I wonder how many people, as I did, found themselves thrown into confusion by
the death last week of Jean Ichbiah (pictured), inventor of Ada.
Learning that the inventor of a computer programming language is already old
enough to have lived 66 years (Ichbiah was 66 when he succumbed to brain
cancer) is a little like learning that your 11-year-old daughter has grown up
and left home or that the first car you ever bought no longer is legal
because it runs on gasoline in an age where all automobiles must run on
water. How can something as novel, as new, as a computing language possibly
already be so old-fangled that an early practitioner like Ichbiah can
already no longer be with us?
The thought was so disquieting that it took me immediately back to the last
time I wrote about Ichbiah, and indeed about Ada Lovelace for whom his
language was named. It was in the context ... (more)
"As businesses are beginning to see more traffic through their cloud services
or APIs than their browser-based applications, it is necessary to have a
scalable, easy to install analytics solution for valuable business insight,"
said Chet Kapoor, CEO of Sonoa Systems, as his company today announced the
availability of Sonoa Analytics, a powerful solution that enables
business-level visibility and decision support for cloud services and APIs.
"We are addressing this need and giving our customers the ability to rapidly
introduce a powerful, enterprise-grade analytics solution built for 'cloud
No executive, Kapoor argues, would run a Web site without the analytics to
understand and make decisions around customers, partners and investments.
"APIs require the same level of visibility," he notes.
In the growing API economy, Kapoor says, companies are s... (more)
This is truly the age of the browser interface. Internet Websites and Web
applications increasingly offer rich, dynamic, browser-based user interfaces
that deliver everything you expect from an installed desktop application.
These applications deliver function and ease-of-use without requiring
expensive desktop software installs.
The underlying technology for this browser UI approach has existed for a
decade but the term AJAX was coined in 2005 by Jesse James Garrett of
Adaptive Path. The core of this approach is the ability to make dynamic,
asynchronous data requests of a Web server without having to reload the Web
page or hit the refresh button. This approach enables Web developers to build
rich UIs that run on every browser and across every popular platform.
become available from open source... (more)
Republished with kind permission from IndicThreads.com:
"Ajax technologies aren't particularly new or sexy"
Harshad Oak: Congratulations on the publication of your book “AJAX In
Action”. Could you tell us a little more about yourself and your
involvement in Ajax?
Dave Crane (pictured): Hi! Thanks, it's a real buzz to see the book out
there, and getting such a good reception. I've been working with the web for
kept creeping into everything that I did.
Five years ago, I found myself on a project developing set-top box systems
large JS codebase. Since then, I tended to apply what-we-now-know-as-Ajax
style approaches to my web app coding, u... (more)
The first one of the seminar series "Real-World AJAX" took place on Monday,
March 13, 2006 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square in New York City. More
than 400 delegates -twice as many as initially projected- attended this
inaugural event, with 15,000 SYS-CON.TV viewers tuning into the live
simulcast. The following is the photo album of the "Real-World AJAX"
conference in New York City, March 13, 2006. Archived video presentations of
this 12-hour event can be located at the conference website as well as
Exclusive live SYS-CON.TV interviews with faculty members can be viewed here.
Jeremy Geelan's SYS-CON.TV power panel participants left to right: Christophe
Coenraets of Adobe, David Heinemeier Hansson of 37signals.com, Bill Scott of
Yahoo!, Dion Hinchcliffe of Sphere of Influence, and Jesse James Garrett of
Christophe Coenraets of Adobe an... (more)
TheBroth.com is now inviting visitors to participate in "The Global Mosaic"!
TheBroth is a new internet phenomenon where individuals from all over the
world can come together to create colorful works of digital art in real time.
