Archive for the ‘AJAX’ Category
He’ll make you laugh… he’ll make you cry. Bob delivers AJAX News.
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.
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");
var nodes = dojo.query("span");
It’s pretty easy and pretty slick!
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.