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Clear Tookit on Ulitzer Development of enterprise Flex/Java rich Internet applications benefits from using automated data integration solutions and productivity tools. Currently Adobe offers LiveCycle Data Services ES2 (LCDS) and open source BlazeDS 3. While LCDS is certainly a great piece of software for those who are looking to support thousands of concurrent users via the most efficient communication protocols, its high licensing cost makes LCDS unaffordable for the vast majority of the enterprise applications let alone small businesses and startups. If you are looking for an alternative solution for integrating Flex and Java EE layers, consider using GraniteDS, WebOrb, and Clear Toolkit. The first two products offer their own implementation of the AMF protocol, and Clear Toolkit uses the AMF libraries that come with BlazeDS . If you are looking for an open sour... (more)

Building Great AJAX Applications Using ASP.NET

Come see a no-slides, code-only presentation that starts with a blank directory and builds a data-driven, AJAX enabled, ASP.NET web application from scratch that implements common AJAX patterns with the rich set of AJAX Control Toolkit, accesses data with LINQ, and implements standards-based styling and layout using CSS and clean HTML. Learn the new features of ASP.NET 3.5 and Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 and how they integrate together to provide the world's most productive web development experience. This talk uses the 100% free .NET Framework and Visual Studio tools and the resulting application will work with all browsers, Safari, Firefox and of course IE. Register for AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo Submit Your Paper to Present a Session Sponsor AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo Speaker Bio: Brad Abrams is currently the Group Program Manager for the UI Framework an... (more)

Spice Up User Experience with Silverlight

Microsoft introduced Silverlight as cross-platform, cross-browser next generation RIA solution. This session will use real world implementations to show you how to build a Silverlight application from start to finish, as well overall strategy why we should or shouldn't use Silverlight. No matter whether you have LAMP, ASP.NET or Java Web application, you can take advantage of Silverlight to impress your user with the "Wow" effects. Register for AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo Submit Your Paper to Present a Session Sponsor AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo Speaker Bio: Sue Googe is a UI Architect with Edream Solutions. She has had a great passion for Web development since 1998 and specializes in creating visually appealing, highly usable yet extensible and maintainable Web applications using the latest Microsoft technologies. Googe balances business requirements, user ex... (more)

Sun Was Concerned About Eclipse in OpenAJAX

Dan Roberts, Director of Developer Tools at Sun Microsystems, discussed the company's recent decision to join the IBM-led OpenAJAX Alliance, in an exclusive SYS-CON interview. He was joined by Sun AJAX Architect Greg Murray in the interview, who discussed the importance of interoperability within the Alliance membership. Roberts told SYS-CON Editorial Director Roger Strukhoff during the interview that Sun was concerned originally that OpenAJAX might have been formed simply to serve as a platform for Eclipse-based development only, and that the original announcement in February 2006 happened very quickly. As the membership grew, the mission was clarified, and Sun discussed things with IBM, these concerns were allayed and Sun is now a member. Murray stressed the importance of interoperability during the interview, a topic that was identified by OpenAJAX members (befor... (more)

Building an iPhone Application with Adobe AIR

A study of the iPhone UI and rebuilding it in AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime) using Adobe Flex 3. AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime) is a cross-operating system runtime that allows developers to use their existing web development skills to build and deploy Rich Internet Applications to the desktop. With the WebControl component in AIR which is powered by WebKit it will allow you to build and test iPhone Applications. Also, I will be showing a component that will give the ability to make and receive calls, record/send and receive voicemail, as well as add and manage contacts. Speaker Bio: Flex developer, information architect, roller hockey goaltender. Joe Johnston has worked with Flash and other interactive tools for over ten years, starting his career at Crowe/Horwath. AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 West will take place on September 23-26, 2007, at the Santa Clara Con... (more)

Front-End Engineers & RIA Experts Are Coming To AJAXWorld

One Great City, Two Great Keynotes, Three Intense Days, Eighteen Core Topics, Eighty-Five Content-Rich Sessions, Ninety-Eight Expert Speakers - what better way to summarize the 5th International AJAXWorld Conference & Expo than through this numerical whirlwind tour? Enjoy!    The Roosevelt Hotel, NYC One Great City The 5th International AJAXWorld Conference & Expo is being held in New York City, at The Roosevelt Hotel in midtown Manhattan.  Two Great Keynotes Douglas Crockford, Architect at Yahoo! and Creator of the JSON data interchange format DOUGLAS CROCKFORD Can We Fix The Web? The Web needs fixing. The standards and recommendations that define it were last revised in 1999, since when it has grown from a document retrieval system into an application delivery system. The current Web is overly complex, visually underpowered, and hopelessly insecure. It is now under ... (more)

