Why Ajax Sucks Most of the Time!

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This article, " Why Ajax Sucks " is a spoof article constructed by Chris McEvoy (with apologies to Jakob Nielsen.) " Here's Chris's list of Ajax Mistakes

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Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home links for 2006-11-30 links for 2006-11-30 Last Updated on Thursday, 30 November 2006 08:22 Written by Steve Thursday, 30 November 2006 08:22 Discover the Ajax Toolkit Framework for Eclipse The Ajax Toolkit Framework (ATF) is a core piece of the new Open Ajax initiative, which aims to increase accessibility to the powerful Web programming technique through the Eclipse Foundation.

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Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home links for 2007-02-03 links for 2007-02-03 Last Updated on Saturday, 3 February 2007 08:24 Written by Steve Saturday, 3 February 2007 08:24 Salesforce.com AJAX Toolkit and Firebug Cool way to use a bookmarklet to turn firebug into an AJAX toolkit console (tags: salesforce.com ajax ) This entry was posted on Saturday, February 3rd, 2007 at 8:24 am and is filed under Misc.

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Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Getting Started with the Salesforce.com AJAX Toolkit Getting Started with the Salesforce.com AJAX Toolkit Last Updated on Monday, 24 April 2006 07:42 Written by Steve Monday, 24 April 2006 07:41 I use the Salesforce.com AJAX toolkit. Use the AJAX toolkit. Use the AJAX toolkit. With the AJAX toolkit, and only with the AJAX toolkit, can you provide a truly customized application to your end users.

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Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home links for 2006-11-24 links for 2006-11-24 Last Updated on Friday, 24 November 2006 08:22 Written by Steve Friday, 24 November 2006 08:22 David Sirota on Public Financing thoughts on public financing of elections (tags: politics election ) AJAX tutorials A comprehensive list (over 130) of tutorials on AJAX, JavaScript and other web development topics.

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Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home links for 2007-01-12 links for 2007-01-12 Last Updated on Friday, 12 January 2007 08:26 Written by Steve Friday, 12 January 2007 08:26 Salesforce.com: Maintaining Context in Asynchronous Ajax Calls Passing data on asynchronous calls in Salesforce.com (tags: salesforce.com ajax ) This entry was posted on Friday, January 12th, 2007 at 8:26 am and is filed under Misc.

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Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Hyperlinks that call S-Controls break when you switch to Ajax toolkit 8+ Hyperlinks that call S-Controls break when you switch to Ajax toolkit 8+ Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 May 2007 11:08 Written by Steve Wednesday, 23 May 2007 11:08 Salesforce.com made some changes in API around session management when it revamped the Ajax toolkit.

Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) Group News | LinkedIn

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This brave new world of touchscreens, aggregated data, and pastel AJAX-based social networking sites, is partly fueled by consumers' desires for faster, lighter, and often cheaper (if not free) technologies Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) Group News | LinkedIn: "New applications and technologies are being developed at a rapid pace.

Nonprofit Email Design: 20 Tips for More Effective Emails

NetWits

Use of animated gifs, flash, videos, iframes, forms, javascript, AJAX are not recommended. Email communications are a critical piece of every nonprofits engagement strategy.

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Web Design Only Languages?

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

It wont stop there… we will take a gander at different things like, what the hell is AJAX? To be clear, there is a distinction between a Web Designer and a Web Developer. Website specialists are the experts who make the look and feel of a site.

WordPress vs. Drupal … fight!

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

And if you want to get more deeply under the hood, both platforms require some understanding of the respective platforms (how plug-ins work in WP, how modules work in Drupal), and probably a bit of PHP, HTML, or AJAX to add bells and whistles to the theme. As a user and developer of WordPress since 1.x something, and a developer and user of Drupal since 4.7, I figured that with the release of Drupal 7, this would be a great time to do a comparison of the two.

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What is cloud computing?

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

What makes it usable Newer applications are using AJAX and Flash, to give the kinds of functionalities we’ve come to expect with desktop applications – so it’s just like having a desktop application with our data – except it’s “in the cloud&# not on our desk.

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4 Nerdiest Upcoming Convio Features

Connection Cafe

Anyone who has ever written an AJAX application will likely agree that while it makes sense from a security perspective, the "same origin policy" is the root of all evil. Author: Noah Cooper. And proud of it.

