Monday, August 29th, 2005

DWR 1.0 Final Release

Category: Java

Joe Walker has released the 1.0 version of DWR, which is a popular Java Ajax binding framework. In this release… AJAX remoting of JavaScript calls to Java Automatic generation of JavaScript stubs to match Java code. Test pages allowing you to test and debug your server code. Access controls through: J2EE security including role based Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:29 pm
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4 rating from 7 votes

Internet Explorer and Ajax image caching woes

Category: IE, Ruby

Thomas Fuchs ( / Rails fame) talks of his Internet Explorer and Ajax image caching woes. Inserting chunks of HTML via Ajax is cool stuff, and speeds things up quite a bit. As long as you don’t happen to insert some images and you’re using Internet Explorer 6, that is. Here’s the problem: Internet Explorer Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:46 am

4.2 rating from 19 votes

Internet Explorer Has Native Support for Persistence and Saving Session Across Page Loads Without Cookies

Category: Articles, IE

Brad Neuberg has written up a lot on the state of state in the browser :) Saving Session Across Page Loads Without Cookies, On The Client Side This is a mini-tutorial on saving state across page loads on the client side, without using cookies so as to save large amounts of data beyond cookies size Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:36 am

4 rating from 7 votes

ActionScript Development Kit 1.0 Released

Category: Flash

The Midnight Coders have announced immediate availability of the ActionScript Development Kit 1.0. This ActionScript Dev Kit is a top data collection library, that contains a nice XML parser: The goal for the XML parser was ease-of-use as we got really tired of creating bad looking code with the Macromedia’s XML object. The era of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:28 am
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1.8 rating from 5 votes

Ajax Yahoo! Mail Enhanced via Firefox Plugin

Category: Firefox, Showcase

Vivek Jishtu has written a Firefox extension that adds Ajax support to Yahoo! Mail: Adds AJAX support to the current Yahoo! mail and makes it a little more friendly. You can preview your messages without leaving your inbox. It adds a small arrow next to your email list. Click on the arrow to preview the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:24 am

2.8 rating from 6 votes

Ajax Solutions Online: Sun Blueprints

Category: Examples, Java

The BluePrints Solutions Catalog has been updated this week. In it are many solutions on AJAX that cover show the programming model we are proposing for AJAX applications that run on the Java Enterprise Edition platform. Download or view the BluePrints Solutions Catalog at Check out the live solutions below: Autocomplete Basic Progress Bar Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:15 am
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2.3 rating from 7 votes

Saturday, August 27th, 2005

Using Rails Ajax helpers to create safe state-changing links

Category: Articles, Examples, Ruby

Jarkko Laine discusses Using Rails Ajax helpers to create safe state-changing links: A few months ago there was a heated discussion going on about Google Web Accelerator prefetching links and at the same time wreaking havoc in web apps that used plain GET links to change the state of an application. A few tricks came Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:01 am
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4.2 rating from 11 votes

Friday, August 26th, 2005 Launches New Ajax Podcast!

Category: Podcasts

We decided to bite the bullet, and try a new medium. Thus started the fun and games required in getting a Podcast up and running. Our first opening podcast focuses on: Introducing what we want to do with the podcast Having Dion and Ben discussing Ajaxian issues Going through recent items discussed in the Ajax Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:59 am

3.9 rating from 10 votes

ObjectGraph Ajaxian Dictionary

Category: Component, Showcase

ObjectGraph has put up a very cool Ajaxian Dictionary that does a live dictionary search, allowing you to choose the particular dictionary… ObjectGraph also put together a nice Howto, showing the ASP.NET approach that they took to building this dictionary component.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:39 am
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3.2 rating from 6 votes

Thursday, August 25th, 2005

Developing Ajax Applications with DWR

Category: Articles have just published a step-by-step tutorial on writing a web chat app using DWR. The final result is a web-chat app, in about 100 lines of code – client and server. The point being how easy it is to get started with DWR. We could have gone into detail about using Scriptaculous for fancy Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:11 pm
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4.5 rating from 4 votes

Microsoft FireAnt: Ajax behind Hotmail

Category: Editorial

Omar Shahine from the MS Hotmail team has come out talking about the new architecture for hotmail. Last summer we spent a lot of time at the white-board evaluating a number of ways to deliver a new architecture for Hotmail. We considered a number of things: Modification of the current C/C++ ISAPI architecture to support Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:35 am

3.7 rating from 15 votes

Ajax Tutorial: A Tale of Two IFrames

Category: Articles

Brad Neuberg has written a mini-tutorial on the black art of iframes and browser history. iframes? er we get that… you may think. However, Brad gets into the differences between: simple iframe via markup <iframe id=”testFrame” src=””> </iframe> iframe programatically var testFrame = document.createElement(“IFRAME”); = “testFrame”; testFrame.src = “”; document.body.appendChild(testFrame); Thoughts on browsers In Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:27 am
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3.6 rating from 9 votes

Spanish Ajaxian Examples

Category: Examples

Senor Bastida emailed us with his ajax examples, Spanish style. He has packaged clasic examples like google suggest, several sections of gmail, loading times, page managers etc… and all of the code is available under a GPL license. For our Spanish readers :) Ajaxian Examples

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:55 am
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3.3 rating from 6 votes

Rails based Ajaxian Spell Checker

Category: Ruby

Dee Zsombor has written up How to build an AJAX-ed spellchecker with Ruby On Rails. The tutorial walks you through binding to Aspell via Ajax, and takes you step by step (from starting a fresh Rails app). Some of the Meat <!– file app/views/spell/_misspelled.rhtml –> <% suggest_div = “suggest__#{cnt}” this_span = “id__#{cnt}” %> <span id='<%=this_span%>’> Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:45 am
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3.3 rating from 7 votes

Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

CPAINT Security Flaw: Hold your horses

Category: Editorial

There was a lot of fuzz over the CPAINT security flaw: A security hole in a popular development tool has severe implications for a number of the Internet’s most popular applications, including Gmail, Flikr and MSN Virtual Earth. This has been taken a little far. CPAINT has been updated, so it doesn’t allow you to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:54 pm
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3 rating from 5 votes

Prototype JavaScript library documentation

Category: Library, Prototype

We have great JavaScript frameworks, growing by the day, with Prototype and Dojo Toolkit. The challenge at the moment is good documentation. Sergio Pereira put together some solid Prototype documentation. Sergio goes through: the $() and $F() functions Ajax.Request Ajax.Updater Reference for prototype.js [ via Rob Sanheim ]

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:02 pm
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3 rating from 5 votes