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Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Richard Stallman: Free the Javascript

Category: Web20

Richard Stallman, founder of the GNU project and the Free Software Foundation, warns against the “trap” of running web apps whose Javascript is not licensed. Most web apps have source code that is “open” as far as being available in source code form (unless it’s obfuscated/compressed/generated). Indeed, this openness is a major factor in the Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 8:32 am
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2.5 rating from 69 votes

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

Pownce announces new API

Category: Web20

The Pownce team released version 1 of the Pownce API yesterday. The API allows for various methods of retrieving Pownce-related data such as notes, users or fans and allows for return data to be formatted as XML or JSON. Since the API will be evolving quickly, the team has also taken the added step of Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 6:30 am
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3.6 rating from 13 votes

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

Bubble 2.0?

Category: Editorial, Web20

The sky is falling! Every publication has to have it’s resident curmudgeon. It’s a franchise, and PC Magazine’s is held down by John Dvorak. Now he’s moaning about a dot-com bubble redux involving Web 2.0 based companies. Each of these bubbles had a distinctive theme. For the dot-com bubble, it was e-commerce—it really should have Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 6:30 am
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3.7 rating from 26 votes

Saturday, December 30th, 2006

Predictions: Ajax in 2007

Category: Ajax, Editorial, Usability, Web20

It’s the time of year to be posting random predictions for 2007. Here are 2007 Ajax predictions from Dion and myself, please post your own in the comments. Dion predicts: Ajax beats AJAX in all but bad newspapers. Someone tries to coin Ajax 2.0. A large amount of apps have flash AND ajax, and users Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 8:25 am
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4 rating from 65 votes

Monday, August 28th, 2006

Google Pitching Services to Small and Medium Sized Businesses

Category: Google, Web20

This has been such a rolling press release that I’m not sure it qualifies as news anymore, but it’s in the New York Times so it must be news. Google announced today that it is providing a set of hosted applications for small to medium sized businesses. The beta service will be free for now, Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 3:59 pm
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4.1 rating from 24 votes

Web 2.0 Patterns

Category: Web20

Gregor Hohpe got together with a wild bunch to come up with some Web 2.0 Patterns. The group contained Bill Scott from Yahoo!, Jennifer Tidwell, Cal Henderson from Flickr, John Musser who runs ProgrammableWeb, Martin Fowler, Sandy from Meebo, and others. One fall out was a set of values: We tried to compile a set Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:25 pm
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4.4 rating from 43 votes

Tuesday, August 15th, 2006

Ajaxitagging

Category: Ajax, Articles, Web20

Jeremy Keith has written about his experience taking tagging to the web 2.0 extreme, incorporating Ajax via Hijax, rel-tag, del.icio.us API, x-folk entries, and more: Each journal entry page now shows the tags at the end of the post. These are linked (using rel-tag of course) to an aggregate tag page that shows any other Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:33 am
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4.1 rating from 36 votes

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

Rich Internet to Soon Replace Static Pages

Category: Articles, Web20

According to the new article on the Tekrati.com site today, ZapThink is suggesting that rich internet applications based around the technologies of Ajax, Flash and Java will be replacing any and all static web sites/applications and portals. Demand for Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) and more sophisticated user interaction is increasing dramatically, and enterprise spending on Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:43 am
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3.2 rating from 21 votes

Monday, July 31st, 2006

What is Mobile Web 2.0?

Category: Mobile, Web20

On the Web 2.0 Journal today, there’s a new article from Ajit Jaokar asking for a real definition of what “mobile web 2.0″ really means. I see Web 2.0 as the Intelligent web or ‘Harnessing Collective Intelligence.’ Mobile Web 2.0 extends the principle of ‘Harnessing Collective Intelligence’ to restricted devices. The seemingly simple idea of Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:35 am
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2.8 rating from 23 votes

Thursday, July 20th, 2006

DealsPl.us Combines Web 2.0 and Community Shopping

Category: Showcase, Web20

What do you get when you combine one part Digg, some of the best, cheapest products out there and a little splash of Web 2.0? You get DealsPlu.us, a new social shopping site with a user-controlled rating system similar to Digg’s pioneering format. Our mission is simple, to save you time and money. We offer Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:16 am
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4.3 rating from 39 votes

A Web 2.0 WTF from TheDailyWTF

Category: Editorial, Web20

Just a quick one to add a little humor into your Ajax coding experience from The Daily WTF: The story tells the tale of an effort to get a new CMS at a company, one that was a bit more Web 2.0. Of course, the maker of the CMS didn’t quite think of the implications Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 6:54 am
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4.6 rating from 15 votes

Thursday, June 22nd, 2006

Ajaxians invade RailsConf 2006

Category: Conferences, Ruby, Web20

Well, at least I’ll be heading to RailsConf tomorrow morning, and attempting to live blog as much ajax related content as possible. Ajaxian-in-training and coworker Jim Halberg will be there, as well. If Dion can recover from his twenty hours of flying, he might also make a celebrity appearance. If any readers are heading down Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 11:01 pm
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3.8 rating from 36 votes

Friday, June 16th, 2006

Are all AJAX homepages doomed?

Category: Editorial, Web20

In this new article, E-Consultancy asks the question “Are all Ajax homepages doomed?” Dozens of personalised homepages have emerged over the past 18 months as developers started to programme lovely drag and drop interfaces, allowing users to customise the layout of their personal homepage. Cool technology, great use of AJAX, but is there trouble ahead? Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:22 am
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4.1 rating from 37 votes

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

Tapefailure.com – A History Recording Tool

Category: Utility, Web20

If you’ve ever wanted to just sit someone down and show them how to get to a certain section/feature on your site but couldn’t, you might be in luck. There’s a free service that’s offered to record the movements that you make on a page and play them back to anyone with the right URL Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 3:43 pm
4 Comments

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3.5 rating from 28 votes

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

Touchstone: Web Attention on the Desktop

Category: Usability, Web20

After our recent story on NetJaxer, Chris Saad from Touchstone alerted us that he’s working on a similar concept. (T)he idea of having a client-side heads-up-display to web-based apps is one that is a passion of mine. I just wanted to let you know we have a similar solution (and a very firm strategy) that Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 3:05 am
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4.2 rating from 40 votes

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

Quimble Does Syndicated Voting

Category: Showcase, Web20

Remember DPolls, the Ajax polling application we posted about a couple of months ago? Well, now you can syndicate vote content on your own page: Quimble keeps its easy-to-use interface, but now AJAX polls (using dynamic script tags – another topic you wrote about) are available to the general public. Adding a new poll question Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 12:55 pm
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3.6 rating from 24 votes

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