Wednesday, June 8th, 2005

Rico: Opensource Ajax and JavaScript Library

Category: Ajax, JavaScript, Toolkit

Bill Scott and Darren James have released a new JavaScript framework called Rico. Rico provides simplified Ajax handling, drag & drop, cinematic effects and behaviors (like the Accordian). A rich set of demos are available, and you should check out the weather widget for an example of the Ajax and accodian support.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:58 am
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3.6 rating from 7 votes

AjaxAC: Open-source PHP framework for Ajax

Category: Ajax, JavaScript, Library, PHP

The basic idea behind AjaxAC is that you create an AjaxAC application, which in itself contains a number of action handlers and event handlers. An application in this context might mean an entire web site powered by Ajax, or it could mean a subset of a form. View the CountryRegionCity example, which uses Ajax to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:50 am
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3.7 rating from 10 votes

Microsoft’s Fiddler HTTP Debugging Tool

Category: Utility

Fiddler is a HTTP Debugging Proxy which logs all HTTP traffic between your computer and the Internet. Fiddler allows you to inspect all HTTP Traffic, set breakpoints, and “fiddle” with incoming or outgoing data. Fiddler is designed to be much simpler than using NetMon or Achilles, and includes a simple but powerful JScript.NET event-based scripting Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:40 am
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2.8 rating from 6 votes

Tuesday, June 7th, 2005

Magnetic Ajax Poetry

Category: Ajax, Showcase

This is a fun one. Garrison Locke (of the spell checker fame) has put up a nice fun showcase, Magnetic Ajax Poetry. It uses Ajax and the DOM-Drag library that we linked to the other day. It’s like the magnetic poetry kits you’ve seen before except this is on the internet..and not Java. It saves Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:57 pm
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Degradable Ajax Form Validation

Category: .NET, Examples, PHP

Chris Campbell has written up a nice piece on Degradable Ajax Form Validation. In his posting, he discusses how to write simple Ajax form validation, and gives server-side implementations in PHP and ASP.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:31 am
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3.8 rating from 21 votes

Qooxdoo rich widget toolkit released

Category: Toolkit

Qooxdoo 0.1 has been released. Qooxdoo is another rich JavaScript widget toolkit. Qooxdoo includes layout widgets, image handling, event management, drag and drop support, browser abstraction, and much more. To get a feel for what is included, check out the developer examples. See the full feature list

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

Flash / JavaScript Integration Kit

Category: Flash, Toolkit

Macromedia has packaged a Flash / JavaScript Integration kit, which makes it possible to seamlessly communicate between Flash and JavaScript. You can call JavaScript functions from Flash, and ActionScript functions from JavaScript. This kit gives us a great way to write Flash components that fit into our Ajax pages. Now, we are not forced to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:16 am
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3.3 rating from 10 votes

Monday, June 6th, 2005

Showcase: Delicious Suggest

Category: Ajax, Component, JavaScript, LiveSearch, Showcase

Duncun Ponting lead me on to the del.icio.us recent change. They have added some nice ajaxian components to help you select tags for content. It is nice for them to show you what others have tagged, as it will probably help the community from using different names for everything, which makes it harder to grab Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:04 pm
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2.8 rating from 23 votes

Multiple Text Applicator (MTA) 0.1

Category: Library

An initial version of a small library that gives you list management in a widget has been released. It is called the Multiple Text Applicator (MTA). Example <script>var mta = new MTA(‘mta’,null,’field’,’button x’,’button add’);</script> <textarea id=”questions” class=”mta” delim=”newline”>apple orange banana </textarea> With this, you get a tadalisting that allows you to edit/delete lists.

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

Trixie: Another Greasemonkey port for IE

Category: Browsers, JavaScript

There has been a lot of buzz around the new Greasemonkey-esque program, Trixie that aims to do the same for IE as Greasemonkey has for Firefox. Mark Pilgrim wrote to the GreaseMonkey mailing list with issues that he had with Trixie (especially around licensing), and the author wrote back. A lot was made over the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:26 am
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3.2 rating from 6 votes

MacRumorsLive shares new Ajax architecture

Category: Ajax, Editorial, XmlHttpRequest

MacRumorsLive.com will be using an Ajax “live ticker” page for people to follow the news during the keynote address from Steve Jobs at the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference, where he is expected to announce the switch to Intel Chips. Users are known to keep refreshing on events such as these, and now there is no Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:22 am
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3.6 rating from 12 votes

Showcase: Yet another Portal

Category: Portal, Showcase

Claude Hussenet has put together another portal example that shows how each component can have its own lifecycle, allowing you to add stocks directly in the interface and having the component auto refresh via Ajax.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:14 am
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3.8 rating from 13 votes

Friday, June 3rd, 2005

Backbase Community Edition Released

Category: Toolkit

Backbase has released a Community Edition. There are two version of the community edition 3.0: Developer: The developer zip file contains the Backbase Presentation Client (BPC) required to run a Backbase application, developer resources, documentation, and sample applications. Production: The production zip file contains only the essential resources required to run a Backbase application (BPC, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:08 pm
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Showcase: Yahoo! Mindset

Category: Ajax, Showcase, Usability

We have talked about the slider component, as an example of integrating Flash and Ajax. The new search from Yahoo!, Yahoo! Mindset, shows a pure Ajax implementation of a slider.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:59 am
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3.2 rating from 6 votes

DWR version 0.8 Released

Category: Ajax, Java, Library

DWR (Direct Web Remoting) version 0.8 contains a big list of new features. You can download version 0.8 from java.net. DWR is AJAX and XMLHttpRequest made easy. It makes it simple to call Java on the server directly from Javascript in the browser marshalling all the parameters and return values. It gets rid of almost Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:52 am
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Library: DOM-Drag

Category: JavaScript, Library

DOM-Drag is a lightweight, easy to use, dragging API for modern DHTML browsers. Simple Example <script language=”javascript” src=”path/to/dom-drag.js”></script> <div id=”root” style=”left:20px; top:20px;”> <div id=”handle”>Handle</div> </div> <script language=”javascript”> var theHandle = document.getElementById(“handle”); var theRoot = document.getElementById(“root”); Drag.init(theHandle, theRoot); </script> View home page View examples

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:59 am
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