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PHP, Next Generation RIA Superhero

Andi Gutmans's RIA Session at AJAXWorld, March 18-20, in New York City

PHP is the server-side technology behind the majority of Web 2.0 sites like Facebook, Flickr, Technorati, Ning, and Web 2.0 applications like IBM's QedWiki, Wordpress and SugarCRM, the new generation of Rich Internet Applications (RIAs). Zend's CTO Andi Gutmans will explain the three essential components of RIAs and provide an overview of the relevant features in PHP 5 and Zend Framework that make them suitable for building RIAs.

He will explain why building beyond AJAX is desirable and necessary today:

- to deliver richer desktop-like user experiences - to expose functionality as easy-to-consume Web services - to leverage the user-base to contribute, enhance, and categorize information

Andi will also demo a sample application and will explain details including best practices for its implementation.

Speaker Bio: Andi has been a lead contributor to PHP since 1997, when he and Zeev Suraski developed the foundation for PHP 3. The new version was a turning point for the language, which today powers over 20 million Websites including Facebook and Yahoo! and enjoys a following of over 4.5 million developers.

Andi currently leads product strategy and innovation at Zend including the open-source Zend Framework project. In addition, he has helped Zend evolve into a successful global Web solutions company and fostered its growth by securing four rounds of financing, aiding with key customer wins, and supporting alliances with industry giants like IBM, Oracle and Microsoft.

Andi was named one of Computerworld’s “40 innovative IT people to watch, under the age of 40”. Also he is recognized from the widely circulated technical publications he has authored and is a frequent speaker on business and technology issues at global conferences.

Andi is a member of the PHP Group, the Apache Software Foundation and serves on the board of the Eclipse Foundation. Gutmans holds a B.A. in Computer Science from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.

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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
  • Rich-Web Case Studies and Mash-Ups
  • Enterprise Web 2.0 & Social Applications
  • Event-Driven Web
  • iPhone Developer Summit
  • RIA 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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