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61: JavaScript Threading and Continuations
Coming from a world such as Java, developers sometimes wish they had rich threading constructs. The f (m) project has gone ahead and implemented a threading construct / library for you to use. Threading is a double edged sword though. It is very ea...

62: Dean Edwards' IE7
Dean Edwards wishes that IE had decent CSS support, like us all. He went out and created a Package called IE7, which tries to fix the box Model, add XMLHttpRequest and DomParser nicely, etc. etc.. The IE7 XML Extras is modeled on the Mozilla extras...

63: Ajax Usability Mistakes
Alex Bosworth has written up 10 usability mistakes that he thinks Ajax developers make. Fortunately, these are not intrinsic to the Ajax platform so we can work around them. Not giving immediate visual cues for clicking widgets: There are many pat...

64: Google Maps Platform: ChicagoCrime.org
The Google Maps platform Keeps soldering on. The latest cool innovative hack is ChicagoCrime.org. It manages to munge and plot crime data onto maps. Here is an example. Nice work. ...

65: Showcase: Lace - Ajaxian Chat Service
Chat clients often seem to be sample applications of new technology on the web. Ajax has had its share, and now there is Lace: a free Ajax experiment that implements a chat service. Lace is a free web communications experiment written in PHP, Javas...

66: Server to Client callback via mod_pubsub
A common issue that we have to work around, is when we would love to have the server-side of an application, call back into the client-side (browser). Obvious examples are real-time updates of data. We can of course use polling methods, and Ajax ca...

67: Oracle ADF Faces gets Ajaxian, er Partial Page Rendering
Oracle ADF components for JavaServer Faces, and its predecessor has been doing the Ajax thing for awhile (although the verbiage was: Partial Page Rendering). Steve Muench has a Tutorial which details Building J2EE Applications with Oracle JHeadstar...

68: JavaServer Faces Ajaxian Components
Ever since Ben and I met with Ed Burns (JSF spec lead) at TheServerSide Symposium, we knew that he was serious about implementing Ajaxian components and having JSF be a solid platform for Ajax. He has put together his first Ajaxian JSF component, w...

69: Thoughts on Rich Clients and Ajax
Flying back home in style (err, Southwest Airlines) after the recent Ajax Summit, I considered the "rich client" versus web app debate. With the emergence of Ajax, its gotten harder to choose between the two. After seeing what folks are do...

70: XHR Server Validation with DWR
Joe Walker, creator of DWR, has put up info on Ajax Validation with DWR. You can look at Demo page, and a view source shows you how easy it is to add the JS: HTML Credit Card #: <input id=\"cardnum\" type=\"text\" onchange=\...

71: AjaxPatterns.org
Announcing a Wiki on Ajax Patterns: This is an in-progress collection of AJAX patterns being collected and Discovered by Michael Mahemoff, building on an initial draft published on my blog about two weeks ago. The patterns consist of: Architectur...

72: Example: Live Preview
Jonathan Snook has re-thunk the old chesnut: Weblog comments. He has implemented a Live Preview option which uses the Yellow Fade Technique, and has a nice clean UI. A nice simple example, that also failsback gracefully. ...

73: Example: Dojo Grid Widget
Scott Miles took the latest Dojo Toolkit, and built a new Grid Widget: It's not much of a dataset, but the grid has sorting and in-place editing. The data is retrieved asynchronously from a PHP / MySql backend. I have an internal version which ...

74: Ajaxian My Google! Prediction
Google has a tradition of reinventing a service that Yahoo! Already has (Gmail, Maps). I would be willing to bet that GPortal is around the corner. How will Google be able to reinvent that bad boy? This is where Ajax comes in. Ajax finally deliver...

75: Showcase: Quek Avatars
We have had requirements on community sites that we build chat functionality right into the site itself. Users that are online can chat, and if a group of people are reading a particular article, the users can be narrowed there. A dutch group has g...

76: Accessible Ajax: Not leaving people behind
Michael Moncur wrote about Ajax and excluded users, replying to our blog on the issues of having JavaScript enabled. My concern is not with users who turn off JavaScript (as we said), but we DO see the issue of leaving a group of people behind. It...

77: Showcase: JavaRSS.com
JavaRSS.com is an RSS aggregator, and has added a new "Ajax" option that a user can choose in settings. Their article discusses how they added support for Ajax to their site. By default, if you mouseover an RSS entry title, a tooltip pop...

78: Showcase: TiddlyWiki, a JavaScript Microcontent Wiki
TiddlyWiki is "an experimental MicroContent WikiWikiWeb built by JeremyRuston. It's written in HTML, CSS and JavaScript to run on any modern browser without needing any Serverside logic. It allows anyone to create personal SelfContained hyp...

79: Article: Fast Widget Authoring With Dojo
Alex Russell of Dojo has written up a really nice article which details the task of creating widgets, using the Dojo toolkit as your framework. The task at hand, is the slideshow component that Alex used as the backdrop to his Ajax Summit talk, and...

80: Ajax Showcase: Amazon.com Diamond Search
Amazon.com has put out an Ajaxian Diamond Search. It is a very cool, visual way of narrowing down search results. There are lots of sliders and levers to drag and pull all over the shop. It also has a nice clean way of showing the user what is goi...


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