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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)

AJAX World RIA Conference & Expo Attracts Top Faculty

Rich Internet Applications offer the potential to fundamentally change the user experience and in doing so, yield significant business benefits. The theme of this October's AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2008 West is 'Beyond AJAX to the RIA Era' and the Call for Papers, which is still open, specifically encourages submissions from exceptional speakers with high-quality use cases of the fast-emerging RIA alternatives. Call for Papers Now Open - Submit Your Speaking Proposal Here ! The business value of RIAs is very clear: aesthetics do matter and users would like a pleasant experience. Most enterprise applications are based on old client-server technology with high cost of ownership and lack of flexibility. Switching to the Web as a platform for mission-critical applications is very appealing as it lowers the TCO significantly. Industry experts are arguing that enterprises ... (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)

The OpenAjax Technology Vision: Accelerating Customer Success with AJAX

OpenAjax ­ Fulfilling AJAX's Promise One would think that an industry would slow down as it matures, but the Web has proven to be just the opposite. Innovations are happening at breakneck speed. Companies have to move faster than ever to keep up and survive. AJAX is clearly a case in point. The term "AJAX" was first mentioned publicly in February 2005 by Jesse James Garrett. But roughly 18 months later, we have hundreds of companies delivering AJAX products, dozens of AJAX open source projects, and nearly everyone in the industry planning to adopt AJAX techniques as part of their future Web development strategies. OpenAjax ­ How It Was Born In late 2005, thanks largely to the globetrotting of David Boloker, IBM's CTO of Emerging Internet Technologies, a small number of leading companies brainstormed about how to ensure that AJAX fulfills its potential as the industry ... (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)

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)

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)

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)

iPhone Developer Track at AJAXWorld Offers Unique Lineup

Dojo Toolkit Co-Creator Dylan Schiemann, Laszlo Systems Co-Founder & Chief Interface Architect Bret Simister, Alacrity Ventures Founder Christopher Allen, UI Architect Joe Johnson, Laszlo Sr. Software Engineer Ben Shine, Vodafone Senior Technology Strategist Daniel Appelquist, Next-Gen Web Solutions specialist Matthew David, and more. These are the high-caliber speakers lined up by SYS-CON Events to speak in the iPhone Applications track at AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 West taking place next month at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – one of just ten simultaneous content-rich tracks at biggest version yet of the world’s leading AJAX, Rich Internet Applications & Web 2.0 event. The event is expected to attract more than 2,000 i-technology developers. The AJAXWorld Conference & Expo series grew from a single track, one-day seminar, less than a y... (more)

Exclusive Q&A with Coach Wei - Chairman, Founder & CTO of Nexaweb

'Ten years ago,' Nexaweb Chairman, Founder & CTO Coach Wei tells Jeremy Geelan in this exclusive interview with AJAXWorld Magazine, 'I was as a poor graduate student naive enough to start a company at the bottom of the 'dot-bomb' burst. I learned so much coping with the 'nuclear winter,' raising $18M in financing, working through all the challenges associated with the market, dealing with investors and everything else. I only wish that I had known all this before I got started.' View Coach Wei on SYS-CON.TV Read Coach Wei's Articles AJAXWorld Magazine: As the technology commentator who coined the phrase “the AJAX wildfire” fifteen months ago, less than a year after Jesse James Garrett’s seminal essay, what was it precisely that made you so certain that AJAX was going to spread Web- and world-wide? How did you know it was no mere fad? Coach Wei: Since 1996, the drea... (more)