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Kurt Cagle of Cagle Communications, a software development firm in Kirkland, WA, blogged prolifically during AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2006 in Santa Clara, CA, which wound up yesterday after 3 intense days at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
How about if we spelt AJAX differently, asked Håkon Wium Lie, at AJAXWorld Conference & Expo, so that the fundamental role played by CSS was incorporated and immortalized?
JackBe executives Dan Malks - Vice President of Application Platforms - and Deepak Alur - Vice President of Engineering - gave a tremendously well attended presentation at AJAXWorld Conference Expo today, bringing attendees up to date with its 'Rich Enterprise Applications' vision, and...
User-centric computing, in contrast to technology-centric computing, was front and center stage in the keynote hall at AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2006 in the Santa Clara Convention Center this morning, as Patrick Grady - the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Rearden Commerce - described h...
In a keynote speechto leading technology executives, David Boloker, IBM's (NYSE: IBM) chieftechnology officer for emerging Internet technologies, said that thecombination of Web 2.0 tools and open source communities are creating a'perfect storm' to enable new kinds of collaborations am...
AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2006 burst into life this morning as Jesse James Garrett, the 'Father' of the term AJAX, delivered a keynote address in which he described in vivid detail the genesis of the term just 18 months ago. One member of the audience, in the minutes before the keyno...
'The neat stuff about AJAX,' said AJAX University Bootcamp presenter Dion Hinchcliffe today as he kicked off the fast-paced one-day training program, 'is that it makes Web services do something for you while you're still looking at the page...'
Before starting them in on 4-5 hours developing code, Dion Hinchcliffe gave attendees at the first-ever AJAX University Bootcamp a rapid-fire overview of the fast-paced training course ahead of them. 'We're going to try everything from mashups to the depths of Dojo pub-sub,' said Hinch...
JetBrains(R), creators of intelligent, productivity-enhancing applications, today announced the release of IntelliJ(R) IDEA 6.0, its award-winning flagship Java IDE (integrated development environment). JetBrains is the recognized innovation leader in IDEs and winner of many industry ...
TIBCO Software Inc. , today unveiled TIBCO General Interface(TM) version 3.2, beta edition. TIBCO General Interface, which was rated as the best AJAX Rich Internet Application (RIA) toolkit by IDG's Infoworld this year, will provide developers with an open source licensing option and n...
'TIBCO General Interface has been on the leading edge of the AJAX revolution for many years. As a result, we're committed to keeping it a few steps ahead of the current needs of the developer community,' said Kevin Hakman, director, product marketing, TIBCO GI, as he announced at AJAXW...
Zapatec, Inc., the leading provider of enterprise-class AJAX development tools, announced today the availability of Version 2.0 of its AJAX Suite. With twice as many components as version 1.0, and significant improved functionality in the existing ones, the new version provides web d...
Here is the schedule for today's AJAX University Bootcamp at AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2006, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA, presented and taught by Dion Hinchcliffe, Enterprise Web 2.0 consultant, software architect, and editor-in-chief of AJAXWorld Magazine.
The blogosphere has ignited with discussion and debate about AJAX. With the opening this week of AJAXWorld Conference & Expo, the launch of its own dedicated magazine (AJAXWorld Magazine), the next meeting of the rapidly-expanding OpenAjax Alliance, and the release - to coincide with ...
Imbibing AJAX cheek-by-jowl with Yahoo!, Sun, Intel, Nortel Networks, McAfee, and a host of other major headquarters buildings is a salutary experience. It is as if the AJAX approach, which got itself a name in San Francisco but is based on technologies spawned in the Valley and elsewh...
Are the de facto standards for AJAX being imposed by a hegemonic Google? Do we have 'good fragmentation' in the AJAX space, the same way that Linus Torvalds recognized 'good fragmentation' in the Linux space 5-6 years ago?
AJAX is one pattern in the world of Rich Internet Applications and Mash-ups. Explore the challenges and lessons learned from the architect behind the Windows Live Gadgets Web client framework that powers Windows Live, Hotmail, Spaces, and more. Rather than focus on any one specific fra...
