I wouldn’t say it’s all the libraries needed, but it is a good list with some extras I hadn’t seen before.
In evaluating the libraries the following properties are take into account: the ease-of-use, documentation, suitability to the task, cross-browser compatibility, demos and examples, flexibility and extensibility.
Small libraries that are perfect for the task in one category are rated better than large libraries that do an average job in multiple categories. Likewise, there are many libraries that simplify AJAX development – but without offering additional benefits they cannot be awarded the top rating.
Portlets. The demo is sweet. Several panels on a page, drag and drop… a sort of instant PageFlakes. Nice demo indeed.
SonSpring | jQuery Portlets:
Web 1.0: Pointless Flash widgets.
Web 2.0: Pointless “Ajax” widgets.
More fun 2007 predictions: widgets – mobile data – social media marketing
2007 Predictions, Round Two – Mashable!:
The predictions for 2007 just keep on coming today, with our blog tag game still bouncing around the blogosphere. Some ideas seem to be coming up repeatedly – widgets, the mobile web, social media marketing – while others are more diverse. A round up of the latest insights…
The beginnings of a library to use Jquery directly with Cold Fusion. Must dig into it later.
AjaxCFC for jQuery Alpha Release:
This is great news folks, because jQuery is extensible and allows for easily dropping plugins into your code…
I will work in documenting it for beta release, but those of you who wish to use the bleeding edge version just add a comment and I’ll send you the code. I’d appreciate comments and suggestions from those who wish to check it out.
Just how many major widget platforms are there right now?
EContentMag.com: Six Apart Launches Open Widget Platform:
Six Apart, a provider of blogging software and services for individuals and businesses, has launched a new, open widget initiative to expand choice and functionality for TypePad subscribers and readers. Thirty-three widgets are ready that put new interactive features into blogs, such as job searching, game playing, weather tracking, and photo sharing.
Oh my… Gots to try this out… along with TurboGears as well…
A model browser for TurboGears CatWalk is a single page (buzzword compliant) Ajax application build on top of TurboGears. With it you can easily interact with your application model and manage your data. Think of it as phpMyAdmin or pgAdmin at the ORM level instead of the RDBMS. It is database agnostic, all it’s information is pulled out of SQLObject – not from the underlying data store.
Cute yet useful. You can draw on your map and then post it up. It uses the Google Mapping API but since the host is quikmaps, you don’t need your own API key. Nice indeed.
quikmaps.com – maps for the masses:
Draw pictures and label things on a google map using simple clicks and drags. Easily move the map to anywhere in the world.