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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 community. 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 for at least four reasons,” says BoonEx Ltd. General director Andrey Sivtsov. “First, it empowers the forum community to self moderation and taking an active part in forum life. Second, it uses AJAX, which simplifies the interaction. Third, it interacts with any other type of soft... (more)

NewRetirement.com Unveils AJAX-Based Retirement Calculator

Retirement planning website NewRetirement.com  announced complete implementation of its suite of retirement calculators and services using Microsoft’s .Net Framework 2.0, SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005. Using the developer platform’s standard ASP.Net 2.0 features, like Membership and Profiles, NewRetirement offers a customized user experience. Microsoft’s developer platform enabled NewRetirement to deploy rapidly the website’s visitor personalization features.  These features give users the ability to evaluate their need for products, such as a re... (more)

i-Technology Viewpoint: Is Web 2.0 the Global SOA?

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 v... (more)

Web 2.0 and the Five Walls of Confusion

Web 2.0 and the Five Walls of Confusion I was reading the coverage of MashupCamp on Tech.Memeorandum today and I came across Adam Greene's coverage of one of the sessions.  He was complaining a bit about the cognitive dissonance he was encountering trying to comprehend the data flows in Edgeio, Michael Arrington's prominently covered new Web 2.0 startup.  Specifically, his concern was that the average person would almost never be able to sort out what was really happening, even though Edgeio is specifically designed for the "blog garden" of relatively average users. Unfortunately, ... (more)

SYS-CON.TV Broadcasts New AJAX and RIA Power Panels From Its Times Square Studios

SYS-CON.TV started streaming six new AJAX and Rich Internet Applications power panel programs and interviews this week. These programs were taped live earlier in the week in SYS-CON.TV's Times Square studios. "Real-World Ajax" Seminar speaker Rob Gonda on AJAX with Jeremy Geelan Charles Fiesel on RIA and AJAX with Jeremy Geelan "Real-World Ajax" Seminar panelist Dion Hinchcliffe on WEB 2.0 with Jeremy Geelan Rich Internet Applications PowerPanel with Jeremy Geelan WEB 2.0 and AJAX PowerPanel with Jeremy Geelan ClearNova Steve Benfield Live AJAX Webinar on SYS-CON.TV ... (more)