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Browser-based applications are widely used and we like the fact that we can access them from anywhere. But from the users' perspective, the productivity level of Web applications still doesn't approximate the productivity of desktop programs. The good news is the gap is closing: the ac...
It's been one year since Jesse James Garret wrote the first article on Ajax, which gave a name to the existing technology and helped it to boom and reach magnitudes and a buzz never imagined by anyone before. It's still taking off, with new magazines, seminars, and articles everywhere.
Recently, a number of Web sites have begun to raise some eyebrows within the developer community. What's unique about these sites is that they behave more like a desktop application than a Web application. As you interact with them, they quickly display an endless amount of information...
SYS-CON Events (www.events.sys-con.com)announced today the speaker line-up for the upcoming 'Real-World AJAX'(www.ajaxseminar.com) one-day seminars, added new venues; April 24, 2006San Jose, CA; June 5-6, 2006, New York City; and October 2-3, 2006, SantaClara, CA. SYS-CON will announce...
The subject of Web 2.0 has become profoundly important over the last year. Web 2.0 describes the next generation of the Web as an application platform where most of a user's software experience resides. The subject is somewhat controversial, but it's becoming ever more apparent as the ...
Marc Hedlund set the blogosphere on fire today with a terrific new article on O'Reilly Radar that discusses the real things happening out there in the Web 2.0 development wild. What I find so fascinating about the things we keep seeing is that ground truth seems genuinely different tha...
The product space of online Ajax desktops has been growing rapidly over the last year and open-platform Pageflakes is one of the newest and most capable entrants. Other Ajax desktop products likes Netvibes and Microsoft?s Live.com have been available for a while, and Pageflakes seems ...
With the version 3.1 Professional Edition, TIBCO General Interface is being made available to build and test AJAX-enabled applications for free. Now, developers looking to build AJAX-based applications can leverage the power of TIBCO General Interface Professional Edition to instantly ...
'Led by The Father of 'AJAX' himself, the charismatic Jesse James Garrett of Adaptive Path, 'Real-World AJAX' has one overriding organizing principle: its aim is to make sure that delegates fortunate enough to secure themselves a place - before all seats are sold out - will leave the s...
2006 is turning into quite the year for the convergence of software architecture. And not in a way that's boring or obscure in the least. If fact, what's so compelling is that these changes turn out to be relevant to all of us in our daily lives. As Web 2.0 tenets emphasize, a big part...
Yesterday I had the pleasure of talking with key people from two Ajax providers, TIBCO General Interface's Kevin Hakman and Zapatec Ajax Suite's Dror Matalan. Each company has two quite different approaches to designing Ajax-enabled software and it highlighted an increasingly clear div...
Computer security specialist Jack Stanfield (Harrison Ford's character) is a top executive who has built his career on designing top anti-theft computer systems in the industry. His job provides his family a comfortable life. But there's a vulnerability in Jack's system that he has not...
'Though it's been around for a while, AJAX is now a hot topic in the application developer community because it brings cross-platform rich user interfaces to web applications without having to use products like Microsoft .NET or Macromedia,' said Steve Benfield, VP of strategy & techn...
Microsoft released the latest beta of IE7 as a public beta this week. I resisted the urge to download the previous beta's deciding to wait until it was legal and all of the initial complaints and niggles had been ironed out. Installation was painless, with the only awkward moment being...
One of the questions I get asked fairly frequently is how people can leverage Web 2.0 techniques in their applications and infrastructure today. Now that it's getting more well known, more people seem to be actively interested in making immediate, practical use of Web 2.0 ideas. For ex...
Interview With David Boloker, CTO Emerging Technologies, IBM
Exadel, Inc. announced AJAX support through its new version of Exadel Studio 3.5. Asynchronous JavaScript And XML, or AJAX, is a Web development technique for creating interactive Web applications, that is gaining widespread attention from the development community. Because AJAX applic...
Last week, Microsoft marshaled its vast resources and influence to launch a full-blown think tank and incubator for the disruptive and increasingly pervasive technologies and products of the Web 2.0 age: it's called Live Labs. Dion Hinchcliffe was fortunate to be in invited attendance ...
Joe Danziger has launched a new blog dedicated to AJAX use with ColdFusion. Joe is the author of a recent CFDJ article on building a ColdFusion + AJAX shopping cart. Welcome Joe, we look forward to your postings.
Will web applications ever replace regular desktop applications? Will desktop applications adopt web paradigms? Are web applications 'Web 2.0'?
