Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

Surveying open-source AJAX toolkits

Category: Articles, Toolkit

In this new article from InfoWorld today, they look around the web and take stock of some of the more well-developed, strong Ajax toolkits around – six to be exact – and give an overview of them all. If you want to add AJAX to the magic collection of buzzwords supported by your Web site Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 5:50 pm

2.6 rating from 31 votes

Thursday, July 20th, 2006

Juggernaut: Comet for Rails?

Category: Comet, Ruby, Toolkit

Alex MacCaw has released a plugin for Ruby on Rails that “aims to revolutionize your Rails app by letting the server initiate a connection and push data to the client. In other words your app can have a real time connection to the server with the advantage of instant updates.” The plugin Juggernaut initiates a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:41 am

4.1 rating from 11 votes

Friday, July 14th, 2006

Y! UI Carousel Component

Category: Component, Toolkit, UI, Yahoo!

Bill Scott of Yahoo! has written up a nice new component on top of the Yahoo! UI library. The Carousel component lets you flick left and right through content (images). You will quickly see that there is a lot of documentation and a real API that allows for many uses: Static HTML – Carousel content Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:36 am

4.1 rating from 115 votes

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

Safari gets a Javascript debugger

Category: JavaScript, Programming, Toolkit, WebKit

Its about time – Webkit – the development version of Safari, has gotten a real javascript debugger. Its called Drosera, and the Surfin Safari blog has the announcement. Or you can just download the latest nightly of Webkit and go. Its interesting to note that this and the Web Inspector tool for Safari are about Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 10:16 am

4 rating from 53 votes

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

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

Jitsu: New XML Markup Based Ajax Framework

Category: JavaScript, Library, Toolkit

We have a new Ajax framework just released. Jitsu contains an integrated set of tools to enable developers to build and deploy sophisticated user interfaces for web applications. These include an Xml markup language, page compiler, data binding engine, JavaScript runtime, control library, runtime inspector, animation engine, cross-platform library, Ajax, and back button support. The Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:02 am

2.8 rating from 54 votes

Thursday, June 22nd, 2006

Autcompletion Issues with Yahoo, Scriptaculous Libraries

Category: Remoting, Scriptaculous, Toolkit, Yahoo!

Cheng Guangnan reports on a potential issue with the autocompletion/suggestion support offered by both Yahoo UI and Scriptaculous libraries. The problem involves parallel calls – there’s the potential for an initial list of suggestions to be displayed after a subequent list. His screencasts show what’s going on. 1. “2006” is typed. 2. A request of Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 5:26 am

2.9 rating from 15 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

Wednesday, June 7th, 2006

Visual Wordnet

Category: JavaScript, Library, Toolkit, UI

Kyle Scholz has created a Visual Wordnet based on his Force Directed Graph engine written in JavaScript. Force Directed Graphs are self-organizing, visually appealing tools for representing relational data. The look is organic, because algorithms simulate the way charged particles arrange in space. They work great in user interfaces because the user has access to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:42 am

3.9 rating from 40 votes

Dojo Widgets: Beyond Hello World

Category: Articles, Dojo, Examples, JavaScript, Toolkit

Brian McCallister started to get a bit deeper into Dojo widgets, and kindly decided to fill us in on his work. In his piece he builds on the new dojo.widget.defineWidget: < View plain text > javascript dojo.widget.defineWidget("skife.sample.CommentPane", dojo.widget.HtmlWidget, {   templatePath: "",   templateCssPath: "",     /* Default Property Values */       Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:36 am

3.7 rating from 43 votes

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

Two Tools Make Ajax + Eclipse a Reality

Category: Ajax, Toolkit, Utility

IBM developerWorks has this new article posted with a look at two tools that are looking helping bring more support for Ajax to the Eclipse software via its “Ajax Toolkit Framework” – Dojo and Zimbra. The partners behind the Open Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (Ajax) Initiative are strengthening the community by building an open platform Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:44 am

4 rating from 40 votes

UIZE: Javascript UI Toolkit

Category: Toolkit, UI

UIZE is a work-in-progress toolkit with a few widgets and some of the coolest visual effects I’ve seen on the web. The UIZE JavaScript API has been designed making full use of the object orientation features of the JavaScript language. The APIs of the various modules have been carefully thought out so that they are Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 7:29 am

4.1 rating from 51 votes

Seven Ajax Frameworks / Toolkits to watch out for

Category: Framework, Toolkit

Like a lot of technologies, Ajax frameworks seem to come and go in the blink of an eye. They’re the best thing since sliced bread one day and cowering back in the corner the next, shadowed by another larger, easier to use framework. There are some of them, though, that are standing the test of Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:24 am

3.4 rating from 27 votes

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

Script# Prototype: Microsoft’s GWT

Category: .NET, Toolkit

Nikhil Kothari released a prototype of Script#, a toolkit that generates JavaScript code from C# code, similar to the recent Google Web Toolkit. The fundamental goal was to improve the state of the art in scripting. This goes way beyond the usual things that come to mind at first thought: compile-time checking, and intellisense or Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:57 am

3.6 rating from 39 votes

Monday, May 22nd, 2006

Ajax Tabs Content script

Category: Toolkit, UI has provided yet another helpful script today in the form of this download – an “Ajax tabs content script”. The script makes it simple to grab content from extern files (in the same domain, of course) and pull them into a simple tabbed interface right there on the page. We got our inspiration for Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:43 am

3.9 rating from 522 votes

Friday, May 19th, 2006

Java Posse Interviews: Google and Sun Toolkits

Category: Google, Java, JavaScript, jMaki, Recording, Toolkit

The Java Posse has been busy at JavaOne and recorded a couple of interviews on the high-profile Java+Ajax toolkits we’ve mentioned recently. Two Interviews about AJAX. The First is with Brett Taylor of Google about the just-announced red-pill project (also known as the Google Web Toolkit) and the second with Greg Murray of Sun … Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 2:24 pm

3.7 rating from 32 votes