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Friday, December 8th, 2006

Exhibit: Structured Data Publishing Framework

Category: Showcase, Toolkit

We have posted about the SIMILE project in the past, discussing their timeline project and more. Exhibit is a new project that lets you build rich sorting and filtering data applications in a simple way. Exhibit is a lightweight structured data publishing framework that lets you create web pages with support for sorting, filtering, and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:07 am
4 Comments

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3.8 rating from 32 votes

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

DWR 2.0 RC 1 Available

Category: Announcements, DWR, JavaScript, Library, Toolkit

Joe Walker has announced the first release candidate for DWR 2.0, the popular Java remoting toolkit. New in a nutshell JavaScript Proxy API DWR can dynamically generate JavaScript from a Java API. This is done at runtime rather than compile time, so we can use it to remote control many browsers. This makes it very Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:09 am
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4.1 rating from 16 votes

Thursday, November 23rd, 2006

Lollygag: Latest non-Atlas .NET Framework

Category: .NET, JavaScript, Library, Toolkit

The Lollygag framework is a new Ajax framework for .NET. As Steve the author put it: We attended the first Ajax Experience conference in San Francisco and we got super excited about the potential for building Ajax applications. Since we have a Microsoft .NET background, we planned to start building Ajax applications using Microsoft’s Atlas Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:00 am
5 Comments

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3.7 rating from 27 votes

Friday, November 17th, 2006

TIBCO General Interface 3.2 Released: Check out our exclusive screencast

Category: Announcements, Interview, JavaScript, Library, TIBCO, Toolkit

TIBCO General Interface 3.2 has been officially released.This is a big release as it contains two big changes: Open Source License. Yes, GI is open source! Firefox support There are many other items of interest too, such as SVG charting, and the load time optimizations.Ben and I got to sit down with Luke Birdeau, the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:24 am
10 Comments

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4.1 rating from 32 votes

Thursday, November 16th, 2006

Google Web Toolkit 1.2 Released

Category: Google, GWT, Toolkit

GWT 1.2 has been officially released. The last important bugs have been squashed from the RC that was out there recently. Features Dynamic, reusable UI components Create a Widget by compositing other Widgets. Lay out Widgets automatically in Panels. Send your Widget to other developers in a JAR file. Really simple RPC To communicate from Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:39 pm
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4.2 rating from 25 votes

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

ICEsoft Open Sources ICEfaces

Category: Announcements, Java, Library, Toolkit

It is amazing how many great frameworks are coming out into the open source model. ICEsoft Technologies, Inc. has announced that they are open sourcing their ICEfaces product under the Mozilla Public License. A new home for the open source project has been created at ICEfaces.org. Quotes from the Press Release ICEfaces is the only Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:07 am
3 Comments

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3.5 rating from 19 votes

Monday, October 2nd, 2006

TIBCO GI 3.2: Open sourced, and Firefoxed

Category: Announcements, JavaScript, TIBCO, Toolkit

TIBCO has made a big announcement today. They have unveiled TIBCO General Interfaceâ„¢ version 3.2, beta edition which will provide developers with an open source licensing option and newly added functionality including support for Firefox 1.5. There are also other new features such as: New Matrix control: Grids and Lists, Trees, Tree-Grids and Tree-Lists, Built-in Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:02 am
9 Comments

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3.7 rating from 45 votes

Friday, September 15th, 2006

Eliminating async Javascript callbacks by preprocessing

Category: Programming, Toolkit, XmlHttpRequest

According to Harry Fuecks in this post on the SitePoint PHP blog, using Ajax should be easier: The Catch 22 of AJAX is, for the sake of an easy life, most of the time we want to write “synchronous code” but asynchronous is the only way to avoid some rather nasty usability issues. This means Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:26 am
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3.1 rating from 51 votes

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

TIBCO GI Supports Firefox

Category: JavaScript, Library, TIBCO, Toolkit

TIBCO General Interface is a very powerful tool for building Ajax applications. One of the complaints has been the lack of support for Firefox, and it has been in the works. We just heard that the support is available in a beta: TIBCO General Interfaceâ„¢ 3.2 Beta 1 with support for Firefox 1.5 is now Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:22 am
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3.7 rating from 23 votes

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006

Unobtrusive Javascript for Rails (UJS) 0.3 Released

Category: Rails, Ruby, Toolkit, Unobtrusive JS

Luke Redpath and Dan Webb have released version 0.3 of their plugin for Rails to allow unobtrusive javascript. UJS now has its own dedicated website with docs and Trac. Discussion of this plugin on the official Rails blog shows there is interest in this plugin from members of Rails core, but it will most likely Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 2:46 pm
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4.2 rating from 30 votes

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

Qooxdoo releases version 0.6 RC1

Category: Dojo, Framework, Toolkit

Qooxdoo (pronounced “cooks-do”) has released version 0.6 RC 1. This framework has come a long way since our first post on it over a year ago. Qooxdoo is a LGPL javascript framework with a rich set of widgets and supports namespaces, events, drag and drop, and layouts. For a quick look, check out the demos Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 1:47 pm
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4.1 rating from 31 votes

Friday, August 18th, 2006

Ajax Charting System

Category: Toolkit, Utility

If you’ve been scouring the web looking for a pure Ajax charting solution, you might want to check out this offering from WebFX, a simple, free, easy to use charting system with multiple chart types included. In web applications developed now days a lot of the logic that previously resided on the server side is Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:23 am
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3.7 rating from 96 votes

Monday, August 14th, 2006

Introducing LaCo (or AJAX for the non-programmer)

Category: Ajax, Toolkit

From “The Spotty Blog” today, we learn about a new Ajax toolkit that allows developers to add Ajax functionality “without getting their hands dirty” with the actual code – LaCo – Late Content. They demonstrate four different kinds of usage: Automatic – giving sections of the site a src in a laco_src attribute User-activeated – Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 10:22 am
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3.4 rating from 39 votes

Friday, August 11th, 2006

Improved Dojo ComboBox

Category: Dojo, Toolkit, UI

One of the joys of Ajax is watching a bunch of competing toolkits once again implement the same old widgets we’ve been using since the nineties. On this subject, Kenneth Ko writes: The main problem I see with the dojo ComboBox control is that it is NOT a true ComboBox. It is an AutoCompleter. A Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 11:32 am
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3.6 rating from 79 votes

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

EmergeTk version 0.1.1 released

Category: .NET, Dojo, Framework, Toolkit

The Ajax framework for C# EmergeTK just released version 0.1.1. Highlights of this version include: License change from GPL to BSD 3-clause license. Support for Mono (1.1.16) Dojo upgrade to 0.3.1 Back button & Bookmark support MySql and SqlServer providers Basic implementation of AdoRecordList and AdoRecord. You can download it here and see some demos Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 4:08 pm
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2.8 rating from 19 votes

Tuesday, August 8th, 2006

Adding AJAX to a website step by step

Category: PHP, Programming, Toolkit

In his latest post, HTML_AJAX package developer Joshua Eichorn shares his methods for adding Ajax to an example website (with HTML_AJAX‘s help, of course), and he shows it step-by-step. When looking at a adding AJAX you have a couple decisions you’ll want to make up front. One is what tools your going to use. In Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 1:53 pm
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3.7 rating from 59 votes