev2dev network. View the running ajax petstore here

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:08 am
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3 rating from 5 votes

Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

Turbo Ajax: turboDbAdmin Ajaxian Db Tool

Category: Dojo, Showcase

“OMG! So awesome my head exploded” That is the subtitle at Turbo Ajax, and it certainly is very cool. Turbo DB Admin is Online database administration, Ajax style. If you check out the demo you will see something that feels like other db tools, but is of course right there in the web. turboDbAdmin Features Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:17 pm
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3.6 rating from 9 votes