Launch of TechTracer

Hi friends,
It bring me great pleasure to announce the launch of my new technology oriented site names TechTracer. The aim of this site would be to promote new technology related concepts and tools to help you in your daily activities.

The vision for this site is to bring into light important aspects related to J2EE, AJAX, Web Services and Java Certifications since I am working in these fields.

You can access TechTracer with the URL’s http://www.techtracer.com or http://techtracer.com

Hoping to have a nice jouney in the world of technology with all you who have been reading posts in this blog and supporting with your advices. Do leave your footprints out in TechTracer too.

🙂

Snapshot of TechTracer :

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Future of Web Preview – CoolIris or Snap?

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The birth of AJAX – an amazing story

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Groovy with Grails – Java’s fight back to Ruby on Rails

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Meebo’s new avataar

Meebo is finally out of its Alpha version and has made quite a lot of upgrades on its alpha version. Meebo, right from its launch has been consistently growing on its reputation as the famous web based yahoo messenger for most of the folks who wished they could chat from their office where messenger couldn’t be installed. Meebo has struck on its right course by supporting the 4 major e-messengers viz. Yahoo, AIM, MSN and JabberTalk. This integrated e-messenger which has been one of my favorites right from the moment I had used it now comes with a pop-out messenger feature which make its resemblance to the desktop Yahoo messenger including the drag and drop users into different groups. Its become more richer in its UI and also now supports chat logs much akin to Yahoo. I suppose meebo will be the most wanted messenger as its much easier to open up a web page, log into your favorite account and start chatting. Who would want to waste time in downloading and installing the desktop ones!!

Note: I am all the more pleased because wordpress comes with a built in widget for using meebo and you can even chat with me now right while reading my blog with the integration of my meebo in the sidebar to the right.

Choosing the right AJAX Framework

The most difficult part when it comes to start working in the AJAX environment is choosing the right framework or toolkit from the thousands available and moreover which fits the best in your list of requirements. Surely it is no simpler as making a cake but having a right approach for making a choice will help solve your purpose. As part of the competitaive market I have always chosen to get my working analogies close to the ones reigning in the commercial spectrum. It might be a dream of a zillions of developers like me to get an experience in the right kind of environment which might help to serve well in the near future rather than spending time in fancying about petty interests.

I had tried my getting hands on DWR toolkit by getahead as my works relies on Java but it wasnt at all helpful as I wasnt able to figure out how to integrate the usage of DWR with JSP / Servlets which left me with little hope of getting my web application AJAX enabled. This is the aspect which can be the most frustrating for a programmer who is left listless when he cannot produce the desired thing after having knowledge in it.

The right manner to do here would be choosing something which is neutral and not dedicated to a particular technology because learning DWR or GWT which are dependent on the JAVA technology wont help if you are keen to switch platforms in the near future. Its better to get abreast of the ones which are built in JAVAScript as it would serve purpose in any technology. I found a good review at here, although a bit brief for helping a developer to decide which framework will be better for working in AJAX. Another article out here states the usage of proprietary IDE’s to save time over HTML and Javascript coding but still shelling out more from your pockets for small purposes is not the right thing to do. I think making a move to DOJO would be more a practical approach but still I am trying out what would give me a more market value.

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The AJAX storm

AJAX is ruling the web world. The tools and web applications which come day in and day out have made me speechless looking at the innovations that people the world over implement. THe mere XMLHttpRequest which I got introduced while learning AJAX has taken over like storm. Its an ultimate concept and I would like more and more websites supporting AJAX due it enriching user experience. Just have a look at this and you would have no more questions raised about AJAX, about what extremeties it can touch. Can you ever imagine an entire OS fully controllable by a user loaded in a single web page. Its not far away from actually being into practice but a vision has already been emancipated

http://www.youos.com

Other AJAX implementations which can leave you in a mometary seventh heaven.

http://www.javaref.com/app .. AJAX powered java docs
http://www.live.com .. Micorsoft going for the AJAX desktop on the web
http://www.google.co.in/ig?hl=en .. personalising your web content in a page
http://mail.yahoo.com .. the simple mail box never remained the same
http://demo.script.aculo.us/shop .. shopping as simple a moving a mouse

http://www.noovo.us/ Create your own homepage without installing any application

http://www.cheetah-news.com .. AJAX used to reading feeds .. the whole site content is actually from feeds!!!

http://demo.qooxdoo.org/html/at-a-glance/index.html  … Simply breath taking desktop on the web experience