Ajax Update

Since “Ajax was first launched as a term”:http://www.zefhemel.com/archives/2005/03/19/and-it-got-a-name-ajax a lot has been happening in the web development world. If you’ve been reading the blogs, in particular the “Ajaxian blog”:http://www.ajaxian.com you will already know about it. If not, I’ll point you to some cool stuff now.

First some examples:
* “Cojax Source Code Viewer”:http://code.communityserver.org
* “AjaxAdvocates example”:http://www.ajaxadvocates.com
* “WICK”:http://wick.sourceforge.net/wick_sample/ (auto-complete toolkit)
* “Ajax spellchecker”:http://www.broken-notebook.com/spell.php

But really, this is all minor stuff compared to the demo Jon Udell put online of “TIBCO”:http://weblog.infoworld.com/udell/gems/tibco.html. What these guys did is create a complete UI toolkit for use within the browser. In order to make development easier they created a whole IDE using this toolkit. That’s right, that means that they developed a IDE inside the browser, including a visual designer. You just have to see it to believe it.

If you want to see more cool stuff like that, read the “Ajaxian”:http://www.ajaxian.com blog.