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With the recent rise in popularity of web technologies such as Ajax and Flash, it has become possible to create richer user experiences on the web. Even though these technologies are not actually new, we are now seeing their widespread adoption. One of the hallmarks of this experience is the move away from the neccessity of always having to refresh the page for interaction. Instead of a standard page-to-page experience, we now have the opportunity to more closely model the real flow of the user. Obviously a whole economy has been built around the page-based model. Designers have designed in "chunks" while user's have thought more in "flows". Information Architects have traditionally embraced this page model in design artifacts such as wireframes. This presentation takes a survey of these interaction styles, looks at why they work or don't work and explores a set of ... (more)

AJAX World Expo to Take Place Monday Through Wednesday in San Jose, CA

View Full Conference Schedule Here On Monday October 20 in San Jose, California, the top Rich Internet Applications event of the Fall opens its doors: the 6th International AJAX World RIA Conference & Expo, with top industry keynotes from Microsoft's Silverlight supremo Scott Guthrie and Adobe's Chief Technology Officer, Kevin Lynch, headlining a lineup of speakers that includes some of the finest front end engineers, UI experts, user experience specialists, and software industry innovators anywhere in the world. There will be a Full Expo Floor for two of the event's three days D... (more)

Exposing SOA Enabled C Apps as Web Services

Most companies, especially from the banking domain, develop a large amount of their software in C/C++, and generally, they are not interested in redeveloping the code in any other new generation language, such as .NET or Java, due to cost and performance reasons. One well known advantage [1] to sticking with the C++ legacy application is performance. Most scientific applications are intentionally developed in C++ for the same reason. But then, integration of this existing functionality with the new application is a big issue. The solution to this problem is incubating service ori... (more)

ILOG JViews Offers AJAX Support

ILOG has announced ILOG JViews 8, the latest version of ILOG’s award-winning Java graphics tools suite that targets more users in the user interface collaboration chain – from developers and graphic designers to application administrators – and eases the creation of supervision and monitoring applications. The new release introduces new tools for creating more realistic-looking active symbols representing real-world objects, resulting in richer user displays, and a new feature that allows for easy and rapid creation of dashboards. ILOG JViews 8 also offers deepe... (more)

Jon Ferraiolo Named Technical Chair of AJAXWorld Conference & Expo

SYS-CON Events announced today that Jon Ferraiolo will serve as the Technical Chair for the International AJAXWorld ™ Conference & Expo 2007 West to take place on September 24-26, 2007, in Santa Clara, California. SYS-CON Media Group Publisher and Editorial Director Roger Strukhoff will serve as the Conference Chair for the event. Ferraiolo manages operations and leads many activities at the OpenAjax Alliance, an organization of leading vendors, open source projects, and companies using AJAX that are dedicated to the successful adoption of open and interoperable AJAX-based ... (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, ... (more)