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ThinWire Principal Architect To Give Session at AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 West

Joshua Gertzen believes we're drowning in layers of abstraction, and that ThinWire takes away all that complexity

Joshua Gertzen believes that Web developers are currently drowning in layers of abstraction, and that the ThinWire development framework takes away all that complexity. "The framework does all the heavy lifting, letting you focus on creating great solutions for your users," he says.

Gertzen is Principal architect and team lead of the open source ThinWire AJAX RIA Framework, a Java-based framework that enables developers to create powerful enterprise web applications that are highly interactive and responsive by using pure Java and without having to muddle around with (D)HTML, JS or CSS. And at AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 West next week at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, he will be giving a session entitled "Effective AJAX for Everyone Including the Enterprise."

"For all the great things that AJAX adds to the Web developer's toolbox," says Gertzen, "it can also add layers of complexity to a Web development stack that is already bursting at the seams. As if that weren't enough to tackle, the needs of enterprise AJAX applications further complicate matters due to their more data centric needs and extensive user interaction demands."

In his view, the more you know about those pitfalls early on, the better you'll be able to separate the pragmatic AJAX use cases from the fluff.

Accordingly, in his AJAXWorld session next week, he will use examples from a real-life financial application that has been in production at a top-ten bank in the US since early 2005.

Gertzen will in his session:

  • Review a number of common pitfalls in depth, and details how they impacted this project.
  • Cover the technology and business decisions that went into its final design, and the perceived vs. real benefits of those decisions.
  • Show how key concepts of this application ultimately led to a fundamental change in the way that this company developed applications for the web.
  • Introduce delegates in Santa Clara to the ThinWire AJAX RIA Framework that was created during this project to standardize rich web application development.
  • Review a number of common pitfalls in depth, and details how they impacted this project.
  • Cover the technology and business decisions that went into its final design, and the perceived vs. real benefits of those decisions.
  • Show how key concepts of this application ultimately led to a fundamental change in the way that this company developed applications for the web.
  • Introduce delegates in Santa Clara to the ThinWire AJAX RIA Framework that was created during this project to standardize rich web application development.
  • "Although it's not the Holy Grail by any means," Gertzen notes, "we think the framework takes a giant leap in the right direction." Delegates will, in the open spirit of AJAXWorld, be able to make up their mind for themselves, first-hand.

    AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 West - Please visit our At-A-Glance 10-Track Schedule & Speaker Sessions

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    The world’s leading Rich Internet Applications & Web 2.0 event is expected to attract more than 1,000 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 in Action
    Track 02: Web 2.0 / Enterprise Mashups
    Track 03: Enterprise AJAX
    Track 04: RIA Frameworks & Toolkits
    Track 05: Security & Performance
    Track 06: Hot Topics
    Track 07: iPhone AJAX Applications
    Track 08: Advanced AJAX
    Track 09: Platform Choices / Real-World AJAX
    Track 10: OpenLaszlo Diamond Track

    The conference now includes the world famous AJAXWorld University's AJAX Developer Bootcamp, OpenLaszlo Track and Adobe Flex Developer Bootcamp. This Santa Clara AJAXWorld Expo Floor displays bleeding edge RIA technologies from the leading AJAX vendors.

    AJAXWorld 2007 West Conference & Expo Sponsored by the World's Top  Web 2.0 and RIA Technology Leaders!
    AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 West sponsors and exhibitors include: Laszlo Systems (Diamond Sponsor), JackBe (Platinum Sponsor), IBM (Platinum Sponsor), Cynergy (Platinum Sponsor), Oracle (Platinum Sponsor), Backbase (Gold Sponsor), Nexaweb (Gold Sponsor), ICEsoft (Gold Sponsor), TIBCO (Gold Sponsor), Kapow Technologies (Gold Sponsor), Kaazing (Gold Sponsor), Microsoft (Gold Sponsor), Sun Microsystems (Gold Sponsor), TeleAtlas (Gold Sponsor), Quasar Technologies(Silver Sponsor), Rearden Commerce (Silver Sponsor), Web Spiders (Silver Sponsor), 3Tera (Exhibitor), Farata Systems (Exhibitor), Apress (Exhibitor), ILOG (Exhibitor), Krugle (Exhibitor), Lightstreamer (Exhibitor),  OpSource (Exhibitor), PushToTest (Exhibitor), TileStack (Exhibitor), SnapLogic (Exhibitor), Webtide (Exhibitor), Vertex Logic (Exhibitor), AJAXWorld Magazine (Media Sponsor), TechTracker Media (Media Sponsor), Conference Guru (Media Sponsor), Extension Media (Media Sponsor), IT Toolbox (Media Sponsor), GoingToMeet (Media Sponsor), Flex Developer's Journal (Media Sponsor), Methods & Tools (Media Sponsor), BZ Media (Media Sponsor),  Web 2.0 Journal (Media Sponsor), SYS-CON.TV (Media Sponsor).

    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.

    As of Today OpenAjax Alliance Members Include: 24SevenOffice, abiss.gr, ActiveGrid, ActiveState, Adobe, American Greetings, Aplix Corporation, Appeon, Aptana, Arimaan Global Consulting, BEA Systems, Cisco Systems, Coradiant, Curl, Custom Credit Systems (Thinwire), Document Advantage, Dojo Foundation DreamFace Interactive, Eclipse Foundation, edge IPK, eLink Business Innovations, ESRI, F5, Fidelity Investments, Finetooth, Getahead (DWR), Global Computer Enterprises, GoETC, Google, Helmi Technologies, HR-XML, IBM, ICEsoft, Ikivo, ILOG, Innoopract, iPolipo, Isomorphic Software, IT MILL, JackBe, Javeline, JSSL, JWAX, Laszlo Systems, Lightstreamer, Microsoft, MobileAware, Mozilla Corporation, NetScript Technologies, Nexaweb, Nitobi, Novell, OpenLink Software, OpenSpot, OpenSymphony (OpenQA), Openwave Systems, Opera, OpSource, Oracle, OS3.IT, RadView, Redmonk, RIFT Technologies, SAP, Scalix, Seagull Software, Service-Now.com, Sitepen, Software AG, Sun Microsystems, Tealeaf Technology, Teleca Mobile, Telerik, The Frontside, Tibco, Transmend, Vertex Logic, Visible Measures, Visual WebGui, Volantis Systems, Webtide, XML11, Xucia, Zend, Zimbra, and Zoho.



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