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News: Ajax Experience: What's interesting for Java developers?

  1. The Ajax Experience, scheduled for July 25-27 2007 in San Francisco, has a lot of great sessions of interest to Java developers - whether you're following JSF, GWT, Struts, or even hand-coding your client-side UIs yourself. The Ajax Experience caters to the technology behind Web 2.0 - you should check it out. Topical tracks include architecture, performance, design and effects, and specific frameworks. Speakers include framework developers like Brad Neuberg (Dojo), Patrick Lightbody (Struts2), Joe Walker (DWR), and more. Specific sessions of interest to Java developers include "Flash: Strengths vs. Weaknesses and How to Best Utilize it in Projects," by Geoff Stearns, a Youtube engineer; Advanced Prototype usage (Prototype is the underlying toolkit used by many Ajax frameworks); Continuations in Javascript; Advanced Web Security with Joe Walker, and more. Of course, these are only the tip of the iceberg for Ajax developers. So what makes this conference useful? Well, consider: for most users and applications, the web interface is the primary (or even only) point of contact. The back end may be elegant, incredibly fast, amazingly efficient, but with a clunky interface, nobody will care. The killer applications today tend to focus on the user experience: useful menus, dynamic behavior that caters to the way users want to use the application. With a few rare exceptions, the way people make their application interfaces sing today is with Ajax, rich client interfaces that offer interactivity and rapid response to users. The Ajax Experience is a great way for Java developers to leverage this technology, whether as experts or as people needing introduction to the concepts, whether you need to understand how the basic architecture works or if you need to optimize how your application already leverages the technology. What stands out to you in the Ajax Experience?

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  2. IceFaces[ Go to top ]

    I've been using IceFaces for a couple of months, so far so good. I'm amazed about how fast you can build AJAX pages using that technology. Michael I.
  3. The Ajax Experience[ Go to top ]

    Such sessions should be shared on the internet (maybe via youtube) for the community’s benefit. These are great opportunities to broaden the vision, but unfortunately not all who are interested are able to attend. -Akash Grover
  4. Did anyone used jackbe (http://www.jackbe.com/) , they provide some development tool which helps to generate your pages as AJAX component , then you can deploy then either as J2EE or .Net
  5. Did anyone used jackbe (http://www.jackbe.com/) , they provide some development tool which helps to generate your pages as AJAX component , then you can deploy then either as J2EE or .Net
    Their demo apps, regardless their quantity, do not much impress me and I cannot think a use case when one needs to deploy a web app both on J2EE and .NET platforms. So what would be the benefits of using this commercial framework? I do not know much about AJAX-supporting frameworks on .NET platform: may be there is not a large choice? As for Java, I would prefer Wicket, GWT, Tapestry and so on (on and on:)). And I have really had enough of using commercial software. It is really sometimes easier to fix a bug by myself than writing a huge and ugly workaround and waiting for better times. Look at half-dead Borland quality central and compare it to open source projects bug-tracking sites.
  6. Advertising[ Go to top ]

    I have to think posts like this are strictly for the benefit of The ServerSide and not for its readers. The post's main focus is not technology but a conference. If The ServerSide does directly benefit then it should be noted in the post.