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Web application developers and designers often give up on building rich, interactive user interfaces because they lack the JavaScript skills to make it happen. AJAX development power tools--including Dreamweaver, Spry and off-the-shelf AJAX components--make it easy to build rich user i...
The Web needs fixing. The standards and recommendations that define the Web were last revised in 1999. Since then, the Web has grown from a document retrieval system into an application delivery system. We have made significant progress since then, due to the cleverness of the Web deve...
We are entering an era of Rich Internet Applications (RIA), and many enterprise development managers are facing the dilemma - which way to go - remain with tried and true Java or .NET or experiment with such newcomers as AJAX, Flex, Silverlight, or JavaFX. While the Internet brings a l...
Performance measurement and analysis in the public sector is in the infancy stages, but already AJAX can be leveraged to bring easy to use, powerful Web-based user interfaces into this space. We will examine what the challenges are to measuring performance and then demo how AJAX tackle...
The iPhone and Google Android platform are undisputedly transforming the mobile industry by bringing smartphone capabilities to the masses. They are also making for enticing new mobile platforms for developing and deploying new types of mobile apps and services for mass market users. Y...
Without a doubt, Social Computing is the preeminent phenomenon rising on the second wave of the web, and the iPhone will become one of the dominant clients for Social Computing in the mobile space. Come to this talk and find out how ICEfaces delivers the goods today for development o...
The Apache Trinidad project offers you more than 100 AJAX-building components for an AJAX-integration, that is almost for free. It also provides you a client- and server-side AJAX-API, for leveraging 3rd party libraries such as Dojo or Yahoo UI. Facelets lowers the pain, when creating ...
The AJAX hype had left enterprises behind with no adequate solutions for security concerns, cost of development, needed complexities support and off-line option. On-Server AJAX, offers revolutionary solutions to those concerns and needs. The On-Server AJAX paradigm shift allows for the...
The Web is continuously democratizing how information is consumed. Today, personal Web use has led to a rapid increase in user sophistication which is naturally reaching the Enterprise. A new mode of information visualization known as a Mashup combined with the collaborative aspects of...
Quest Diagnostics is the leading provider of diagnostic testing, offering access to its services through its national network of laboratories and patient service centers. Quest's Care360 Web-based lab ordering system is relied upon by tens of thousands of customers throughout the USA. ...
Consumer applications such as Google Maps have opened the eyes of business users to a new Web experience, but the technology behind Google Maps -- AJAX -- poses significant development and maintenance challenges. Although powerful in the hands of rocket scientists, AJAX has been beyond...
Ruby on Rails has certainly played a role in delivering Rich Web Applications which take full advantage of AJAX. In this session, delegates will learn how Ruby on Rails empowers developers to create rich interfaces without writing any JavaScript. This talk will: Give an introduction to...
AJAX is not about Eye Candy. AJAX is about building functionality that is difficult or impossible with conventional web development technology. Done right your web applications ROCK, but it it's done wrong and your infrastructure pays the price. This session will expose a collection of...
In this session, Chris, lead developer on the RDT (Ruby Development Tools) Project, will review all of the major features of the Aptana IDE - a free, open source, cross-platform, JavaScript-focused development environment for building AJAX applications. It features code assist on JavaS...
Yahoo! released the Yahoo User Interface Library (YUI) as a free, open-source JavaScript and CSS library eighteen months ago along with a commitment to the developer community: We'll share with you our best frontend tools, engage with you about how they're built and why, and we'll docu...
AJAX is seemingly everywhere. But is everything a nail to be pounded with the AJAX hammer? Some of the fundamental technologies that AJAX is based on - including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript - can offer simpler, more elegant solutions that are better suited to certain user experiences. Th...
Enterprises have been making significant investments to create SOA infrastructures that produce SOA and Web services. The focus is now shifting to 'putting a face on SOA' by enabling distributed business units to easily consume these services and thus accelerate SOA benefits and ROI. N...
In this session, Laurence Moroney, Microsoft, will introduce Silverlight 2.0 and how it can be used to easily and productively build next generation Rich Interactive Applications using C#, XAML, JavaScript, AJAX and more. He will demonstrate how to go from Zero-to-Hero as well as how t...
The iPhone is transforming the Web as we know it and compelling every Web designer to consider handheld portable devices. This session covers various aspects of iPhone and iPod Touch development. It will include tips and tricks as well as best practices to follow. Williams also covers ...
As the Internet continues to evolve, new business and technical opportunities are emerging almost daily. This session will talk in detail about some of them but focus on the concepts of remixability of all types of content. We will discuss in detail the OpenAJAX Gadget Specification wh...
Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0 have brought IT organizations a set of capabilities to better meet the demands of business users. However, IT needs to be proactive and build processes to enable agility and creativity, and deploy these assets with appropriate enterprise-level control. What l...
