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AJAX and Comet from the Server Side

AJAX and specially Comet have significant impacts on how Web apps are designed and how they can be deployed and scaled

When people think of AJAX, they mostly consider the client side. However, AJAX and specially Comet have significant impacts on how web apps are designed and how they can be deployed and scaled. This session examines the requirements for a Java AJAX server, the solutions available from Jetty and other servers, and will summrize the efforts to date to standardize these in the servlet specification.

Greg Wolkins will present his session at the First International AJAXWorld Conference & Expo.

Greg Wilkins is the lead developer of the Jetty open source servlet server and a member of the expert group for the servlet specification from the Java Community Process. He has also contributed to Geronimo, JBoss, activemq and other open source projects. Born in Sydney in 1964, Greg graduated from Sydney University with an honors degree in Computer Science in 1986. Since then he has worked as developer, designer, team leader and architect on varied problem domains including telecoms and WWW. He is the founder of Mort Bay Consulting and the CEO of Webtide.

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