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 in San Francisco. “Developers and users
alike are going to be very surprised and pleased at how great these
applications look and work on iPhone,” said Apple CEO Steve Jobs.
“Our innovative approach, using Web 2.0-based standards, lets
developers create amazing new applica... (more)
While AJAX, as XML co-inventor Tim Bray puts it, "tries to do everything in
the browser using just what the browser ships with," RIA frameworks like
Adobe AIR, Microsoft Silverlight, and JavaFX aim to take developers beyond
the limitations of the browser. "I'm not brave enough to predict who wins,"
Bray noted in a SYS-CON.com feature earlier in the year, "but I do predict
that 2008 will be a crucial year; either RIAs enter the mainstream, or they
start to smell like a red herring left in the sun."
Bray's predictions came in the feature "Where's AJAX, SOA and Virtualization
Today’s Rich Internet Application (RIA) architectures now allow us to
distribute the right user experience, to the right form factors and delivery
model, from the Web to the desktop. Software As a Service (SAas) has now
really become Software And a Service. Reusable business logic and reusable
user experience controls are available online through the browser and
delivered right to the desktop. Focused, relevant, and reusable, the
distributed user experience brings the ROI to RIA. In this session from
AJAXWorld 2007 West, Dave Wolf demonstrates the truly distributed user
SYS-CON Events today announced that Oracle's Ashish Mohindroo (pictured) will
deliver the Opening Keynote at the 7th International AJAX World Conference &
Expo (ajaxworld.com), being held June 22-23 in New York City.
In his session, "Breaking the Collaboration Barrier with Rich Enterprise
Applications," Mohindroo - who launched and continues to lead the global
Go-To-Market Initiatives for Oracle's SOA, Complex Event Processing (CEP),
Business Process Management (BPM), Master Data Management (MDM), and
Developer Tools product offerings and is a major driver behind Oracle's
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)