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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 applications. 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 very misunderstood, it's actually part of an even larger way of thinking about software in a fully service-oriented manner. This includes building composite applications, remixing data, building ad hoc supply chains, harnessing user involvement, aggregating knowledge, and more. Web 2.0 is bec... (more)

"RIAs in the Cloud" - Are They Ready for the Cloud?

"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 c... (more)

RIAs Emerge to Deliver the Information Workplace of the Future

At the end of last year Forrester interviewed 13 vendor companies - including Adobe Systems,  Backbase, Curl, Cynergy Systems, EffectiveUI,  Esria, IBM, Laszlo Systems, Microsoft, Nexaweb  Technologies, Oracle, Roundarch, and SAP - for a report by Erica Driver and Ron Rogowski called 'RIAs Bring People-Centered Design To Information  Workplaces.' RIAs, the report  found, are emerging as vehicles to enable the next generation of Information  Workplaces that are best suited for decision-makers and task-oriented workers who engage in complex, multistep processes - people who need se... (more)

Kaazing Aims To Drive a New Generation of Real-Time Rich Internet Applications

Are you trading stocks online today, or playing poker online? Ever asked yourself why many of these service providers require you to download and install a desktop solution? Wouldn't it be better if you could receive information such as stock prices, betting information, sports, and news in real-time over the Web without having to install additional software or plug-ins? Kaazing, recently selected among the 77 companies invited to showcase leading-edge technologies at this year's DEMO conference, claims to have the technology answer to this. The solution Kaazing - who will be exh... (more)

Choose Your Rich Internet Applications Trajectory at AJAXWorld in New York City

For today's (and tomorrow's) applications that run via the Web, should they be AJAX-based, or do AIR/Flash/Flex, JavaFX, or Silverlight offer better results? And what about OpenLaszlo, or Curl, or any of the other many alternatives. To inspire you to come to AJAXWorld 2008 East and choose your direction for Rich Internet Applications, here's a brief selection from among the many dozens of sessions that you really ought to consider joining us in New York City (18-20 March) to enjoy. Embracing New Platforms: Building RIAs Beyond AJAX - by Bert Halstead, Curl Think Fast: Accelerate AJ... (more)