Monthly Archives: October 2005

Meebo and Their AJAX Jedi masters

Meebo is totally sweet. It’s a fully AJAX’d web-based instant messaging application. If you’ve not used it, you should. The people who’ve made it are AJAX Jedi’s as far as I’m concerned. Check out my meboo’s ajax review, if you like. In related news, I’ve heard that MSN and Yahoo will soon be offering interoperablility…

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AJAX: Dawn of a new developer – Good introductory article on JavaWorld.com

Dave Johnson presents an excellently written introduction to Ajax over at JavaWorld.com. Besides calling Ajax the “crown jewel in the current Web evolution that has been dubbed Web 2.0” (a position we would not necessarily disagree with…), Johnson presents a good case (especially directed towards Java developers) for the use of Ajax. He also gets…

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Tiny Tiny RSS – Another online Ajax RSS feed reader – GPL

Similar in some ways to Orangoo.com (see our recent review of Orangoo here), Tiny Tiny RSS is a sweet and simple RSS reader. Add keyboard-based navigation of the feeds and this is a very solid project. GPL licensed, too, so that’s pretty great. You can download the source and run it on your own server….

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Ajax WordPress Theme coming

Interesting week for WordPress, Scoble – Microsoft’s most famout blogger – finally switched to WordPress and we can expect a lot of MSDN Niners getting to know this useful blogging platform. Probably he will mention now some cool development hacks like the Ajax WordPress theme that is coming. Bloxpress is the name of this upcoming…

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AjaxBlog.com Review: Orangoo – Ajax-enabled RSS Feed Reader

AjaxBlog.com Review: Orangoo – Ajax-enabled RSS Feed Reader http://www.orangoo.com/ Summary Orangoo is an online RSS and Atom feed reader that utilizes Ajax to deliver a smooth user experience for reading feeds though it still has some rough spots to iron out. Ajax RSS feed reader Ajax is a natural technology for something like online RSS…

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WWW SQL Designer

Here’s another slick AJAX implementation! Have you ever found yourself with an idea for a database design but didn’t feel like putting pen to paper to design it, knowing you’d only have to recreate the tables in your graphical cilent… You know, the one thats loaded on your system at work but haven’t installed on…

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Particletree · The Hows and Whys of Degradable Ajax

It’s been a long time since I turned Javascript off. This is a good article about building gracefully degrading Ajax-enabled web applications. Basically, make sure you have at the core of your application a regular web-page, minus any scripting or onclick events. Then, build your Ajax features back in from there. Particletree · The Hows…

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It’s all happening in my Web Browser!

Like a frog set in pan of slowly heating water, I noticed just this morning that a good deal of the applications I use are 100% online and web-based. It’s been happening for a while, and it’s not anywhere near complete, but this is a trend that is actually happening and it’s only going to…

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Opportunity to contribute to Ajax Blog – 5 writers wanted

Want to write about Ajax? Pretty awesome stuff developing every day. We’re looking for 5 writers to contribute on a daily basis to this blog to make it the best Ajax code blog around. If you’d like to contribute (it’s super easy), head on over to Niner Niner to sign up. Not only will you…

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Ajax Blog redesigned

We’re proud release our redesign for Ajax Blog. The old design was wearing a little thin. This is our new design, based on a customized version of the excellent K2 theme by Michael and Chris. There are a lot of neat features of this theme, including drop-in support for a number of plugins (many of…

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