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Learn how to create a multi-user server-side engine to truly leverage the asynchronous nature of the XMLHTTP Request. (1) The theory behind the server-side process. (2) Building a multi-user application: • Creating a client-side request model. • Developing a server-side engine that responds based on certain database-driven events. • Handling the asynchronous response. Speaker Bio: Kris Hadlock has been a contract Web developer and designer since 1996. He is the author of AJAX for Web Application Developers (Sams, October 2006) and a featured columnist and writer for numerous Web sites and design magazines. He is also the founder of Studio Sedition, a Web firm specializing in custom Web site design and development strategies. You can find all of the above and more about Kris on his company Website at AJAXWorld Conference & Expo ... (more)

IBM Reads Orwell’s “1984,” Tries Rewriting History

Opening Keynote at Cloud Expo Once the news got out that it had welched on its 2005 patent pledge to the open source community and had threatened TurboHercules (TH) with patent infringement, IBM had to come up with some cover story or another to contain the fallout. So it switched places with many of its observers and turned conspiracy theorist, accusing Turbo Hercules of guilt by association. Besides calling TurboHercules a couple of dirty names - a stock response to any threats to its monopoly in order to scare away its rivals' customers... And besides claiming that it didn't really flat out actually and in fact accuse TH of infringing - "we did not make any explicit assertions or claims," it said, "that TurboHercules had violated" that list of 173 patents and patent applications we sent them under the assertion that "IBM believes [this IP] will be infringed by an... (more)

AJAXWorld's Flex Developer Bootcamp Attendees Experience "Learning By Doing"

The 'Flex Developer Bootcamp' is in full swing in New York City, at AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 East, as SYS-CON Events presents the first in the 2007 series of this sellout one-day program of hands-on learning about Flex...not by talking about it as much as by doing it. With developers having traveled to New York's Roosevelt Hotel from as far away as Texas, India and Canada, to take advantage of the "Learning by Doing" approach that lies at the heart of the Bootcamp, the collective concentration in the Roosevelt's packed Plaza Suite was almost tangible. After an intense morning led by Yakov Fain, this afternoon Dr Victor Rasputnis (pictured above) had attendees reading data SQL-Java-Flex, having fun with customizing DataGrid controls, making their own Flex libraries, updating Flex-Java-SQL, and learning how to support complex transactions. The Most Distinguished... (more)

JackBe's John Crupi Urges Discipline with AJAX in the Enteprise

JackBe CTO John Crupi will be presenting a session on Enterprise AJAX, entitled "Focusing on the A(rchitecture) in AJAX," at AJAXWorld Conference & Expo, next week at the Santa Clara Convention Center, in Santa Clara, CA. Crupi has extensive J2EE experience, which brings a historical perspective to the current AJAX boom. During an exclusive podcast interview with SYS-CON (the file for which is attached), Crupi said that his presentation will focus on the deeper aspects of AJAX development, moving beyond just widgets for widgets sake. The AJAX bandwagon is clearly full, Crupi acknowledges, and he wants to be sure that enterprise IT developers who are considering AJAX, or who are already working with it, take a disciplined approach that brings out its true benefits to the organization. Crupi also mentioned JackBe's presence in the OpenAjax Alliance, drew parallels to th... (more)

OpenSpot Joins AJAXWorld Conference & Expo

SYS-CON Events announced today that OpenSpot joined AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 East as an exhibitor. OpenSpot develops network computing software to empower people with the freedom to search, exchange, and process information anywhere. The ompany seeks to expand the web experience with immersive user interface, pervasive mobile accessibility, and interoperability matching or exceeding desktop applications. SameDesk is a first realization of OpenSpot's effort. In its core, SameDesk may be described as a virtual desktop environment where applications serving directly from different web sites and domains are allowed to work together seamlessly and securely for the users. The interoperability is enabled by a technology refered as XDDE, or Cross Domain Data Exchange. SameDesk is also enhanced with various advanced graphical and interactive features which make the... (more)

AJAXWorld Conference Adds "iPhone Developer Track"

