A passionate programmer’s findings in the world of internet.

Fjax – Flash Ajax

Thursday, July 6th, 2006

Fjax From my understanding, Fjax is an Ajax engine that uses Flash to do the XML parsing job. The site claims that Flash will do better parsing job than a normal Ajax would.

Fjax is an open, lightweight, cross-browser methodology for Ajax-style web 2.0 development
Fjax is a technique focused on drastically streamlining the XML handling layer of web 2.0 applications. Picture Ajax's XML parsing and handling with less than 65 lines of code! It's not a replacement for toolsets that provide presentation-layer visual gizmos. Think of it as a new engine to put under the hood of all the great widgets that are already out there.

Although the site looks cool, I hate it when I can't link directly to the sample to any other pages in the site.

I don't know whether it will become something big one day, but I'm sure programmer would like to learn about alternatives.

Fjax - an open, lightweight methodology for Ajax-style development [fjax.net]

Ajax Loading Image Generator

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

AjaxLoad is a very simple website that generates loading image for Ajaxed sites. They allow you to customised the shape, background and foreground color.

Besides that, they maintain a top 10 list for most used loader images. This is the leading one at AjaxLoad:

Ajax Loader

Be sure you check it out when you are doing Ajax.

(via Journal of Useful Tips)

Articles on Mastering Ajax

Thursday, February 16th, 2006

IBM had come up with a series of Ajax articles, with the last one just published few days ago. I would say that they are really worth reading if you really wanted to be an advanced web programmer. They consist of 3 parts that can be read independently, according to your level of ajax knowledge.

xajax: Ajax Made Simple

Wednesday, January 4th, 2006

I'm one of the programmers who have heard of Ajax, learnt theorectically how Ajax works, but haven't really produced any Ajax-powered site. If you are somebody like me, I recommend you to take a look at xajax.