Dienstag, November 20, 2007

AjaxEngine is now full based on the OpenAjax specification

During the last weeks a lot of work was done to remove the old DataConnection implementations in the Ajax Engine open source project. Now it's done. You can find a first version of it in the repository on  Sourceforge: http://sourceforge.net/svn/?group_id=200182

and the sample web site http://www.mathertel.de/AJAXEngine was also published with this version today.

The current version will be tagged 1.5.nnnn.beta1 and a donwloadable zip file will also be available soon.


The OpenAjax hub specifications seems to be almost finished so not much work will be left until a final full compatible version.

Freitag, November 09, 2007

A alternative to JSON is available: web services

The discussions about the security concerns of JSON coming up again. Are you looking for alternatives ?

I am not used to advertise for my web site but there is an alternative cross browser solution available since 2005. It's robust code and it's running inside many web applications on Java and ASP.NET.

  • standard web services on the server.
  • SOAP (XML) used on the network.
  • JavaScript proxies on the client to allow RPC style calling of the server.
  • AJAXEngine layer that solves the typical timing problems.
  • No eval() !!! - no evil from eval !!!

One approach for multiple platforms.

By using the standard protocol on the server side you don't need to incorporate any special new interfaces for you AJAX solutions and take the full advantage to the stable and secured server ports.

On the client all the coding is plain JavaScript. That's why the communication part of this project works on Java as well as on ASP.NET ad PHP should not be a problem too.

Have a look at http://www.mathertel.de/AjaxEngine/

It's Open Source using a BSD style license and available on http://sourceforge.net/projects/ajaxengine/