Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

Ajax Framework Comparison Chart

Category: Editorial, Toolkit

The Midnight Coders are at it again with their Ajax product comparison chart. The comparison compares: WebORB (Midnight Coders own offering) DWR (open source java framework Ajax.NET Sajax (PHP) and ignores others (well, there ARE a lot…. maybe Backbase should be there as another commercial offering?) As they said: I suspect people may say we’re Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:05 am
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3.6 rating from 18 votes

HashBash: Ajax MD5/SHA1 Lookup

Category: Utility

A lil utility here. HashBash is an ajaxian service that looks up MD5 or SHA1 hashes.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:00 am
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3.1 rating from 7 votes

Bitkraft: Ajaxian .NET web framework

Category: .NET, Toolkit

Bitkraft Web Library was developed as a web framework that extends the Microsoft Asp.net framework to provide more dynamic user interaction via ajax and json. Bitkraft is a CLR based (.NET) web framework that allows distributed web content to be created and served in a unique fashion. It is written in C# and compiles for Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:56 am
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OpenPortal: DHTML In-Place Editing in a Wiki ….. in 1999

Category: Editorial, Portal

We are hearing a lot of timewarps back to 1999/2000+, and Brad Neuberg joins in the back-think: Commercial Wikis such as SocialText and Jot have come out with in-place editing using DHTML and AJAX. Recently I was looking through some old CDs and found a project I created named OpenPortal that prototyped similar techniques…..in 1999 Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:52 am
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3.4 rating from 8 votes

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005

WinLike: Window Manager for the Web

Category: Showcase

Ryan Petrain commented on Protopage and linked over to WinLike, a window manager for the browser: WinLIKE is the first professional Window-Manager for web browsers. With WinLIKE, developers can provide web applications, websites and portals with little windows – like you are used to from your desktop. WinLIKE is based on DHTML and is only Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:31 pm
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3.6 rating from 11 votes

AJFORM 1.0: Ajaxian ToolKit

Category: Toolkit

Brendon Crawford has announced AJFORM 1.0 AJFORM is a JavaScript toolkit which simply submits data from any given form in an HTML page, then sends the data to any specified JavaScript function. AJFORM degrades gracefully in every aspect. In other words, if the browser doesn’t support it, the data will be sent through the form Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:30 am
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3.3 rating from 8 votes

Hula: Ajaxian Calendar

Category: Calendar, Screencast, Showcase

Maarten Stolte pointed me to a flash demo of a new ajaxian calendar: Hula. Hula is getting a new web interface, and it kicks ass, as this (flash) demo shows Can’t wait to check out the javascript and CSS that powers all that AJAX interaction and css fades. Pay attention to the sides of the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:22 am
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3.4 rating from 21 votes

Monday, August 22nd, 2005

State of Ajax: Progress, Challenges, and Implications for SOAs

Category: Editorial

Dion Hinchcliffe has written a fairly comprehensive view of the current developments, progress, and general state of affairs with Ajax and its techniques and available tools. Also, for corporate application development and architects, the article goes into the current known implications of Ajax and Service-Oriented Architectures, which will affect each other considerably as they evolve. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:23 pm
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Protopage: Your Ajaxian Homepage

Category: Showcase

Wow. You have to check out Protopage. As Michael Mahemoff said: “So Ajaxian” :) Once you go there, you can create your own Protopage, in which you can have fun: Creating links to your favourite sites Quick portlet access to search Sticky notes that you can minimize Personalize A couple of interesting UI items are: Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:04 am
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3.2 rating from 9 votes

gVisit.com: Google Map your site visitors

Category: Google, Mapping, Showcase

gVisit is a new ajaxian application that allows you to put a snippet of JavaScript in your pages, and then view the location of your site viewers to get a feel for where you are targetting. Kinda fun :) Update: take a look at yourself on the ajaxian.com tracking

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am
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Friday, August 19th, 2005

Dojo Event System Explained

Category: Articles, Dojo, JavaScript, Toolkit

Ok, we admit it. This ajaxian community loves Dojo. True JavaScript professionals. So, it is nice to see the recent set of information coming out from them. This time, they discuss the Dojo event system (dojo.event.*) Unlike the DOM events that web programmers normally associate with the word “event”, Dojo takes a broad view of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:49 pm
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Improving CMS Usability

Category: Showcase, Usability

Over at poocs.net they are improving CMS usability. The matter at hand is manipulating images, and doing so in a simple browser based environment: . The first prototype of the drag’n’drop image placement interface was done in a few hours of Disrupted Development (you know those days when people just don’t care whether you’re trying Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:32 am
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3.1 rating from 7 votes

Notes on Detecting History Changes in Safari

Category: Editorial

Brad Neuberg saw that “no one has been able to get Safari to work with any known hack for detecting if the user has touched the back or forward buttons in an AJAX app, or getting bookmarkability to work.” He decided to dig deep and found: You can indeed see through document.location.href and document.location.hash that Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:15 am
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Can Ajax be running partner of Web services?

Category: Editorial

The press has been asking me a lot about the correlation between Ajax and Web services. Somehow they seem to really want to put some link together there :) “Will Ajax help increase web service development?” The piece, Can Ajax be running partner of Web services?, goes into this: “While Ajax isn’t a necessary part Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:09 am
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Thursday, August 18th, 2005

Continuous Integration with JavaScript

Category: JavaScript

It was obvious that Mr. Damage Control would come up with nice continous integration with JavaScript. Jon ended up with: desc “Runs all the JavaScript unit tests and collects the results” JavaScriptTestTask.new(:unittest) do |t| t.mount(“/lib”) t.mount(“/src”) t.mount(“/test”) t.run(“/test/unit/unittest_test.html”) t.run(“/test/unit/ajax_inplaceeditor_test.html”) t.run(“/test/unit/string_test.html”) t.run(“/test/unit/builder_test.html”) t.browser(:safari) t.browser(:firefox) end Can’t wait to see it out in the wild.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:37 am
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Ajaxian Name Picker

Category: Showcase

Over at 11TMR, a rich Ajaxian name picker was created: One of the things which has bugged me for a long time is getting a good name picker. We have been using a servlet on our Domino server for a long time which looks at views in the NAB and allows the user to select Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:32 am
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