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View David's AJAXWorld Presentation: AJAX 0n Rails Dion Hinchcliffe: Welcome to SYS-CON TV. My name is Dion Hinchcliffe, I'm CTO with Sphere of Influence and editor-in-chief of the Web 2.0 Journal. I have with me today David Heinemeier Hansson of 37signals and creator of Ruby on Rails. David, welcome and let me ask you, Ruby on Rails is one of the most exciting stories in the application AJAX server stack space. Could you tell us a little bit about what it is, why you created it, and what are its advantages? David Heinemeier Hansson: Ruby on Rails is what we call a full stack. A full stack meaning that it has all the components built in for doing most Web applications. Unlike a lot of other open source software, you don't have to cherry pick a lot of different packages. We try to deliver one solution in the sense of Apple delivering one solution that spans across mult... (more)

Zimbra Promotes AJAX-Powered ZCS Through Worldwide Expansion

Zimbra, open source, next-generation collaboration and messaging software provider, announced the worldwide expansion of its partner program, reflecting the rapidly growing international demand for its flagship Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS). The Zimbra partner program now includes dozens of Hosted Service Provider (HSP) and Internet Service Provider (ISP) partners in more than 10 countries, serving hundreds of thousands of on-demand mailboxes. "Since launching our hosted partner program earlier this year, we've seen tremendous uptake worldwide -- through our partner network, we'... (more)

Laszlo Systems Announces $8M Series C Funding Round – For International Expansion

70,000 developers, and a broad range of institutions and enterprises, including over a dozen members of the Fortune 100's largest corporations, now use OpenLaszlo, according to Steve Ciesinski (pictured), CEO of Laszlo Systems of San Mateo, CA, which since 2000 has now received $26M to finance its Next-Generation Internet software. New investor WI Harper Group led the $8M round completed last week, joining existing investors General Catalyst Partners, Sofinnova Ventures, Mitsui & Co. Venture Partners, and other private investors. Laszlo will use this round of funding to expand i... (more)

SPI Dynamics Security Guru to Speak at AJAXWorld Conference 2007 East

Billy Hoffman (pictured), a lead security researcher for SPI Dynamics whose work has been featured in Wired, Make magazine, Slashdot, G4TechTV, and in various other journals and Web sites, will be one of 125 speakers and presenters at AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 East - the largest AJAX-focused speaker faculty ever assembled in one place at one time. In March 2007 over 1,000 developers, architects, IT managers, and software professionals of every stripe will be converging in New York City to attend the East coast AJAXWorld Conference & Expo - the most comprehensive meeting on... (more)

TIBCO Software Becomes "Gold Sponsor" of AJAX World Conference & Expo

TIBCO Software is a leading business integration and process management software company that enables real-time business. TIBCO has delivered the value of real-time business, what TIBCO calls The Power of Now®, to over 3,000 customers around the world and in a wide variety of industries. TIBCO provides innovative software that enables interoperability between applications and information sources, coordinates processes that span systems and people, and helps companies sense and respond to events and opportunities more quickly and with more certainty and control. See TIBCO's AJAX /... (more)