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Brad Abrams Presented A No-Slides, Code Only Session at AJAXWorld

For those who missed it, Brad's encore presentation will be streaming on SYS-CON.TV

AJAXWorld delegates today saw a no-slides, code-only presentation that started with a blank directory and built a data-driven, AJAX enabled, ASP.NET web application from scratch that implemented common AJAX patterns with the rich set of AJAX Control Toolkit, accessed data with LINQ, and implemented standards-based styling and layout using CSS and clean HTML.

 Brad also presented the new features of ASP.NET 3.5 and Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 and how they integrated together to provide the world's most productive web development experience.

This session used the 100% free .NET Framework and Visual Studio tools, and the resulting application worked with all browsers, Safari, Firefox and, of course, IE.

Brad Abrams is currently the Group Program Manager for the UI Framework and Services team at Microsoft which is responsible for delivering the developer platform that spans both client and web based applications, as well as the common services that are available to all applications. Specific technologies owned by this team include ASP.NET, Atlas and Windows Forms. He was a founding member of both the Common Language Runtime, and .NET Framework teams.

Brad has been designing parts of the .NET Framework since 1998 when he started his framework design career building the BCL (Base Class Library) that ships as a core part of the .NET Framework. He was also the lead editor on the Common Language Specification (CLS), the .NET Framework Design Guidelines, the libraries in the ECMA\ISO CLI Standard, and has been deeply involved with the WinFX and Windows Vista efforts from their beginning.

He co-authored Programming in the .NET Environment, and was editor on .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference Vol 1 and Vol 2 and the Framework Design Guidelines.

For those who missed it, Brad's encore presentation will be streaming on SYS-CON.TV.

The Most Distinguished Conference Faculty Alumni -
A Who's Who of the RIA Rock Stars!
AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo faculty alumni include such notable speakers as: Brad Abrams (Microsoft), Danny Allan (Watchfire), Jean-Francois Arcand (Sun Microsystems), Roland Barcia (IBM), Jeffrey Barr (Amazon), Robb Beal (Lazslo Systems), Sumeer Bhola (IBM), Robert Boedigheimer (The Schwan Food Company), David Boloker (IBM), Jeff Brown (G2One), Shane Bryzak (JBoss), Bob Buffone (Nexaweb), Kurt Cagle, Kord Campbell (Splunk), Max Carlson (Lazslo Systems), Marco Cassario (Adobe), Andre Charland (Nitobi), William Cava (Ektron), Frank Cohen (PushToTest), Lauren Cooney (IBM), Rod Cope (OpenLogic), Douglas Crockford (Yahoo), Jnan Dash (Curl), Andy Denmark (TripIt), Andrew Donoho (IBM), Jon Doyle (CommuniGate Systems), Andreas Ecker (1&1 Internet AG), Yakov Fain (Farata Systems), John Fallows (Kaazing), Jon Ferraiola (OpenAjax Alliance), Giuseppe Ferrigno (MomentumSI), Lou Fox (Blue Wolf), Anthony Franco (EffectiveUI), John Fronckowiak (IDC Consulting), Michael Galpin (eBay), Andrea Gazzaniga (Funambol), Evan Gerber (Molecular), Joshua Gertzen (ThinWire), Becky Gibson (IBM), Michael Girouard (Magnani Caruso Dutto), Paul Giurata (Catalyst Resources), Ted Goddard (ICEsoft), Sue Googe (Edream Solutions), Jeremy Grelle (SpringSource), Mike Grushin (SharpStyle Labs), Arun Gupta (Sun Microsystems), Andi Gutmans (Zend), Kevin Hakman (Aptana), Bert Halstead (Curl), James Harmon (Object Training Group), Jeff Haynie (Appcelerator), Mark Heid (IBM), Christian Heilmann (Yahoo), Billy Hoffman (HP), Kevin Hoffman, Kingsley Idehen (OpenLink Software), Jonas Jacobi (Kaazing), Dietrich Kappe (Pathfinder), Chris Keene (Wavemaker), Renat Khasanshyn (Apatar), Scott Kirkwood (MomentumSI), Peter Kirwan (Webmetrics), John Krahulec (ConceptSolutions), Senthil Krishnapillai (Sybase iAnywhere), Steve Maryka (ICEsoft), Mark McIlvane (Velocent Systems), Eric Miraglia (Yahoo), Stewart Nickolas (IBM), Peter Nickolov (3Tera), Emil Ong (Caucho Technology), Mike Padilla (Vanguard), Sriram Padmanabhan (IBM), Guy Peled (Gizmox), Adam Peller (IBM); Olivier Poupeney (DreamFace Interactive), Hooman Radfar (Clearspring), David Rapperport (Quest Diagnostics), Scott Regan (Sonoa Systems), Mark Ric (Kaazing), Asaf Saar (SAP Labs), Chris Schalk (Google), David Schlesinger (ACCESS), Joe Stagner (Microsoft), Jeff Tapper (Digital Primates IT Consulting Services), Shashank Tiwari (Saven Technologies), Ian Tomlin (NDMC), Lars Trieloff (Day Software), Rob Tweed (M/Gateway Developments), Coach Wei (Nexaweb), Matthias Wessendorf (Oracle), Chris Williams (Aptana), Dev Worah (Virtusa).

