Further to the previous post on new Ajax programming patterns, it’s also worth noting there’s a new bunch of corresponding online Ajax demos too. Being programming patterns, they tend to be “pure refactorings” rather than enhancements, thus the user experience is mostly the same – you have to look under the covers to see what’s changed. The demos are mentioned in individual patterns, but here’s a sampling:
- The wiki has a bunch of timeout-related refactorings. These refactorings are user-visible. (They’re not actually part of the programming patterns, but they were recently added.)
- A JSON playground.
- The Portal Drilldown Demo has been refactored to render with XSLT and browser templating tools. (No UI change.)
- A couple of refactorings added to demonstrate REST (broken right now, probably due to a PHP config issue) and RPC on the Ajax Shop demo. (No UI change.)
As with all the demos, they’re tested on FF and IE6, please let me know if anything breaks.