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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)

Microsoft Named "Gold Sponsor" of AJAXWorld Conference & Expo

SYS-CON Events announced today that Microsoft joined AJAXWorld Conference & Expo as "Gold Sponsor." Microsoft technologies enable designers and developers to create next generation web experiences. With frameworks like ASP.NET AJAX, developers can quickly create pages with sophisticated, responsive user interfaces and more efficient client-server communication by simply adding a few server controls to your pages. Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. More information about Microsoft's rich internet application solutions can be obtained at http://ajax.asp.net. Platform Choices track sessions and speakers have been announced at the AJAXWorld website. Click Here - For Discounted RegistrationClick Here - To Submit Your PaperClick Here - To Spons... (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)

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 orientation into the application architecture and accessing the legacy code by exposing it as a service, based on open standards so that it can be used across various platforms. One of the ways of implementing Service Orientated Architecture (SOA) is Web Services; it provides a strong foundati... (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)

RIA Frameworks & Toolkits Track Featured at AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 West

Oracle's Ric Smith, ILOG's Patrick Ruzand, Sun's Roberto Chinnici, IBM's Leugim Bustelo & Phil Berkland, Ken Gardner from SOASTA, Joshua Gertzen from ThinWire, Erick Audet from TechSolCom and Jean-Francois Arcand & Francois Orsini from Sun. These are among the more than a dozen high-caliber speakers lined up by SYS-CON Events to speak in the 'RIAs Frameworks & Toolkits' track at AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 West taking place September 24-26 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 year ago, into a four-day international conference & expo ... (more)

Converting Java into JavaScript Goes Mainstream As Google Web Toolkit Comes Out of Beta

After more than a million downloads, Google Web Toolkit (GWT) is no longer in beta. "This release includes several breakthroughs that make your compiled GWT code significantly smaller and faster," explains Bruce Johnson, GWT Engineering Manager. He continues: "Many users are reporting that after a simple recompile with 1.4, their applications are up to 30% smaller and 20%-50% faster. And startup time in particular is now highly optimized thanks to a new bootstrapping technique and the availability of image bundles. To see the new hotness in action, try visiting the new-and-improved Mail sample a few times. It's darn fast the very first time you visit it, but subsequent visits are insanely fast. That's because, in addition to a fast initial startup, GWT code uses a clever caching technique to prevent applications from making unnecessary HTTP requests. Johnson adds: "... (more)

Will Google Gears Be the Basis for Online/Offline Version of Gmail?

Google Gears, the open source browser extension – still in beta – that enables web applications to provide offline functionality using JavaScript APIs, might be the key to an upcoming online/offline version of Gmail. Google Gears specifically allows AJAX web apps to run offline without a net connection. An open source runtime, it allows you to build offline Web applications, so presumably the bright folks at the Googleplex are keen to eat in their own kitchen. Such, anyway, are the current rumors circulating round the blogosphere. Meantime, Google Gadgets Architect Adam Sah will be delivering a session called "Google Gadgets for the Enterprise" at AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 West (23-26 September 2007) in Santa Clara, CA, at the Santa Clara Convention Center. AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 West - Please visit our At-A-Glance 10-Track Schedule & Spea... (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)

Rich Internet Applications with OpenAjax Hub 1.1 & SMash Secure Mashups

In this session Jon and Sumeer will describe current work at OpenAjax Alliance on OpenAjax Hub 1.1 and secure mashups. Mashups have the potential for revolutionizing the way Web applications are developed, but there are security risks. In order to unleash the industry, OpenAjax Alliance is adding secure mashup features to its OpenAjax Hub 1.1 release. This new release will include a set of techniques called "SMash" that were originally developed by IBM Research and allows for secure mashups that run in today's browsers. The session will introduce mashups, OpenAjax Hub, and SMash, and will highlight related OpenAjax work around widget metadata standards. Speaker Bios: Sumeer Bhola is a research staff member at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, where he investigates security for the Web. He has previously worked on distributed computing, computer supported collabora... (more)

An A to Z of Speakers at AJAXWorld 2008 East in New York City

From Danny Allan, Jean-Francois Arcand, Roland Barcia, Robb Beal, David Boloker, Jeff Brown, Shane Bryzak, Bob Buffone, Robert Boedigheimer, Kurt Cagle, Kord Campbell, Marco Casario, Lauren Cooney, Douglas Crockford...to Scott Regan, David Schlesinger, Ric Smith, Joe Stagner, Shashank Tiwari, Ian Tomlin, Geoff Tudor, Coach Wei, Matthias Wessendorf, Chris Williams, Dev Worah. In less than 3 weeks' time, RIA practitioners, architects, and front-end engineers will mingle in New York City with IT managers, analysts, VCs, and press at the 5th International AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2008 East. No other RIA-focused conference slices and dices the Web development and application space as boldly or as comprehensively as AJAXWorld 2008 East. For 3 action-packed days across 6 content-rich tracks, from March 18-20, there will be an absolute focus at The Roosevelt Hotel in midt... (more)