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Retirement planning website NewRetirement.com  announced complete implementation of its suite of retirement calculators and services using Microsoft’s .Net Framework 2.0, SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005. Using the developer platform’s standard ASP.Net 2.0 features, like Membership and Profiles, NewRetirement offers a customized user experience. Microsoft’s developer platform enabled NewRetirement to deploy rapidly the website’s visitor personalization features.  These features give users the ability to evaluate their need for products, such as a reverse mortgage or long term care health care insurance, and to asses and track their retirement personal finances. Built from the ground up with Microsoft’s software, NewRetirement’s free retirement calculator, the retirement services inquiry process, and community advice bulleti... (more)

AJAX Solutions for the iPhone Webcast Live on SYS-CON.TV

As interest in mobile AJAX gathers in the wake of the Apple iPhone release, the ICEfaces open source project is poised to deliver mobile AJAX solutions.  This presentation talks about why the server-centric nature of the ICEfaces technology provides inherent advantages in the mobile space. You will get a brief overview of the ICEfaces technology and see how it is applicable to resource-constrained mobile devices. There is also a demonstration of a mobile ICEfaces application running on both the Safari and Opera mobile browsers. Finally, you will learn about some of the emerging ... (more)

Applibase Unveils Open Source Visual AJAX Builder and Online Mashups Service

Applibase announced  an open source visual AJAX builder, called AppliBuilder, and online mashups creation service at datamashups.com. The service allows users to create mashup applications online, using a drag-and-drop visual builder. AppliBuilder allows developers to quickly create useful web applications from a wide variety of visual components. With support for REST Web Services and SQL databases, AppliBuilder provides easy ways to collect and present data in web applications. This brings together the power of data integration and web components, and gives developers easy ways... (more)

Web Services With Web 2.0 Interfaces Are Surging – Thanks to AJAX

"AJAX is allowing developers to make web-based applications function more like desktop ones," said AJAXWorld Conference 2006 speaker John Andrews (pictured), President of Evans Data Corp, as Evans - which has been tracking AJAX since it appeared on the scene - announced recently the results of its Spring 2006 survey of 400 managers and developers. Close to half of developers surveyed, Andrews saud, stated that they were already working with AJAX or plan to do so in the coming year. REST (Representational State Transfer) use is rising as well. The Evans Data survey found a 37% incr... (more)

AJAX Framework Alternatives To Be Discussed at AJAXWorld

There are a number of different frameworks that will do much of the heavy lifting for AJAX developers, from the well-known such as TIBCO GI, Dojo and ThinWire to the perhaps less well-known Taconite framework. Which is best suited to doing what job - and why? This fundamental question will be the central concern of this Lunch Time "Power Panel" during the first day of AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 East. The first  "Power Panel" on this subject - moderated by AJAXWorld 2006 Conference Chair and Host Jeremy Geelan and simulcast on SYS-CON.TV - was held 7:15PM - 8:00PM Wednesday,... (more)