From AIR to ZK, this is an alphabetical round-up of the fast moving-world of
application development tools and frameworks spawned ever since the
appearance of Google Maps, the canonical early RIA. The list includes AIR,
Appcelerator, ATF, Curl, Dojo, Echo, Eclipse RCP, Ext JS, Flex, Grails, GWT,
JavaFX, Kabuki, Nexaweb Enterprise Web 2.0 platform, Novulu, OpenLaszlo,
Prototype, Rico, Ruby on Rails, Seam, Silverlight, ThinWire, TIBCO GI, ULC,
WaveMaker, Yahoo! User Interface Library, Zend Framework, and ZK.
Editorial note: The words used to describe the various solutions are in every
case taken from the sites cited, so as ever we encourage developers in every
case to "suck it and see" by downloading or otherwise sampling the tool in
question for themselves.
Omissions should be sent to ria (at) sys-con.com, and we will endeavor to
include them in a future revision of t... (more)
A Compelling Ajax Discussion in New York City
It was a tiring but thrilling day yesterday in Times Square at the Real-World
Ajax Seminar. There was a stellar line-up of speakers including the "Father
of Ajax" himself, Jesse James Garrett, Bill Scott, Ajax Evangelist for
Yahoo!, Scott Dietzen, CEO of Zimbra, David Heinemeier Hansson, creator of
Ruby on Rails, Dave Crane, author of the #1 bestselling Ajax book to name
just a few of the Ajax experts there. SYS-CON Media, the folks holding the
conference, even arranged for me to tape a good number of conversations with
the speakers... (more)
[For an A-Z of RIA Frameworks, from Adobe AIR to Zimbra, click here]
Is AJAX fit to serve as spear carrier for next-generation Web technology?
That question, asked by the San Diego Business Journal in March 2007, was
answered by the sheer scale of the last two AJAXWorld Conference & Expos, in
March (New York) and September (Santa Clara). The undisputed answer is "Yes!"
So many companies have jumped aboard the AJAX train that when we wanted to do
an informal survey the other day on upcoming Web and Internet technology
trends, I was able to quickly compile a list of 800 different comp... (more)
Guy Bunker's Blog
In the last couple of weeks of 2008, IT departments and CIOs need to think
carefully about the cloud and how it can be used within their organizations -
ahead of the business units. Develop, distribute and educate staff on
policies around Information Protection and data loss prevention. Put a
process together to rapidly respond to requests for new services which live
in the cloud.
We live in uncertain economic times where money is tough… but the cloud and
more importantly, services within the cloud appears to offer value for money.
You pay for what you use and s... (more)
Developers from around the world logged in today via
http://webcast.sys-con.com and enjoyed a high-level webinar from Ross Dargahi
and Satish Dharmaraj devoted to AJAX, the technology whose name was coined
just 7 months ago but which has in fact been available for a great deal
longer, even though it is only today that it is picking up speed...fast.
Coined by Jesse James Garrett, what AJAX does was nonetheless already
available to developers, via a 'poor man's remote procedure' (RPC), years
ago. Ross Dargahi and Satish Dharmaraj explained that AJAX is a combination
of technologies... (more)
Read Sun's Take on "Open AJAX"– Tim Bray Speaks Out
IBM is leading, but apparently not controlling, a bold initiative known as
"Open AJAX" that brings this open-source application development approach to
the forefront of the worldwide i-technology industry.
The Open AJAX initiative does not have a centralized structure or website,
but is rather an idea that is being formally backed by BEA, Borland, the Dojo
Foundation, the Eclipse Foundation, Laszlo Systems, Mozilla Corporation,
Novell, Openwave Systems, Oracle, Red Hat, Yahoo, Zend and Zimbra. A
spokesperson for one of the m... (more)