Archive for the ‘AJAX’ Category

Brendan Eich Redesigns JavaScript to Look Like jQuery

Friday, April 1st, 2011


“Obviously, due to the success of jQuery and the lack of base-knowledge of JavaScript”, Brendan explained at a recent gathering, “JavaScript is a huge failure. I’ve redesigned it to look like jQuery, and will implement it, retroactively, into the web.” (more…)

HTML5 is Dead

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

html5 is dead
You read that right. One day after the W3C’s earth-shaking announcement to brand HTML5 with a new logo… The WHATWG announces that HTML5 will no longer exist. Hey, Ian Hickson says that the WHATWG works closely with the W3C — but now I have to wonder. (more…)

Video: Ajax News January 2011

Friday, January 14th, 2011

He’ll make you laugh… he’ll make you cry. Bob delivers AJAX News.

Video here.

Video: How to Build Web Apps

Monday, January 10th, 2011

A new video is posted from the January 4th 2011 Club AJAX meeting. Basic and advanced code for Ajax apps. The main subjects covered were CSS organizing, and OO-CSS concepts, and an HTML5 Video Player with custom JavaScript.

See the video here.

Dev vs Dev! JavaScript is a Toy

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

This is the second video in the Dev vs Dev series, using the XtraNormal movie maker. What does it sound like when a front end developer suggests to a back end developer that a project should use JavaScript? It might sound something like the following.
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Rapid Development with Dijit: Support Files

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

I’ve posted the supplemental source code for the video tutorial Rapid Front End Development using Dojo and Dijit. You can download the files here.

Dev vs Dev! Java has a Library That Will do That

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

What does a conversation between a new front end developer and a back end developer sound like? Using XtraNormal, I’ve created a video based on past experience. While this focuses on a Java developer, it is a compilation from ASP and PHP guys as well. If you’re a back end developer you should still see the humor in this. And if you don’t — then you resemble that remark!

If you’ve never seen an XtraNormal video, they don’t move a lot (my wife asked if they were going to fight). They are animated characters having a conversation. I think the humor comes out of the lack of emotion due to the computer generated voices.
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Update: AJAX Framework Injectors

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

A few months back, I posted an article on Framework Injection where I showed how to explore a webpage through Firebug. Not having access to the utility functions that you are used to using can keep you from learning what you want. But with the click of a bookmark, you can add your favorite framework to that page. Once loaded in the page, you can use the debugger console to call functions like:
var node = $("myDiv");
or
var nodes = dojo.query("span");
It’s pretty easy and pretty slick!
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Video: Rapid Front End Development using Dojo and Dijit

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

In the video, I create a simple application in real-time. I try to keep it fast paced so it stays interesting. The primary focus is on Dojo and widgets that are most widely used in creating web apps. While the app itself that I’m building is a MacGuffin, it’s a pattern that I really believe in and feel is very important. Web apps can be roughed in very quickly, after which details and APIs can be put in place.

You can see the video here.