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Adobe's Hoyt: "The Next Generation of Desktop Apps Will Span Platforms"

Kevin Hoyt to Give Session on AJAX with Adobe AIR at AJAXWorld 2007 West in September

"AJAX developers brought Web 2.0 to the browser," says Adobe's Kevin Hoyt. "Now they can leverage their JavaScript and HTML skills - as well as the IDEs they are familiar with and already use - to build the next generation of desktop applications that span platforms." Hoyt will be giving a session at AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 West next month (September 23-26) at the Santa Clara Convention Center. It is titled "AJAX in a Desktop World."

Hoyt, a Platform Evangelist with Adobe, will demonstrate how to extend rich Internet application (RIA) development outside of the browser using AJAX with Adobe AIR - Adobe’s cross-operating system application runtime.

The concepts that will be introduced include native windows, native drag-and-drop, native clipboard support, local file IO, and persistence to a local database.

In other news SYS-CON Events announced yesterday that AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 West main sponsorship opportunities are now sold-out! The limited number of expo and event sponsorship opportunities that are still available are expected to be sold out soon. The new sponsors who joined the conference this week, and are not yet listed on the conference Website, will also be announced later in the week.

The charter sponsors of the most significant Rich Internet Applications event of the year include:

Laszlo Systems [Diamond Sponsor]: Laszlo Systems is the original developer of the open source platform OpenLaszlo, and provider of Rich Internet Applications and services that advance the Web experience. OpenLaszlo is an XML-native foundation for building next-generation Web applications that increase customer retention, conversion and brand loyalty. Laszlo provides comprehensive support services, education, and commercial application modules so that any company can easily make the move to Rich Internet Applications.

Cynergy Systems [Platinum Sponsor]: Cynergy Systems delivers Web, RIA and Legacy Migration solutions to over 1,400 customers worldwide. Maintaining offices across three continents and leveraging over a decade of experience, Cynergy Systems focuses on the delivery of rich, powerful business applications to customers across dozens of verticals including Healthcare, Manufacturing, Banking, and Governmental Organizations. Partners include Adobe, Microsoft, Sybase, Percussion Software and Jive Software.

IBM [Platinum Sponsor]: IBM is a key supporter of industry standards like AJAX and shows leadership in innovations in this emerging technology through participation in OpenAjax, an open industry collaboration dedicated to developing and expanding AJAX. Leverage the power of IBM on your AJAX development projects. Whether you're looking for free Web-based training , technical articles, or to interact and get your questions answered through forums, you can find all the resources you are looking for on IBM developerWorks.

JackBe [Platinum Sponsor]: JackBe is the leader in Enterprise Mashups. JackBe’s Presto is an Enterprise Mashup platform where users create, customize and collaborate for unparalleled efficiency and productivity. Presto allows business units to immediately respond to information needs, saving time through trusted sharing and ultimately providing users with the flexibility needed to create dynamic, reusable mashups. JackBe provides a new user-driven tier of integration technology to power enterprise mashups. JackBe’s standards-based Presto mashup platform unites the strengths of AJAX, SOA and existing IT investments to empower enterprise users.

Backbase [Gold Sponsor]: Backbase is the leading provider of AJAX-based rich Internet application (RIA) software and solutions. Backbase software provides a comprehensive AJAX development framework that is based on open standards, is easy to learn by developers, and integrates seamlessly into existing IT environments. Developers use Backbase AJAX software to create rich applications that deliver a superior end-user experience. Founded in 2003, Backbase is headquartered in San Mateo, California, and Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

ICEsoft [Gold Sponsor]: ICEsoft is the leading open source AJAX framework for enterprise Java developers. ICEfaces leverages the entire standards-based Java EE ecosystem of tools and execution environments. Rich enterprise application features are developed in pure Java and in a pure thin-client model. There are no applets or proprietary browser plug-ins required. ICEfaces applications are JavaServer Faces (JSF) applications, so Java EE application development skills apply directly and Java developers are isolated from doing any JavaScript-related development. ICEfaces is also the only enterprise AJAX framework on the market today that delivers unique AJAX Push capabilities.

Kaazing [Gold Sponsor]: Kaazing, headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, was founded for the purpose of delivering the best possible real-time experience for the Internet. Kaazing provides real-time software solutions to customers who really care about their end-user experience when it comes to usability, scalability, and performance. In addition to providing commercial enterprise software that delivers the best Internet real-time experience possible, Kaazing also provides support, training, and consulting services.

Kapow Technologies [Gold Sponsor]: Kapow Technologies is a market leader in Mashup Serving, Feed Serving and Web Scraping software that enables companies to deploy content-intensive applications, such as enterprise mashups and Web 2.0 services, at a fraction of the time and cost compared to traditional software methods. Because of these benefits combined with the company’s patented, unique visual scripting approach, Kapow Technologies is one of the fastest-growing software firms in the world, with more than 200 customers including Global 2000 firms such as AT&T, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, CSFB, Intel, Vodafone, U.S. Army, Audi and DHL. The company also serves Web 2.0 startups including SimplyHired and Momondo.

Microsoft [Gold Sponsor]: Microsoft technologies enable designers and developers to create next-generation Web experiences. With frameworks like ASP.NET AJAX, you can quickly create pages with sophisticated, responsive user interfaces and more efficient client/server communication by simply adding a few server controls to your pages. Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

Nexaweb [Gold Sponsor]: Nexaweb’s Enterprise Web 2.0 solutions enable enterprises to rapidly deploy Richer, Thinner, Faster applications over the Web. Specifically, applications built with Nexaweb deliver the high performance and robust functionality of client/server software with the universal reach, no-install deployment and centralized management of browser-based applications. With Nexaweb, building enterprise-strength RIA solutions using AJAX and Java UI applications that access legacy and service-oriented data systems is simple. And because it’s done in a unified declarative XML development environment, it doesn’t require rewriting code. Only Nexaweb’s comprehensive Enterprise Web 2.0 solutions are backed by an established methodology and reference architecture proven by more than 5,000 successful global deployments.

