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Zend Technologies, the PHP company, has announced an updated version of Zend Core for Oracle, which supports businesses using PHP for mission-critical Web applications by delivering a reliable, high performance, easy-to-install PHP development and production environment fully integrate...
Laszlo Systems, the company behind the proprietary LZX design language for rich Internet applications was among the companies participating in the launch of the Open AJAX initiative by IBM.
Homestead Technologies, provider of affordable and easy-to-use web site creation software for small businesses, has announced a new release of SiteBuilder Lite, which is compatible with Mac OS X. SiteBuilder Lite enables small business owners to edit the frequently-changing elements on...
SYS-CON.TV started streaming six new AJAX and Rich Internet Applications power panel programs and interviews this week. These programs were taped live earlier in the week in SYS-CON.TV's Times Square studios.
Scand LLC has announced the release of dhtmlxGrid v1.0, new cross-browser JavaScript grid control. This AJAX-powered DHTML component represents tabular data in Excel-like dynamic tables with fixed headers, resizable columns, multiple cell types and advanced data sorting. Due to AJAX me...
NextApp has announced the availability of the open-source AJAX-based Echo2 Web Framework and commercially-licensed EchoStudio2 Visual Development Tool.Echo2 unifies AJAX technology with a practical server-side framework to create a next-generation web application platform. For web appl...
The AjaxAnywhere project has made available its initial release, version 1.0. According to the AjaxAnywhere team, 'AjaxAnywhere turns any set of existing JSP components into AJAX-aware components without a complex JavaScript coding. Simply separate your web page into multiple zones, an...
When a San Francisco web development company was on February 14 assigned a US patent covering the use of rich-media applications on the Internet, it was always going to be only a matter of time before the self-same Internet exploded with concern and astonishment. The company in questio...
Apress Publishers has released Foundations of Ajax, a book by Ryan Asleson and Nathaniel T. Schutta.Ajax is built on existing Web technologies such as JavaScript, HTML, and CSS, and it is used in conjunction with your favorite server-side language. Foundations of Ajax explains how to ...
If you want to learn AJAX you should probably buy a few books, buy an AJAX IDE, and go to a few training classes. But first, why not mingle with people that already know it, by visiting the very latest and fastest-growing AJAX website, http://ajax.sys-con.com - it's where the prime mov...
JS-Sorcerer performs syntax checking and type and flow analysis on standalone JavaScript files, and provides type-safe linking for applications and projects that consist of multiple JavaScript files. JS-Sorcerer enables developers to write cross-browser code by making use of a standard...
Since I have an interest in Mobile Web 2.0 (and by extension with Web 2.0 in general), I get some interesting reactions from people. Everyone has a view on Web 2.0 - it's almost getting to the stage that we can't discuss religion, politics AND Web 2.0! Anyway, here are two recent incid...
Zimbra has announced general availability of its flagship product, the Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS), with the launch of ZCS 3.0. ZCS is an open source, enterprise collaboration system that reduces the cost and complexity of collaboration, and fundamentally changes the way users and...
StikiPad has announced the launch of StikiPad, a solution to individuals and corporations seeking a way to collaborate and organize themselves using the Internet. An increase in recent years with the use of wikis has seen both businesses and personal users embrace the idea of producin...
We have a long way to go before the next generation of the Web truly arrives. Years and years. As commentator Shel Israel has said: 'Web 2.0 isn't dead. It's just barely being born.' In line with its commitment to keep developers, IT managers, and vendors alike ahead of the i-Technolog...
Software AG has unveiled crossvision, a comprehensive and innovative approach to synchronizing business with IT. crossvision is an SOA suite allowing enterprises to rapidly and cost-effectively leverage existing assets and create new business processes.
Nedstat has announced the launch of the new generation Sitestat, version 5. The user interface is completely new and based on state-of-the-art AJAX technology. Sitestat 5 has over 50 product improvements, the performance is up to 50% better and reports can be created or edited in only ...
I try not to write too much about technical topics on this blog but the story of AJAX and related developments in the rich internet application (RIA) space has been an incredible story in 2005. For example, AJAX was only a term coined in February with publication of the now-famous and ...
I first thought it was a hoax (and I still hope it is), but apparently not. It is going to very interesting to see how this is going to end with all the BIG players (IBM, Oracle, Adobe Macromedia, Microsoft etc...) aggressively working on their new rich Internet technology stacks. Not ...
Equinix, a leading provider of network-neutral data centres and Internet exchange services, has announced that it will present a unique interactive session on peering as well as an update on its Sydney peering platform at this year's Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operati...