6th International AJAX World RIA Conference & Expo Faculty
SYS-CON's upcoming "6th International AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo" faculty includes such distinguished speakers as: Brad Abrams (Microsoft), Christopher Allen (iPhoneWebDev.com), Jeffrey Barr (Amazon), David Boloker (IBM), Bob Buffone (Nexaweb), Max Carlson (Openlaszlo.org), Dave Carroll (Salesforce.com), William Cava (Ektron), Roberto Chinnici (Sun Microsystems), Jeremy Chone (Nexaweb), Douglas Crockford (Yahoo), Jnan Dash (Curl), Andy Denmark (TripIt), Ali Diab (AdMob), Jon Doyle (CommuniGate Systems), Jim Driscoll (Sun Microsystems), John Fallows (Kaazing), Eric Farrar (Sybase iAnywhere), Jon Ferraiolo (IBM), Marcus Franz (BF Blogform Search), Chuck Freedman (Ribbit), John Fronckowiak (IDC Consulting), Michael Galpin (eBay), Evan Gerber (Molecular), Michael Girouard (Magani Caruso Dutton), Dan Gisolfi (IBM), Ted Goddard (ICEsoft), Sue Googe (Edream Solutions), Laurie Gray (OneSpring), Jeremy Grelle (SpringSource), Mike Grushin (feedbackFX), Arun Gupta (Sun Microsystems), Scott Guthrie (Microsoft), Wesley Hales (JBoss/Red Hat), Brent Hamby (NextDB.net), Geoff Hendrey (NextDB.net), Michael Ho (Quasidea Developments), Billy Hoffman (HP), Pieter Humphrey (Oracle (BEA)), Kingsley Idehen (OpenLink Software), Jonas Jacobi (Kaazing), Christophe Jolif (ILOG), Yehuda Katz (EngineYard), Chris Keene (Wavemaker), Charles Kendrick (Isomorphic), Howard Kiewe (Info-Tech Research Group), Ed Kiraly (ILOG), Roger Kitain (Sun Microsystems), John Krahulec (Bizwhazee), Senthil Krishnapillai (Sybase iAnywhere), Chris Laffra (IBM), Peter Laird (Oracle), Jan Linden (Global IP Solutions), Kevin Lynch (Adobe), Stephen Maryka (ICEsoft), Dave Meeker (Roundarch), Mark Meeker (Orbitz Worldwide), Ryan Moquin (BEA Systems), Greg Murray (Aptana), Guy Naor (Morph Labs), Kevin Nilson (E*Trade), Michael Oliver (Corent Technology), Adam Polansky (Travelocity), Matthew Quinlan (Appcelerator), Tatiana Nasser Rafique (SS & C Technologies), Juan Camilo Ruiz (Oracle Development Tools for JDeveloper/ADP), Ben Rushlo (Keynote Systems), Frank Salim (Kaazing), Chris Schalk (Google), Andy Schwartz (Oracle), Bill Scott (Yahoo), Ian Shelby (Gen X Design), Shay Shmeltzer (Oracle JDeveloper), Karthik Shyamsunder (VeriSign), Raghavan Srinivas (Sun Microsystems), Peter Svensson (Nethouse AB), Nicholas Thomas (Finicity), Rob Tweed (M/Gateway) Kirstan Vandersluis (XAware), James Ward (Adobe), Coach Wei (RazorSpeed LLC), Adrian Weisberg (Takuan Consulting), Bill Westerman (Create with Context), Elaine Wherry (Meebo) and Dev Worah (Virtusa).

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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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