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1,000,000 Downloads, and Counting... ICEsoft technologies annoucned today that ICEfaces, an Ajax for Java EE framework, has reached its One-Millionth download mark. For the past 2 years, since ICEfaces was open sourced,... ... (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)

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)

AJAX, Flash, Silverlight, or JavaFX: Must We Choose?

  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... (more)

AJAX Solutions for the iPhone Webcast Live on SYS-CON.TV

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.  This presentation talks about why the server-centric nature of the ICEfaces technology provides inherent advantages in the mobile space. You will get a brief overview of the ICEfaces technology and see how it is applicable to resource-constrained mobile devices. There is also a 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 glimpse of the ICEfaces roadmap for mobile AJAX. View Video Stephen Maryka, chief technical officer at ICEsoft Technologies, leads the development of all AJAX-based technologies at ICEsoft. He is responsible for ICEfaces prod... (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)

Web 2.0 / Enterprise Mashups Track at AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 West

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)

ICEfaces and Mobile AJAX for the iPhone at AJAXWorld Conference & Expo

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)

AJAX with JBoss Seam Session at AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 East

JBoss, a division of Red Hat (NYSE:RHT), announced an update to its powerful, application framework for Web 2.0 applications, JBoss Seam. The framework unifies and integrates popular service-oriented architecture (SOA) technologies such as Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX), JavaServer Faces (JSF), Enterprise JavaBeans 3.0 (EJB3), Java portlets, business process management (BPM) and workflow. The new features in JBoss Seam 1.1 further accelerate web application development, expand on the number of supported application servers, and improve integration with AJAX-based applications. There will be a session entitled "Web 2.0 Development with JBoss Seam" will be presented by Gavin King, the creator of Seam, at the upcoming AJAXWorld Conference & Expo, March 19-21, 2007, New York City. Designed to eliminate complexity at the architecture and application programming i... (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)

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)