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OpenAJAX Alliance, an open industry collaboration dedicated to developing and expanding AJAX, today announced AJAXWorld Conference & Expo in New York City that its membership has grown to 72 with the addition of Microsoft Corporation and 30 other companies.   “Microsoft is joining the OpenAJAX Alliance to collaborate with other industry leaders to help evolve AJAX-style development by ensuring a high degree of interoperability,” said Keith Smith, group product manager of the Core Web Platform & Tools to UX Web/Client Platform & Tools team at Microsoft Corp. “By joining OpenAJAX, Microsoft is continuing its commitment to empower Web developers with technology that works cross-browser and cross-platform.” The newest OpenAjax Alliance members include: 24SevenOffice, ActiveGrid, ActiveState, Appeon, Aptana, Arimaan Global Consulting, Custom Credit ... (more)

IBM Reads Orwell’s “1984,” Tries Rewriting History

Opening Keynote at Cloud Expo Once the news got out that it had welched on its 2005 patent pledge to the open source community and had threatened TurboHercules (TH) with patent infringement, IBM had to come up with some cover story or another to contain the fallout. So it switched places with many of its observers and turned conspiracy theorist, accusing Turbo Hercules of guilt by association. Besides calling TurboHercules a couple of dirty names - a stock response to any threats to its monopoly in order to scare away its rivals' customers... And besides claiming that it didn't really flat out actually and in fact accuse TH of infringing - "we did not make any explicit assertions or claims," it said, "that TurboHercules had violated" that list of 173 patents and patent applications we sent them under the assertion that "IBM believes [this IP] will be infringed by an... (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)

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)

An Introduction to AJAX and Taconite

AJAX stands for Asynchronous JavaScript and XML. The core of AJAX is the use of the XMLHttpRequest() object to communicate with server-side scripts. It can send and receive information in XML, HTML, and plain text. The "Asynchronous" part means the client can communicate with the server without page refreshes. This allows you to update portions of a page based upon user events and is what allows developers to create Rich Internet Applications (RIA) using existing technologies. Introducing Taconite Taconite is a framework that simplifies the creation of AJAX-enabled Web applications. It's a very lightweight framework that automates the tedious tasks related to AJAX development, such as the creation and management of the XMLHttpRequest object and the creation of dynamic content. Taconite can be used with all modern Web browsers (Firefox, Safari, IE, Opera, and Konqueror... (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's Flex Developer Bootcamp Attendees Experience "Learning By Doing"

The 'Flex Developer Bootcamp' is in full swing in New York City, at AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 East, as SYS-CON Events presents the first in the 2007 series of this sellout one-day program of hands-on learning about Flex...not by talking about it as much as by doing it. With developers having traveled to New York's Roosevelt Hotel from as far away as Texas, India and Canada, to take advantage of the "Learning by Doing" approach that lies at the heart of the Bootcamp, the collective concentration in the Roosevelt's packed Plaza Suite was almost tangible. After an intense morning led by Yakov Fain, this afternoon Dr Victor Rasputnis (pictured above) had attendees reading data SQL-Java-Flex, having fun with customizing DataGrid controls, making their own Flex libraries, updating Flex-Java-SQL, and learning how to support complex transactions. The Most Distinguished... (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)

JackBe Named "Platinum Sponsor" of AJAXWorld Conference & Expo

SYS-CON Events announced today that Enterprise Mashup / Rich Enterprise Applications technology leader JackBe joined AJAXWorld Conference & Expo as "Platinum Sponsor." The world's leading Rich Internet Applications and Web 2.0 event will take place September 23-26, 2007, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, in Santa Clara, California. JackBe is the premier provider of software and services that combine the strengths of AJAX and SOA with reliable, optimized Web connectivity to deliver Enterprise Mashups and Rich Enterprise Applications (REA). The complete JackBe platform enables business unit developers to quickly create desktop-like Web applications and enterprise mashups while still maintaining centralized IT governance, security, and control. JackBe solutions leverage your existing SOA and middleware investments over the complete path from serve... (more)

How to Create a Multi-User Server-Side Engine for AJAX

Learn how to create a multi-user server-side engine to truly leverage the asynchronous nature of the XMLHTTP Request. (1) The theory behind the server-side process. (2) Building a multi-user application: • Creating a client-side request model. • Developing a server-side engine that responds based on certain database-driven events. • Handling the asynchronous response. 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 firm specializing in custom Web site design and development strategies. You can find all of the above and more about Kris on his company Website at www.studiosedition.com. AJAXWorld Conference & Expo ... (more)

Rearden Commerce Named "Silver Sponsor" of AJAXWorld Conference & Expo

Rearden Commerce provides the first online personal assistant that helps people quickly find, purchase, and manage the services they need, based on personal preferences and company policies. The Rearden Commerce Personal Assistant provides easy access to the world's largest marketplace for services, instantly connecting people to more than 137,000 merchants. Whether it's booking a flight or a hotel, making a restaurant reservation, finding event tickets, scheduling a conference call or shipping a package, the Rearden Commerce Personal Assistant simplifies the complex services landscape into one user-friendly experience. With Rearden Commerce, the power of the intelligent Web is finally realized. Rearden Commerce is headquartered in Foster City, CA. Click Here - For Discounted RegistrationClick Here - To Submit Your PaperClick Here - To Sponsor AJAXWorld The world&rs... (more)