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[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 companies that are leaving the station. AJAX is moving toward the enterprise. Google, the company that helped light the AJAX wildfire in the first place by using it in Google Maps and Gmail, has since then released a paid version of its Web-based applications for small businesses, Google Apps Pr... (more)

Software AG SOA World News Coverage Initiated on Ulitzer

Software AG SOA World News coverage initiated today on Ulitzer. Ulitzer content is grouped in 25 distinct subjects from "Aerospace and Defense" to "Travel and Hospitality." Each subject group offers an unlimited number of topics, and each topic may contain thousands of peer-reviewed feature stories, bylined articles, blog posts, news, reviews, commentary, and unique editorial content authored by top experts in their fields. Ulitzer is designed to replace Wikipedia with Its three-dimensional live content offerings and dynamic topic structure. "Facebook established itself as the new and improved tool for Myspace users and Ulitzer will establish itself as the new, much improved, dynamic, and  three dimensional version of Wikipedia with live content," said Fuat Kircaali, founder of Ulitzer, Inc. "Ulitzer is an original and unique tool for readers who seek quality content ... (more)

Will "Mobile AJAX" Dominate Web 2.0?

In this article, which focuses on the impact of Ajax on mobile application development only (i.e. he does not discuss Ajax in general), SOA Web Services Edge speaker Ajit Jaokar contends that - since his e-mail, calendar and other applications are on the web, and he can store all my documents on the web, all he needs is a browser. "One client to rule them all! Thus, today I would use a ‘browser-only PC’," he adds. Earlier this year, I published an article called AJAX for Mobile Devices Will Be the Hallmark of "Mobile Web 2.0" in 2006. It created quite a stir .. and I am thankful for all the feedback. Specifically, I would like to thank C Enrique Oritiz , Thomas Landspurg , Paul Golding and Jan Standal (Opera) for their feedback. Special thanks go to Paul Golding for brainstorming some of the ideas in this article with me. I did not intend to write a follo... (more)

EMC Names Old Maritz Crony To Run its Cloud Biz

EMC Tuesday tapped Harel Kodesh to be president of its cloud infrastructure and services business, reporting to EMC capo Joe Tucci. Kodesh will also serve as the CEO of Decho, the subsidiary EMC recently created to focus on personal information management in the cloud. Decho includes Mozy, EMC’s cloud backup unit, and Pi Corp, the mystery “personal information” start-up that Paul Maritz, now CEO of VMware, another EMC unit, founded and sold to EMC before EMC’s impatience with VMware co-founder Diane Greene led to her ouster and Maritz replacing her. Tucci said in a canned statement that “Harel's depth of industry and business management experience, combined with his extensive expertise designing and developing enterprise and consumer-class information management products will serve as tremendous asset to customers and shareholders as we embark into our next phase of tec... (more)

Zimbra Co-Founder Departs Yahoo

Zimbra co-founder Satish Dharmaraj is on his way out of Yahoo and will be replaced by Zimbra exec Jim Morrisroe in March. Yahoo bought the AJAX-based open source/commercial e-mail and calendaring groupware for $350 million in September of 2007 and has been trying to enliven Yahoo Mail with some Zimbra features. Ditto the Yahoo Calendar. Morrisroe will report to Scott Dietzen, the erstwhile president of Zimbra who was named senior vice-president of communications products at Yahoo last year. Cloud Computing Technology Contributors of 2009 10Gen, 3Leaf Systems, 6fusion International, Absolute Performance, Ajaxo, Alentus, Appirio, Appistry, Aptaria, Arena Maxtronic, Arista Networks, Asankya Networks, BitRock, BlueLock, Boomi , Box.net, Canaan Partners, Casdex, Chris Richardson Consulting, CITTIO, Cloud Architects, Cloud9 Analytics, CloudRamp, CloudScale Networks, Clouds... (more)

Zimbra Launches Its Network Collaboration Suite for Mac OS X Based on AJAX Technology

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-grade email and collaboration solution and the Mac OS X version of the Zimbra Collaboration Suite includes support for iCal, Apple Mail clients and Xserve RAID storage. 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. Watch the exclusive SYS-CON.TV interview with Zimbra's CEO Satish Dharmaraj live from the expo floor. Dharmaraj is among the faculty members... (more)