'The arrival of solid development tools makes AJAX ready for the mainstream market,' said Mark Driver, Research VP at Gartner, today as Backbase, a leading vendor of Ajax software, released version 3.1.1 of the Backbase AJAX Development Framework.
Among more than two dozen companies who provide AJAX-related technologies only five were selected as the exclusive event sponsors. The first announced event sponsor has been Adobe Systems that will be sponsoring both the New York and the San Jose event. In addition to Adobe Systems, BA...
Leveraging the AJAX capabilities present in common Web browsers, TIBCO General Interface allows developers to easily deploy RIAs without dependency on applets, plug-ins or installation of client/server frameworks. Using TIBCO General Interface?s breakthrough development tools -- also b...
Zimbra (http://www.zimbra.com/), a leader in open source, next-generation collaboration and messaging, today introduced Zimlets, a mechanism for integrating the Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS) with third-party information systems and content.
Constellation Energy was looking to reduce its overall deployment and IT support costs by transitioning several of the company's traditional client/server applications to faster-to-install, easier-to-manage Web-based applications within its corporate portal. One requirement was that th...
Enough said, since I include the file, I guess I need to support the built-in functionality, but the addRows out-of-the-box was accepting arrays and objects. I serialize the ColdFusion queries into a more complex object which was not recognized by the addRows function, so I modified it...
Salesforce.com , the technology and market leader in on-demand customer relationship management (CRM), today welcomed the on-demand community to The Business Web. Announcing the general availability of the salesforce.com AppExchange, the world's first on-demand platform and directory, ...
S.P.I. Dynamics Incorporated (http://www.spidynamics.com/), the Web application security expert, today announced the latest version of its Web application security assessment solution, WebInspect 5.8. WebInspect is the first and only Web application security assessment product to offer...
I just got hit with an email informing me that ajaxCFC will break when application.cfc adds code onRequest(start|end). I modified the framework to reset the content before the JavaScript response, and abort it at the end of the asynchronous call. I am not quite happy with the abort tho...
The latest fad in the Model-Glue list has been AJAX. How to incorporate Ajax requests to the Model-Glue framework. Is it pointing directly to the model? To the controller? or going thru the full cycle by pointing to index, then controller, model, back to the controller, and passing arg...
The buzzwords du jour are AJAX, RIA, Web 2.0... Both Adobe and Microsoft are involved and trying their best to get market share. Abode has Flash and Flex; and AJAX is compatible with every programming language and plays really well with CF (through ajaxCFC). Microsoft has been working ...
JackBe, the solution provider of everything enterprises need to tap the power of AJAX, announced a partnership with Opt It. Opt It provides a mobile messaging platform for customers that desire timely messages to be delivered via cell phones.
Great overview of Ajax for mobile devices from Ajit Jaoka here - would urge you to read it!
Zimbra, a leader in open source, next-generation collaboration and messaging, today announced the Zimbra Collaboration Suite Network Edition for Mac OS X version 10.4 'Tiger' and Mac OS X Server version 10.4 'Tiger.' The Zimbra Collaboration Suite is a leading open-source enterprise-gr...
Zimbra Collaboration Suite is cross-platform, with support for end-users on Macintosh, Windows, and Linux. Zimbra Collaboration Suite also supports users with traditional mail clients such as Outlook and Apple Mail, as an alternative user interface to the AJAX-based browser application...
the first rapid application development (RAD) platform to be offered as open source, and the first visual development environment for building rich Internet applications. ThinkCAP JX combines the power of AJAX, J2EE and open source to enable organizations and their developers to build ...
r.a.d.callback is a suite of AJAX-enabled UI controls, which allow you to update page content without postback and loss of scroll position. The short response time combined with the smooth interface transitions results in superior users experience and level of interactivity, which can ...
Composite Application Integrator (CAI), Software AG's powerful design and runtime environment for combining Web services into rich composite internet applications now supports Google maps. CAI is the first AJAX based product to include a Google maps control.
ILOG JViews 8.0, the latest version is now shipping. The newest release of the ILOG JViews is the most complete suite of products that addresses all aspects of advanced visualization, including: Key visual components: Diagrams, BPM, Dashboards, Maps, Charts, Gantt charts, Automatic Lay...
a rapid application development (RAD) platform for building rich Internet applications that combines the power of AJAX, J2EE and open source to help organizations and their developers quickly and cost-effectively build intuitive and responsive Web-based applications while leveraging sk...


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