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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)

Sonoa Expands Cloud Analytics Solution

"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. Kapoor continued: "We are addressing this need and giving our customers the ability to rapidly introduce a powerful, enterprise-grade analytics solution built for 'cloud scale.'" 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)

AJAX Testing - Best Practices

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. In the last three years many JavaScript frameworks with AJAX support have become available from open source... (more)

AJAX & Java: Feature Interview with "AJAX in Action" Coauthor Dave Crane

Republished with kind permission from "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 roughly ten years now, and watched JavaScript growing up. My main line of work has always been something else – Perl, Java, etc. - but JavaScript kept creeping into everything that I did. Five years ago, I found myself on a project developing set-top box systems using JavaScript, which gave me my first experience of maintaining a very large JS codebase. Since then, I tended to apply what-we-now-know-as-Ajax style approaches to my web app coding, u... (more)

Real-World AJAX New York Conference Photo Album

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 SYS-CON.TV. 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, Bill Scott of Yahoo!, Dion Hinchcliffe of Sphere of Influence, and Jesse James Garrett of Adaptive Path. Christophe Coenraets of Adobe an... (more)

AJAX Spices Up 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 their screens! "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, (more)

i-Technology Blog: Google Trends on Java, McNealy, AJAX, and SOA Give Pause For Thought

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 surprising... "See what the world is searching for" says the slogan accompanying - 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": java .net But the real apples-to-apples c... (more)

Real-World AJAX: JSON Creator Douglas Crockford Embraces "Browser Stability"

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)

A Venture Capitalist View of Web 2.0 Value at AJAXWorld

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)

Adobe Becomes the "Platinum Sponsor" of AJAXWorld Conference & Expo, October 2-4, 2006, Santa Clara

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)

OpenLaszlo and AJAX: Building End-to-End Rich Internet Applications

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)