Flashback to January 2006: Exclusive SYS-CON.TV Interviews on "OpenAjax Alliance" Announcement

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 major backers said that Google will also be backing this initiative. Exclusive SYS-CON.TV Interviews on "Open AJAX" Announcement IBM's David Boloker Announcing Open AJAX Oracle Exec Ted Farrell Outlines Oracle Open AJAX Strategy Sun's Dan Roberts Discusses Java Studio Creator 2, Open AJAX Laszlo S... (more)

Google Is Announced "Gold Sponsor" of AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 East

SYS-CON Events announced today that Google joined AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 East as "gold sponsor" and exhibitor. Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. As a first step to fulfilling that mission, Google's founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin developed a new approach to online search that took root in a Stanford University dorm room and quickly spread to information seekers around the globe. Google is now widely recognized as the world's largest search engine -- an easy-to-use free service that usually returns relevant results in a fraction of a second. AJAXWorld 2007 East Conference & Expo Receives The Largest Number of Sponsor Support for Any Web 2.0 Event! SYS-CON Events announced the "charter sponsors" of AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 East which includes; Laszlo Systems (Diamond Sponsor), JackB... (more)

AJAX Rock Stars Gather in New York City To Teach "Real-World AJAX"

By now there isn't a software developer on earth who isn't aware of the collection of programming technologies known as AJAX. But you can't bank awareness. Which is why developers from all over the world are converging today from 07:00AM in New York City's Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square  to live and breathe AJAX at the inaugural "Real-World AJAX" Seminar. The top-line speakers are: Jesse James Garrett, David Heinemeier Hansson, Scott Dietzen, Ross Dargahi, Bill Scott, Christophe Coenraets, Rob Gonda, Dave Crane, Jouk Pleiter, Kevin Hakman, Sahil Malik, and Dion Hinchcliffe. SYS-CON's "Real-World AJAX" seminar series aims to answer several questions: how in concrete terms can developers take advantage in their own projects of this newly popular way of delivering online content to users without reloading an entire page? How soon can developers be monetizing AJAX... (more)

Applying AJAX: Speeding the User's Journey from Idea to Information

In his deeply useful session on Monday, in San Jose, CA, at SYS-CON Events' "Real-World AJAX" One-Day Seminar, Eric Miraglia from Yahoo! Presentation Platform Engineering (pictured) is going to be underlining one of the major themes of the full day's professional education: namely that the challenge for developers is not merely to add AJAX to applications but rather to shorten the interaction loop that separates users from information - and the loop through which users travel when they enhance or share that information. "AJAX, of course, helps us respond to that challenge in unprecedented ways because it marries the vast power of the server to a richly interactive client interface that can play in any modern browser on any OS platform," says Miraglia. But we mustn't, Miraglia adds, lose sight of the fact that AJAX is only useful insofar as we have smart ideas about h... (more)

SYS-CON.TV Interviews New OpenAJAX Members Adobe, Backbase, Fair Isaac, ICESoft, JackBe, and Tibco

Six of the thirteen new members of OpenAJAX announced last week stopped by to talk with SYS-CON group publisher and editorial director Jeremy Geelan at SYS-CON.TV's JavaOne studio: Adobe, Backbase, Fair Isaac, ICEsoft, JackBe, and Tibco. They join the initial members BEA, Borland, the Dojo Foundation, Eclipse Foundation, Google, IBM, Laszlo Systems, Mozilla, Novell, Openwave Systems, Oracle, Red Hat, Yahoo, Zend and Zimbra. SYS-CON.TV also interviewed JBoss CEO Marc Fleury (pictured below) and a host of other industry luminaries, including: From Sun - Vice President & Chief Technology Officer of Sun's Software group, Hal Stern; Director of Web Technologies, Tim Bray; and Chief Open Source Officer, Simon Phipps From Nexaweb - Founder & CTO, Coach Wei From Adobe - Flex Evangelist, Christophe Coenraets From the Eclipse Foundation - Executive Director, Mike Milinkovich ... (more)