New Breeze Blowing in Digital Derry

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

His interactive graphic novel Operation Ajax (for the iPad) takes storytelling to a new space entirely, it’s an innovative blend of content and entertainment, and his talk was a real eye opener even for those of us who have some idea of what’s happening in digital media.

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5 Collaboration Tools Demonstrate How the Future Web Will Act

Duct Tape Marketing

With the eventual adoption of HTML5 and its heavy support for AJAX, web pages are quickly becoming web applications in a foreshadowing of the next standard for web sites. Social Media Web Marketing AJAX Collaboration Google Plus GroupZap Hangouts HTML5 MS web apps TalkWheel Vokle Web apps

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Programmer Sought: In-Text Links Script like Kontera

Steve Poland

Steves Latest Twitter Update (@PoPo) : Home About Steve Poland: Risk Taker Archives Contact Programmer Sought: In-Text Links Script like Kontera By Steve Poland • March 19, 2008 I’m looking for an AJAX/PHP/MySQL programmer that can write a script similar to that of the following sites: Kontera , Miva InLine , OptSpots , or Yahoo Shortcuts.

Mobile Monday Colorado with Dion Almaer

Feld Thoughts

Besides his involvement with TechStars as a mentor, he is a celebrity in the AJAX community as the co-founder of , and previously held senior positions within Mozilla and Google. Mobile Monday Colorado is hosting a member of the TechStars mentor family, Dion Almaer, for their July 19th event. Dion is Managing Director of Developer Relations at Palm (now part of HP).

Best Advice I Ever Got: Joe Apfelbaum

Inc Startups

The CEO and co-founder of Ajax Union has won over hundreds of clients and hired dozens of employees using these basic tenets of smart leadership. Ajax Union CEO Joe Apfelbaum warns business owners not to fear change nor feedback--both will fuel your company's growth.


How I Learned to Code

Vinicius Vacanti

I had to learn endless things including HTML/CSS, MySQL, Python/Django, Javascript, AJAX, nginx and more. Next posts on how to acquire users for free and how to raise a Series A. Don’t miss them by subscribing via email or via twitter.

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Best Rating and Review WordPress Plugins

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog WP-PostRatings WP-PostRatings is a free plugin which offers you to paste an AJAX code of its own wherever you wish to enable the rating system. Reviews and ratings are an essential component of any site or blog today.


Why and How You Should Write REST-Centric Applications

Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons

Extend your AJAX Mechanism Regardless of what client side framework your using to perform AJAX CRUD requests it’s highly advisable that you create either a wrapper method (in the case of jQuery’s ajax() method) or a wrapper class in the case of Dojo’s xhr() methods. Ever since Twitter built their “New Twitter” UI on top of their existing API, the idea of incorporating the very same philosophy into my own applications resonated with me.

The End of the Web? Don’t Bet on It. Here’s Why

Both Sides of the Table

A series of standards emerged known as “AJAX” (asynchronous javascript and xml) that gave the web-based designer much more control over the browser. AJAX was one of the major drivers of the “dot com renaissance” that became known as Web 2.0.

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Debugging and Source Code Tools

Feld Thoughts

They’re also essential for figuring out how to fix a layout when it’s broken, or how to figure out why an ajax request didn’t respond the way you would expect. More from our friends Nate and Natty at Everlater – this time on debugging. One of the most important techniques we used when learning how to code is debugging.

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What Was Day 1 Like?

Feld Thoughts

The first week was spent just googling "web site design", "web site architecture" and "web server" to try to get a handle on all of the acronyms we were coming across (such as CSS, HTML PHP MYSQL, ROR, JS, AJAX). To start off the Learning to Program series with Nate Abbott and Natty Zola from Everlater , I asked them the simple question “What Was Day 1 Like?” Nate responded first: Day one was totally overwhelming.

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Are Business Plans Still Necessary?

Both Sides of the Table

Ajax was the new buzzword and many companies went overboard. People mistook extra doses of Ajax for a successful product. This is part of my ongoing series of posts and I need to file this one under both Raising Venture Capital and Startup Advice.

Design for the Novice, Configure for the Pro

Both Sides of the Table

lean startups or even the advent of AJAX. I recently wrote about my philosophy of minimalism that “ less is more &# with the mantra “when in doubt, leave it out.&#.

