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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)

Tibco Ups AJAX Ante With New General Interface Release

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 abou... (more)

AJAXWorld Major Sponsorship Opportunities Sold-Out!

SYS-CON Events announced today that AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 West main sponsorship opportunities are now sold-out! The limited number of expo and event sponsorship opportunities that are still available are expected to be sold out soon. The new sponsors who joined the conference this week, and are not yet listed on the conference Website, will also be announced later in the week. The charter sponsors of the most significant Rich Internet Applications event of the year include: Laszlo Systems [Diamond Sponsor]: Laszlo Systems is the original developer of the open source pl... (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)

Nokia Is Assessing Mobile AJAX, Says Top Forum Nokia Executive

The head of Forum Nokia has confirmed that the world's biggest maker of mobile phones is actively exploring the role that "Mobile AJAX" might possibly play in the future for the 1.3M developers who make up the Forum Nokia community Lee Epting (pictured), Nokia's Vice President for Developer Operations, says that Nokia's aim of making the mobile platform more predictable and easier to work needs naturally to include newer browsing platforms...and AJAX is very much flavor of the month, so Nokia needs to watch it carefully and decide what mobile developers want. A veteran of Palm a... (more)