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As interest in mobile AJAX gathers in the wake of the Apple iPhone release, the ICEfaces open source project is poised to deliver mobile AJAX solutions today. Come to this presentation and find out why the server-centric nature of the ICEfaces technology provides inherent advantages in the mobile space. During the discussion you will get a brief overview of the ICEfaces technology, and will see how it is applicable to resource-constrained mobile devices. You will also see a live demonstration of a mobile ICEfaces application running on both the Safari and Opera mobile browsers. Finally, you will learn about some of the emerging best practices for mobile AJAX application design, and get a a glimpse of the ICEfaces roadmap for mobile AJAX. Speaker Bio: Stephen Maryka, Chief Technical Officer at ICEsoft Technologies, leads the development of all AJAX-based technologies... (more)

The Business Value of RIAs: An Informal, Virtual Round Table

'The experience that web application users expect has changed profoundly as 'RIA' style application design has become prevalent,' says Microsoft's Joe Stagner. 'Companies developing web applications can't wait any longer to solidify their Rich Internet Application strategy.' Stagner was talking with SYS-CON.com this week as part of an informal, virtual round table on The Business Value of RIAs. "It's a 'perfect storm' for Rich Internet Applications right now, just add up the factors..." Stagner - a popular speaker at the upcoming  in New York City in March and a senior program manager in Microsoft's Developer Tools and Platform Group - continues. He then lists the main five, as he views it: Browser users are more and more experienced and non-techies have become “experienced” users. Web access in developed counties is approaching ubiquity and access in the ... (more)

ICEfaces Integrates NetBeans and GlassFish into AJAX Framework

ICEsoft Technologies and the NetBeans Community announced support of the ICEfaces open source AJAX framework in the development and deployment of rich, JavaServer Faces (JSF) applications using the NetBeans Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and GlassFish application server. ICEfaces extends JSF application support by providing automatic AJAX capabilities while preserving the server-side Java EE programming model, reducing the need for low-level JavaScript development. NetBeans is a free, open-source IDE for software developers that enables the development of JSF-based applications. Combined with ICEfaces, NetBeans allows web application developers to conform to the standard Java technology design patterns, accessing databases and Web services behind dynamic HTML interfaces. In addition, ICEfaces offers several major enhancements to GlassFish, the Sun sponsor... (more)

Sun Microsystems Launches GlassFish Enterprise Server v3

Download GlassFish Portfolio Whitepaper Sun Microsystems and the GlassFish community announced the immediate availability of Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v3, the latest release of Sun's commercial Java Platform Enterprise Edition (Java EE) application server and its open source counterpart, GlassFish v3. Click Here to View GlassFish 3.0 Webinar Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v3 provides customers with an enterprise grade, open source based application server solution focused on reducing application and deployment complexity. Click here to to leverage the AMP/SAMP stack with your existing GlassFish Enterprise Server deployments in your organization. Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v3 is the industry’s first application server to support the new Java Platform Enterprise Edition 6 (Java EE 6). Java EE 6 introduces features to increase the flexibility of the platform... (more)

Fast Growing OpenAjax Adds 13 New Members

ARMONK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 05/09/06 -- OpenAjax, an open industry collaboration dedicated to developing and expanding Ajax, today announced 13 new members -- expanding its participation to 28 companies. The OpenAjax members intend to promote Ajax's promise of universal compatibility with any computer device, application, desktop or operating system, and easy incorporation into new and existing software programs as well as foster Ajax's growth. Created February 2006, OpenAjax is a collaboration among leading technology and software businesses to expand Ajax adoption and evolve tools and runtimes that will significantly reduce the development costs and skills required to incorporate Ajax Technology into Web Applications. Ajax (Asynchronous JavaScript + XML) is a fast-growing technology that businesses are incorporating into their external and internal Web sites t... (more)

ICEsoft Open-Sources ICEfaces, Enterprise AJAX Platform For Java EE

ICEsoft Technologies announced a new chapter in the high-growth rich Internet Application (RIA) market. ICEfaces, ICEsoft's ground breaking Ajax development platform and one of the industry's most comprehensive enterprise solution for Java Platform Enterprise Edition (Java EE), is now available under open source license. "Taking ICEfaces to an open source model is the result of a long and deliberate process for our company," said Steve Maryka, CTO of ICEsoft. "Over 30 man-years of esearch and development -- a process begun more than two years ago -- have been invested in creating ICEfaces. It has always been our intention to do this. The community has been asking for it, and here it is." ICEfaces is the only integrated Ajax application framework for Java EE. ICEfaces extends JavaServer Faces, enabling Java software developers to more easily create and deploy thin-cl... (more)

