Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

JSEclipse 1.5 released

Category: Java, JavaScript, Toolkit

JSEclipse (covered here previously) has released version 1.5, with a host of new features: Code completion Supports most common JavaScript coding idioms and features from major JavaScript libraries like Dojo and Prototype Uses Rhino for better understanding of JavaScript code Only suggests code from the current project Makes use of JSdoc and inline parameter comments Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 10:05 am

3.6 rating from 51 votes

Tuesday, March 21st, 2006

Microsoft’s Mix ’06 Conference

Category: .NET, Mobile, Toolkit, UI

The Ajaxians are at Microsoft’s Mix conference this week. Mix is a new event for Microsoft, designed to target those folks who aren’t the typical attendee of a Microsoft show. The content is basically a primer of what Microsoft is up to, focusing on IE7 and Avalon (WPF). Plenty of other news outlets are covering Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 8:15 pm

3.9 rating from 61 votes

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006

Laszlo Demonstrates Ajax Runtime

Category: Flash, Toolkit

Back in December we discussed how Laszlo was going to target Ajax as well as Flash. Several people wrote in to tell us that yesterday, Laszlo released a demo of their Ajax renderer. Over at, you can check out both Flash and Ajax versions of “LZPIX”, a graphical front-end to Flickr. It’s pretty amazing Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 9:16 am

3.8 rating from 25 votes

Tuesday, March 7th, 2006

Spring Web Flow 1.0 Released with Ajax Integration

Category: Java, Toolkit

Spring Web Flow (SWF) 1.0 EA, the proposal for what will become Spring 1.0 final, has been released. Among other new features, this release showcases integration of Spring Web Flow with Ajax technology. Specifically, the “Shipping Rate” sample application included in the release distribution illustrates how to use the Prototype JavaScript library to embed a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:50 am
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3.7 rating from 72 votes

DWR 1.1 Released: Java Proxy Ajax Framework

Category: Java, Library, Toolkit

Joe Walker has announced the release of DWR 1.1, a proxy-based Ajax framework that integrates with server-side Java. New features in DWR 1.1: The DHTML library (DWRUtil) has been improved, it’s now better at manipulating tables to have more detailed styling and filtering DWRUtil is also better at manipulating radio buttons, checkboxes, divs and spans. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:07 am
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3.8 rating from 23 votes

Thursday, March 2nd, 2006

IBM Releases Ajax Toolkit Framework

Category: Ajax, Toolkit

IBM has announced the release of their latest offering to the web development community today, an Ajax Toolkit Framework (ATF). JAX Toolkit Framework (ATF) provides extensible tools for building IDEs for the many different AJAX (asynchronous JavaScript and XML) run-time environments (such as Dojo, Zimbra, etc.). This technology also contains features for developing, debugging, and Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:21 am

3.3 rating from 26 votes

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

Effective Ajax With TurboGears

Category: Examples, Screencast, Toolkit

Kevin Dangoor gave a presentation on Effective Ajax With TurboGears at PyCon 2006, in which he walks through creating Ajax applications using his Python-based Web framework. He published the presentation both as a screencast, and as a tutorial for us all to learn from. The tutorial starts simple with an autocompletion example, and then gets Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:03 am

3.9 rating from 38 votes

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

Attack of the Ajax form builders

Category: Ajax, Component, JavaScript, Showcase, Toolkit, UI

Rapid form development with Ajax: JotForms, FormBuilder, and Wufoo

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 11:43 pm

4 rating from 142 votes

Thursday, February 23rd, 2006

SVG Terminal Released

Category: Toolkit, UI

The SVG Terminal has been released. The SVG Terminal is a javascript module for Firefox 1.5 that enables apps to deliver rich views on network screens and fine-grained interactivity with users. It directs all user input from the browser to the app, which sends updates as SVG fragments to the browser. For more on how Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:09 am

3.7 rating from 19 votes

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

TinyAjax: Another PHP 5 Ajax Library

Category: Ajax, PHP, Toolkit

Mats Karlsson loved how simple it was to implement Ajax features with Sajax, but thought there was room to make it even simpler, so he created TinyAjax. Features AJAX enable your pages without having to write a single line of javascript Call PHP functions in classes or as separate functions, you can even extend TinyAjax Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:06 am

3.9 rating from 118 votes

Monday, February 20th, 2006

Direct Web Remoting (DWR) 1.1 RC1 released

Category: Java, Library, Toolkit

DWR, Direct Web Remoting for Java, has a new 1.1 release candidate available for download. DWR has quickly become the leading open-source Java library for proxy-based remoting of your server side objects. Its also bundled with the popular WebWork framework. New features include: New Converters for Enums and Objects The ability to keep Bean properties Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 5:39 am
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3.5 rating from 32 votes

Saturday, February 18th, 2006

Lightbox.js with moo.fx

Category: JavaScript, Prototype, Toolkit

Sean McBride at alwasybeta has a detailed entry describing their modification of the lightbox.js tool we covered earlier. For use at alwaysbeta, Sean integrated moo.fx, added a close button, did some general code cleanup, and added an attractive Apple-like spinner graphic for the loading image. In the process, Sean found some bugs in moo.fx that Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 5:28 pm

4.1 rating from 113 votes

Friday, February 17th, 2006

Opera and Freedom Media Announce Mobile Ajax (Opera) Development

Category: Ajax, Toolkit has posted a new article about the partnership between Opera Software and Freedom Media to launch the “world’s first mobile widget application based on Opera Software’s mobile AJAX authoring environment” – Opera Platform. Named “Freedomâ€?, the application offers a collection of mobile pay-per-view services designed to increase the usability of mobile Web based services Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:24 am

3.4 rating from 21 votes

Thursday, February 16th, 2006

Thoughts on the Ajax Toolkit Spectrum from a Microsoft-ie

Category: Editorial, JavaScript, Toolkit

Harry Pierson of Microsoft has replied to the other Dion’s Ajax spectrum with his own thoughts. With respect to AJAX toolkits, the question becomes just how easy will these lightweight toolkits compose? Because while Dion describes Google Maps as “a simple JavaScript include”, that’s just the technicalities, it doesn’t begin to deal with the semantics. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:06 am

3.7 rating from 21 votes

Wednesday, February 15th, 2006

Ajax Agent: Open Source Ajax Toolkit

Category: JavaScript, Library, Perl, PHP, Toolkit

Ajax Agent is another Ajax toolkit/library/framework created by some old Ajax pro’s (the Lead Architect behind Onepage Portal Server (now Sybase Enterprise Portal) & one of the core engineers behind the Content Express For Microsoft Commerce Server). Their aim is to make Ajax work as simple as possible. The PHP version offers three steps to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:37 am

4.5 rating from 68 votes

CFAjax: What it is and How to Use it

Category: Ajax, ColdFusion, Programming, Toolkit

On DevArticles today, there’s a new article posted that looks a a seldom mentioned branch of the Ajax development family tree – ColdFusion integration – and a package that makes it possible, CFAjax. This is for ColdFusion aficionados who want to use Ajax. Ajax is implemented in such a way that ColdFusion method calls on Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:28 am

3.8 rating from 54 votes