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A New ZK Tutorial

There are already quite a few tutorials and mini talks on the ZK site, but one more never hurt. Over at Dr. Dobb's, Andrzej Sekula guides you through "Hello, World!" with ZK, while explaining architecture, features and few other things....
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Microsoft Eats Its Young: AjaxPro is no more

Back when .NET didn't have an Ajax pot to piss in, I voraciously read Michael Schwarz's blog and followed his Ajax.NET framework. He eventually released a companion "Pro" version. Now, several Microsoft MVP awards later, he is packing it in....
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Echo3 Custom Components Coming into Focus

I had a read of some of the Echo3 developer docs this weekend. In particular, the docs on how to create a custom component were very interesting. If you've read the custom component docs for Echo2, you know how messy...
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New Year's Resolutions 2008

As I've posted before, I'm pretty leery of prognostication. My colleageus Noel and Dietrich have already made their predictions for 2008, anyway (here and here) so who am I to join the fray? Instead, let me dust off another hoary...
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Ajax Predictions for 2008

I'm a little early this year for my 2008 predictions. No matter. I seem to have been a bit early with my 2007 predictions as well, and as they say in the venture capital biz, "too early is the same...
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Eating crow on jQuery

When I was first getting acquainted with jQuery, I blogged about it quite a bit (here, here and here). There was a lot I liked, but I got easily frustrated. Having previous experience with Scriptaculous, I found the built-in effects...
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Blogging from the GWT Conference: GWT as a Replacement for Java Swing Apps

Just here a short while and I've already heard some interesting notions from some hardware vendors (SANS, Firewalls, etc.) about how GWT might be the key to solving their deployment problems. Right now, many of them use Java (write once,...
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All guns blazing on Ext JS 2.0

The day has finally arrived: Ext JS 2.0 received its final public release today. Judging by the timeouts I've been getting all morning when trying to connect to the Ext site and blog, I'm not the only one who's been...
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JRails: Scriptaculous on top of JQuery

Prototype and Scriptaculous had their origins in Ruby on Rails before spinning off. There they went head to head with the lighter, leaner JQuery. Now the circle is complete, with Scriptaculous functionality on top of JQuery making its way back...
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Eating Some Crow on ThinWire

OK, so I was wrong in ThinWire. The issues around having to position and size components is obviated through the existence of two layout managers -- SplitLayout and TableLayout. These layout managers calculate size and positioning for you (and override...
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