ICESoft Embraces AJAX, Discusses Vision on SYS-CON.TV

ICESoft has embraced AJAX as a way to deliver rich client interfaces to Java EE developers. Company CTO Steve Maryka was interviewed at JavaOne 2007 to outline the company's approach and the success it has had with customers. View the Interview on SYS-CON.TV Register for AJAXWorld Conference & Expo West 2007 ICEsoft is the leading provider of standards-compliant, AJAX-based solutions for deploying pure Java, rich Internet applications. ICEfaces is the first integrated AJAX application framework that enables Java EE application developers to easily create and deploy thin-client, rich Internet applications in pure Java. The Community Edition of ICEfaces is a fully featured product that enterprise developers can use to develop rich Java EE applications at no cost. ICEfaces is the only rich Internet technology in existence today that delivers the features of Thin Client AJA... (more)

How the New ICEfaces Community Is Impacting Open Source AJAX

It’s been about 10 months since ICEfaces.org was launched. Ten months isn’t a very long time – unless you’re on Internet time. Then it’s long enough to have an impact on just about anything. With that in mind, what’s been happening with the open source AJAX community designed specifically for Java EE developers? Actually, quite a lot. ICEfaces, the open source AJAX development platform that allows enterprise application developers to create Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) in pure Java, has been downloaded over a quarter-million times. More than 20,000 users in 36 countries have become registered users on the ICEfaces.org Web site, and are reaping the benefits of this rapidly growing community. ICEsoft CEO Brian McKinney with SYS-CON founder Fuat Kircaali during his recent visit to SYS-CON offices In part, the success of ICEfaces... (more)

AJAX, Flash, Silverlight, or JavaFX...

AJAX has forever altered user expectations regarding the experience delivered by the Web. In today's world, users sit at the edge of their seat waiting to see what scrumptious eye candy AJAX will serve them next. Some of the more notable visual effects and desktop-like interactions include Prototype-esque fades, Dojo style fisheyes, the near ubiquitous drag-and-drop, and, of course, who can live without the entertainment provided by the assortment of animated loading icons that now distract us while AJAX does its asynchronous "thing." Yes, it would appear that AJAX can do it all and that no desktop visual effect or gesture is safe from being outsourced to the Web. High-Definition RIA Solutions: What Are They Good For? This was my opinion, until I saw Apple's new Finder in the company's recently announced Leopard release of OSX. The Finder includes a file browsing featu... (more)

Genuitec and ICEsoft Round Out Enterprise AJAX Development

Genuitec, provider of the MyEclipse integrated development environment and a founding member of the Eclipse Foundation, announced a new partnership with ICEsoft Technologies. ICEsoft is the creator and provider of ICEfaces, an open source framework for simplified development of AJAX-enabled Java EE applications. The integration of ICEfaces with MyEclipse now allows enterprise developers to seamlessly create ICEfaces working code using MyEclipse JSF visual designer. "This strategic partnership utilizing the ICEfaces functionality will allow us to satisfy the growing demand for AJAX applications," said Wayne Parrott, vice president of product development for Genuitec. "We look forward to working with the ICEfaces team to provide MyEclipse users with the most advanced AJAX IDE capabilities available. The MyEclipse ICEfaces integration provides developers with the abilit... (more)

Front-End Engineers & RIA Experts Are Coming To AJAXWorld

One Great City, Two Great Keynotes, Three Intense Days, Eighteen Core Topics, Eighty-Five Content-Rich Sessions, Ninety-Eight Expert Speakers - what better way to summarize the 5th International AJAXWorld Conference & Expo than through this numerical whirlwind tour? Enjoy!    The Roosevelt Hotel, NYC One Great City The 5th International AJAXWorld Conference & Expo is being held in New York City, at The Roosevelt Hotel in midtown Manhattan.  Two Great Keynotes Douglas Crockford, Architect at Yahoo! and Creator of the JSON data interchange format DOUGLAS CROCKFORD Can We Fix The Web? The Web needs fixing. The standards and recommendations that define it were last revised in 1999, since when it has grown from a document retrieval system into an application delivery system. The current Web is overly complex, visually underpowered, and hopelessly insecure. It is now under ... (more)