Monday, October 24th, 2005

Audible Ajax Episode 5: Alex Russell Strikes Back

Category: Podcasts

Episode 4 had part one of the interview with Alex Russell of the Dojo project. We couldn’t help but keep bugging him with questions, and this podcast consists of the state of ajax, and then the second part of a two part interview with Alex. State of Ajax Euro OSCON Info Ajax the soccer team Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:11 pm
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Blummy: quick access to your favorite web services

Category: Showcase

Alexander Kirk has released Blummy which is: … a tool for quick access to your favorite web services via your bookmark toolbar. It consists of small widgets, called blummlets, which make use of Javascript to provide rich functionality (such as bookmarklets). If you are one of those people who love bookmarklets, and your bookmark toolbar Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:23 am
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3.3 rating from 6 votes

AjaxAMP 1.0: Network Control for Winamp

Category: Showcase

AjaxAMP allows you to control your Winamp client from anywhere on the network. Once the plugin is running, you get a realistic view of your player that you can manipulate as though it was right in front of you. This plugin allows you to control Winamp over the network using a web browser. It utilizes Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:08 am
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innerHTML Gotchas

Category: Editorial

There are always a few gotchas here and there. We still find people running into the “IE get requests going into the cache” issue, and there are also issues with innerHTML cross-browser. Rob Sanheim talked about a recent issue: After much hardship I’m giving up on trying to use Prototype’s Insertion function for inserting new Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:07 am
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3.5 rating from 20 votes

Saturday, October 22nd, 2005

Web 2.0 and Ajax Are Not The Same Thing

Category: Editorial

My namesake, Dion Hinchcliffe, recently had some fun with a post titled 5 Earth-Shattering Things You Should Know About Ajax And Probably Don’t. Maybe he had a couple of brews before writing this one, and felt quite jolly? :) Ajax and XML, A Match Made by Acronym Ajax Is Faster Than A Wet Dog Never, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:01 pm
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Euro OSCON Ajax Presentation

Category: Presentation

I had a great time presenting to the Euro OSCON crowd on Ajax this week. As promised, I have placed the slides up on the site. Having to squeeze the presentation down to 45 minutes was tough, as we have so many exciting things in Ajax to chat about. What is special about speaking at Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:38 am
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3.5 rating from 8 votes

Thursday, October 20th, 2005

Ajax Survey Results Are In

Category: Survey

We announced this weeks Ajax Survey, and the results are now in. You can check out the results yourself, and even use filters to slice and dice the data, but it is pretty simple to comprehend. I am currently using Ajax frameworks, toolkits, or libraries I was really surprised with these results. I expected the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:53 am
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Dojo gets new widgets: Tree and FishEye

Category: Component, Dojo

First, we hear about Tacos building Dojo-based widgets, and now we hear more. Widgets are getting donated left right and center to the Dojo project. Fish Eye Widget Cal Henderson of Yahoo/Flickr gave up a fish eye list widget Tree Widget The open source Java web framework WebWork just donated a nice tree widget. There Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:49 am
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3.6 rating from 21 votes

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
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3.1 rating from 21 votes

Wednesday, October 19th, 2005

Sammy, uses Ajax techniques to bring down myspace.com

Category: Editorial

I didn’t know whether to give Samy, Their Hero any more fame, but figured it was elsewhere. If you hadn’t heard a chap used JavaScript in a hack that set of a worm on myspace.com. In this interview, Samy talks about how he did it: The hole was actually not in MySpace. To MySpace’s defense, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:17 pm
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3.3 rating from 6 votes

MarketWatch: Ajax to update stock symbols all over

Category: Showcase

MarketWatch has implemented a new feature that uses ajax to update symbols in a users portfolio, stories and on the quote page. For example, here is a page that has stock ticket information in it, and as long as you are viewing this when the markets are live, you will see the various tickers update. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:16 am
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Ajax Massive Storage System and Really Simple History framework

Category: Articles

Brad Neuberg has posted full instructions for working with both the Really Simple History framework as well as AMASS, the AJAX MAssive Storage System. The Really Simple History framework The Really Simple History (RSH) framework makes it easy for AJAX applications to incorporate bookmarking and back and button support. By default, AJAX systems are not Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:55 am
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3.4 rating from 7 votes

Ajax for Mobile Devices: MIL

Category: Editorial

Over on the Moblets blog they are talking about MIL as an option for ajax architectures on the mobile phone. Moblet Instruction Language (MIL) is a declarative language that enables a developer to author a cross-platform mobile applications (a.k.a. Moblets) using only XML, Script, and XPath. MIL is compiled into byte-code by a hosted gateway Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:46 am
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3 rating from 6 votes

Monday, October 17th, 2005

Ajax Survey: Burton Group asks us questions on Ajax

Category: Survey

Richard Monson-Haefel, Sr. Analyst for Burton Group, has posted a very short web survey (3 simple questions) for the Ajax community in order to determine which Ajax frameworks, libraries and toolkits are the most popular. Please take two minutes to fill out the survey. Results will be posted later in the week when the survey Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:23 pm
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3.7 rating from 7 votes

Backbase and Microsoft Atlas Compared

Category: Editorial

Backbase has published a comparison between their product and Microsoft Atlas. Obviously, there may be some bias ;) but it is worth hearing their thoughts. The article compares: Core architecture on both frameworks Single and multi-page interfaces Components and building blocks Programming model .NET integration Architecture Microsoft Atlas: Backbase: Conclusion Atlas is currently in a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:04 am
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3.3 rating from 6 votes

Open Mashup APIs

Category: Editorial

First we had Ning as a place to develop mashups. Now, Sam of Writely has put up a call to arms on an Open Mashup set of APIs. This will include: Single sign on and Identity management, using an open standard Ability to list and select resources from other services (Maybe using OPML) Ability to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:47 am
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