The Global Mosaic is made of 1,000 colorful tiles that are shared by
everyone. When someone moves a tile, others can instantly see it move on
"TheBroth belongs to a new breed of novel web 2.0 internet applications. It
is massively multiplayer and real time, which in itself is cool and a lot of
fun. Artists may view and use TheBroth as a global collaborative art project,
lunchtimers may play with it just for fun, and tech enthusiasts may get a
kick out of the fun application of modern internet technologies such as Ajax
that bring TheBroth experience to everyone with an internet connection," says
Markus Weichselbaum, TheBroth.co... (more)
Like so many of the ideas that tumble out of the Googleplex into the public
domain, Google Trends is irresistible. SYS-CON group publisher and editorial
director Jeremy Geelan puts the application, newly taken out of beta and now
available to all cyberspace from the Google main page, through its paces by
taking it out for a giddy spin around the i-Technology world. The results are
"See what the world is searching for" says the slogan
accompanying http://www.google.com/trends - and that very precisely
encapsulates the aspect of Google Trends that makes it addictive. Like
Technorati on speed.
There really isn't any limit to the number of searches one can do while still
assuring oneself that it is diligent journalistic research. Take the usual
run-of-the-mill stuff, for example, like comparing "Java" and ".NET":
But the real apples-to-apples c... (more)
JSON creator Douglas Crockford presented an overview of JSON--what he calls a
"lightweight data interchange format"--at the Real-World Ajax Seminar at the
Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Crockford said that an advantage of the dot-com
bust years is that "since nothing was going on" in the industry, the browsers
actually became much more stable pieces of software, to the advantage of
developers and users.
He said that the current resurgence of activity in the technology sector and
software development world will likely lead to future instability, even new
companies offering browsers to a market that is currently focused mostly on
Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, and Safari.
These concerns aside, Crockford said in his presentation that he is working
with the major browser developers to integrate a JSON Request functionality
into them. He said that talks with Microsoft ... (more)
The 1990s saw the Web’s rise and abrupt fall. Venture capitalists
poured hundreds of millions of dollars into start-ups that burst along with
the bubble. Welcome to its re-birth: deemed Web 2.0. From wiki’s,
blogs, podcasts, to RIAs, RSS feeds and user generated content: this is the
new generation of a user-driven internet. This presentation will provide the
audience a VC’s perspective, sharing insights into what investors are
looking for; uncover its controversies; and discuss the utilization of the
Web as a platform for novel businesses driving real revenues. Discussion will
focus on the shift in WWW, possibilities for the business opportunities
emerging from Web 2.0.
Neil invests in both new and existing technology businesses. Areas of special
interest include: Internet and new media; software; consumer services; and
network infrastructure. He i... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that Adobe Systems will be a "Platinum
Sponsor" of the upcoming AJAXWorld Conference & Expo, which will take place
on October 2-4, 2006, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, in Santa Clara,
California. In addition, Adobe's Jeremy Chone and Christophe Coenraets will
deliver two of the conference sessions.
Adobe revolutionizes how the world engages with ideas and information -
anytime, anywhere and through any medium. For more than two decades, the
company's award-winning technologies and software have redefined business,
entertainment, and personal communications by setting new standards for
producing and delivering content that engages people anywhere at anytime.
View Christophe Coenraets' Real-World AJAX presentation
As director of product management and strategy in the Enterprise and
Developer Solutions Business Unit at Adobe Syste... (more)
A high-level look at the architectures that support OpenLaszlo applications
will be given next week (March 20) at AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 East
by Adam Wolff (pictured), chief software architect of Laszlo Systems. In
addition to demonstrations of some high-profile examples on the web today,
Wolff will build a fairly complete example application from scratch. He'll
also examine the workings of OpenLaszlo 4.0, which allows developers to
create DHTML or Flash from a single source code base.
Wolff will conclude with a discussion of the pros and cons of each runtime
environment, and the challenges of bridging the two with a single XML
language and framework.
His role at Laszlo Systems is to oversee the technical development of the
company's full range of products, including the OpenLaszlo application
platform, Laszlo Mail, and Laszlo Webtop. Prior to Laszlo, he gai... (more)