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Ask the Experts: Things I Wish I’d Known Before Starting a Business

Up and Running

Joe Apfelbaum of Ajax Union advocates that entrepreneurs look to themselves first, and make sure they are on track to meet their own personal development goals, in addition to business goals. “My

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6 Things You Need to Learn To Build Your Own Prototype

Vinicius Vacanti

AJAX : Asynchronous Javascript and XML. That’s because it’s using AJAX. This is the fourth part of a series on becoming your own technical co-founder. In 2008, we couldn’t find a technical co-founder for Yipit. I’m writing about how I became our technical co-founder. Hopefully, I’ll encourage other entrepreneurs with a dream but no technical co-founder options to take their destiny into their own hands.

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11 Analytics Experts Share Their Favorite New Features of GA and GTM


Ideally, any type of validation errors that exist on the website should be tracked via the application layer, i.e. having dataLayer pushes directly sent from code integrated into form validation scripts or within AJAX responses for server-side validation errors.

Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons: Why You Need to Learn.

Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons

Today users expect a high degree of interaction and responsiveness from their web applications that simply cannot be achieved through simple page submissions, hence the birth of AJAX. Web 2.0

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6 Things You Need to Learn To Build Your Own Prototype

Vinicius Vacanti

AJAX : Asynchronous Javascript and XML. That’s because it’s using AJAX. This is the fourth part of a series on becoming your own technical co-founder. In 2008, we couldn’t find a technical co-founder for Yipit. I’m writing about how I became our technical co-founder. Hopefully, I’ll encourage other entrepreneurs with a dream but no technical co-founder options to take their destiny into their own hands.

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“The Core Value of a Good Leader is Humility:” Sam Schillace, Box Engineering SVP

Hunter Walker

I was one of the founders of Upstartle, had the idea and wrote the first version of Writely (I was interested in experimenting with what was then called AJAX and some new browser capabilities around text editing). I first met Sam Schillace when we were both product leads at Google.

Finding a great startup domain name

47 Hats

Its ajax-enabled results list is fast and useful, letting you cover more possiblities. There’s thousands of advice posts on picking a domain name; In this post I’ll try to filter down to the few most important ideas, take a quick look at how the interaction between name and market focus work, and share 6 online tools that I found useful in my hunt for Project Y’s URL. The basics.

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The Web is Against the Ropes, But it’s Not Dead

Both Sides of the Table

Over time, with the growth of the popularity of AJAX we had a richer experience as users and as developers. I had a really fun 20-minute interview with Howard Lindzon of Stock Twits as part of a 5-part series on whether the web is dead.

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Odd Facts You May Have Forgotten (or Never Learned) About Gmail

Inc Startups

Before long, the approach would get the moniker AJAX, which stood for Asynchronous JavaScript and XML; today, it''s how all web apps are built. Google''s mail product is 10 years old. Oh how things change.

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Florida Venture Blog

Congrats to local AJAX cage-fighters Taylor McKnight and Chirag Mehta -- for mashing together the hot site of SXSW 2008 : Last year's SXSW love child was Twitter , this year was Sched. Sched's simplicity and on-the-fly find/group scheduling picked up a couple thousand members during the conference -- and coverage by Wired , TechCrunch , and Silicon Alley Insider along the way (see Techmeme ).


Why You Should Make Your Competitors Your Frenemies

Both Sides of the Table

Yesterday I wrote about how to talk to investors about your competitors. In short, acknowledge they exist, be transparent about strengths & weaknesses and use your differences to talk about how you want to position yourself in the market.

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Talking to a VC About Your Competitors

Both Sides of the Table

Because our product wasn’t built 6 years ago we were able to take advantage of many of the Ajax-based toolsets that are newer on the market and thus have a more intuitive design. Competition. Unless you’re Microsoft selling an OS for a PC you probably have some.

Apple vs. Adobe Flash

High Contrast

I use both Flash/Flex and HTML/CSS/AJAX. VentureBeat published an analysis I did of Steve Jobs’s Thoughts on Flash. As one would expect, the comments have been lively. Since I used to work at Macromedia, the creator of Flash, now part of Adobe , I wanted to share my broader perspective and biases in this matter: I am a proponent of Web architectures and open standards.

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Google Instant technology advances, not just UI changes

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

Sure, AJAX technology has done similar real time calls to a server in the background for years. Google Instant was announced yesterday but the underlying technology has been under development for years.

You Don't Know JavaScript

Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons

Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons By Michael Woloszynowicz By Michael Woloszynowicz Saturday, April 16, 2011 You Dont Know JavaScript Over the last year or so Ive noticed an irritating phenomenon developing.

Programming Resources

Spencer Fry

This exercise packs in so many different aspects of Ruby on Rails and programming (database theory, unit testing, security, AJAX, etc.) I started learning to program in earnest at the beginning of February 2012.