Flashback to January 2006: Exclusive SYS-CON.TV Interviews on "OpenAjax Alliance" Announcement

Read Sun's Take on "Open AJAX"– Tim Bray Speaks Out IBM is leading, but apparently not controlling, a bold initiative known as "Open AJAX" that brings this open-source application development approach to the forefront of the worldwide i-technology industry. The Open AJAX initiative does not have a centralized structure or website, but is rather an idea that is being formally backed by BEA, Borland, the Dojo Foundation, the Eclipse Foundation, Laszlo Systems, Mozilla Corporation, Novell, Openwave Systems, Oracle, Red Hat, Yahoo, Zend and Zimbra. A spokesperson for one of the major backers said that Google will also be backing this initiative. Exclusive SYS-CON.TV Interviews on "Open AJAX" Announcement IBM's David Boloker Announcing Open AJAX Oracle Exec Ted Farrell Outlines Oracle Open AJAX Strategy Sun's Dan Roberts Discusses Java Studio Creator 2, Open AJAX Laszlo S... (more)

Laszlo Webtop To Be Unveiled at AJAXWorld

Attendees at AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 East will be able to experience a live demo of Laszlo Webtop, a new framework from Laszlo Systems for delivering multiple applications inside an advanced framework and window management system. The demo will be given next week (March 20) by Robb Beal, Principal Systems Engineer at Laszlo. Beal, who before joining Laszlo was best known for creating Spring, a web-inspired desktop for OS X, will in the demo be showcasing applications including an address book, a mail client, IM and IM AV, and photo viewing – all with breakthrough integration between them via drag and drop of Smart Objects. Attendees will also learn about the Webtop architecture and the various ways that they can programmatically extend and integrate it. Finally, they will be shown how Webtop facilitates skinning through CSS and highly structured art ... (more)

AJAXWorld Conference & Expo Registrations Now Open

SYS-CON Events (www.events.sys-con.com) announced today that AJAXWorld ™ Conference & Expo 2007 West (www.ajaxworld.com) "Call For Papers" is now open at the conference website and it will remain open until August 3, 2007. Click Here to Submit Your Paper Click Here to Register AJAXWorld 2007 West will take place on September 24-26, 2007, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, in Santa Clara, California. The Most Distinguished Conference Faculty of the Year AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 East featured more than 120 distinguished speakers who between them represent  the world's leading domain experts in designing, building, and deploying rich-web applications and solutions.  The conference offered six simultaneous tracks over three information-packed days, on March 19-21, 2007. AJAXWorld 2007 East speakers included: Jan Aaleman - Servoy, Brad Abrams - Microsoft, Aa... (more)

AJAX World - The Rise of RIAs and Reshaping User Expectations

Today's online experiences often fall short of user expectations. For many consumers and business users, it is no longer enough to simply interact with static pages of information. Instead, a growing number of users want Web applications that deliver the responsiveness, performance, rich media and interactivity typically found in desktop applications. The shortcomings of today's online experiences lie in how traditional Web browsers function. Built on an early paradigm - the request/response page metaphor - Web browsers include forward buttons, back buttons, and stateless communication protocols that fail to retain input once users leave a screen. The reality is that much of the demand and potential for Web services today has outgrown the capabilities of existing browsers and applications. The rise of rich Internet applications (RIAs), a term Macromedia coined in 20... (more)

Zoho Delivers AJAX Apps for Entrepreneur.com

Zoho has partnered with Entrepreneur.com to create Entrepreneur Assist. The newly launched website gives entrepreneurs and small business owners the ultimate combination of free, collaborative office tools and business content. The strategic partnership also demonstrates the stickiness Zoho creates for companies trying to get users to spend more time on their websites. See the introduction video discussion at http://www.viddler.com/explore/raju/videos/6/ or the demo video at http://www.viddler.com/raju/videos/4/ Entrepreneur Assist marks an industry-first union of publisher content and online productivity applications. Users will find Zoho Writer, Zoho Sheet, Zoho Show, Zoho Planner, and a Zoho bookmarking application in addition to a vast library of Entrepreneur content, including over 200 customizable forms and templates.“Entrepreneur is leading the pack wi... (more)