SitePen Project Praised by the Fool!

One of our recent projects was mentioned on the Motley Fool on September 18, 2006! Against that backdrop are both AdMob and Handango, each of which could profit handsomely from smartphone demand. But I’m a bit more intrigued by AdMob. Founded just a few months ago (!), AdMob has one of the most impressive websites I’ve seen in a start-up. It just reeks of business opportunity. For example, the home page keeps a running tally of ad views — currently

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Greenplum and SitePen Bring Real-time Visualization to the Web

Companies collaborate to contribute first in-browser real-time charting capability SAN FRANCISCO, Web 2.0 Conference, Nov. 7, 2006– Greenplum, the leader in the use of open source databases for enterprise-class business intelligence (BI) and data warehousing, and SitePen, Inc., a web-development company known for its work with cutting-edge technologies like AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML), today announced a joint contribution to the Dojo open source project. The contribution enables any web developer to bring real time charting to web applications using

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SitePen at the Ajax Experience

The Ajax Experience is this Monday October 23 through Wednesday October 25 in Boston. If it is anything like the one in San Francisco in May, it is going to be a great show.We are giving four talks at the conference. Alex Russell is giving two sessions on Tuesday morning: Intro to Dojo and Dojo in Depth. At the same time as Alex’s first session, Jesse Kuhnert of SitePen is teaming up with Howard Lewis Ship of Tapestry fame to

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Mobile Ajax: Hype, Reality, and SitePen

“Mobile Ajax” is a code word for “snake oil” and the folks who claim it’s the future probably aren’t working with it. SitePen has been digging pretty deep under the covers of the carrier/content/developer mess, and here’s what we found.

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Upcoming talk on vector graphics and comet with Dojo

On October 2, I will be giving a new talk at the AjaxWorld Expo about vector graphics and comet with Dojo. These are two very exciting pieces to the web application puzzle that we feel are going to significantly advance what is possible for developers. People that know me are aware that I have been pusing vector graphics for years. With the hard work of the Dojo community, and the support of browser vendors, we now have native vector graphics

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SitePen At LinuxWorld

I’ll be at LinuxWorld this week, and I’ll even be giving a talk on Thursday. If you’re going to be at the conference and want to catch up, just send mail to alex at sitepen dot com.

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Lets. Push. Things. Forward.

SitePen is an interesting hybrid of Open Source idealism and intense pragmatism. Lots of companies work on a bunch of things and then try to Open Source bits of that they think won’t compete with some product they hope to sell or will commoditize a competitor’s offering. In a lot of cases folks use restrictive Open Source licenses (e.g. GPL) to create some sort of “carve out” that allows them to be the only people who make money directly from

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Welcome!

I know what you’re thinking… “Just what the world needs, another blog…” So why a blog then? Well, I think we have at least three interesting areas to talk about: Tech: We’re doing some fairly interesting things with Dojo, Comet, and Ajax that are worth mentioning once in a while, or venting about, depending on the day and circumstance. Culture: We’re a bit unusual in that we are highly focused on results, so much so that just about everyone works

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JavaScript and Ant

—last Modified on 25 Aug 2004 This tutorial is a collection of information about using JavaScript and XSLT with Ant, and is focused towards intermediate to expert client-side web developers. It is presently a very rough draft. Information in this tutorial was taken from several sources including the ant-user mailing list and the ant manual. Where possible the date and location of a source material has been noted to provide credit to members of the community and to aid in

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