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JackBe CTO John Crupi, IBM CTO for Emerging Internet Technologies David Boloker, Kapow Technologies Founder & CTO Stefan Andreasen, ITerating Executive Nicolas Vandenberghe, Roundarch RIA Practice Leader Charles Fiesel, SnapLogic co-Founder Michael Pittaro, ICEsoft Senior Architect Ted Goddard, Jive Software CMO Sam Lawrence, Rubicon Consulting Founder Nilofer Merchant, Symantec Developer Rowan Trollope, ESRI Lead Developer Jayant B. Sai and more. These are among the more than a dozen high-caliber speakers lined up by SYS-CON Events to speak in the Web 2.0 / Enterprise Mashups track at AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 West taking place next month at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – one of just ten simultaneous content-rich tracks at biggest version yet of the world's leading AJAX, Rich Internet Applications & Web 2.0 event. The event is e... (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)

Google's Innovative Yet Limited AJAX Environment: GWT

Google's Innovative Yet Limited AJAX Environment: GWT Google's recent foray into delivering an Ajaxified Web application stack, the Google Web Toolkit, says much about Google's pragmatic method of delivering innovation to the market.  I for one, would heartily recommend it for certain applications, while actively advising against it for others.  One major issue is that Google makes a lot of assumptions in GWT that are non-starters for certain uses.  Though making dramatic assumptions isn't a lot different than what Ruby on Rails does to make Web app development easy, the assumptions are different in interesting ways.  Also note that Google does not provide a complete application stack with GWT; it only goes a little bit into the server, past the serialization boundary, which actually leaves the developer free to use the server-side frameworks and libraries of their ... (more)

ICEsoft Announces ICEfacesT Enterprise For Thin Client AJAX

ICEsoft released of ICEfaces Enterprise Edition v1.0. ICEfaces is the only integrated AJAX application framework for Java EE. ICEfaces extends JavaServer Faces, enabling Java developers to easily create and deploy thin-client rich web applications in pure Java. The new solution harnesses the power of Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX), a technique for developing interactive Web-based applications that have the richness of conventional software programs residing on the user's PC. "ICEsoft offers the most elegant way to develop rich Internet applications in Java", claims Steve Maryka, CTO. "With well over 25 man years of development effort invested, ICEfaces is the only standards-based solution that implements Ajax capabilities without requiring the application developer to write any JavaScript code." ICEfaces is the only rich Internet technology in existence today ... (more)

AJAX Solutions Provider ICEsoft Joins BEA Partner Program

(SYS-CON Media) - ICEsoft Technologies, provider of enterprise AJAX solutions, announced that it has become a Select Software Partner in the BEA Partner Program. ICEfaces offers features designed to optimize its support for BEA WebLogic Server, and ICESoft’s project to integrate the ICEfaces package with BEA Workshop Studio will help BEA customers to not only develop state-of-the-art rich web applications using these two familiar BEA products, but also to readily deploy those applications to clustered WebLogic application servers. ICEfaces is a rich Internet technology that is designed to deliver Thin Client AJAX, helping to enable Java developers to easily create and deploy thin-client rich web applications using standard Java and JSF (JavaServer Faces) techniques without the need for JavaScript programming. With ICEfaces, application logic can be completely ... (more)

ICEsoft's Web 2.0 Solution Integrates with JBoss Seam

ICEsoft Technologies, a leading provider of enterprise AJAX solutions, announced the availability of ICEfaces 1.6.0, the newest release of ICEsoft’s flagship AJAX development environment. Among its other improvements, ICEfaces 1.6.0 offers complete integration with JBoss Seam 1.2.1 GA, ensuring fast, efficient creation of Web 2.0 applications featuring the benefits of AJAX and other next-generation Web technologies. JBoss Seam is a powerful application framework for building Web 2.0 applications. The framework unifies and integrates technologies such as Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX), JavaServer Faces (JSF), Enterprise Java Beans (EJB3), Java Portlets and Business Process Management (BPM). Seam has been designed from the ground up to eliminate complexity at the architecture and the API levels. It enables developers to assemble complex Web a... (more)

New ICEfaces White Paper Details Robust Security Solution For AJAX-Based Rich Web Applications

ICEsoft Technologies, a leading provider of enterprise AJAX solutions, and the "Gold Sponsor" of the upcoming AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 West, announced the release of “Enterprise Ajax Security with ICEfaces”, a new white paper providing a pioneering solution to the security problem posed by rich Internet applications employing Ajax techniques. By using ICEfaces, the unique integrated Ajax application framework for Java EE, developers can leverage the trusted, proven security characteristics of Java EE, thereby avoiding the security gaps inherent in client-centric Ajax implementations. “Typical Ajax techniques violate the fundamental security rule of the Web security model—don’t trust the client,” noted Stephen Maryka, Chief Technology Officer of ICEsoft Technologies Inc. and author of the white paper. “Client-centric ... (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)

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)