Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

Writeboard: One App. One Url.

Category: Editorial

Somehow I also missed the blog about 37signals Writeboard, but found it thanks to Russell Beattie. What makes a web-app an app? I’d argue it’s not the functionality — there’s a lot of functionality on the web that we wouldn’t explicitly consider a “web-app.â€? I’d argue it’s the account, the infrastructure, the multi-page UI, the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:46 am
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2.7 rating from 6 votes

Ajaxian Periodic Table

Category: Showcase

Andrew Sutherland created a nice, clean, simple Periodic Table of the Elements that uses ajaxian techniques to grab information as you click on various areas. There are some interesting UI choices: You click on the element, not mouseover. This is nice in one way, as the popup is quite large, and Andrew changes the background Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:21 am
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4.1 rating from 30 votes

Dojo 0.1.0 has left the building

Category: Dojo, Library

First DWR 1.0, and now the Dojo Toolkit 0.1.0 release. People have been chomping at the bit for a real release, and now we have it. The Dojo Download is located here, and you can grab different editions where you choose a package that has the elements that you want to use, as well as Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:19 am
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2.8 rating from 5 votes

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 (script.aculo.us / 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 http://blueprints.dev.java.net/bpcatalog/ 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

Ajaxian.com 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

java.net 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=”http://www.google.com”> </iframe> iframe programatically var testFrame = document.createElement(“IFRAME”); testFrame.id = “testFrame”; testFrame.src = “http://www.google.com”; 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