Google Mapplets

Google Mapplets are mini-applications that you can embed within the Google Maps site. Examples include real estate search, current weather conditions, and distance measurement. Mapplets are Google Gadgets that can manipulate the map using Javascript calls that are derived from the Google Maps API

Free collaborative on-line mind mapping

Mind 42 have just released a free on-line mind mapping tool, The sign-up is fast and you’ll be mapping in no-time.   It’s easy to use, offering some basic functions, but more are on the way.  A great feature is the ability to collaborate by sharing your maps, coupled with other tools like basecamp (for project […]

Yahoo Pipes

Yahoo Pipes enables users to aggregate existing data to create and share a data feed using a visual drag and drop interface. Its a great idea and when you’ve used it you may wonder why nobody has done it before.In fact they have, but just not on the web and in such a visual and […]

Describing web 2.0

to paraphrase former Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart, who wrote that he couldn’t describe pornography but knew it when he saw it, it may not be possible to fully describe Web 2.0, but you will know it when you see it. see Web 2.0 and New Approaches to Software for full article.

The great AJAX tools race

The update of Ajax continues with more and more companies offering tool and support.  Last week it was IBM’s turn to roll out new enhancements to the Eclipse Foundations Ajax Technology Framework (ATF) and also unveil a new on-line resource centre.  Support coming form all the large corporations definitely help the developers, but, the tools […]