2012 Year in Review

Published on Dec 21, 2012 by Jamie Munro

Wow!  I can’t believe 2013 is coming.  It seriously feels just the other day when I sat down and wrote my 2011 year in review

Thinking back, 2012 is probably a more average year.  I don’t feel like anything new and major really happened in the industry that I was a part of.  However, in my personal life, I welcomed my third child in late October – hence the lack of website updates since I’ve been extremely busy with my growing family.

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Tags: AJAX | Theory | node

Node.js – Ajax Pagination without the Pages

Published on Oct 15, 2012 by Jamie Munro

With my recent endeavours into Node, I thought that taking a fun article like this one - CakePHP 2-0 Ajax Pagination WITHOUT The Pages – would be a really fun experiment to see how difficult it would be to accomplish in Node.

At the end of the day, the logic is still the exact same, retrieve the items, determine the max length, calculate the number of pages, and then perform AJAX as well scroll down to fill in more content as-needed.

Leveraging the Express API and Jade templates, this is quite painless to implement into Node.

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Tags: AJAX | jquery | pagination | JavaScript | jQuery | node

Making AJAX Content Loading Prettier

Published on Sep 8, 2011 by Jamie Munro

In today's article on Webistrate I explore Transitioning AJAX Content into view with $.animate() using some basic jQuery.  Please note, it doesn't look overly pretty because I'm not a designer, but the functionality is there and it can be prettied with relative ease.

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Tags: AJAX | jquery | JavaScript | jQuery

Improving the speed of AJAX request and response times

Published on Sep 1, 2011 by Jamie Munro

Today a new article was released on Webistrate that discusses how to use jQuery Templates to speed up your websites AJAX queries by return back JSON data and then doing the visual enhancements on the client-side with the use of a predefined jQuery template.

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Tags: AJAX | Optimization | jquery | JavaScript | jQuery

AJAX Star Rating Plugin For CakePHP

Published on Mar 2, 2011 by Jamie Munro

First off, I didn't write this plugin, I was browsing CakePHP's plugin bakery and it came from there:
http://bakery.cakephp.org/articles/schneimi/2010/08/19/ajax-star-rating-plugin-1

This is an excellent plugin and very easy-to-use.  The above article is extremely detailed and provides excellent step-by-step instructions to set it up and get it running.

In reviewing the comments, like any self-made plugins there were a few issues encountered and ironed out along the way, so if you run into any issues be sure to search the comments.
Enjoy this excellent Star Rating Plugin for your next or current CakePHP site!

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Tags: AJAX | CakePHP | star rating | plugin

Maintaining the back button with AJAX

Published on Dec 28, 2010 by Jamie Munro

AJAX, can there be too much?

Published on Dec 22, 2010 by Jamie Munro

AJAX Select box in CakePHP

Published on Mar 6, 2009 by Jamie Munro

Drag and Drop with AJAX Example

Published on Feb 14, 2009 by Jamie Munro