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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 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 Delegates to the 6th International AJAXWorld will be able to join Guthrie as he discusses how Microsoft is contributing to help move the Web forward via a commitment to standards development and Rich Internet Applications - and learn from him how Silverlight, AJAX and media all enable a whole n... (more)

How To Create a Reusable AJAX Library

This presentation by Kris Hadlock at the upcoming AJAXWorld Conference & Expo (March 19-21, 2007, New York City), is a comprehensive discussion on how to create a custom AJAX library or set of components that can be reused in any web application. Steps: The benefits of reusable AJAX components. The rapid development of a reusable AJAX engine. Connecting custom JavaScript objects to the AJAX engine. Rendering components from dynamic responses. Component integration into an existing web application 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 development firm, and is the cofounder of 33Inc alongside partner Robert Hoekman J... (more)

Creating AJAX-Powered Forms with the Dojo Toolkit

In this upcoming AJAXWorld Conference & Expo session (March 19-21, in New York City), delegates will learn that many business developers want to start using AJAX by enhancing the forms in their existing applications. This presentation will demonstrate how to quickly and easily add AJAX capabilities to standard HTML forms using the Dojo toolkit. This talk is for developers who want to enpower their forms quickly with a minimal learning curve. We'll cover client-side validations, validations on the server without a page refresh, and adding specialized Dojo widgets to forms for selecting dates and providing a rich text editor. Relevent features of Dojo .4 will also be discussed. Students will walk away with practical examples for adding AJAX capabilities to their forms. Speaker Bio: James Harmon is a lead instructor with Object Training Group in Chicago. He is an exper... (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)

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)

Cool Hacks with Google's AJAX APIs

This session will serve as an overview of Google’s AJAX APIs and describes how to create cool hacks and fun mashups with several of Google's hottest AJAX APIs, including Google Maps, AJAX Search/Feed, Google Web Toolkit, as well as Google Gadgets. Special attention will also be given to Google’s newest APIs, including Google Gears and Mapplets. Click here to register for the conference Click here to submit your paper Speaker Bio: Chris Schalk is a Tech Lead in the Developer API Evangelism group at Google. He is also one of the original members of the OpenAjax Alliance. Prior to Google, Schalk was a Principal Product Manager and Java Evangelist for Oracle's application server and development tools division. While at Oracle, he worked to define the overall Web development experience for Oracle JDeveloper and ADF Faces (Trinidad). He is also the co-author of ... (more)

How to Build RIAs with Apache Derby and Grizzly Comet

There's a common misconception among many end users, consumers, and developers that AJAX is the ultimate solution for the Web, and that it can provide all the same functionality as a rich desktop solution. Sure, AJAX can mimic the functionality provided by a desktop application, but there's still one area that has yet to be fully integrated: scalable, server-initiated message delivery and client-side storage. Comet Request processing is an advanced technique to enable real-time messaging from a Web server to one or more browsers, databases and services. This session will highlight how a 100% Java database system such as Apache Derby can play an important role in enabling "offline" and "real-time" rich Internet applications (RIAs) by extending a Grizzly Comet-enabled application such as the browser with secure and elegant storage capability. Mixing Comet Request Proc... (more)

The Role of AJAX in Web 2.0 Apps: Schmidt vs Owyang

As he consumed Eric Schmidt's press briefing during the Google CEO's mid-week stopover in Seoul, web strategist Jeremy Owyang posted a note on Twitter saying that he was "Laughing at Eric Schmidt's definition of Web 2.0..." – "He says that web 2.0 is AJAX. ROFL" Owyang wrote. Google CEO Dr Eric Schmidt was in Korea to attend the Seoul Digital Forum In Korea to attend the Seoul Digital Forum, Schmidt puzzled the blogosphere by describing Web 2.0 as "a different way of building applications using AJAX as the underlying technology." As if alternative approaches to building Rich Internet Applications, such as those made possible using OpenLaszlo or Microsoft Silverlight or Adobe AIR maybe didn't exist. He was quick to move on to how the new generation of tools being introduced by Google (and others) would very soon be ushering in a very different application model,... (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)

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)