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More AJAX Games – Battleship

How long before Pong? Battleship, a pretty easy game to implement, has made it's appearance as an AJAX powered game. It has a few defects: if you reload the page it repeats the dialog and puts you back into the...
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Quick Update: Collaborative Spreadsheet

Ajaxian alerts us that Jotspot has partnered with Salesforce.com to produce a collaborative spreadsheet-like application. Check out the inner popups, formulas, security selections, etc. This really shows how you can build an application that looks like a desktop app but...
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Not There Yet: COMET with Apache and Jetty

I had intended to marry the nice Apache2 event MPM and Jetty 6 with Continuations in order to achieve a thrifty, thread-sparing COMET capable Java app. The idea is that the Event MPM module in apache frees up a thread...
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AJAX OS's

We saw an announcement a few days ago of AjaxOS, an application suite bundled in an AJAX "desktop." So now we can all use productivity apps online and pretend we are using our own computers. It turns out that the...
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Collaborative Spreadsheets: The Killer AJAX App?

Management abhors a vacuum. That's why when there are no workable information systems in place, spreadsheets and email chains spring up to fill the gap. Anyone who has tried to tame one of these organic sneaker-nets knows how hard they...
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Direct Manipulation Interfaces, Document-Centric Applications and 7 More Reasons to Use AJAX

Alex Bosworth over at Source Labs has a blog entry up entitled 10 Places You Must Use Ajax. I count six places you should use them and six that you shouldn't. His arithmetic aside, he makes some good points about...
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How Cool an App in 300 Lines or Less?

I've always thought that one of the big advantages of a component GUI framework was that you are able to leverage all of those prewritten components to produce something rather spiffy with very little original code. I gave a presentation...
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Ajax and Leaky Business Logic

I gave my presentation last evening to a welcoming Chi2 audience. The attendees were a good mixture of developers, designers and business folks. They sat through my rantings on why I thought Rich Interaction Applications (RIA) in AJAX should be...
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March of the Games

It seems the evolution of games that happened on the PC and on-line is repeating itself in the AJAX arena. First come the board games -- see Ajax Chess, 64Pola, and Morfiks -- and the muds -- hive7, then the...
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Webtop – I Already Hate It

A reader emailed me this old article from CNN Money discussing the concept of the webtop, i.e. that A killer app no longer requires hundreds of drones slaving away on millions of lines of code. Three or four engineers and...
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