Rael Dornfest

Getting Pragmatic about Ajax

Those Pragmatic Programmers are bringing their pragmatism to Ajax with the addition of Ajax Studio to their lineup. Mike Clark mentioned it to me in passing and I immediately scrambled to see just how I could make it out to the three-day seminar. (Aside: If you're using Ruby on Rails for anything approaching deployment, be sure to read the writings…

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eval( ‘(‘ + YahooWebServices + ‘)’ );

Our friend Jeff McManus over at the Yahoo! Developer Network clued us in to Y! Web Services now being available in a delicious new flavor: JSON–JavaScript Object Notation. Say bye-bye to XML parsing and the need for (very much) intermediary code when building Web 2.0 or single-page applications using Y!'s services and data. Simply fetch a wodge of JSON representing…

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