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 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)
"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)
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)
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)
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)