Archive for the ‘Ajax’ Category

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Ajax Frameworks – Server side versus Client side

Posted on March 27th, 2007 in Ajax, JavaScript | 5 Comments »

The advent of Ajax has brought about a lot of frameworks to the bill board, all boasting about their inept qualities in providing you the best from the rest. But how would you go about choosing a right kind of framework for your application.

In order to make things simple, the overall horde of Ajax frameworks can be classified into two major leagues:

  1. Server Side Framework
  2. Client Side Frameworks

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First step in Ajax – Choosing the right framework

Posted on March 26th, 2007 in Ajax | 3 Comments »

If you are going for a framework or a commercial AJAX IDE then first of all you should compare the different frameworks and IDE’s to make sure the availability of all the necessary widgets and functionality which would form a part of your application. There are a lot of frameworks which can help in your frequently used functionalities. For a start, you can choose from the immensely popular ones like DOJO, Prototype, Rico (which is based on Protoype), Script.aculo.us, etc

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5 tips to use Ajax in the proper way

Posted on March 21st, 2007 in Ajax, JavaScript | 1 Comment »

Ajax (Asynchronous JavaScript with XML) is used to provide a rich user interface, which allows the users to browse through a second component of a web page while the page fetches some data from some server for the first component. This type of request is called as an asynchronous request and it makes a web application more user-friendly since the request made does not block the user from doing other activities in the page. Read the rest of this entry »

The birth of AJAX – an amazing story

Posted on March 12th, 2007 in Ajax, Google | 11 Comments »

I have for long wanted to trace the story behind the evolution of the AJAX technology. Did I just say “technology”; many bloggers might want to thrash me for referring AJAX to being a technology because I have come across heated arguments between bloggers who actually know what made the existence of AJAX as we see today. There are vendors who make AJAX sound lucrative as a new technology for luring some hapless customers into buying their products which are now running the hot property called AJAX into their applications. Surely the customers be lured but its still a mystery to me as to how this has taken place silently in the hoods without the inventor not giving in a fight. Are the patent issues gone with the wind or are proprietary concepts being diluted when they fall in the web domain.

I wont be starting a wasted discussion on who are fighting for whom and what is right or what is wrong. I am here to let the world know what exactly went in through to making AJAX a reality. All the glossy and stylish looking animation and effects, asynchronous pull down data from the server, the added interactivity, the loads of frameworks that spring up every single day, the commercial AJAX developing IDE’s, the server side code generators for AJAX web applications, the mashups that people across the globe do to change the face of the web today all come down to a single object which was created for a purpose which was actually apart from what it is being used for. This was the start of the AJAX story.

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Groovy with Grails – Java’s fight back to Ruby on Rails

Posted on March 12th, 2007 in Ajax, Java | 5 Comments »

Ruby on Rails is undoubtedly the fastest developing framework for agile web development which one can witness in various discussion groups and blogs these days. Being a developer from the Java community what you can do most is to sit and watch the power being unleashed by Ruby and do nothing about it. It seems as if you are being washed away by some tidal wave and you have no savior at all!

But life in IT is not as shrewd as told, as competitors will always capture on the current reigning stuff and quickly incorporate themselves to get matured to the instant market needs and demands. Ruby developed about a decade ago lied dormant during the time when bigwigs like J2EE, .NET, PHP almost had taken over the web development world by storm and nothing seemed to change the course until AJAX came into picture. Read the rest of this entry »

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