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How to Create a Real, Real-Time Experience with Enterprise Comet

Over the next couple of years the world of Internet as we know it will change dramatically

Over the next couple of years the world of Internet as we know it will change dramatically, providing users with Web applications that go far beyond what we can create today using RIA platforms such as Dojo and Flash.

Next generation Internet applications will provide you with instant news and real-time information without the need for plug-ins or 20th century polling techniques. Imagine using your Web browser to monitor ANY real-time data source, from server statistics to your favorite stock portfolio, with no polling, no plug-ins and no pain!

Today we can create highly interactive, plug-in free, Web applications that mimic many of the features provided by desktop applications, but there is still one area that has yet to be fully integrated - scalable server-initiated message delivery - Enterprise Comet.

Comet is an advanced technique to enable real-time messaging from a Web server to one or more browsers, even if some of those browsers are behind a firewall or proxy server. This is all great, but in a world of massively concurrent persistent connections, this new technique introduces its own challenges. Comet client technology can easily choke many of today's application servers that use blocking IO to service client connections.

Luckily, several leading edge application servers, such as Tomcat6, Glassfish and Jetty6, are already working on providing Comet support via Asynchronous Request Processing (ARP), addressing concerns about thread allocation per open connection. This session will not only discuss these challenges, but will also show you how to write, deploy and scale out a Comet-based real-time application using Enterprise Comet technology - without sacrificing simplicity or productivity.
 
Speaker Bio: Brian Albers has over 11 years of experience in the field of user interface technologies. Prior to joining Kaazing, Brian worked as Senior Development Manager at Oracle, where he led the planning and designing of the next generation of Oracle's UI technology, an effort publicly known as ADF Faces.

During his 10 year tenure at Oracle, Brian worked primarily on mixing cutting-edge technology with large enterprise demands (internationalization, accessibility, scalability). He proposed the open source donation of ADF Faces, which ultimately became the Apache MyFaces Trinidad project. Brian led a cross-team effort to develop a DHTML rich client and a mobile client presentation layer for Oracle's upcoming Project Fusion. In his career, Brian has focused on simplifying complex UI programming models for widespread use, while maintaining backwards compatibility and keeping future flexibility, which now pays dividends in Oracle's effort to move older technologies to it's Fusion stack. Brian received a BS degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas, Austin, and a BA degree in Plan II Honors from the University of Texas, Austin.
 
AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 West will take place on September 23-26, 2007, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, in Santa Clara, California, and will offer a new dedicated "iPhone Track."
 
Another dedicated track will offer a comparative education opportunity for conference delegates on emerging RIA tools, including a dimaond track on OpenLaszlo, and  sessions on Microsoft's Silverlight, and Sun's JavaFX.
 
 
The world’s leading Rich Internet Applications & Web 2.0 event is expected to attract more than 2,000 i-technology developers. AJAXWorld grew from a single track, one-day seminar, less than a year ago, into a four-day international conference & expo with more than 150 sessions delivered in ten simultaneous tracks, by more than 150 faculty members.
 
Track 01: Rich Internet Applications
Track 02: Web 2.0 Enterprise Mashups
Track 03: Enterprise AJAX Applications
Track 04: RIA Frameworks & Toolkits
Track 05: Security in RIA Applications
Track 06: Server-Side AJAX
Track 07: iPhone AJAX Applications
Track 08: Silverlight – Flex – Java FX
Track 09: Bleeding-Edge AJAX Applications
Track 10: OpenLaszlo Diamond Track
 
The conference now includes the world famous AJAXWorld University's AJAX Developer Bootcamp, OpenLaszlo Track and Adobe Flex 3 Developer Bootcamp. This year’s AJAXWorld Expo Floor is expected to display bleeding edge RIA technologies from more than 75 leading AJAX vendors.

AJAXWorld 2007 East Conference & Expo Sponsored by the World's Top  Web 2.0 and RIA Technology Leaders!
AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 East sponsors and exhibitors included: Laszlo Systems (Diamond Sponsor), JackBe (Platinum Sponsor), Adobe (Platinum Sponsor), Cynergy (Platinum Sponsor), Backbase (Gold Sponsor) Google (Gold Sponsor), Nexaweb (Gold Sponsor), ICEsoft (Gold Sponsor), Oracle (Gold Sponsor), Helmi Technologies (Gold Sponsor), JetBrains (Gold Sponsor), TIBCO (Gold Sponsor), Kapow Technologies (Gold Sponsor), Sun Microsystems (Silver Sponsor), Parasoft (Silver Sponsor), Servoy (Silver Sponsor), Etelos (Silver Sponsor),  Microsoft (Expo Plus Sponsor),  Lightstreamer (Exhibitor Plus Sponsor),  IT Mill (Exhibitor Plus Sponsor), FrogLogic (Exhibitor Plus Sponsor), ThinWire (Expo Sponsor), Quasar Tecnologies (Expo Sponsor), Zapatec (Exhibitor Plus Sponsor), MB Technologies Bindows (Exhibitor), OpenSpot (Exhibitor), ILOG (Exhibitor), Passport Corporation (Exhibitor), Addison-Wesley (Exhibitor), The Thomson Corporation (Exhibitor), Isomorphic Software-SmartClient (Exhibitor), Universal Mind (Exhibitor), Farata Systems (Exhibitor Plus),  Manning Publications (AJAX Book Sponsor), Apress (AJAX Book Sponsor), Conference Guru (Media Sponsor), Flash Goddess (Media Sponsor), AJAXWorld Magazine (Media Sponsor), Web 2.0 Journal (Media Sponsor), SYS-CON.TV (Media Sponsor), IT Mill (Media Sponsor), Methods & Tools (Media Sponsor), Web 2.0 Journal (Media Sponsor), and OASIS.