Along the way I''ve learned a ton about Node, Express, Mongo, Extensions, AJAX, JQuery, and now a bit of I''ve now rewritten Jawaya four times. Once to go from proto to real, once to pull real out of Ruby into Node, and once to strip it down to an MVP. for fun. What do I do with that? Well, I''m using it privately. I keep tweaking here and there. When I encounter something I dig, I try to add it in a relevant way so I can learn something new. And then I put it away.


Looking for an Web Interface Developer

Entrepreneurship Blog

It would be great if you do have AJAX and Ruby on Rails experience, but the soft skills of intelligence and work ethic are valued much more than any specific programming language. technologies Experience with AJAX frameworks ( Protoype , Dojo , …) Programming experience in interpreted languages (Python, Ruby, etc.) Here at Untangle , we are looking for a developer to join our team to help build our web interface.


When to Use Tabbed Navigation and How to Optimize It


Remotely-loaded content using Ajax can be an option for dynamic and remotely-located pane information but presents a challenge for screen reader users who may not be aware of asynchronously DOM-inserted nodes in the document’s tree.” (via

LinkedIn Explores What It Takes To Be an Entrepreneur [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Hey Non-Technical Founders. Protect Yourself.

Launching Tech Ventures

HTML , Javascript , jQuery vs. AJAX , CSS ) Learn the basics of coding: Spend a few weekends running through the lessons on CodeAcademy and W3Schools. By Zach Kirkhorn For a non-technical MBAs, one of the most intimidating and high-risk decisions is finding technical resources to build your web-based product. Jessica Kim at BabbaCo described her troubles with development in the early stages with outsourcing and finding a technical cofounder.

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Will Price

Many different technologies can be used to develop widgets: HTML, JavaScript, AJAX, Flash, Java Applets, and any web application platform: J2EE, LAMP, Perl, Ruby, etc. This week, Hummer Winblad portfolio company PostApp announced funding and the private beta of its WidgetBox service at SuperNova 200 6. The press release can be found here. TechCrunch wrote an excellent overview , as did Silicon Beat.

Invest in Israel Newsletter – February 2012

VC Cafe

The company was founded in 1985 and is based in Ajax, Canada. As every month, VC Cafe is re-posting the “Invest in Israel” Newsletter, published by the investment promotion center of Israel’s Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor , which offers many helpful tools for prospecting investors.

Shopximity wants to give you $10,000

High Contrast

From a platform standpoint, we touch iOS, Android, Web and mobile Web (HTML5 + AJAX), Java + Python and/or Ruby. I was prompted by a comment on a recent blog post about recruiting top engineers to formalize a simple suggestion I’ve made to startups over the years: if you have the money to use recruiters, offer a $10K referral bonus to anyone who helps you make a hire. That’s what we are doing at Shopximity. The reason is simple.


How to develop live search textbox in Ruby on Rails | Aymeric.

Aymeric Gaurat-Apelli

get(url, formData, function(html) { // perform an AJAX get $("#big-search-box").removeClass("loading");

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How to develop live search textbox in Ruby on Rails

Aymeric Gaurat-Apelli

get(url, formData, function(html) { // perform an AJAX get $("#big-search-box").removeClass("loading");

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Atomic deploys at Etsy

Code as Craft

For example, if you have a request that triggers AJAX requests back to the server, the initial request and the AJAX request may be handled by different versions of the code. A key part of Continuous Integration is being able to deploy quickly, safely and with minimal impact to production traffic. Sites use various deploy automation tools like Capistrano, Fabric and a large number of homegrown rsync-based ones. At Etsy we use a tool we built and open-sourced called Deployinator.

API First Transformation at Etsy – Concurrency

Code as Craft

Our API was for AJAX, whereas the backend code was in PHP. The Ajax service is accessible from pages that run JavaScript on And how can we make an API request from our code, for example inside a meta-endpoint or in JavaScript when our site uses AJAX?

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Twitter Link Roundup #39 – Design, Copywriting, Marketing, Small Business, Social Media And More

crowdSPRING Blog

Creating Slick Forms Using Ajax, jQuery & CSS: No More Ugly Forms – [link]. Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing. These posts and videos are about design, startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Here are some of the links that I’ve liked and shared this past week! What does it take to become a great designer? – [link].

The Evolution and Rise of Garbage Apps

Mark Birch

Even the languages of the Web underwent a blizzard of change from HTML and Javascript and Perl scripts to pure Java apps to AJAX and PHP to Rails and Python then back to HTML and Javascript with HTML5, jQuery, and Nodes.