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The AJAX Experience Conference

Today is the day the conference starts.

I hope they have podcasts for all of their sessions. It looks like THE group of AJAX presenters at this conference.

I would've LOVED to go to this.

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How AJAX is like pepper

Don't go completely crazy with AJAX. Use good judgment on how and when to use it.

December 4th, 2007 at 10:00am — Comments: (0) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: AJAX

Since my last post of when to use AJAX,  a lot has changed in the ways of AJAX programming. New tools, ideas, and techniques are constantly being developed to support this latest and greatest craze.

Some developers just want use the latest buzzwords and technologies in their applications just to prove that they can build such a beast. Sort of like an "I climbed Mt. Everest" battle cry.

However, most applications shouldn't be built completely with AJAX from the ground up. Of course, AJAX and DHTML are two completely different animals. But that's another post altogether.

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TurboGrid will now be part of Dojo!

The TurboAJAX Group is taking the TurboGrid (written entirely in Dojo) and incorporating it into Dojo JavaScript Framework 1.0 release.

September 17th, 2007 at 4:30am — Comments: (0) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: AJAX

This is absolutely great news for Dojo users.

Everyone has been asking "Where's the grid widget?" since Dojo 0.9 was first released (I was one of them). That question has been answered through a press release declaring that the TurboGrid will be released in the 1.0 version of Dojo.

One question I had answered was is it going to be the professional version or the free version? And then I came across this blog post where the press release was posted as well.

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AJAX Security Techniques

One of the primary concerns that AJAX faces are security issues.

June 19th, 2007 at 11:00am — Comments: (0) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: AJAX

When you start building your web application from the ground up, it's best to think about security immediately.

Aleksey Shevchenko, over at Developer.com, submitted an article called AJAX Security, which talks about the different types of AJAX attacks and provides tips on how to programatically prepare yourself for such attacks.

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Who's your AJAX Daddy?

An excellent gallery of AJAX-enabled techniques.

May 29th, 2007 at 5:00am — Comments: (0) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: AJAX

Over the weekend, I came across a site that hosts a lot of AJAX techniques that are quite useful, I particularly like the charting feature.

The site is called AJAXDaddy and showcases some really outstanding techniques such as various table utilities (TableKit, Sortable Table, etc.), a 35mm Photo View (very nice widget), a Javascript carousel, a Fisheye interface, and many others.

Very cool site!

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10 business reasons to use AJAX

Have a manager wanting to know why you would want to use the latest technology and says it's too new? Forward this to them.

May 18th, 2007 at 11:30am — Comments: (0) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: AJAX

I've been using AJAX since I saw the first post from Jesse James Garrett and I've never looked back. It's a technology that is definitely here to stay.

Being a programmer is great, but trying to convince upper management as to why AJAX should be used on the next project is a bigger undertaking than writing an application.

If you are still looking for that reason to implement AJAX into your project, Agile AJAX provides 10 business reasons to use AJAX in your application.

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Mastering AJAX Series

Part 10 is here.

March 28th, 2007 at 6:00am — Comments: (0) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: AJAX

IBM started a series on Mastering AJAX way back in January and I reported on it rather quickly.

I just wanted to keep everybody up to speed on the series and that they were on Part 10. Wow, long series.

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Microsoft finally joins the OpenAjax Alliance

The OpenAjax Alliance has added some new members to their group. Guess who?

March 21st, 2007 at 10:00am — Comments: (0) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: AJAX

Back in October, I wrote about a group called the OpenAJAX Alliance who are establishing a standard JavaScript  functionality across the board, but certain companies either didn't participate or wasn't interested in this alliance.

Well, it's a new year and Microsoft and 30 additional companies are joining the Alliance (Ref: Ajaxian) to keep the AJAX/JavaScript functionality standardized.

Definitely a good move towards standards.

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When to use AJAX programming?

AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) is being used almost everywhere, but when should you apply AJAX programming to your own applications?

March 14th, 2007 at 5:00am — Comments: (2) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: AJAX

For most developers, AJAX web development is a rush, because it's a relatively new way of creating web applications. It actually blurs the lines between a desktop application and a web application.

Bu when should you use it? and why?


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Cool AJAX UI Templating Trick with ASP.NET

Here's a cool way to update non-update panel scenarios with AJAX in ASP.NET

October 23rd, 2006 at 2:00pm — Comments: (0) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: AJAX

Since Atlas (Microsoft's AJAX implementation) has been released as beta, Scott Guthrie has posted an excellent technique on his blog about how to call the server using AJAX, return a web user control for the UI to render, and update a non-updatable panel.

His method uses a simple web service and he describes that this technique reduces code to about ~20 lines of code. He is basically moving the Web User Controls out of the UI and into the server. The web control's string is passed back to the client.

Ajaxian.com has some updated news about the beta release of Atlas.

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Premiere Issue of AJAX World released!

AJAX World from Sys-con publications in PDF format.

October 17th, 2006 at 11:00am — Comments: (0) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: AJAX

Sys-Con publications has released a new magazine called AJAX World and the premiere issue is downloadable in PDF format.

Of course, you need to register to receive a PDF link in your e-mail.

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