The Most Distinguished Conference Faculty of the Year
AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 East, which took place last March in New York City, featured more than 120 distinguished speakers who between them represent  the world's leading domain experts in designing, building, and deploying rich-web applications and solutions, including: Jan Aaleman - Servoy, Brad Abrams - Microsoft, Aaron Adams - Cynergy Systems, Mike Aizatsky - JetBrains, Dean Allemang - TopQuadrant, John F. Andrews - Evans Data Corp, Troy Angrignon - Business Objects, Jean-Francois Arcand - Sun, Robb Beal - Laszlo Systems, Scott Blum - Google, Stowe Boyd - Blue Whale Labs, Bob Buffone - Nexaweb, Alex Bunardzic - Jooto, Kurt Cagle - Cagle Communications, Andre Charland - Nitobi, Christophe Coenraets - Adobe, Dan Cornell - Open Web Application Security Project, Douglas Crockford - Yahoo!, John Crupi - JackBe, Luis Derechin - JackBe, Nima Dilmaghani - Microsoft, John Eckman - Optaros, John Fallows - Brane Corporation, Jon Ferraiolo - OpenAjax Alliance, Jeremy Geelan - SYS-CON Media, Joshua Gertzen - ThinWire, Rob Gonda - iChameleon, Robert Goodman - IBM, Chris Gruber - IBM, Aaron Gustafson - easy-reader.net, Andi Gutmans - Zend, Kris Hadlock - krishadlock.com, Kevin Hakman - TIBCO, James Harmon - Object Training Group, Dion Hinchcliffe - Hinchcliffe & Co./AJAXWorld Magazine, Billy Hoffman - SPI Dynamics, Molly E. Holzschlag - Molly.com, Kevin Hoyt - Adobe, Jonas Jacobi - Brane Corporation, Nathan Jakubiak - Parasoft, Ajit Jaokar - Futuretext, Karl Johnson - Cynergy Systems, TJ Kang - ThinkFree, Antun Karlovac - Laszlo Systems, Ritu Khanna - University of Michigan, Gavin King - JBoss/Red Hat, Riccardo La Rosa - Molecular, Jonathan Levin - JADE, Kent Libbey - Laszlo Systems, David Linthicum - The Linthicum Group, Kito Mann - JSF Central, Stephen Maryka - ICEsoft, Craig McClanahan - Sun, Eric Miraglia - Yahoo!, Greg Murray - Sun, Jim Phelan - Stream57, Jouk Pleiter - Backbase, Mike Potter - Adobe, Peggy Rackstraw - Laszlo Systems, Hooman Radfar - Clearspring Technologies, Juho Risku - Helmi Technologies, Gordon Ritter - Emergence Capital Partners, Steve Rubel - "Micropersuasion", Adam Sah - Google, Bruno Schaeffer - Canoo Engineering, Chris Schalk - Google, Dylan Schiemann - Sitepen / Dojo Foundation, Neil Sequeira - General Capital Partners, Seshubabu Simhadri - Global Computer Enterprises, Bret Simister - Laszlo Systems, Ric Smith - Oracle, Reginald Stadlbauer - froglogic, Joe Stagner - MIcrosoft, Ryan Stout - Freewebs, Yuval Tarsi - Serendipity Technologies, David Temkin - Laszlo Systems, Edward H. Trager - University of Michigan, Tony Tran - Roundarch, Andrew Trice - Cynergy Systems, Walker - Getahead / DWR, Coach Wei - Nexaweb, Dustin Whittle - Yahoo!, Dave Wolf -Cynergy Systems, Adam Wolff - Laszlo Systems, Bob Zurek - IBM.

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Ever since Google popularized a smarter, more responsive and interactive Web experience by using AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript + XML) for its Google Maps & Gmail applications, SYS-CON's RIA News Desk has been covering every aspect of Rich Internet Applications and those creating and deploying them. If you have breaking RIA news, please send it to RIA@sys-con.com to share your product and company news coverage with AJAXWorld readers.

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radixweb 08/18/08 05:40:48 AM EDT

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Comet News Desk 08/12/07 07:15:09 PM EDT

Over the next couple of years the world of Internet as we know it will change dramatically, providing users with Web applications that go far beyond what we can create today using RIA platforms such as Dojo and Flash. Next generation Internet applications will provide you with instant news and real-time information without the need for plug-ins or 20th century polling techniques. Imagine using your Web browser to monitor ANY real-time data source, from server statistics to your favorite stock portfolio, with no polling, no plug-ins and no pain!