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From Enriched HTML to Client/SOA: The Four Quantum States of AJAX

From Enriched HTML to Client/SOA: The Four Quantum States of AJAX

Today there is a spectrum of architectural approaches to AJAX solutions.  At the simple end of the spectrum HTML pages are becoming enriched with simple AJAX behaviors exemplified by the likes of Yahoo Maps, Google Suggest and a myriad of AJAX libraries and widgets that have been published.  However for more robust Rich Internet Applications (RIA) approaching the look, feel and behavior of desktop applications, a "Client/SOA" architectural approach offers many distinct advantages.  And then there's all the approaches in between.  Kevin Hakman, Co-founder of TIBCO General Interface and leading expert on AJAX technologies in the enterprise, believes that AJAX solutions today exist in four quantum states. In this session, Kevin will outline each of these four states and reveal how make sure your approach to AJAX is aligned with your strategy and skill sets while sharing real-word case studies of enterprise AJAX implementations in context of SOA infrastructure that are sure to blow away perceptions of what you thought were the limits of AJAX.

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Kevin Hakman is Director of Evangelism for Aptana, Inc., makers of the popular Aptana Studio web development suite. As early as 2001 Kevin was pioneering AJAX web applications via General Interface, a full AJAX development and GUI toolkit which he co-founded, and later sold to TIBCO Software in 2004. Kevin is a contributor to AJAXWorld Magazine, and has spoken at numerous AJAX industry events.

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