Archive for the ‘AJAX’ Category

Vancouver Tech Fest – Creating jQuery Web Parts for SharePoint

November 21st, 2009 Comments

It’s always fun to have your presentation laptop completely meltdown the night before your presentation!

Anyways, here are the presentation material and code:

Contoso Riders Quick App

June 2nd, 2008 Comments

Hey, what’s a couple of years between posts right?

I recently had the opportunity to demo our Contoso Riders Quick App at EnergizeIT in Toronto. A big thanks to Jean-Luc David and Chris Dufour for being such great hosts and for making our Services track a great success!

Presenting the Contoso Riders Quick App at EnergizeIT!Chris Dufor and your's truly

So you might be asking yourself; “What’s a Quick App?”

Quick Apps are projects that showcase the Microsoft Live Platform service offerings and also serve as templates which developers can use as a springboard to base their own projects off of. They are open-source projects release under Microsoft Public License (Ms-PL).

In the case of Contoso Riders, we implemented services and APIs such as:

  • Live ID for user authentication
  • Live Messenger Presence API and IM Control for Instant Messenging
  • Virtual Earth Map Control to display and Virtual Earth Collections for storing map and routing information
  • Silverlight Streaming for hosting videos
  • Live Spaces Weblogs and the Metaweblog API to store and manage content
  • Live Spaces Photo Albums to store photos

You can download the source for Contoso Riders on CodePlex as part of the Windows Live Quick Apps project.

Microsoft “Atlas” – Features vs Size and Performance

September 24th, 2006 Comments

I attended the Microsoft presentation of “Atlas, Microsoft AJAX Library and ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX Extensions, hosted by .Net BC this past Wednesday.

Something that had me intrigued was when Shaun Walker of DotNetNuke fame showed how easily it was to integrate “Atlas” into DNN. I’m wondering if the simplicity of the changes is due to the .Net Framework itself or if the DNN developers had pre-wired some hooks for “Atlas.”

While the rest of the presentation was pretty much the same top-level information I’ve heard in previous previews of “Atlas,” there are a few points about “Atlas” I would like to touch upon.

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mootools from Valerio Proietti is now available

September 11th, 2006 Comments

mootools is a very compact, modular, object-oriented JavaScript framework and is less than 19Kb in size (compressed JS, 34Kb uncompressed) for the entire set of scripts and add-ons. mootools replaces the moo family of JavaScript libraries (moo.fx, moo.dom, moo.ajax, etc).

I prefer the moo.* libraries over the Prototype/ combo due to the former’s much smaller file size. Prototype by itself weighs in at 60Kb uncompressed and add at least another 30Kb for

What’s really interesting is the way you can download mootools. The download page allows you to pick and choose which parts of the library you want and whether or not you want to compress the JS source file.

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