Posts Tagged ‘AJAX’

New Club AJAX Video Series

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Last Tuesday’s meeting was a big success. Dion Hinchcliffe was fact filled, enlightening and entertaining as always. After the meeting I personally felt the urge to go back to my company and tell them all the business opportunities that are currently available. We are very proud and very lucky to have had him speak at our group!

If you missed it, do not fear. His presentation is available here (the main one – the other has not been made public). But even better – the video is posted here.

Of course, Club AJAX has posted plenty of videos before, but starting with this one they are now hosted and edited by BetterVideo™. No longer are they stationary camera shots. They are now professional edited and slickly produced! Going by the standards of YUI Theater, the new BetterVideo-produced Club AJAX videos exceed them in quality! Of course the video already had great content thanks to Dion, but now our videos are and will be that much more watchable.

Enjoy!

JavaScript: Private Variables are Evil

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

One of the more exciting discoveries in JavaScript programming was in 2001 when Douglas Crockford found the ability to create private variables in JavaScript. Granted, this was exciting, and as with any new toy, everybody started using them. Since then, you can’t find a book, tutorial or blog that doesn’t have some kind of “How to!!” showing how to do it. But, despite the excitement, private variables should be used in moderation at best.

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Turns out JavaScript Really is a Toy

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Bob and I have been studying JavaScript for years, we’ve started this website and user group, and we’ve even gone to conferences to evangelize the language. However, after doing the research for my RIA post, I’ve come to the realization…

JavaScript really is a toy.

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The History of RIA Technologies

Monday, March 29th, 2010

The HTML5 specification includes more than just new tag markup; it also includes features such as input widgets, canvas, SVG, video, and audio – all powered by JavaScript. HTML5 is hot and being touted as the language du jour for building web applications. You can’t read the tech news stories today without seeing HTML5 discussed – in spite of the fact that the most popular browser doesn’t even support it.  But the RIA technologies have been around longer than HTML5 – in fact, RIAs technically don’t even include JavaScript or AJAX, and instead refer to Flash, Java and Silverlight. So how did HTML5 become become such a hot trend? We’ll get into HTML5 in a future post; first, let’s go into a little history of RIAs.

Timeline of RIAs

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