Category Archives: Rails and Ajax

Rails 1.1 and RJS Templates for Easily Ajaxifying your Webapp

Well, as you probably know, Ruby on Rails 1.1 has been released. One of the major new features of 1.1 is the RJS templating language. (hint: it’s really just Ruby!) RJS is a templating language that allows you to write JavaScript in a native Ruby style. Some Good RJS Links Cody Fauser’s Intro to Rails’…

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Rail Adds Ajax

Version 1.1 of application development framework Rails went live earlier this week, with more than 500 fixes and additions, including simplified Ajax programming. (See Information Week for more.) “It makes Web application programming a lot more like desktop GUI [graphical user interface] programming,” said Jeremy Voorhis, lead architect at Planet Argon, a Portland, Ore., services…

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RSS updates via your instant messenger

I thought this new web application immedi.at might be of interest to AJAX Blog readers. It only uses AJAX sparingly but it is written using Rails and offers a unique capability that may be useful to some: the ability to recieve update notices in any instant messaging client when an RSS feed of interest changes….

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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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InfoWorld Review of Backbase Ajax Framework

Jouk Pleiter points me to the InfoWorld Review of the Backbase Rich Internet App framework. From the InfoWorld reivew: This impressive toolkit provides a mature, sophisticated collection of widgets for adding features normally expected in native applications to Web pages. The system uses its own extension of HTML and XML known as BXML, sure to…

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A Simpler Ajax Path?

Matthew Eernisse has posted a tutorial titled A Simpler Ajax Path over at OnLamp.com. While the article is a great resource for people brand new to “Ajax” or the XmlHttpRequest object + server-side magic, I don’t think it’ll be especially useful for building large-scale Ajax applications with tight server-side integration. I honestly haven’t played too…

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