Warping it up!

Fini Alring's Glossy Tech Zine

Simple AJAX Code-Kit (SACK)

Monday, June 13th, 2005

In this seemingly unlimited stream of AJAX articles and frameworks, let me present you to SACK. SACK is a light-weight AJAX API, written by Gregory Wild-Smith.

Gregory writes: “I’ve seen AJAX solutions like SAJAX or Dojo, and they haven’t really interested me. They seem to bloated and, for the most part, rather insecure.
This is mostly because they appear to be trying to do things with AJAX that it can do, but should it?

* Sack of AJAX
* AJAX – We fear change
* Shiny New Sack
* AJAX : Whiter than White?

* Simple AJAX Code-Kit (SACK) Docs

SAJAX V0.10 – Simple AJAX Toolkit

Thursday, June 9th, 2005

I have not had time to evaluate this framework, but I have come across it the last couple of days, so I might as well post a note about, to get you started on this.

* In not too distant future I will be releasing my own XML frameworks as Open Source (most probably CC-GNU GPL), I just thought I would like to update them a little first, since they were mainly written in 2002.

Sajax is an open source tool to make programming websites using the Ajax framework — also known as XMLHTTPRequest or remote scripting — as easy as possible. Sajax makes it easy to call PHP, Perl or Python functions from your webpages via JavaScript without performing a browser refresh. The toolkit does 99% of the work for you so you have no excuse to not use it.

* SAJAX – Simple Ajax Toolkit by ModernMethod – XMLHTTPRequest Toolkit

Google Maps insider

Friday, June 3rd, 2005

jgwebber” has written an in-depth article about the way “Google Maps” (Good old hidden frame technique) works and compared it with GMail’s (XMLHttp based) method.

as simple as possible, but no simpler: Mapping Google

AJAX in practice and it’s problems

Friday, May 13th, 2005

Thomas Baekdal writes about the usability issues of XML/JS/HTML or these days just AJAX.

* Usability issues with XMLHttpRequest.

* Usable XMLHttpRequest in Practice

AJAX and Web services with E4X

Tuesday, April 26th, 2005

Get an introduction to ECMAScript for XML (E4X), a simple extension to JavaScript that makes XML scripting very simple. In this paper, the authors demonstrate a Web programming model called Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) and show you how some new XML extensions to JavaScript can make it very simple.

AJAX and scripting Web services with E4X, Part 1, Part 2