Wednesday, March 16th, 2005

Ajax in Ruby on Rails

Category: Ajax, Ruby

David Heinemeier Hansson and Jamis Buck, are putting Ajax-aware components into Rails. Jamis is talking about whether to sync, or not to sync…. One of the great benefits to XMLHttpRequest is the fact that you can do work asynchronously. If you can possibly make your UI so it doesn’t ‘hang’, you should do so. However, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:36 am
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4 rating from 9 votes

Tuesday, March 15th, 2005

Using Maven to modularize JavaScript development

Category: Ajax, Builds, Java, JavaScript

A lot of developers ‘poo poo’ any code that is written in JavaScript. “JavaScript isn’t a real programming language” “JavaScript is just about browser hacker scripts” “You can use it to focus(). Big deal.” “JavaScript is for the HTML designers, not for REAL coders” Giving thought to your JavaScript code As such, any JavaScript code Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:36 am
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3.1 rating from 11 votes

A Few Rebuttals to Ajax Critics

Category: Ajax, Editorial

I’ve done something three times over the past two weeks I never thought I’d do again: talk about the web as an application platform. Why, just over a year ago, I was explaining to anyone that would listen that “DHTML” web applications were difficult to create maintenance nightmares involving a motley crüe of brittle dialects, Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 8:43 am
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3.2 rating from 5 votes

Monday, March 14th, 2005

Orbjson Ruby Intro Article

Category: Ajax, HTML, JavaScript, Ruby, XmlHttpRequest

James Britt has written an article titled Getting started with Orbjson (PDF). Orbjson is a JSON-RPC object request broker for JavaScript/Ruby RPC interaction. Communication between client and server is done using JSON, the JavaScript object notation Orbjson takes JSON-RPC requests, locates the correpsonding server-side object, deserializes the requrst, and invokes the method call. Orbjson then Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:06 pm
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The term: “Ajax”

Category: Ajax

There has been a lot of discussion over naming the particular grouping of technology: Ajax. I agree that the name is a little strange for a technology. It would make more sense to use: Web Remoting or, Remote Scripting Then, maybe a particular framework would be called Ajax. The JavaScript blog asked the question: “What Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:28 pm
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2.7 rating from 6 votes

Handling usability concerns such as the back button, and bookmarking

Category: Ajax, Usability

One of the issues with offering Rich Internet Applications on the web, is that many technologies ignore the browser. You can have a great UI, but what if you user has gone through and filled out a large form, and then hits on the back button? Will they get taken out of the application and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:19 am
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15.5 rating from 8 votes

Friday, March 11th, 2005

Ajaxian Lifecycle vs. Conventional Lifecycle

Category: Ajax

One of the interesting characteristics of building Ajaxian dynamic web UIs, is that your lifecycle changes from the normal lifecycle that we are used too. We are used to the following: Client makes request to /foo Server receives request and passes it to a handler Server renders a response, maybe delegating to various actions, or Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:21 am
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2 rating from 4 votes

Thursday, March 10th, 2005

Welcome!

Category: Ajax

Ajaxian.com isn’t about exotic new web technologies. It’s about exploring how some of our old friends (XHTML, CSS, JavaScript) can be used to do very interesting things that for the past few years we’ve been telling our employers can’t be done in a conventional browser. The core tool at the center of these new tricks Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 1:06 am
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39.4 rating from 32 votes

Wednesday, November 30th, -0001

HTML5 Audio Tutorial: Rotating Channels

Category: HTML, Sound

Thomas Sturm continues to add great content to his HTML5 stories in flight. His latest talks on HTML 5 Audio and goes into a tactic to implement rotating channels: Here is one solution to overcome the single-channel limitation of the audio tag: Use multiple rotating audio channels and assign new sounds to currently unused channels. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:00 am
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3.7 rating from 3 votes