Author Archives: Holden Longfellow

Top Ten Web Developer Libraries

Update: Oops. I guess a link to the post would be helpful. (This is why the Flying Spaghetti Monster invented comments. Thx Ken, Brandon!) Cameron Olthuis has come up with a list of the top ten web developer libraries (mostly for client-side effects, etc). The list includes: moo.fx, Rico and of course our old friend…

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Ajax Framework Roundup for ASP.Net / C#

If you’re an ASP.Net / C# coder, Daniel Z. has rounded up a nice summary and spreadsheet comparing the various Ajax frmaeworks for ASP.Net, including: ComfortASP.NET V0.45 (beta) MagicAJAX.NET V0.2.2 ZumiPage V2.02 ATLAS CTP December 2005 …and more. Link: ASP.Net Ajax Framework Comparison

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Holy Grail of PHP?

It was nice to see a very basic overview (with code examples) finally of how you actually implement Ajax in PHP in an end-to-end system. PEAR’s DB_DataObject is a bit like Ruby on Rails’ ActiveRecord, though DB_DataObject has more of a code generation flavor than Object-Relational Mapping.

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If you subscribe to any tags such as ajax or gtd, you may find this useful: filtered – “Seeing a link once should be enough.” It uses builds you a customized URL with your own ID, and filters out the dupes!

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TurboDbAdmin: Ajax-powered Database Administration

TurboDbAdmin is an ajax-based database admin tool for MySQL. It’s built on 100% PHP, TurboWidgets and the Dojo Toolkit. Could this be the killer of the ubiquitous phpMyAdmin? PhpMyAdmin does a fine job in a Web 1.0 world, but I can’t wait to try TurboDbAdmin! UPDATE: Live online demo available here. Requirements and Supported Browsers…

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Ajaxifying Your Struts Web App

Here’s one for the Java crowd, which seems to be increasingly adding support (via libraries and frameworks) for Ajax in java-based web apps. Paul Brownse of has an extensive tutorial on ajaxifying your struts app: AJAX is the latest revolution in web development circles, allowing rich dynamic interfaces deployed within a normal web browser….

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