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AJAX is a marketing term that will retain its power as long as vendors retain a commitment to an Open Web, says Dojo Foundation President Alex Russell. Alex will present his views as part of the Real-World AJAX Seminar to be held in San Jose on April 24, and he provides a peak into his presentation in an exclusive SYS-CON interview that can be found at http://www.sys-con.tv/read/208561.htm. Alex is Project Lead for the Dojo Toolkit, President of the Dojo Foundation, and a Sr. Software Engineer at JotSpot -- the Application-Wiki company. Alex has been fighting browsers since the late 90's and together with a growing group of contributors is helping to build the Dojo Toolkit into the preferred way to engineer dynamic web application interfaces. ... (more)

Web Services With Web 2.0 Interfaces Are Surging – Thanks to AJAX

"AJAX is allowing developers to make web-based applications function more like desktop ones," said AJAXWorld Conference 2006 speaker John Andrews (pictured), President of Evans Data Corp, as Evans - which has been tracking AJAX since it appeared on the scene - announced recently the results of its Spring 2006 survey of 400 managers and developers. Close to half of developers surveyed, Andrews saud, stated that they were already working with AJAX or plan to do so in the coming year. REST (Representational State Transfer) use is rising as well. The Evans Data survey found a 37% incr... (more)

Enterprise Comet Session at AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 East

Both ex-Oracle, Jonas Jacobi and John Fallows have teamed up at a new start-up, Brane Corporation, and both will be speaking on Enterprise Comet at AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 East, being held 19-21 March 2007 at The Roosevelt Hotel. Comet is an advanced technique to enable real-time messaging from a Web server to one or more browsers, even if some of those browsers are behind a firewall or proxy server. In this talk Jonas and John will use Faces, Dojo, Bayeux, Comet, and Grizzly to illustrate how to build server-initiated message driven JavaServer Faces components, and ho... (more)

AJAXWorld Keynote: "Can We Fix the Web?" JSON Inventor & Yahoo! Architect To Ask

"The Web needs fixing" says Yahoo! Architect Douglas Crockford bluntly, pointing out that the standards and recommendations that define the Web were last revised in 1999. In his keynote in March at AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2008 East in New York City, Crockford intends to argue that, since the Web has now grown from a document retrieval system into an application delivery system, the cleverness of the Web development community and the surprising expressive power of JavaScript have brought us to its very limits. "The Web is no longer a driver of innovation," says Crockford. "It is... (more)

Use JavaScript 2 Today with OpenLaszlo

JavaScript 2 is becoming increasingly important. Learn how to take advantage of JavaScript 2 while still running in today's browsers. Leverage your current JavaScript and HTML skills to build applications that run in Flash 7-9, DHTML and more with no code changes! OpenLaszlo 4.2 includes a new JavaScript 2-based compiler that translates JS2 syntax to a variety of formats, including JS 1.5, Actionscript 1 & 2 and Actionscript 3. When Firefox 4 is out, we'll be ready with native JavaScript 2.0 support! Come learn about this exciting new development, and about the new features desig... (more)