April 2006 Entries
What? I have no idea what ajaxlaunch is up to but they are sure launching Ajax applications like a bus on a daily route - constantly as promised. However, what are their goals - what is the purpose of their rapid deployment? Are the applications any good to the web or ajax lovers society?
Recently they unveiled a sneak preview to their new so called AjaxOS at the desktop linux summit:
ajaxOS is a Linspire-based operating system with some revolutionary new features to support the adoption of web-based software. Some of the cool new things you can expect to see on ajaxOS...
These are a couple AJAX patterns that Alexei and I put together for a an AJAX business case webinar we did with Jupiter Media a couple weeks ago. read more..
MTV Overdrive - watch on-demand footages of some of mtv's most popular shows such as Punk'd, Pimp-my-ride, movie trailers and music videos.
Morfik chess is a complete Ajax enabled chess application - good old fun. Single and multiplayer available.
The purpose behind developing this application is to push the boundaries of what can conceivably be run within a browser. If you want to contribute to its development please feel free to do so. All the source code is available online so jump in.... Enjoy it, Martin Roberts :).
Google calendar is now live!
The first public drop of the Web Service Software Factory is now available from gotdotnet.
The Service Factory is a cohesive collection of various forms of guidance that have been built with the primary goal of helping you build high quality connected solutions in a more consistent way with less effort. In addition to the forms of guidance you may have already seen from the patterns & practices team, there is a new form of guidance in here, called a guidance package, that allows guidance to be automated from inside Visual Studio 2005 through the use of a wizard-based dialog than can...
Microsoft is offering a free eBook for VB - Introducing Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 for Developers.
Instant Search gives you answers as you type -- no more waiting!
Why feel lucky when you can be right? With Instant Search, results instantly appear for Yahoo! Shortcuts and common searches. Give it a spin! Type in these examples below, or try your own searches:
Shimon made an interesting post.
Google has silently released: Google Real Estate. I don’t know if that is the official name, but that’s what I’m calling it until I hear otherwise. When you do a search query for “real estate”, “homes for sale” , or “apartments for rent” a new option appears. See below screenshot:
It seems there is a slight lack of domain names growing constantly, I am having serious issues finding available domain names. What has this world become of? In the old days, we build and name applications and then buy the domain, however, it seems that these days we have to find/buy the domain and then name the application. Weird science!
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