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I am always being told off by i-technologists for quoting Picasso as having said that computers are useless. But I still love his reasoning? "Because they can only give you answers." Picasso, like AJAXWorld Magazine, liked questions. So we thought we would share with you what some of the world's leading rich Internet application pioneers are thinking may be the next questions that we need to see answered. From that readers can themselves infer where AJAX is headed. What are the top questions to ask next about AJAX? Eric Miraglia of Yahoo! 1.  (From March'08) How do I calculate the ROI of building my RIA on the iPhone SDK vs using AJAX? 2.  How do I assess the performance of my app and decide what to do next to make it faster?  3.  When it comes to accessibility, how do I know what's required of me for my rich web apps?  Beyond what's required, what makes good business se... (more)

i-Technology 2008 Predictions: Where's RIAs, AJAX, SOA and Virtualization Headed in 2008?

2007 was undoubtedly the year of Social Networking, but what of 2008? Will '08 be the year of "Unified Communications" or the year when CMS comes to stand for "Community Management System" - or even "Collaboration Management System"? Or will it be the year of a giga-merger, to beat the mere mega-mergers of 2007? As usual at the end of each year, SYS-CON has been informally polling its globe-girdling network of software developers, industry executives, commentators, investors, writers, and editors. As always, the range and depth of their answers is fascinating, throwing light not just on where the industry is going but also how it's going to get there, why, because of who, within what kind of time-scale. Enjoy! RIAs versus AJAX . Ruby on Rails . PHP . Facebook Competitors  TIM BRAY Director of Web Technologies, Sun Tim Bray managed the Oxford English Dictionary projec... (more)

"SOA in the Cloud Expo" 2009 New York Photo Album

SYS-CON's SOA World Conference & Expo, colocated with AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo, held on June 22-23, 2009, in New York City, featured parallel content-rich tracks reflecting the worldwide adoption of the distributed computing paradigm, in which web services are deployed through specific service-oriented architectures. The two content-packed days emphasized value with a rich array of sessions, keynotes, General Sessions, breakout sessions, and industry panels led by exceptional speakers. Enjoy the photo album of the show. More Than 60 Companies Sponsored or Exhibited at Cloud Computing Expo New York April 2009 Cloud Computing Conference & Expo West and East (past two events) were sponsored by more than 60 leading global cloud computing technology providers, including: 3Tera, Active Endpoints, AppSense, AppZero, Aria Systems, CA, Inc., Certeon, Cloud.com, Compos... (more)

Developing Intelligent Web Applications With AJAX (Part 2)

The publicity that AJAX grabbed over the last half a year is based on closing the gap between the Web applications and the desktop applications, combining the "reach" and "rich." At the same time, the gap between the technological level of AJAX and what corporate developers expect in their modern arsenal is really astonishing. After all, AJAX is neither a tool nor a platform. There is no AJAX standards committee or community process in place. While software vendors are crafting proprietary development platforms on top of AJAX (which pretty much means "from scratch"), early adopters of AJAX are left on their own. In Part 1 (JDJ, Vol. 10, issue 9) we touched on the foundation of AJAX - the ability to establish script-to-server communication. This is what makes HTML pages dynamic and responsive. Does it mean we are ready to kick-off our own version of Yahoo mail? No, ... (more)

AJAX Starts To Grow Up and Bindows Helps

I had an interesting  discussion on the phone today with Yoram Meriaz, CEO of MB Technologies, and maker of the remarkable Bindows AJAX framework.  As AJAX becomes more mainstream, organizations have become increasingly interested in taking advantage of rich, interactive, zero-footprint Web-based applications.  As most of you know, AJAX requires no special plug-ins, administrator rights, software installation, or practically anything other than the URL of where it comes from.  And as I've been tracking the products in this space, Bindows has repeatedly bubbled up to the top of the list. The first thing that attracted me to Bindows was the crisp feel of the resulting software.  The detail and complexity of the user experiences that Bindows creates is amazing, all without sacrjficing clarity of the interface.  To see why I mean, try out this Bindows demo application, wh... (more)

Who Are The All-Time Heroes of i-Technology?

