Monday, November 7th, 2005

AFLAX: JavaScript Library for Macromedia Flash

Category: Flash, Toolkit

Paul Colton has created a new library, AFLAX, which is “a method through which developers may use JavaScript and Flash together to create AJAX-type applications, but with a much richer set of vector drawing controls than are available in either Internet Explorer or FireFox. Developers using this library have access to the full range of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:06 am

3.3 rating from 9 votes

Saturday, November 5th, 2005

File uploads with live progress bar in a simple perl script

Category: Perl, Toolkit

Encodable Industries has released a nice, simple Ajax upload component with a live progress bar. Its a single perl script that can be dropped into any web server with CGI support. Features include max upload size, security via password protection, the real time progress bar, and display of time remaining and elapsed. You can view Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 10:05 pm

3.7 rating from 14 votes

Friday, November 4th, 2005

Just Attributes: Adding new attributes to your HTML markup

Category: Toolkit

Giorgio Braga has created a new product: Just Attributes. Just Attributes hides all javascript code behind simple attributes on the standard HTML tags. All basic functionality (one-page-site building, two-ways connections with databases, etc) are already there. More client features are under construction. You load up some JavaScript via: <script src=””></script> And then you have access Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:23 pm

3 rating from 5 votes

Symfony: New PHP5 based Ajax Framework

Category: Toolkit

The PHP guys are cooking with gas, as another framework comes out: Symfony. After checking it out, it looks like a quality framework, rather than a quick wrapper on top of Ajax. About Symfony Based on the best practices of web development, thoroughly tried on several active websites, symfony aims to speed up the creation Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:55 am
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3 rating from 7 votes

Tuesday, November 1st, 2005

Taconite 1.0 Released

Category: Toolkit

Ryan Asleson and Nate Schutta have released Taconite 1.0. What is Taconite? Taconite is an Apache-licensed open source framework that is based on concepts from the W3C DOM Level 3 Load and Save specification. Taconite aids in the development of Ajax-enabled applications by allowing the developer to specify new or updated content as XHTML. Taconite Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:46 pm

3 rating from 5 votes

Friday, October 28th, 2005

Swato: Opensource Ajaxian Java Web Framework

Category: Toolkit

Zhijie Chen of Japan has created a new opensource framework for building Ajaxian web applications called Swato. With the help of this framework, you just need to register your Java class (Model) at the server side (Spring), and do all of your View/Control at client side via JavaScript. To build an application you: Configure Swato Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:09 am
1 Comment

3.4 rating from 14 votes

Thursday, October 27th, 2005

Moo.fx: More effects. Built on Prototype

Category: Prototype, Toolkit

moo.fx is a superlightweight, ultratiny, megasmall javascript effects library, written with prototype.js by Valerio Proietti. This beast weighs in at a massive 3kb :) Prototype seems to be one of those libraries that people just want to build on. And this one gives you effects such as: Toggle Opactiy Toggle Height Toggle Width FadeSize Width, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:01 am

3.1 rating from 14 votes

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

Backbase 3.1 Released

Category: Toolkit

Backbase has made their flagship product available for download. What’s new in 3.1 More user interface controls Date picker Context menu Sidebar Custom select/combo boxes Charting components mix Flash with Ajax Support for XPath 2.0 Backbase 3.1 now contains support for XPath 2.0: XPath is used to select nodes in an HTML or XML documents, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:40 am

4 rating from 3 votes

Tuesday, October 25th, 2005

MochiKit 1.0 Released

Category: Toolkit

MockiKit is a quality JavaScript library like Dojo and Prototype/Scriptaculous. Bob Ippolito has blessed the 1.0 release, which offers a few updates: MochiKit.Async: MochiKit.Async’s sendXMLHttpRequest and anything that uses it will now call the errback chain under ANY error. This means that if the web server is down or if the user has gone to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:20 pm

3.6 rating from 5 votes

Thursday, October 20th, 2005

Tacos announces new version of components

Category: Component, Dojo, Java, Toolkit

Tacos just released a new version of its components which includes a major refactoring, changing most of the client side interactions to rely solely on the dojo javascript library. Some new components have been added to the demo (DatePicker/Dialog), and tons of stability and feature enhancements have been made to the library allowing greater ease Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:45 am

3.1 rating from 21 votes

Friday, September 30th, 2005

Japano Web Application Toolkit

Category: Toolkit

The Japano Web Application Toolkit is a marriage of JSP taglibs and a core Javascript library. This means that you end up with code like below that sucks in the javascript, and uses the jpn taglibraries to dynamically load a partial page: <script language=”javascript” src=”${pageContext.request.contextPath}/japano.js”></script> <jpn:javascript> function loadIndex() { // load the part with the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:29 am

3.6 rating from 31 votes

Sunday, September 25th, 2005

Prototype and Updates

Category: Prototype, Toolkit

Both Prototype and have announced upgrades. Prototype Firstly, there is a new Prototype 1.4 available for download that: features JSON support, a nice new Range object and some other goodies. Including being able to do things like Generate sorta-kinda-UUIDs in JavaScript with Prototype 1.4.0_pre6 function UUID() { return [4, 2, 2, 2, 6].map(function(length) { Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:06 pm
1 Comment

3.8 rating from 18 votes

TurboGears: Python in the battle

Category: Screencast, Toolkit

Python has always had quality web solutions. Django was an early Rails competitor, and now Kevin Dangoor has given us TurboGears. To check it out you should see the 20 minute video where Kevin builds a Wiki application. You will see TurboGears in action, including the parts and pieces that it uses: MochiKit is a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:37 am
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3.2 rating from 13 votes

Friday, September 23rd, 2005

ClearNova announces ThinkCAP JX

Category: Java, JavaScript, Toolkit, UI

ClearNova has announced ThinkCAP JX, which is a RAD platform for building Ajax, and J2EE applications. Features MVC Framework Integrated Visual Workbench Page Flow Designer Smart Data Binding Data Aware Components “Mock” Data Prototyping Updateable DataView Content Management Checkout screen shots of the tools Resources ClearNova integrates Java and Ajax: Spurred by Ajax, the Rich Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:19 am
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3.1 rating from 7 votes

Wednesday, September 21st, 2005

Bindows 1.5: desktop applications in a web page

Category: JavaScript, Toolkit

Bindows is a full desktop application framework, within the browser. Bindows is in the same class of dev frameworks of, where you want an application to look and feel exactly like a rich desktop app, versus a webby app. Bindows Software Development Kit (SDK) You get access to an SDK to build Bindows-based applications. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:32 am

3.2 rating from 8 votes

Tuesday, September 20th, 2005

NAJAX 0.4: PHP Ajax Framework

Category: JavaScript, PHP, Toolkit

A new release of Najax 0.4 has been announced. Najax is a PHP based Ajaxian framework that allows you to map server side functions into JavaScript. Code Example FirstClass.class.php <?php class FirstClass { function toUpper($str) { return strtoupper($str); } function najaxGetMeta() { NAJAX_Client::mapMethods($this, array(‘toUpper’)); NAJAX_Client::publicMethods($this, array(‘toUpper’)); } } ?> Client Page (index.php) <?php require_once(‘FirstClass.class.php’); require_once(‘najax.php’); Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:43 am

3.7 rating from 10 votes