When you need to test things that are not covered by the Rails testing framework (i.e. end-to-end AJAX), open source web testing toolkits are your best friend. While Selenium has merit and is particularly well-suited for cross-browser compatibility tests, this session will focus on put...
AJAX technologies are rapidly increasing expectations and possibilities on the client. Software components with rich client-side functionality bring the possibilities of new technologies to developers, and facilitate the creation of next generation of user interfaces on the web. Milos ...
The AJAX Toolkit Framework (ATF) provides exemplary tools for creating and debugging AJAX applications. These tools include enhanced JavaScript editing features such as edit-time syntax checking, an embedded DOM browser, CSS Tools, an embedded JavaScript debugger, a JavaScript console,...
With information locked up in silos across the enterprise, AJAX based developers will find it somewhat challenging to deliver business critical information to the glass. This AJAXWorld Conference session will present key methods for unlocking data from these siloed systems and ensuring...
When people think of AJAX, they mostly consider the client side. However, AJAX and specially Comet have significant impacts on how web apps are designed and how they can be deployed and scaled. This session examines the requirements for a Java AJAX server, the solutions available from ...
This AJAXWorld presentation will showcase the concept of Local AJAX (LAJAX) and how to embed a database system such as Apache Derby to act as a local data store for Ajax-driven offline and online Web 2.0 applications. The challenge is not about embedding the database within the browser...
In this AJAXWorld session, delegates will learn about real world issues in developing and deploying a complex AJAX application used by over a million people. They will also learn what's involved in supporting multiple browsers running on multiple operating systems while delivering comp...
The rise of AJAX enables developers to build smooth, usable applications for the Web. However, despite the benefits it provides, AJAX also has a number of challenges that make it quite difficult to learn and even more difficult to use correctly. These challenges include JavaScript and ...
AJAX works great today, but to prevent technical and communications barriers that might slow the AJAX ecosystem from fulfilling its potential, leading companies and open source initiatives have joined together to form a new organization, the OpenAjax Alliance. At the AJAXWorld Conferen...
AJAX changes the way the Web works, bringing exciting new possibilities to Web interfaces. But how do we use AJAX to give users a richer, more powerful interface without sacrificing ease of use? A common way to answer this challenge is to improve product selection for web users. Web si...
AJAX is a great technology that enables a whole new class of web applications. One of the struggles, however, is the fact that web applications require an always-on Internet connection. An embeddable database such as Apache Derby allows you to remove this leash and run AJAX application...
SYS-CON Events ( announced today that the first international 'AJAXWorld(TM) Conference & Expo' (, taking place on October 3-4, 2006, at theSanta Clara Convention Center, California, will offer AJAXWorld University - Developer Bootcamp progr...
AJAX has taken the PC browser world by storm. But with over 388 million users browsing the internet with their phones, mobile browsers are rapidly gaining popularity and new functionality. Can AJAX technologies have the same impact on the mobile Internet experience that it had on the P...
Since the term AJAX was coined, significant interest has arisen from developers who see the techniques it offers as a way to break away from the limitations of traditional Web development. Along the way, a number of toolkits have appeared to help developers work through the more diffic...
Jesse James Garrett is the director of User Experience Strategy and a founding partner of Adaptive Path, the world's premier user experience consulting company. He is author of The Elements of User Experience (New Riders), and is recognized as a pioneer in the field of information arch...
AJAX works great today, but to prevent technical and communications barriers that might slow the AJAX ecosystem from fulfilling its potential, leading companies and open source initiatives have joined together to form a new organization, the OpenAjax Alliance. Jon Ferraiolo of IBM will...
When Danish-born David Heinemeier Hansson unleashed into the world of Web applications in December 2005 version 1.0 of the open source application framework he called Rails, written in Ruby, his aim was to help developers achieve simplicity and allow them to develop real-world apps usi...
With just four days to go before the start of AJAXWorld 2006, which begins with a pre-conference AJAX University Bootcamp on October 2 followed by two full days of Conference & Expo on October 3-4, it is looking increasingly likely that every single ticket will be sold. As of this writ...
