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Web 2.0 Design: The Ajax Spectrum Yesterday I had the pleasure of talking with key people from two Ajax providers, TIBCO General Interface's Kevin Hakman and Zapatec Ajax Suite's Dror Matalan.  Each company has two quite different approaches to designing Ajax-enabled software and it highlighted an increasingly clear divide in the way that people are thinking about online software.  In these early days of Web 2.0, the best methods of building applications are still more art than science.  But as the Ajax development tools mature they are falling into two general approaches that have far reaching ramifications for Web 2.0 software design, reuse, and adoption.  Since these tools make architectural choices that can cut different ways with long-term effect, it means Web 2.0 software designers have to some weighty choices to make before they decide how to proceed. One thi... (more)

Google's Bosworth and Rademacher Join "Real-World AJAX" Conference Faculty

"Real-World AJAX" Seminar added two more rock stars to its faculty, Adam Bosworth, Google's vice president of engineering and Paul Rademacher, the creator of HouseingMaps.com. Bosworth and Rademacher will both be part of the "Real-World AJAX" San Jose faculty, which will take place on Monday, April 24 2006, at the Doubletree Hotel in San Jose, California. Adam Bosworth is Vice President of Engineering, Google. He joined Google in 2005 from BEA Systems, where he was Chief Architect & Senior VP of Advanced Development. Prior to joining BEA, Bosworth co-founded Crossgain, a software... (more)

Using Google Web Toolkit

Bret Taylor will demonstrate AJAX development with Google Web Toolkit, Google's new development tool that lets you write browser-compatible AJAX applications in Java. In his AJAXWorld session, he will demonstrate some of the most widely used features of GWT, including browser history management, asynchronous server communication, and UI development. Speaker Bio: Bret Taylor is the Senior Product Manager for Google's developer programs. He joined Google in early 2003, where he has been responsible for over 25 product launches, including Google Maps, the Google Maps API, and Google... (more)

AJAX Used to Shorten Long Hyperlink URLs on URLic.com

Many internet users post links to YouTube, MySpace and various blogging sites. The problem with these links is that they are very long, because they contain various parameters in the URL address line. A link to a specific item on eBay, for example, can be 100 characters long and even more. These links are impossible to remember and do not look good in any context. The solution is to use a URL forwarding or a URL redirection service. URLic.com is a URL redirection service specifically designed to make posting links from YouTube, MySpace, FaceBook and other popular sites easy and c... (more)

Zoho Delivers AJAX Apps for Entrepreneur.com

Zoho has partnered with Entrepreneur.com to create Entrepreneur Assist. The newly launched website gives entrepreneurs and small business owners the ultimate combination of free, collaborative office tools and business content. The strategic partnership also demonstrates the stickiness Zoho creates for companies trying to get users to spend more time on their websites. See the introduction video discussion at http://www.viddler.com/explore/raju/videos/6/ or the demo video at http://www.viddler.com/raju/videos/4/ Entrepreneur Assist marks an industry-first union of publisher cont... (more)