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Buzzword Buzz

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

One key development - to me perhaps the most exciting - is an approach to web development called AJAX. This is just what Ajax means to change. To make a long story really short, an Ajax application uses JavaScript to get data from the server whenever it is needed, without requiring the browser to redraw the entire page. But Ajax makes it easy to bring familiar desktop behaviors like this to the Browser. That's Ajax as well

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Beaconfire Buzz: April 8, 2011

Beaconfire Wire

Lots of AJAX-y goodness to be had using the “Placeholder Generator.” The wait is over – more bloggy goodness from the BeaconfireWire. Facebook Doesn’t “Like” Spam either.

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J is for javascript.

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

If you do some web programming but you haven't tried the new Ajax techniques in your Web projects yet, you can find some great examples that demystify the whole thing in Ajax Hacks , by Bruce Perry. Since XML puts the X in AJAX, and the J is for Javascript, the most obvious approach is getting the data as a textbook XML data file and using Javascript to display the data elements wherever you wish. Not a programmer? You might want to skip this posting.

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Google Spreadsheets

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

Take a look: you'll find that the program has a nice, crisp responsiveness unusual in a web app, showing off the Google development team's expertise with Ajax. I agree - while Google released a very nice Ajax spreadsheet today, they didn't exactly change the world. Last week Google announced their new Spreadsheets offering. But the application provides only the simplest subset of Excel capability. And it might take a while to get your account.

Web 2.0 Part I

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

include, depending on one’s definitions, many new kinds of communities such as MySpace and Flickr , blogging, podcasting and vlogging, tagging and folksonomies, RSS feeds, content rich web applications using technologies like Flash and Java, open standards and APIs that allow seamless connections between different web applications, new kinds of user interfaces using AJAX, and different design aesthetics.

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Basic Tips for Evaluating New Technologies for Your Nonprofit

Tech Soup Blog

This brave new world of touchscreens, aggregated data, and pastel AJAX-based social networking sites, is partly fueled by consumers' desires for faster, lighter, and often cheaper (if not free) technologies. This post originally appeared on NTEN's blog.

When Worlds Collide

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

The latest ideas on collaborative software tools, AJAX web applications, and that mainstay of bread-and-butter business apps, the spreadsheet, are coming together in wikiCalc , a new application being developed by my old dormmate and VisiCalc originator, Dan Bricklin.

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Programming If you're a web developer eager to get your feet wet with the new Ajax techniques but not sure where to start, take a look at Ajax Hacks , by Bruce W. Built around very concrete examples like user-logins and credit card validation, you'll find a lot of reusable code in this book that makes the AJAX approach to building more responsive websites "just programming" -- to use a phrase from our office.

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Is Google+ The Future Of Networking, Social And Otherwise?

Idealware

As HTML5 and Ajax make web apps more sophisticaed -- and those apps run well regardless of the operating system -- the IOS and Android-specific apps will wane as the cross-platform web apps take precedence.

Yahoo Javascript Libraries go OpenSource

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

And its not just making waves among industry pundits following Yahoo's twists and turns - it's big news for developers who want to use new approaches to web applications - like Ajax - without spending - or charging - a fortune to build or buy code to do it. The libraries include tools for animation, DOM manipulation (the key to dynamic HTML), drag and drop, and httpXMLRequests (the heart of Ajax).

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Hub-bub

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

A recent offering, for example, describes a method for building a tabbed notebook with CSS, and then using a simple Ajax-y technique to load each page of the notebook as it is opened with content laid out in another html file.

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Links Roundup: June 2

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

Programming: Google has released the Google Web Toolkit , a programming framework for AJAX development that takes a very new approach to Javascript development.

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The DOM methods presented here are not specific to (tags: javascript dom ajax ) This entry was posted on Saturday, December 2nd, 2006 at 8:20 am and is filed under Misc.

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At the top of my S-Controls I include Saleforce’s AJAX toolkit, which is what makes them so powerful. But I found that migrating from the old ajax toolkit to the new one did the trick. Just so you know I am not very familiar with Ajax and Javascript, but I know some Java, Perl and SQL.

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Another view of this 2.0 thing

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

Tools like Ajax, RSS, XML he sees as "refinements" of innovations from the.com period. techniques like Ajax access data more dynamically, the real paradigm change in his book will be when browser "pull" is replaced by push technologies. As you know, I've always been cautious of the marketing frenzy around "web2.0" even as I evangelize among non-profits for the use of some of this newer technology. I'm not the only one wary of the buzz.