Sun Microsystems [Gold Sponsor]: Sun Microsystems, a creator and industry-leading advocate of emerging technologies, is revolutionizing and redefining system-wide management of rich, standards-compliant, Internet applications for the next-generation Web. A singular vision – “The Network Is the Computer” – guides Sun in the development of state-of-the-art, power-efficient servers and storage systems to award-winning, open-source based software offerings. When it comes to Web 2.0 technologies, Sun provides best-of-breed solutions to enterprises and startups worldwide for developing, deploying, and managing the next wave of computing.

Tele Atlas [Gold Sponsor]: Tele Atlas is a leading global provider of digital maps and dynamic location content for navigation and location-based solutions; this information powers some of the world’s most essential navigation and LBS solutions, including a wide range of personal and in-car navigation systems and mobile, Internet and geospatial applications that help users find the people, places and services they need, wherever they are. Tele Atlas partners also trust its digital map data to deliver critical applications for emergency, business, fleet, and infrastructure services. Through a combination of its own products and partnerships, Tele Atlas offers digital map coverage of more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.

TIBCO Software [Gold Sponsor]: TIBCO Software is a leading business integration and process management software company that enables real-time business. TIBCO has delivered the value of real-time business, what TIBCO calls The Power of Now®, to over 3,000 customers around the world and in a wide variety of industries. TIBCO provides innovative software that enables interoperability between applications and information sources, coordinates processes that span systems and people, and helps companies sense and respond to events and opportunities more quickly and with more certainty and control. TIBCO provides a comprehensive set of standards-based software that helps organizations achieve the benefits of real-time business in a way that not only leverages all of their existing assets, but can actually increase their effectiveness and value.

Quasar Technologies [Silver Sponsor]: Quasar Technologies is a global provider of Web 2.0 AJAX-based ECP (Enterprise Content Publishing) solutions allowing any type of user to work with high-end print publishing tools in one common platform where users connect and work from anywhere in the world in a virtual, collaborative, real-time environment where all processes are controlled, streamlined and fully automated throughout the entire cycle. Quasar ensures that the extended content value chain from creation to end production is optimized, coordinated and simplified – enabling highly advanced, professional functionalities throughout all facets of the process while eliminating the need for highly skilled users.

Rearden Commerce [Silver Sponsor]: Rearden Commerce provides the first online personal assistant that helps people quickly find, purchase, and manage the services they need, based on personal preferences and company policies. The Rearden Commerce Personal Assistant provides easy access to the world’s largest marketplace for services, instantly connecting people to more than 137,000 merchants. Whether it’s booking a flight or a hotel, making a restaurant reservation, finding event tickets, scheduling a conference call or shipping a package, the Rearden Commerce Personal Assistant simplifies the complex services landscape into one user-friendly experience.

Web Spiders [Silver Sponsor]: Web Spiders is a global provider of rich Internet application (RIA/Flex) development services and systems integration services for independent software vendors and corporations. With our offshore delivery centers in India and account centers in Europe and America, we bridge the offshore-onsite gap enabling our customers to achieve lower cost of ownership, reduce risk and accelerate ‘go-to-market’ strategies.

ILOG, Inc. [Expo Floor Sponsor]: ILOG delivers software that empowers our customers to make better decisions, faster. Over 2,000 global corporations and more than 400 leading software vendors rely on ILOG's market-leading visualization, business rule management system, and optimization software components to achieve dramatic returns on investment, and create market-defining products and services. Visit us to learn about ILOG JViews, our customizable Java and AJAX display components for building diagrams, dashboards, maps, schedules and charts. ILOG was founded in 1987 and employs more than 730 people worldwide.

Krugle [Expo Floor Sponsor]: Krugle, the code search engine for developers, was founded in 2005 around the concept of search-driven development. The Krugle Enterprise appliance indexes code and presents it in the context of other software assets that developers manage throughout the application development process. Krugle’s context-based search provides valuable insights to enterprise development resources that are information-rich but typically difficult to get to in a usable way. Krugle offers a free public site targeted at individual developers looking to leverage the 2.1 billion lines of publicly available code in our index.

OpSource [Expo Floor Sponsor]: OpSource™, the SaaS delivery experts, is focused on providing the operational infrastructure and ongoing services that enable software companies, On-Demand businesses, and Web application providers to deliver and maintain the highest quality Web-based solutions. By choosing OpSource as a SaaS partner, OpSource customers are freed from infrastructure management and can focus on improving applications and acquiring new customers. The OpSource On-DemandSM infrastructure enables businesses to deploy SaaS and Web-based applications quickly, cost-effectively, securely, and with high-quality standards.

Vertex Logic [Expo Floor Sponsor]: Vertex Logic delivers Rich Internet Web 2.0 solutions that are especially targeted toward community-collaboration and rich user interfaces with images. Each solution delivered by Vertex Logic is built using its core platform called AjaxFace. AjaxFace is a model-driven platform with server- and client-side components that work in cohesion. AjaxFace Client supports RIA using AJAX and Flash. AjaxFace server is a Java-based model-driven platform built on the top of Enterprise Java, Hibernate, Tomcat and various other open source technologies. Our platform empowers us to be productive and cost-effective in the delivery of various solutions.

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.


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