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Coach Wei Explains Enterprise AJAX Adoption Without Being a Rocket Scientist

Coach Wei's RIA Session at AJAXWorld, March 18-20, in New York City

Consumer applications such as Google Maps have opened the eyes of business users to a new Web experience, but the technology behind Google Maps -- AJAX -- poses significant development and maintenance challenges. Although powerful in the hands of rocket scientists, AJAX has been beyond the grip of average enterprise developers. This session presents techniques and approaches that significantly simplify AJAX development and maintenance. Starting by introducing the declarative and programmatic programming models and different levels of AJAX adoption, the session addresses how to:

  • Develop AJAX applications the right way
  • Reduce the skill set requirements
  • Make AJAX scale to large, distributed team-based development projects,
  • Integrate multiple community projects to achieve higher productivity.

The session presents code and application examples.

Speaker Bio: Coach Wei is Chairman and CTO of Nexaweb technologies, an Enterprise Web 2.0 software company. Before founding Nexaweb, Coach architected and designed software for managing storage networks at EMC Corporation. As a champion for open source and open standard, Coach is the author of open source word processor AJAXWord, a committer at Apache XAP project and a member of OpenAJAX Alliance steering committee, etc. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and has many publications on various technical journals. Coach obtained his master's degree from MIT, holds six patents and maintains “Enterprise Web 2.0” blog at http://www.coachwei.com.

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2008  Will Be The Decision Year for RIAs
AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2008 will provide delegates with the optimum balance between RIAs, Rich Web Technologies and AJAX, while underlining business needs, technology potential, and enhanced user experience.

This year at AJAXWorld the relentless focus is not only on where RIAs are now but also where Rich Web Technologies are headed, where Enterprise Web 2.0 and Social Applications are taking the software development industry and the end user, and how Rich Web Technologies are transforming our businesses and our lives.

Delegates will learn how RIAs are making money and gaining market-share for some of the leading businesses in the world.

The real-world questions that will be answered by this year's 140+ sessions are those that currently preoccupy working developers, architects, IT managers and business line managers. The 2008 tracks include:

  • Enterprise RIAs and AJAX
  • Rich-Web Case Studies and Mash-Ups
  • Enterprise Web 2.0 & Social Applications
  • Event-Driven Web
  • iPhone Developer Summit
  • Diamond Track

AJAXWorld is sponsored by the world’s leading RIA technology providers including.

Conference faculty includes the world’s top RIA experts.

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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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