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CommunityOne West and JavaOne: Free Event in San Francisco for Open Source Developers and Other Techies for Good

NTEN

Enjoy three jam-packed days on a breadth of topics, including languages (Java™, PHP, Groovy, AJAX, Ruby, Python), operating systems (OpenSolaris™, Linux, Android), Web and application servers (GlassFish™, Apache), databases (MySQL™), and services.

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And then check out this gem: …and optimizing performance using the new functionality in SOQL combined with the new AppExchange AJAX toolkit Improvements to SOQL would be awesome! And a new AJAX toolkit–that is seriously exciting. AJAX beta 3.3

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Cake vs. Symfony

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

For pagination I understand you can have multiple paginators per page with ajax but from what I’ve seen the whole system asumes you’ll be paginating one thing at a time so it’s more of a workaround than anything else.

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I personally support any vendor who is trying to advance the ‘state of the art’ past the current AJAX/Javascript model.

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Platforms break open!

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

The geek in me thinks the Convio APIs are wicked cool, since they allow you to do client programming via AJAX, as well as more standard server-based programming. Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Platforms break open! October 15, 2007 If you are new to this site, you might want to read more , and subscribe to my feed.

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I built a proof of concept for a timesheet data entry form using AJAX. Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Project Management in Salesforce Project Management in Salesforce Last Updated on Monday, 4 December 2006 05:45 Written by Steve Monday, 4 December 2006 05:45 I’ve got a little video of some work I did over the weekend on building project management functionality into Salesforce.com.

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The "neigh"sayers take the floor again

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

But if Steven used AJAX and Ruby on Rails, Yahoo will pay millions and Tim O'Reilly will beg him to keynote. So let's beat that dead horse one more time. because Jeffrey Zeldman said it so well in his A List Apart blog last month. You know which dead horse I mean - is Web 2.0 some exciting new wave non-profits need to catch, or is it just a bunch of marketing hype? That old debate. Zeldman's posting comes down right where I am.

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Designers and Developers: Back Together Again Through Microformats and JQuery

Beaconfire Wire

interfaces utilizing RIA technologies like AJAX become more ubiquitous, it's natural to assume that the separation of interface and programming roles would continue to expand and solidify as the skills become more specialized and exacting to master.

That Was The Year That Was

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

So we've just started developing an Ajax -based web calendar that can take its information from a variety of different sources, and allow authorized users to edit the calendars over the web. I see Ajax emerging as a very important tool that will help both non-profits and businesses build more responsive and active public websites. Tags: nptech , xml , soap , ajax , web2.0I've been taking some time today to browse through a year's worth of service requests from our clients.

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Keeping up with the news

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

His most recent post describes an Ajax-based chatroom service you can add to your blog or website with just a few includes. How can you possibly keep up with all the new little internet-based software applications being placed online everyday? There are a few web-sites devoted to serving as portals to all these new apps. Here are three you might want to check on every few days: 1. Solution Watch.

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2011 NTC Preview: Practical HTML5/CSS3 for Nonprofits

Beaconfire Wire

AJAX, SEO, B2B anyone? (Orignally posted on the NTEN Blog ). Many thanks to the good people at NTEN for agreeing to let me stand up in front of a huge cheering crowd at the 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference to drop some serious science in my session, “Practical HTML5/CSS3 for Nonprofits (or ‘How to Party Like it’s 2011 When it’s Really Still 1999′).&# The crowd will be huge, right? And cheering? HTML5 is the latest in a long line of buzzwords — Web 2.0,

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Speaking too soon

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

It was really hard to try and write new applications building on a framework I’d written a while ago, while simultaneously improving that framework, and keeping up with new things such as Ajax and RSS, mostly by myself.

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Glenn Wilson | Friday, 30 March 2007 at 6:56 am My “Blow your mind&# moment came when I realized that I could take use 2 lines of code to turn an APEX Code method to a WSDL that could be accessed via AJAX and could clean up a huge amount of ugly JavaScript code. Working with the AJAX toolkit has been really great, but I’m looking forward to moving complex logic down to Apex where it will be faster and more maintainable.

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So when they wanted to release the Autocomplete feature, they wrote a big code block using the dojo AJAX toiolkit and made it easy for you to drop it into the special place where it will execute on every page.

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Now it will be supported New AJAX toolkit and Eclipse plugin. Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Big Salesforce update this week Big Salesforce update this week Last Updated on Thursday, 4 January 2007 06:04 Written by Steve Thursday, 4 January 2007 04:26 Salesforce.com is once again making a major January release. And I mean major. There are giant changes happening at every level of the application, and it starts this weekend. So what do you need to do? Hopefully nothing.

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