NASA adopts Ajax, Launches NASA 5.0

NASA has used Ajax to redesign its website for celebrating their 50th anniversary next year. More specifically speaking it makes use of Script.aculo.us and Prototype Ajax frameworks. There are numerous features which would give you a feel of presence of Ajax, the best of which is their image gallery. The Accordian, the tree based navigation,…

Minesweeper – Back with a Bang

If I asked you “What were the first few things you did when you purchased your first computer?”. I bet a majority of the answers would be open up the Programs menu and scramble for Games list. Then enjoy the most loved and sweet games such as Solitaire, Minesweeper, Spider, Pinball or Hearts. I have…

Servlet 3.0 – The Journey Begins Now

The Servlet 3.0 specification is doing rounds of the web these days. Although people have loved to use Servlets for various purposes such as implementing business logic in case of small web applications to using it as a controller in MVC architectures, we are yet to see what power will the new specification unleash to…

Xinu – Ajax Based Site Statistics Tool

You might have used many site statistics checking mechanisms to keep a track of how much popular your site is. Such mechanisms include using Google Pagerank, Alexa‘s ranking tool, Technorati’s Authority Value, the number of diggs you have got. But this requires you to go to the individual sites to keep a watch. This is…

Ajax Exposed – Myth and Reality

Ajax, from its onset, has seen many debates and discussions which not only have helped it flourish even more in its overall popularity but also have made it gain world wide acceptance and more standardized approach. However, there are still a lot of myths associated with Ajax and many of them have come out through…

Optimal use of Ajax – use Ajax the smart way

Web 2.0 is the thing that can make your site stand out from the hoard of web sites springing up day by day. But are they efficient enough to make a big impression? You need to analyze on some common principles to make the best impression. These principles make you use it in the smart…

JSON Web Services – the XML JSON debate further ahead

I have been keeping a track of JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) versus XML for the past couple of months when AJAX came up as a big bang approach. Arun Gupta also recounts his similar experience with the XML JSON debate and concludes, XML is document-oriented and JSON is data-oriented. So if you want to deal…