Issue #18 - March 18, 2011
Is it AJAX's Birthday? Yes, It's 6 Years Old Today
On March 18, 2005, Jesse James Garrett wrote an article (linked at the bottom of this issue) called "Ajax: A New Approach to Web Applications" and kicked off the "Ajax" term. Happy 6th birthday, Ajax.
Dojo 1.6 Released: Object Store, HTML5 Data Attributes and More
jQuery Conference 2011 (SF Bay Area) Schedule Posted
A 'Hello World' Introduction to Dojo
Did you see the Dojo 1.6 release news above? If you're new to Dojo and want to see how it works, check out this 'Hello World' tutorial takes you through some of the bare basics.
Canvas From Scratch: Advanced Drawing
Domain Specific Languages in CoffeeScript
One of the great features of the CoffeeScript language is the great expressiveness that allows easy creation of Domain Specific Languages (DSLs). In this post Amir Salihefendic explores this aspect of CoffeeScript, particularly in relation to some Ruby examples.
Plugin to Data Binding with jQuery
4 'this' Gotchas
33 jQuery, Mootools, and Prototype Lightbox Scripts
Alex Joy presents a well laid out list of 33 different 'lightbox' scripts (those modal dialogs that allow you to overlay images and/or HTML on the current page). There's a visual example of each too.
Top 15 Totally Fresh jQuery Plugins Of Early 2011
A totally random mish-mash of recently released jQuery plugins including carousels, accordions, a 3D gallery, and even a 'terminal emulator.'
Code and Libraries
NowJS: RPC and More in a Node.js Module
NowJS is a Node module that creates a magical 'now' namespace that's accessible by both server and client processes, making building real-time webapps even easier.
Creating a Website Tour with jQuery
Mary Lou shares some code to put together an interactive, Web-based site 'tour' using jQuery. The demo is compelling.
Last but not least..
Ajax: A New Approach to Web Applications (2005)
It's the article that lit a fire under the collective asses of the Web development scene. Jesse James Garrett came up with the term Ajax and it's been blowing up ever since.