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July 2007

On the use of "user"

“I’m sick of users,” announced Josh Bernoff in a recent blog entry, leading one to initially believe that he has joined the ranks of indifferent (or outright hostile) developers, clients, and other uninterested parties reluctantly associated with producing applications and...
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When is an Ajax Framework Worth Mentioning

I'm getting a bit more selective in which Ajax frameworks and libraries I give more than a passing thought. There are just too many of them out there, like weeds after the desert rain. For a framework to be worth...
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Second Story: Walking the Walk

Second Story Interactive Studios, in its own words, “creates informative and entertaining interactive experiences in the form of media-rich storytelling presentations, online collections, interpretive installations, and database-driven applications.” The company comprises a diverse team of creative artists, writers, producers, animators...
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This is Important: Tamarin in IE and Bytecode Translation

So, a short while ago I wondered what the future of Ajax would be if Javascript ran great in Firefox, but like crap in IE. Well, the Mozilla guys are at it again. Check out this report on the Ajax...
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A Sequence Diagram for Scriptaculous

In reverse engineering the Scriptaculous into GWTaculous, I've done a bit of spelunking and produced a few artifacts to explain Scriptaculous to myself. I thought I'd share one of them -- a sequence diagram for Effects -- in the hopes...
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The JavaRanch GWT in Action Review

After reading a comment at Ajaxian on my GWT in Action review, I thought I'd mosey on over to the JavaRanch to read their, presumably, harsh review and see why I had totally missed the boat on this book. Well,...
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Review of GWT in Action

Any time a hot technology comes along -- and GWT is certainly white-hot -- publishers compete in a mad scramble to get the first books out the door. Often quality suffers. I am happy to report that GWT in Action...
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The iPhone experience

The iPhone has finally arrived, and I’ve been playing around with it here and there. What can I say; it’s another example of the degree to which Apple’s fanaticism with user experience pays off. As soon as I held it...
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Google Maps Component for Echo2

Just stumbled across this not quite ready Google Maps component for Echo2 over at Sourceforge. Hacim Bengalis over at his blog has taken this work and presents the code changes necessary to getting it to work with Echo2. Basically, he...
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Informagen Echo2 Component Library

Will Gilbert has contributed a handful of validating form field components. Take RegExTextField, for instance. It will take a regex and, surprise, validate the input against it. Maybe not earth shattering, but handy nonetheless. Technorati Tags: ajax, echo2, components
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