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'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)

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)

New ILOG JViews 8.5 Offers Eclipse Support for RIA

ILOG has announced ILOG JViews 8.5, the latest version of ILOG's Java-based visualization suite, with new features that enhance the creation of Rich Internet Applications as well as desktop applications. ILOG JViews 8.5 adds support for the Eclipse platform including the new ILOG JViews Graph Layout module, and additional support for Ajax frameworks to help developers build interactive user displays for RIA faster. With seven modules targeting diagrams, charts, graph layout and map displays, ILOG JViews demonstrates ILOG's role as innovator and industry leader in providing solutions for high-end visualization applications, such as large-scale industrial monitoring systems or Web-enabled road traffic information systems. The new release accelerates development through industry-standard integrated development environments like Eclipse and allows developers to take ad... (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 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 Open Sources ICEfaces, Industry-Leading Enterprise Ajax Platform for Java EE

CALGARY, Alberta, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- ICEsoft Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise Ajax solutions, today 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 research 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. ICEf... (more)

AJAX Company 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)

OpenLogic Develops More Open AJAX Tools

OpenLogic has launched OpenLogic Enterprise 4.6, the newest release of its enterprise platform designed to help companies quickly and easily manage the use of open source software across the enterprise. OpenLogic Enterprise 4.6 contains many additions to the OpenLogic Certified Library, has a fast new automated installation process, and offers more enterprise control for updating security patches and versions of open source software. "OpenLogic customers include dozens of Fortune 100 companies that not only require a trusted source for a wide breadth of open source products, but also need to trust that the available fixes and security patches are always up to date," said Steve Grandchamp, CEO of OpenLogic. "Now, with OpenLogic's ability to get enterprises up and running in 30 minutes they can take advantage of all the benefits that open source software has to offer." ... (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)

Why Web 2.0 for the Enterprise Is Far More Than Just a Facelift

Much like it did for consumer Web applications such as Gmail and Netflix, AJAX is quickly injecting enterprise applications with a more dynamic and interactive user experience. "But, with so many products and techniques available," argues Ted Farrell (pictured), chief architect for Tools and Middleware at Oracle, "it is difficult for organizations to know where to start." " A framework instead of guesswork is needed," adds Farrell – who will be explaining his viewpoint in depth at the opening keynote of AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 West at the Santa Clara Convention Center later this month – "one that balances both emerging and existing technologies to create a stable rapid application development environment. Furthermore, the next-generation, Web 2.0 user experience is as much about a richer interface as it is about empowering users with state-of-th... (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)