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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. February 2005 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 architecture of web applications using certain technologies like CSS, DOM, and XMLHttpRequest.  January  2006 SYS-CON announces that the world's first-ever full One-Day AJAX Seminar, "Real-World AJAX," has already attracted a full complement of sponsors.  February 2006 AJAXWorld Magazine is conceiv... (more)

Doing AJAX with the Microsoft AJAX Development Platform

 AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 West, which will take place September 23-26, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, in Santa Clara, California, will present a session by Microsoft's Joe Stagner entitled: "Doing AJAX with the Microsoft AJAX Development Platform." Click here to register for the conference Click here to submit your paper MS AJAX combines rich, cross browser client side libraries with ASP.NET’s popular server side development technology to offer an ideal developers toolbox for developing the next generation of Web Applications. In this session Joe will guide you... (more)

Open Source Java, Ruby, PHP, Phobos and AJAX

Sun Microsystems is involved in a variety of open source projects related to AJAX technologies. This presentation recaps some of the most important projects that Sun is driving or actively participating in including jMaki: an AJAX framework that provides a lightweight model for creating JavaScript-centric AJAX-enabled Web applications using Java, Ruby, PHP, and Phobos; OpenAJAX alliance participation; Dojo foundation participation; GlassFish v2 and v3 AJAX support: Comet, jMaki, jRuby; Project Woodstock: next-generation UI widgets for JSF and AJAX; and Project Phobos: Server-Side... (more)

High Performance Rich Internet Applications

In the past few years, AJAX has become very popular because it has enabled developers to build more complex web applications. However, in the rush to push the browser to new limits, we have created a monster. While the original goal of AJAX was to make web applications more responsive by not reloading the entire document every time something changed on the page, the use of DHTML has sometimes made the overall experience more sluggish because browsers were never really designed as application platforms, occasionally performing poorly while executing seemingly simple tasks. Furth... (more)

The Business Value of Social Networking on Corporate Intranets

This Session will demonstrate why social networking is more than just marketing buzz; it is a relational model that has been used for years to define the way human beings interact, and it is the next step in the natural evolution of the Web. Learn how organizations can improve workflow and productivity by utilizing social software and online collaboration. See how social networking can be used to efficiently define and enable how work actually gets done on your intranet. Discover how your intranet can become a dynamic corporate knowledge base that will scale with the company as ... (more)