There is not better or worse when comparing these two techniques, but they are certainly different. While both of them allow you to communicate with the server in the background, you should choose the appropriate for your situation.
It's been almost three months since my last major roundup of Web 2.0 software and I thought it's about time to release another update. The pace of innovation in the next generation of online software has continued unabated and we've seen dozens upon dozens of new entries into the marke...
With apologies to Bruce Eckel, I sat down this afternoon and put together a draft list of the first-order elements of Web 2.0 thinking. It's not that I have the hubris to consider this list official in any way but it should be a serviceable starting point for debate, discourse, and ref...
Benfield brings more than 20 years experience as a proven technology visionary, evangelist, architect, and educator to Agentis. In his new role as chief technology officer at Agentis, Benfield will lead the company's efforts to incubate new technology areas and foster Agentis's commitm...
It is expected to be announced shortly, according to reliable sources, that John Crupi ? Sun Distinguished Engineer and Chief Technology Officer of Sun's Enterprise Web Services Global Practice until he resigned this month ? will become CTO of Chevy Chase, MD-based JackBe, one of the l...
Seattle software development company ForwardCenter has relaunched operations under a new name, iNetOffice Inc. iNetOffice's keystone product is iNetWord, a powerful new Ajax-based browser-based online editor.
Dave Crane and Eric Pascarello with Darren James have authored Ajax in Action, published by Manning. A statement by the publishers has this to say about the book - 'With asynchronous JavaScript and XML, known as 'Ajax,' you can give them a better experience. Once users have experience...
TIBCO has announced that BANORTE and Toyota Services of Mexico have both selected TIBCO's AJAX-based business process management (BPM) platform 'TIBCO Staffware Process Suite' as the standard throughout their respective organizations to facilitate better communication and collaboratio...
The Radicati Group's latest study, 'E-mail Client Market, 2006-2010,' provides an in-depth look at the market for webmail and desktop e-mail clients. The study examines three segments: desktop e-mail clients, consumer webmail clients, and corporate webmail clients. New Web 2.0 techniqu...
Prominent computer industry vendors and Internet-based businesses are trying to make it easier for an open-source community to form and popularize Ajax. Ajax is a fast-growing open client technology that businesses are incorporating into their external and internal Web sites to simplif...
In an exclusive SYS-CON.TV interview just recorded in Microsoft's headquarters in Redmond, WA, Scott Guthrie - Co-Creator of ASP.NET - talks with SYS-CON Group Publisher & Editorial Director about Atlas, the new version of ASP.NET that Guthrie, who is General Manager of Microsoft's Cli...
Oracle was among the truly big technology companies announced as original supporters of the Open AJAX initiative. Yet this is a grassroots effort, involving company's of many sizes, each making their own unique contributions to the cause, explains Ted Farrell in an exclusive interview.
Despite its success in the mid-tier, Linux has not been widely adopted on enterprise desktops - primarily because there is currently very little in the way of standards-based support for developing platform-neutral, enterprise-class GUI applications for Linux. Enterprises will not unde...
Zimbra was recently named as one of the original members of the Open AJAX coalition that is being headed by IBM. One of the ideas behind this group of companies is that many of them will bring their own particular flavor or 'personality' to the show. Zimbra President and CTO outlines, ...
Introducing an intriguing mobile version of a combination of, Ajit Jaokar continues his insightful contributions to the fast-emerging new 'Mobile Web 2.0' category of ideas and applications.
Google is breathing down Microsoft's neck again. It has beta-launched Google Page Creator, which it describes as 'a free online tool that makes it easy for anyone to create and publish useful, attractive web pages in just minutes.' Bye bye Microsoft FrontPage!
JackBe, a leading provider of AJAX solutions that enable enterprises to rapidly improve the usability of their Web applications, has announced that Robert Vonderhaar has joined its executive team as vice president of marketing. A 25-year enterprise software industry veteran, Vonderhaar...
American Coders has announced a new website (www.generaldecision.com) with an easy to use interface to help with decision making. The site uses the time-tested algorithm of comparing multiple criteria and choices. Using AJAX technology, the web page provides the user with 5 steps to co...
Model N, the pioneer in Revenue Management solutions for the life science industry, has announced the release of its next generation Revenue Management Suite, built on the AJAX industry standard. This major new release offers several industry innovations, including breakthrough ease of...
Which platform to use Java or .NET? Developers ask this question all the time. Java has been widely adopted because of its overwhelming benefits on the server side, but Java has less to offer on the client side. .NET has made inroads into the enterprise by leveraging its stronger rich-...


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