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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)

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)

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)

AJAX World RIA Conference - Ubiquitous Computing Using Flex

Nicholas Thomas, co-founder and COO of Finicity, believes that Flex + AIR via any desktop + Mobile (in one or more technical forms) can take us a step towards the vision that Mark Weiser presented in his original works on ubiquitous computing. As the primary client for a consumer web-based SaaS product, Flex has both advantages and disadvantages, according to Thomas. Thomas will be sharing his experience in migrating from AJAX to Flex at the 6th International AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo in San Jose, CA - Octovber 20-22, 2008. Thomas served as Finicity's Chief Technology Officer for over 6 years. Prior to co-founding Finicity, he managed Bluetooth research and development programs at 3Com's Wireless Group and served on the Management Board of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group representing 3Com and Palm. He received a BS in Electrical Engineering, an MBA from Br... (more)

The Collision of Open Source and SaaS at AJAXWorld

Open source as a service is the future of open source application delivery, allowing end users to experience success with minimal investment. Get ahead of the curve and learn how open source is aligning with SaaS, and why you should consider the SaaS model. Learn how you can derive far more benefits from delivering open source as a service instead of delivering it using the old-fashioned perpetual license model: obtain a broader user base, eliminate software installation and configuration, improve subscription revenue models, expand software adoption rates, learn how end users are using your software and get immediate results. Speaker Bio: Over the past decade, Mr. Rowell has held senior management positions with leading hosting, telecommunications, and Internet services companies. He has extensive experience building, operating, and managing complex global IT infra... (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)

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)

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)

Coach Wei's "Direct From Web 2.0" Blog: The Converging Developer Community

At the AJAXWorld Conference & Expo and OpenAjax Alliance back to back meetings in Santa Clara, CA this week, it has been hard not to think about the developer community and how Web 2.0 is impacting it today. Web development can be roughly divided into two camps: Website development; Web application development; "Website development" is more concerned about content: presenting content, linking pages, delivering documents, and simple form-based interactions. The typical websites would fall into this category. "Web application development" is more about “application", the role of which is to provide and present data, interact with users and other systems, all governed by certain business logic. Though there is no clear-cut boundary between the two, there are distinct differences between them. In the web development community, there are roughly four different categori... (more)

ILOG Will Be Featuring ILOG JViews TGO at AJAXWorld Conference & Expo

SYS-CON Events announced today that ILOG joined AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 West as Sponsor/ Exhibitor. AJAXWorld 2007 West Session details ILOG delivers software that empowers our customers to make better decisions, faster. Over 2,000 global corporations and more than 400 leading software vendors rely on ILOG's market-leading visualization, business rule management system and optimization software components to achieve dramatic returns on investment, and create market-defining products and services. Visit us to learn about ILOG JViews, our customizable Java and Ajax display components for building diagrams, dashboards, maps, schedules and charts. ILOG was founded in 1987 and employs more than 730 people worldwide. At AJAXWorld, ILOG will be featuring ILOG JViews TGO, the industry’s leading component for building network and equipment-management interfac... (more)

AJAXWorld 2007 East Keynote by Bret Taylor of Google Maps

Bret Taylor (pictured), the original author of the Google Maps JavaScript front end and the Google Maps API, will be giving the March 20 Morning Keynote at AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 East in New York City. Taylor, currently Senior Product Manager for Developer Programs at Google, will be addressing the audience of developers, architects, IT managers, CXOs, VCs, analysts, business/technology journalists gathered in the Grand Ballroom of The Roosevelt Hotel in midtown Manhattan, the historic venue for the biggest Web 2.0, RIA, and AJAX event anywhere on the East coast this year. Taylor, who also created "Ajax Cookbook" at www.ajaxcookbook.org, because he saw a void in the information about AJAX programming available on the web, was previously the Product Manager for Google Maps and Google Local for two years. The other keynotes at AJAXWorld 2007 East are being gi... (more)