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Exadel, Inc. announced AJAX support through its new version of Exadel Studio 3.5. Asynchronous JavaScript And XML, or AJAX, is a Web development technique for creating interactive Web applications, that is gaining widespread attention from the development community. Because AJAX applications inevitably involve running complex JavaScript code on the client, developers need tools and frameworks that help with efficiency and accuracy. "One of the biggest obstacles to AJAX adoption, a technology we believe has a great deal of promise, is tooling," said Richard Monson-Haefel, senior analyst at Burton Group. "Once the tooling problem is licked, AJAX development will reach the masses and its full potential as a rich Internet application technology. So, the more IDEs that support AJAX development, the better." With Exadel Studio Pro 3.5's new support for AJAX (and coupled wit... (more)

Understanding iPhone JavaScript Extensions

Apple has introduced a number of extensions to the JavaScript programming language to assist iPhone Web developers. Including new fast lookup functions, native SVG graphics processing, CSS effects, database storage and full screen mode. These new functions will transform the way Web and AJAX developers look at the iPhone for application development. This session introduces the JavaScript extensions, and shows practical examples of their usage. Register for AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo Submit Your Paper to Present a Session Sponsor AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo Speaker Bio: J... (more)

Is Web 2.0 Entering "The Trough of Disillusionment"?

Surely they jest. Jeffrey Zeldman has an interesting and widely covered new article on Web 2.0 which is almost exactly as content free as he claims the Web 2.0 hypesters are. That's not to say that he doesn't make a few factually correct statements about AJAX and even makes a passing mention of social software. But he's missing many of the big pieces of Web 2.0 since he's apparently looking at it through the somewhat myopic tunnel vision of a web page designer.  Yes, Jeffrey understands the Web from the front-end, but apparently not the whole thing, and so misses some important p... (more)

Welcome to the Web 2.0 World of Flickr, del.icio.us, Writely, Basecamp, Digg, and Many Others

Dion Hinchcliffe, editor-in-chief of SYS-CON Media's Web 2.0 Journal (web2.sys-con.com), writes: I welcome you to the new Web 2.0 Journal! As the first magazine dedicated to coverage of the vibrant and dynamic world-wide community that is Web 2.0, we are pleased to provide our readers a high-quality, one-stop information source on this subject. We hope over time to develop the deepest and widest coverage on Web 2.0 topics that you will find anywhere in the world. Though it's a complex and often subtle topic - and recognizing that Web 2.0 definitions vary across the community - we... (more)

Founder of HousingMaps.com Drills Down at "Real-World AJAX" Seminar in San Jose

Dissatisfaction with Craigslist is what spurred Paul Rademacher to create HousingMaps.com, he explained to a packed General Session at the "Real-World AJAX" One-Day Seminar in San Jose, CA, today. Using the JavaScript he saw implemented in Google Maps, Rademacher saw the potential of making location the organizing principle for a new type of housing site. The result was the first "mashup" on the Web, the best of Craigslist combined with the best of GoogleMaps. From having been a traditional applications write - including as an animation expert for Dreamworks, where he worked amo... (more)