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
Headed in 2008?" - which also included predictions from: Joshua Allen,
Microsoft; Dr Adam Kolawa, Parasoft; Eric Newcomer, IONA Technologies; Bill
Roth, BEA Systems; Brad Abrams, Microsoft; Kevin Hoffman, iPhone Developer's
Journal; Ian Thain, Sybase; Yakov Fain, Farata Systems.
Bray is Director of ... (more)
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)
It has come a long, long way since February 2005 when Jesse James Garrett
coined the now universally used term for it: the rise and rise of 'AJAX' has
been meticulously reflected in the pages of SYS-CON Media's magazines and web
sites. We take an end-of-year look at its first 22 months.
Garrett, President and a founder of Adaptive Path, writes his seminal essay
offering a new approach to Web applications, goes away on vacation, and comes
back a week later to a mountain of e-mail from around the world asking for
more details about this new way of thinking about the arc... (more)
In this session Jon and Sumeer will describe current work at OpenAjax
Alliance on OpenAjax Hub 1.1 and secure mashups. Mashups have the potential
for revolutionizing the way Web applications are developed, but there are
security risks. In order to unleash the industry, OpenAjax Alliance is adding
secure mashup features to its OpenAjax Hub 1.1 release. This new release will
include a set of techniques called "SMash" that were originally developed by
IBM Research and allows for secure mashups that run in today's browsers. The
session will introduce mashups, OpenAjax Hub, and SMash,... (more)
Over the last 24 years Bill Scott has been involved in the study of nuanced
design in crafting rich interfaces, so who better at the 6th International
AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo to address the topic "Crafting Rich Web
Interfaces" than the UI and UX guru who is currently Director of User
Interface Engineering at Netflix.
In every field of design one of the first things students do is learn from
the work of others. They study and break down real-world examples in order to
understand the underlying principles and patterns that make for successful
design. Then they learn to app... (more)