The notion of building 'social applications' has taken the Web by storm. Today it is not only important to understand how to build Web or AJAX applications, but with the advent of the 'Social Graph', AJAX developer's must have a solid understanding of how to build social applications t...
Open source, open platforms, open development environments... 'Open' can mean a lot of things, and the differences between one 'open' and another can be significant. David 'Lefty' Schelsinger will examine the various aspects and uses of the term 'open' as it relates to the current evol...
With millions of iPhones sold in recent months, enterprises are challenged with how to manage the influx of these personal devices coming 'in the back door' without compromising security policies. One IDC analyst states, 'Bringing secure enterprise wireless email to the Apple iPhone br...
In the past few years, AJAX has become very popular because it has enabled developers to build more complex web applications. However, in the rush to push the browser to new limits, we have created a monster. While the original goal of AJAX was to make web applications more responsive ...
Agility comes from releasing pockets of innovation that exists within organizations. To make this happen, the right people in the right places need the right information at the right time. What if I was to tell you that today the technology exists to enable these high performance peopl...
The enterprise Web ecosystem is becoming increasingly complex, comprised of multiple disparate partner sites, data sources and Web services - all of which make up the new mashup world. And while the method of delivering enterprise applications may be changing, the users expectations fo...
You think your ASP.NET AJAX application is secure, but how do you know? Are you SURE? Would you bet your career on it? Secure application design is 1/3 Architecture, 1/3 Code, and 1/3 Operations. You can't retro-fit a secure architecture. In this Digital Black Belt crash session you'll...
Visual WebGui is the only framework that provides seamless integration to Visual Studio and the .NET framework which extends the paradigms of ASP.NET in both design-time and run-time to support WinForms development for web. Visual WebGui offering is unique and not more of the same (150...
M/Gateway Developments Ltd, is a UK based company that specializes in advanced web application technologies, integration and middleware technologies. The company's flagship product, eXtc Web Developer (EWD), is a rapid web application development technology, incorporating a powerful ye...
TIBCO Software is a leading business integration and process management software company that enables real-time business. TIBCO has delivered the value of real-time business, what TIBCO calls The Power of Now®, to over 3,000 customers around the world and in a wide variety of industrie...
DreamFace Interactive provides a revolutionary new way for web-savvy business people to create, control, and share their own web applications, through a unique and innovative concept called WebChannels that make possible the creation of applications designed for change. The company's g...
Kaazing, headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, is founded for the purpose of delivering the best possible real-time experience for the Internet. The company provides real-time software solutions to customers who really care about their end-user experience when it comes to usabil...
Nexaweb's Enterprise Web 2.0 solution is an application development and deployment platform that increases productivity by minimizing painful coding; improves efficiency through the re-use of legacy and SOA assets; and creates a more agile business by delivering secure, mission-critica...
Think about this: If I wait a couple weeks until I can lay hands on one in a store before ordering, a shiny new Macbook Air might arrive just in time for the iPhone SDK, giving me the perfect iPhone development machine since the iPhone GUI doesn't require the same amount of screen real...
Jon Ferraiolo will introduce the industry consortium that drives AJAX standards and interoperability: the OpenAjax Alliance. He will provide an overview of recent accomplishments, particularly OpenAjax Hub 1.0, but focus on new initiatives. Among the new initiatives are two mashup-rela...
Creating reporting applications in AJAX is often more challenging than developing data entry CRUD applications. Reporters usually need to process lots of data, preferably on the client side to minimize the amount of information that goes through the wire. Reporters need to know how to ...
ASP.NET AJAX is a natural candidate for RIA development under the .NET framework. However, there are other complementary or even alternative technologies that are worth your consideration. This session will start with a brief market overview and outline the pros and cons of some of the...
Consumer applications such as Google Maps have opened the eyes of business users to a new Web experience, but the technology behind Google Maps -- AJAX -- poses significant development and maintenance challenges. Although powerful in the hands of rocket scientists, AJAX has been beyond...
The Apache Trinidad project offers you more than 100 AJAX-building components for an AJAX-integration, that is almost for free. It also provides you a client- and server-side AJAX-API, for leveraging 3rd party libraries such as Dojo or Yahoo UI. Facelets lowers the pain, when creating ...

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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...
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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...
Andi Mann, Chief Technology Advocate at Splunk, is an accomplished digital business executive with extensive global expertise as a strategist, technologist, innovator, marketer, and communicator. For over 30 years across five continents, he has built success with Fortune 500 corp...
Internet-of-Things discussions can end up either going down the consumer gadget rabbit hole or focused on the sort of data logging that industrial manufacturers have been doing forever. However, in fact, companies today are already using IoT data both to optimize their operationa...
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