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Server-Side JavaScript - All the Cool Kids Are Doing It!

Gen X Design's Ian Selby to Present at SYS-CON's AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo, Oct. 20-22, in San Jose, CA

In this session that no developer who uses JavaScript or ActionScript will want to miss, delegates will learn how to:

  • Overcome common hurdles and pitfalls of client-side only JavaScript development.
  • Speed up development time by cutting out extra server-side code and processing scripts that are no longer necessary.
  • Clean up your code base by reducing (or even eliminating) the number of languages needed to leverage to accomplish common tasks (i.e. Why bother with server-side PHP scripts to fetch database results when you can do it all in JavaScript on the server? Why mess with Curl to fetch content that your JavaScript code can grab in one line?)

Selby will also get hands on with live demonstration of how to:

  • Create JSON data services for your Ajax, Flash, Flex and Silverlight apps
  • Implement JavaScript RMI
  • Use your favorite Ajax libraries server-side.
  • Manipulate the DOM server-side
  • Talk to databases, file systems, networks, and remote sites or services (cross-domain XHRs are now a possibility!

The session will show Web developers how they can put their JavaScript skills to work on the server side using technologies like Mozilla Rhino and Aptana Jaxer, which embeds the entire Mozilla browser on the server side.

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Speaker Bio: Ian Selby is owner of Gen X Design. He has been developing web sites professionally for over 7 years, and has always tried to stay on the cutting edge of web trends and technologies. He believes that usability and the user experience are the most important thing when writing web applications. He has a passion for all things Web 2.0, love shiny icons and gradients, and lives in the San Francisco Bay area. He works for Aptana.

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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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