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)

Bringing RIAs into the Enterprise: New Challenges, New Solutions

Those startups have it easy. Okay, startups don't have it easy where products, funding, customers, or revenue are concerned. But when it comes to building slick AJAX applications, if you're an enterprise developer, you have a lot more to worry about than they do. This article discusses the challenges to developing AJAX applications in the enterprise environment, how to adapt to handle those challenges, as well as ways you can avoid some challenges altogether through your choice of technologies. Key Differences Between Startup Development and Enterprise Development Let's begin by asking, "Why do startup AJAX developers have a leg up on enterprise developers?" There are two reasons: 1.  Startup applications are, by definition, new, or "green-field," projects: there are no old internal databases, code, infrastructure, business rules, or data center rules to deal with. In... (more)

Embracing New Platforms: Building RIAs Beyond AJAX

There is now a spectrum of Rich Internet Application (RIA) technologies - including Adobe Flex, Adobe AIR, Microsoft Silverlight, and Curl - that go beyond the traditional functionality that AJAX provides. These platforms provide distinct benefits for moving complex desktop and client-server applications to the Web. An independent study by Sonata Software compared the performance and ease of development of applications using Curl, AJAX, and Flex, highlighting strengths and weaknesses of each platform This session will look at the application characteristics that developers should consider before choosing a platform, as well as provide specific examples of the interactivity and performance that these platforms offer. Speaker Bio: Bert Halstead is the chief architect of Curl, Inc., and a founding member of the Curl technical team. Previously, he was a research staff... (more)

AJAX World Expo to Take Place Monday Through Wednesday in San Jose, CA

View Full Conference Schedule Here On Monday October 20 in San Jose, California, the top Rich Internet Applications event of the Fall opens its doors: the 6th International AJAX World RIA Conference & Expo, with top industry keynotes from Microsoft's Silverlight supremo Scott Guthrie and Adobe's Chief Technology Officer, Kevin Lynch, headlining a lineup of speakers that includes some of the finest front end engineers, UI experts, user experience specialists, and software industry innovators anywhere in the world. There will be a Full Expo Floor for two of the event's three days Delegates to the 6th International AJAXWorld will be able to join Guthrie as he discusses how Microsoft is contributing to help move the Web forward via a commitment to standards development and Rich Internet Applications - and learn from him how Silverlight, AJAX and media all enable a whole n... (more)

AJAX and RIA Market Is Heating Up: Sun CEO

"The economy might be cooling down, but the RIA market is definitely heating up," declared Sun's CEO Jonathan Schwartz recently in his widely-read industry blog. Schwartz was writing as Sun shipped its 100,000,000th JavaFX runtime - a download rate that makes it the fastest growing RIA platform on the market and demonstrating the fastest adoption of any product Sun has ever shipped. "What you can do with Flash is comparable to Silverlight, and again comparable to JavaFX," Schwartz noted, adding: "That said, must you use JavaFX or Flash or Silverlight to be a part of the rich internet future? Well, no - Apple used Objective-C for the iPhone, after all, completely discrediting the purist notion that if the app isn't written with a web scripting language, it isn't fashion forward." Schwartz underlined the happy fact that the 100,000,000 milestone was reached just in tim... (more)

AJAX on Rails: An AJAXWorld Interview

View David's AJAXWorld Presentation: AJAX 0n Rails Dion Hinchcliffe: Welcome to SYS-CON TV. My name is Dion Hinchcliffe, I'm CTO with Sphere of Influence and editor-in-chief of the Web 2.0 Journal. I have with me today David Heinemeier Hansson of 37signals and creator of Ruby on Rails. David, welcome and let me ask you, Ruby on Rails is one of the most exciting stories in the application AJAX server stack space. Could you tell us a little bit about what it is, why you created it, and what are its advantages? David Heinemeier Hansson: Ruby on Rails is what we call a full stack. A full stack meaning that it has all the components built in for doing most Web applications. Unlike a lot of other open source software, you don't have to cherry pick a lot of different packages. We try to deliver one solution in the sense of Apple delivering one solution that spans across mult... (more)