SYS-CON Events announced today that the AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 West, which will take place on September 23-26, 2007, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, in Santa Clara, California will offer a new dedicated "iPhone Track." Another dedicated track will offer a comparative education opportunity for conference delegates on emerging RIA tools such as Adobe Flex, Microsoft Silverlight, and Sun JavaFX. The world’s leading Rich Internet Applications & Web 2.0 event is expected to attract more than 2,000 i-technology developers. AJAXWorld grew from a single track, one-day seminar, less than a year ago, into a four-day international conference & expo with more than 150 sessions delivered in ten simultaneous tracks, by more than 150 faculty members. Track 01: Rich Internet Applications Track 02: Web 2.0 Enterprise Mashups Track 03: Enterprise AJAX Applicat... (more)

Microsoft Named "Gold Sponsor" of AJAXWorld Conference & Expo

SYS-CON Events announced today that Microsoft joined AJAXWorld Conference & Expo as "Gold Sponsor." Microsoft technologies enable designers and developers to create next generation web experiences. With frameworks like ASP.NET AJAX, developers can quickly create pages with sophisticated, responsive user interfaces and more efficient client-server communication by simply adding a few server controls to your pages. Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. More information about Microsoft's rich internet application solutions can be obtained at Platform Choices track sessions and speakers have been announced at the AJAXWorld website. Click Here - For Discounted RegistrationClick Here - To Submit Your PaperClick Here - To Spons... (more)

How to Build Rich Internet Applications with Laszlo Webtop

Today’s Internet usage patterns suggest there’s a growing demand for delivering Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) into a seamless, integrated, contextual user experience. Laszlo recognizes this growing vision, offering Webtop 1.2 to enhance application integration through its desktop-in-a-browser framework. In this presentation, Sarah Allen, Laszlo's director of application development, will demonstrate how to take a standalone RIA, developed using OpenLaszlo, and integrate it into the Laszlo Webtop environment. Come learn about the Webtop architecture and the various ways that developers can programmatically extend and integrate it, while adding business value. Attendees will learn first-hand how they can use existing RIA and Java development skills to build these browser-based desktops with multiple, integrated applications. Speaker Bio: Sarah Allen is... (more)

ICEfaces and Mobile AJAX for the iPhone at AJAXWorld Conference & Expo

As interest in mobile AJAX gathers in the wake of the Apple iPhone release, the ICEfaces open source project is poised to deliver mobile AJAX solutions today. Come to this presentation and find out why the server-centric nature of the ICEfaces technology provides inherent advantages in the mobile space. During the discussion you will get a brief overview of the ICEfaces technology, and will see how it is applicable to resource-constrained mobile devices. You will also see a live demonstration of a mobile ICEfaces application running on both the Safari and Opera mobile browsers. Finally, you will learn about some of the emerging best practices for mobile AJAX application design, and get a a glimpse of the ICEfaces roadmap for mobile AJAX. Speaker Bio: Stephen Maryka, Chief Technical Officer at ICEsoft Technologies, leads the development of all AJAX-based technologies... (more)

Rearden Commerce to Present "The Impact of AJAX Across the Enterprise" Session at AJAXWorld

AJAX's benefits to consumer sites are well known. But what benefits can AJAX bring to enterprise environments? As a more technologically savvy, confident workforce enters the marketplace, the demand for the integration of more consumer-based, Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) increases. No longer are immediate search results, mashups, and personalization capabilities confined to consumer sites. This “Consumerization of the Enterprise” is before us and the use AJAX is imperative to its success. This presentation will discuss the significant benefits AJAX brings to enterprise environments and how, through the use of RIAs, increased user adoption and productivity can be achieved. Speaker Bio: Matt Mihic is Chief Architect and Vice President of Engineering at Rearden Commerce, responsible for the development of Rearden's on-demand Web services platform. He h... (more)

Oracle's Manager of Web 2.0 Services To Speak at AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 West

Traditional business models have focused on a process and interaction model that hasn't changed for over 100 years. With the injection of some new Web 2.0 technologies like social networks, tagging, page sharing, linking, and rich user experiences, these business models are finally tapping into the core knowledge of all their employees, partners, and customers. In his session at AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 West, Oracle's VP of product management Vince Casarez will discuss the key technologies required to build out social networks within the enterprise. Over the past 12 years, Casarez has held many key positions at Oracle. Currently, he is Vice President of Product Management for WebCenter, Portal, and Reports.  He also has responsibility for managing the WebCenter development team handling the Web 2.0 services.  Prior to this, he focused on hosted portal developmen... (more)