There is a subtle difference between Plain Automated Testing and Test Driven Design. Whether it is called 'Test First', 'Test Driven Design', or 'Extreme Testing' there is one thing that is true: TDD expands your mind when it is done correctly. Ryan hopes to share that experience and p...
The AjaxWorld(TM) Conference & Expo series is a world-beating Conference program aimed at providing developers and IT managers alike with comprehensive information and insight into the biggest paradigm shift in website design, development, and deployment since the invention of the Worl...
The Thinkpad T43 that caught fire in the United lounge at LAX last week isn't the only thing setting the West coast alight just now: there's no doubt that the AJAX wildfire, too, continues to burn with ferocious heat, so if you're not yet familiar with the world of AJAX, Flex, RIAs and...
Rearden Commerce, Inc., the largest online marketplace for services of all kinds, today announced that Chairman and CEO, Patrick Grady, has been invited to present at AJAXWorld and the PhoCusWright Executive Conference. Rearden Commerce is a recognized leader in the real-world use of ...
AJAXWorld University's AJAX Developer Bootcamp is an intensive, one-day, hands-on training program that will teach Web developers and designers how to build high-quality AJAX applications from beginning to end. vailable as part of or separately from the AJAXWorld Conference & Expo in S...

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The official Release Candidate of Windows 7 will be available for download by MSDN and TechNet subscribers from April 30, according to the Windows Team Blog, but public availability won't begin till May 5th.
In ASP.NET 2.0, we introduced a very powerful set of application services in ASP.NET (Membership, Roles and profile). In 3.5 we created a client library for accessing them from Ajax and .NET Clients and exposed them via WCF web services. For more information on the base level ASP.NET ...
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....
The Web has evolved into a structured data space of loosely connected databases, enabling granular data access-by-reference to Web-accessible entities, courtesy of HTTP. This evolution and the emergence of AJAX-based RIA technologies lay the foundation for a new generation of libraries...
SaaS based applications continue to grow at a staggering rate. According to software market analysts, SaaS represented approximately 5% of business software revenue in 2005 and, by 2011, 25% of new business software will be delivered as SaaS and will grow at a 21% % annual growth rate ...
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...
Today, there is a wealth of technologies to take advantage of to add AJAX behaviors to your Spring-based Java Web applications. This session will assume you know the basics of AJAX and Spring, and will dive straight into evaluating the leading AJAX technologies, and how to integrate th...
JavaScript is one of the most interesting and misunderstood programming languages in common use today. Most developers will go their entire careers without realizing its full potential. It's not often that you get a language that supports the feature set that JavaScript does, while sti...
As the mobile Web matures, we see more and more people running around airports with their mobile devices in hand, searching for hotel rooms, reading the news, or just playing video games. People are more connected with their mobile phone today than any other electronic device they use....
Apple has introduced a number of extensions to the JavaScript programming language to assist iPhone Web developers. Including new fast lookup functions, native SVG graphics processing, CSS effects, database storage and full screen mode. These new functions will transform the way Web an...
Latest AJAXWorld RIA Stories
The standardization of container runtimes and images has sparked the creation of an almost overwhelming number of new open source projects that build on and otherwise work with these specifications. Of course, there's Kubernetes, which orchestrates and manages collections of cont...
Enterprises are striving to become digital businesses for differentiated innovation and customer-centricity. Traditionally, they focused on digitizing processes and paper workflow. To be a disruptor and compete against new players, they need to gain insight into business data and...
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing sm...
David Friend is the co-founder and CEO of Wasabi, the hot cloud storage company that delivers fast, low-cost, and reliable cloud storage. Prior to Wasabi, David co-founded Carbonite, one of the world's leading cloud backup companies. A successful tech entrepreneur for more than 3...
To Really Work for Enterprises, MultiCloud Adoption Requires Far Better and Inclusive Cloud Monitoring and Cost Management … But How? Overwhelmingly, even as enterprises have adopted cloud computing and are expanding to multi-cloud computing, IT leaders remain concerned about how...
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