ajax...an idea to squeakize!

Avi Bryant avi.bryant at gmail.com
Thu May 12 11:56:14 UTC 2005

On 5/12/05, Giovanni Giorgi <giovanni.giorgi at siforge.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
>     I am playing around with
>     http://www.ajaxmatters.com/
> and I find it very very amazing.
> There is out of there some squeaker doing a web server to work with
> ajax-idea?
> What do you think about it?

Seaside has some AJAX stuff (see my post on this from nearly a year
ago, before the term "AJAX" was coined:
 John Pierce did some amazing stuff with it in his LiveWeb package (a
Squeak environment with working workspace, inspectors, browsers all
inside a single web browser window).  However, it could use some clean
up and documentation etc, as always.

I think there's also room for a new framework that's targetted
exclusively at the Gmail style of web application - load the entire UI
into the browser on startup and do async background communication from
there.  Effectively this would want to be an MVC layer with the views
written in HTML/Javascript and using XmlHTTPRequest to transmit events
to controllers in a Squeak image on the server side, and receive
updates from the model.


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