"What's fueling the interest in RIA?" asked Regev Yativ, President & CEO of
Magic Software Enterprises in the Americas, at the beginning of his session
at AJAX World RIA Conference & Expo in NYC last month.
The answer is the growth of broadband, Yativ said, which has made the
Internet more popular now in the USA than even TV. It is what fueled the
explosion known as Web 2.0, and ended "surfing the web" to be replaced by
Googling and Twittering and Facebooking.
This Web 2.0 frenzy has brought with us an explosive growth in Web 2.0
functionality, Yativ noted. And this in turn has created new expectations for
business apps. Web applications now have to have richer interfaces and
unlimited access. Mobility has become key. Users want complete business
functionality, and practical solutions for business pain.
"A real business platform in the Web 2.0 age must provide soluti... (more)
Web 2.0 and SOA Power Panel on SYS-CON TV
One of the more intersting trends I'm seeing in software is the rapid move
towards simpler services like RSS and REST for connecting systems of all
kinds together. It's not that SOAP and WS-* aren't terrific, but they can
be much harder to use and often require white-robed experts to apply
properly. George Morimisato, one of the co-authors of the SSE standard has
been quoted as saying "the chance of a standard being adopted is inversely
proportional to its complexity." And folks, some of our SOA technologies
are just too unwieldy.
The subject of Web 2.0 has become profoundly important over the last year.
Web 2.0 describes the next generation of the Web as an application platform
where most of a user's software experience resides. The subject is somewhat
controversial, but it's becoming ever more apparent as the successor to
monolithic system architecture, prepackaged software, and traditional Web
Software as a Service (SAAS) and Web as Platform are only two of the larger
mantras of Web 2.0 that most of the major software vendors have begun to
embrace recently. Yet not only is Web 2.0 still v... (more)
Ajax has been the other big software story of 2005, along with Web 2.0. An
optional ingredient to Web 2.0 software, Ajax has changed the perception of
Web-based software as being horribly clunky, page-oriented, and boring when
compared to native computer applications. Ajax describes a set of
techniques that makes Web software quite the opposite. A quick visit to
Google Maps and its live scrollable map tiles or NetVibes and its
drag-and-drop reorganization of your personal data both show how potent and
compelling Ajax techniques really are.
I originally covered the current stat... (more)
Exadel, Inc. announced AJAX support through its new version of Exadel Studio
for creating interactive Web applications, that is gaining widespread
attention from the development community. Because AJAX applications
need tools and frameworks that help with efficiency and accuracy.
"One of the biggest obstacles to AJAX adoption, a technology we believe has a
great deal of promise, is tooling," said Richard Monson-Haefel, senior