Wednesday, June 8th, 2005

Rico: Opensource Ajax and JavaScript Library

Category: Ajax, JavaScript, Toolkit

Bill Scott and Darren James have released a new JavaScript framework called Rico. Rico provides simplified Ajax handling, drag & drop, cinematic effects and behaviors (like the Accordian). A rich set of demos are available, and you should check out the weather widget for an example of the Ajax and accodian support.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:58 am
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3.6 rating from 7 votes

Tuesday, June 7th, 2005

Qooxdoo rich widget toolkit released

Category: Toolkit

Qooxdoo 0.1 has been released. Qooxdoo is another rich JavaScript widget toolkit. Qooxdoo includes layout widgets, image handling, event management, drag and drop support, browser abstraction, and much more. To get a feel for what is included, check out the developer examples. See the full feature list

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:27 am

3.7 rating from 9 votes

Flash / JavaScript Integration Kit

Category: Flash, Toolkit

Macromedia has packaged a Flash / JavaScript Integration kit, which makes it possible to seamlessly communicate between Flash and JavaScript. You can call JavaScript functions from Flash, and ActionScript functions from JavaScript. This kit gives us a great way to write Flash components that fit into our Ajax pages. Now, we are not forced to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:16 am

3.3 rating from 10 votes

Friday, June 3rd, 2005

Backbase Community Edition Released

Category: Toolkit

Backbase has released a Community Edition. There are two version of the community edition 3.0: Developer: The developer zip file contains the Backbase Presentation Client (BPC) required to run a Backbase application, developer resources, documentation, and sample applications. Production: The production zip file contains only the essential resources required to run a Backbase application (BPC, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:08 pm
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3 rating from 5 votes

Tuesday, May 31st, 2005

Toolkit: Toxic for PHP

Category: Ajax, PHP, Toolkit

Danne Lundqvist has released the first version of hsi Ajax toolkit for rich clients. It is lightweight and features automatic form validation and fields can be bound to method calls. Currently there is only a PHP backend available. Example myUser.bindParams(‘save’, ‘User_id’, ‘User_login’, ‘User_firstname’, ‘User_lastname’, ‘User_email’, ‘User_group’, ‘User_age’); … myUser.execute(‘save’); PHP piece <?php // The PHP Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:43 am
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3.9 rating from 25 votes

Monday, May 30th, 2005

CFAjax: Cold Fusion Ajaxian Toolkit

Category: Toolkit

CFAjax is the Ajax implementation for coldfusion. It makes coldfusion method calls on server directly from HTML page using JavaScript and return backs the result to the calling HTML page. CFAjax comes with simple to use JavaScript API and simple coldfusion implementation that marshal’s the response between your CF methods and HTML page. Using CFAjax Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:43 pm
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3.9 rating from 15 votes

Friday, May 27th, 2005

Showcase: TIBCO shows their library / toolkit / IDE to Jon Udell

Category: Ajax, JavaScript, Library, Screencast, Showcase, Toolkit

Jon Udell of Infoworld has been publishing some very interesting screencases. His latest consists of TIBCO showing off a rich Ajaxian library / toolkit / IDE. The IDE (or Visual Authoring Toolkit) eats their dog food, as it is built on their library itself. As you watch the screencast, I think you will be impressed Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:17 am

3.8 rating from 11 votes

Thursday, May 26th, 2005

SACK: Simple Ajax Code Kit

Category: Ajax, JavaScript, Toolkit

Gregory Wild-Smith has written about Ajax, and other toolkits such as SAJAX and Dojo weren’t for him: Anyhow, as I’m using AJAX a lot these days — both for side projects and at work — I thought I would develop a nice simple wrapper for it that does exactly what I want from it; namely Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:51 am
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3.9 rating from 35 votes

Tuesday, May 17th, 2005

Example: Dojo Grid Widget

Category: Ajax, Dojo, Examples, Toolkit, XmlHttpRequest

Scott Miles took the latest Dojo Toolkit, and built a new Grid Widget: It’s not much of a dataset, but the grid has sorting and in-place editing. The data is retrieved asynchronously from a PHP/MySql backend. I have an internal version which transparently writes edits back to the DB (which is kind of snazzy). Good Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:39 am

3.3 rating from 93 votes

Monday, May 16th, 2005

Article: Fast Widget Authoring With Dojo

Category: Toolkit

Alex Russell of Dojo has written up a really nice article which details the task of creating widgets, using the Dojo toolkit as your framework. The task at hand, is the slideshow component that Alex used as the backdrop to his Ajax Summit talk, and HTML wise looks like: <table cellpadding=”0″ cellspacing=”0″ border=”0″> <tr> <td Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:21 am

3.3 rating from 6 votes

Friday, May 13th, 2005

Backbase comes out with new ajaxified home page, new demos, and whitepaper

Category: Ajax, Showcase, Toolkit

Backbase, a JavaScript RIA company, has been busy: New Home Page: They revamped their homepage to use Ajax all over the shop. You will notice a lot of “loading” rather than full page loads. They know they are taking Ajax to the extreme, and the jury is still out on what makes sense (having a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:34 am

2.8 rating from 6 votes

Monday, April 4th, 2005

ActiveWidgets Grid 1.0

Category: Component, JavaScript, Library, Toolkit

ActiveWidgets has released an updated Grid component: ActiveWidgets Grid 1.0. The grid component is very clean and slick, and is only one of the many components in their UI toolkit. ActiveWidgets products are available for both open source and commercial software development. Here are the simple guidelines for choosing the right licensing option: Use the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:44 am
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3.4 rating from 11 votes