Tibco Software acquired General Interface nearly two years ago, and is now
offering an updated version that will be free to some users, as the company
seeks to maintain its place at the growing AJAX development table.
Tibco General Interface version 3.1 Professional Edition is available to
developers and organizations free of charge when they deploy publicly. For
non-public deployments, Tibco offers what is cals "affordable license
purchasing options for small user groups."
Tibco was not part of the recent Open AJAX initiative announced by IBM and
others, but is talking to IBM about potentially becoming part of it,
according to Kevin Hakma, director of product marketing for Tibco General
Interface, in remarks made to AJAX Developer's Journal.
Meanwhile, the company is pushing forward with its own continuing strategy to
reach AJAX developers. "We don’t want to impo... (more)
In his "Looks Good Works Well" blog, Bill Scott had an entry on Friday, March
15, 2006, summarizing his impressions of the "Real-World Ajax" conference,
which took place on Monday, March 13, at the Marriott Marquis Times Square in
New York City.
Mentioning several highlights of the day, Scott writes "he especially enjoyed
Christophe Conrate from Adobe, David Heienemeir Hansson's Rails talk, Kevin
Hakman of Tibco, and Scott Dietzen, CTO of Zimbra."
Bil Scott's blog entry can be read here.
BoonEx Community Software Experts releases a new, open source, AJAX powered
integratable forum software. Orca – Interactive Forum Script is the
first script that allows you to build a self-ruling forum, moderated by the
The increasing number and rapid growth of communities requires products that
are able to support large communities, meet their needs and spare the
webmasters loads of work saving as much time as possible. BoonEx considered
this trend while developing the Orca – Interactive Forum Script.
“Orca 1.0 is the first Interactive forum software f... (more)
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)
The AJAX Company Backbase announced that its Enterprise AJAX software suite
will support Apple's long-anticipated iPhone. Aligning its development with
Apple's unfolding strategy for the sexy new device, Backbase has added
support for the new platform, including Apple’s Web browser for iPhone,
Safari 3, and the code-named Leopard operating system. The Backbase SDK
enables developers to bring Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) and rich user
interfaces to the iPhone.
Apple officially announced the choice of AJAX as the iPhone SDK at the recent
Worldwide Developer Conference... (more)