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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)

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)

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)

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)

Best User Experience and How to Build Application UI with AJAX

Designing a state of the art user interface (UI) in a very visual application that is managing a lot of elements posed significant challenge due to the nature of the application: virtualizing and running entire data centers through a browser. With thousands of objects to coordinate the UI architecture proved as critical as the implementation details. Attendees will get a full case study on building application UI with AJAX – from architecture decisions, tool choice, and design implementation to performance testing procedures for multiple http calls per page refresh; rich client-like user interactions; security testing; and dealing with support of different browser versions. After investigating different approached to the UI, 3Tera came to the conclusion that AJAX is the only technology that allows to build utility computing in a browse. Atendees will hear a high... (more)

Genuitec and ICEsoft Round Out Enterprise Ajax Development

Genuitec announced a new partnership with ICEsoft Technologies. ICEsoft is the creator and provider of ICEfaces, the leading 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 ability to instantly transform a standard JSF project into a rich web application. By leveraging the ICEfa... (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)

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)

AJAX Push for the iPhone with ICEfaces

The iPhone has brought the unification of the Desktop and Mobile Web, but there are still a number of challenges in bringing AJAX applications to mobile devices, including reduced bandwidth, increased latency, reduced screen size, and limited battery life. This session provides an overview of the mobile web and how mobile constraints are satisfied by the ICEfaces AJAX framework, presenting a number of JavaServer Faces application techniques that allow both iPhone and desktop users to be addressed simultaneously. Demos and case studies will include AJAX Push applications focusing on enterprise collaboration. Register for AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo Submit Your Paper to Present a Session Sponsor AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo Speaker Bio: Ted Goddard is the senior architect of the ICEfaces AJAX framework. Following a Ph.D. in mathematics, he proceeded with postdocto... (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)