Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

Google Web Toolkit: Ajax Apps from Java

Category: Google, Java, JavaScript, Toolkit

Google has released Google Web Toolkit (GWT), a code generation framework that lets you code Ajax apps in pure Java. It’s not unlike Echo2, the open-source framework from NextApp. A compiler performs the Java-to-Javascript translation. Use your favorite Java IDE to write and debug an application in the Java language, using as many (or as Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 3:39 am

3.5 rating from 109 votes

Monday, May 15th, 2006

134 Ajax Frameworks and Counting

Category: Ajax, Toolkit

Michael Mahemoff spent the past few days at the Ajax Experience conference and came to a slightly surprising revelation as he prepared for his talk on Ajax design patterns and principles. I just did a quick count of frameworks and libraries on the wiki. Turns out there are 58 in pure Javascript and another 76 Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:17 am

3.7 rating from 71 votes

XmlHttpRequest Debugging for IE

Category: IE, Toolkit

Julien Couvreur has once again made his mark on the Ajax world – first with the release of the widely-used Ajax debugger for Firefox (using Greasemonkey) and now with his latest – a bookmarklet for IE containing a port of the same script. Since I wrote the original XMLHttpRequest Debugging user script for Firefox (screenshot), Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 6:59 am

3.9 rating from 39 votes

Friday, May 5th, 2006

Interview with Jared White of the XAJAX Project

Category: Interview, Programming, Toolkit

The Ajax Magazine site has posted their interview with the project lead for the XAJAX project – Jared White. XAJAX is one of the very interesting AJAX implementations for PHP, easy as the project’s slogan “The easiest way to develop asynchronous Ajax applications with PHP”. Few days ago there was a release 0.2.4 and a Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 6:43 pm

3.2 rating from 24 votes

Thursday, May 4th, 2006

DWR version 2.0 milestone 2: Write Javascript using Java

Category: Java, JavaScript, Library, Toolkit

Milestone 2 contains some great new features like Annotation based configuration and a customization to allow Reverse Ajax to use Jetty Continuations. It also contains an experimental new feature to let you write Javascript using a Java API. Read on for how it works and why it can allow you to do some neat things. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:12 am

4 rating from 35 votes

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006

Dojo Mentoring for Google Summer of Code

Category: Programming, Toolkit

Dojo is acting as a mentoring organisation for Google’s Summer of Code, with applications due in the next few days (May 8, 2006). The Google program faciliates students working on open-source code. Summer of Code 2006 is a program that offers student developers stipends to create new open source programs or to help currently established Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 7:04 am

2.9 rating from 21 votes

Monday, May 1st, 2006

Round-up of 50 AJAX Toolkits and Frameworks

Category: Programming, Toolkit

Back again with another mega-list, Max Kiesler has posted this resource, a listing of 50 different Ajax toolkits and frameworks. The following is a compilation of all of the AJAX toolkits and frameworks that I have either reviewed or have first hand experience with and would recommend. It seem like a new AJAX toolkit or Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 1:27 pm

3.6 rating from 47 votes

Backbase: More Browser Support

Category: JavaScript, Toolkit

The support for various browsers keeps getting more and more mature with the Ajax frameworks. Backbase just talked about their browser support progress and has made available a playground at for us to point our narly browsers at. To provide interested parties with a sneak preview and to get the Backbase community involved in Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:35 am
Comment here

3.1 rating from 28 votes

Tuesday, April 25th, 2006

ThickBox: lightboxes with any HTML

Category: Toolkit, UI

Cody Lindley wanted to do more with the lightbox technique, so he created ThickBox. Why another box? My version of the Lightbox technique includes functionality similar to that of the Greybox technique. That is, ThickBox can show html pages as well as images. The html that is shown inside ThickBox is pulled from the server Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:16 am

4 rating from 311 votes

Thursday, April 20th, 2006

New JSF Ajax Component Blueprints

Category: Java, Toolkit

The Sun Blueprints team has updated its set of JSF Ajax compoents and Ed Burns has gone through to create screencasts showing off the catalog which contains: Introduction AJAX Autocomplete Text Field Google and Yahoo Map Mashup Component AJAX Live Progressbar Component PayPal “Buy it now” Component AJAX Netflix style “rating” Component Live Progressbar enabled Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:14 am

4 rating from 51 votes

Monday, April 17th, 2006

Dutch Pipe: Open-Source Avatar/Chat/Virtual-World PHP Framework

Category: Games, PHP, Toolkit

Looks like you could have a lot of fun with this new PHP framework. Dutch Pipe has similar features to the other virtual-world/avatar sites we’ve seen earlier (e.g. Hive7), but is actually an open-source framework rather than a single (stovepiped :-) destination site. Using the framework, any developer can integrate a virtual world into their Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 7:09 am

3.6 rating from 56 votes

Thursday, April 13th, 2006

A Few Atlas Announcements

Category: .NET, Book Reviews, Toolkit

On the Hauser & Wenz blog today, there are two new Atlas-related posts for those out there interested in Microsofts answer to the proliferation of Ajax (and Javascript) frameworks out there. The first of the two is a quick one, mentioning the release of the Atlas Control Toolkit. It’s a collection of components and example Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 6:51 am

3.8 rating from 53 votes

Monday, April 10th, 2006

JackBe Hires Sun Engineers for SOA-Ajax Integration

Category: Server, Toolkit

Ajax framework maker JackBe is expanding its business to include a consulting component, and has just announced some significant hires away from Sun. John Crupi, formerly Sun’s Chief Java Architect, is among three engineers heading over to JackBe. All three – Crupi, along with Deepak Alur and Dan Malks – are the authors of Core Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 3:11 pm

3.2 rating from 27 votes

Friday, March 31st, 2006

Screencast on Diagnosing Memory Leaks in IE

Category: IE, JavaScript, Screencast, Toolkit

Patrick Fitzgerald posted a nice screencast explaining how he diagnosed and fixed an IE memory leak in his tabifier library. He walks through using the free tool Process Explorer to watch IE’s memory grow with each page refresh. He writes: This screencast discusses how I diagnosed and fixed a memory leak in a JavaScript library. Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 11:01 am

3.8 rating from 36 votes

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

Big League Battle in Ajax Development

Category: Ajax, Programming, Toolkit

With Ajax still being a relatively new technology (just over a year old – well, the term is anyway), there are will some power struggles among the larger companies to see who will be king of the hill. Two major players, Eclipse and Microsoft, are competing for this leadership, according to this InformationWeek article. The Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 6:52 pm

4.1 rating from 24 votes

Lightbox v2.0 released

Category: JavaScript, Toolkit

Lokesh Dhakar has released version 2.0 of his nifty JavaScript image tool, Lightbox. What’s New in Version 2.0 Image Sets: group related images and navigate through them with ease Visual Effects: fancy pants transitions Backwards Compatibility: yes! The effects are nicely done, and look very similiar to what the guys at alwaysBeta did with it, Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 3:32 pm

4.4 rating from 79 votes