Welcome!

AJAX & REA Authors: Sebastian Kruk, RealWire News Distribution, Harald Zeitlhofer

Related Topics: AJAX & REA, Java, SOA & WOA, Open Source, Eclipse

AJAX & REA: Article

Flashback to January 2006: Exclusive SYS-CON.TV Interviews on "OpenAjax Alliance" Announcement

IBM is taking the lead role in rolling out an 'OpenAjax' initiative that seems sure to add significant momentum

Read Sun's Take on "Open AJAX"– Tim Bray Speaks Out

IBM is leading, but apparently not controlling, a bold initiative known as "Open AJAX" that brings this open-source application development approach to the forefront of the worldwide i-technology industry.

The Open AJAX initiative does not have a centralized structure or website, but is rather an idea that is being formally backed by BEA, Borland, the Dojo Foundation, the Eclipse Foundation, Laszlo Systems, Mozilla Corporation, Novell, Openwave Systems, Oracle, Red Hat, Yahoo, Zend and Zimbra. A spokesperson for one of the major backers said that Google will also be backing this initiative.

Exclusive SYS-CON.TV Interviews on "Open AJAX" Announcement

IBM's David Boloker Announcing Open AJAX
Oracle Exec Ted Farrell Outlines Oracle Open AJAX Strategy
Sun's Dan Roberts Discusses Java Studio Creator 2, Open AJAX
Laszlo Systems Founder and CTO David Temkin
Eclipse Foundation's Mike Milinkovich Discusses Open AJAX
Zimbra's Scott Dietzen Welcomes Open AJAX
Novell's Charlie Ungashick Discusses Open AJAX, Open SUSE

The initiative arose from about six months of "discussions, meetings at conferences, and wikis" according to David Boloker (pictured), IBM Software Group's CTO of Emerging Internet Technologies. Boloker was acknowledged as a key voice and driver of this initiative by executives from several other companies involved, with one exec describing him as "the real thing" in his commitment to open-source development and its potential as a legitimate enterprise IT application development approach.

Boloker reminded us that "IBM has been working in this space for many, many years," and made the observation that over the years "we've seen the Web moving from a publishing paradigm to an e-business paradigm (and now) to an AJAX paradigm."

IBM's official release states that this initiative aims to "drive collaboration (to) simplify the browsing experience, and make it easier for users to shop, work, plan, correspond and navigate online." Executives at  several Open AJAX backers agreed, telling us that development of powerful Web 2.0 applications that offer ease-of-use are a key goal of this effort. They also agreed that developers seeking to learn about Open AJAX will have multiple entry points, that they should contact any or all of the initiative's backers to learn what they need to learn specifically about it.

The coalition members say they "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."  They  pointed out a number of key capabilities that AJAX provides, including:

More Stories By Roger Strukhoff

Roger Strukhoff (@IoT2040) is Executive Director of the Tau Institute for Global ICT Research, with offices in Illinois and Manila. He is Conference Chair of @CloudExpo & @ThingsExpo, and Editor of SYS-CON Media's CloudComputing BigData & IoT Journals. He holds a BA from Knox College & conducted MBA studies at CSU-East Bay.

Comments (21) View Comments

Share your thoughts on this story.

Add your comment
You must be signed in to add a comment. Sign-in | Register

In accordance with our Comment Policy, we encourage comments that are on topic, relevant and to-the-point. We will remove comments that include profanity, personal attacks, racial slurs, threats of violence, or other inappropriate material that violates our Terms and Conditions, and will block users who make repeated violations. We ask all readers to expect diversity of opinion and to treat one another with dignity and respect.


Most Recent Comments
j j 09/21/06 06:13:24 PM EDT

IBM is taking the lead role in rolling out an 'Open AJAX' initiative that seems sure to add significant momentum to recent grassroots efforts to bring Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, or AJAX, application development to the forefront of the i-technology universe. Open source organizations such as Eclipse and Mozilla are backing the initiative, as are a suite of companies that each bring something unique to this effort.

j j 09/20/06 02:18:04 PM EDT

IBM is taking the lead role in rolling out an 'Open AJAX' initiative that seems sure to add significant momentum to recent grassroots efforts to bring Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, or AJAX, application development to the forefront of the i-technology universe. Open source organizations such as Eclipse and Mozilla are backing the initiative, as are a suite of companies that each bring something unique to this effort.

j j 09/20/06 01:57:28 PM EDT

IBM is taking the lead role in rolling out an 'Open AJAX' initiative that seems sure to add significant momentum to recent grassroots efforts to bring Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, or AJAX, application development to the forefront of the i-technology universe. Open source organizations such as Eclipse and Mozilla are backing the initiative, as are a suite of companies that each bring something unique to this effort.

j j 09/20/06 01:37:07 PM EDT

IBM is taking the lead role in rolling out an 'Open AJAX' initiative that seems sure to add significant momentum to recent grassroots efforts to bring Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, or AJAX, application development to the forefront of the i-technology universe. Open source organizations such as Eclipse and Mozilla are backing the initiative, as are a suite of companies that each bring something unique to this effort.

AJAXWorld News Desk 09/12/06 12:35:42 PM EDT

IBM is taking the lead role in rolling out an 'Open AJAX' initiative that seems sure to add significant momentum to recent grassroots efforts to bring Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, or AJAX, application development to the forefront of the i-technology universe. Open source organizations such as Eclipse and Mozilla are backing the initiative, as are a suite of companies that each bring something unique to this effort.

AJAXWorld News Desk 09/11/06 06:55:34 PM EDT

IBM is taking the lead role in rolling out an 'Open AJAX' initiative that seems sure to add significant momentum to recent grassroots efforts to bring Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, or AJAX, application development to the forefront of the i-technology universe. Open source organizations such as Eclipse and Mozilla are backing the initiative, as are a suite of companies that each bring something unique to this effort.

SYS-CON Brazil News Desk 09/11/06 03:52:33 PM EDT

IBM is taking the lead role in rolling out an 'Open AJAX' initiative that seems sure to add significant momentum to recent grassroots efforts to bring Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, or AJAX, application development to the forefront of the i-technology universe. Open source organizations such as Eclipse and Mozilla are backing the initiative, as are a suite of companies that each bring something unique to this effort.

SYS-CON Australia News Desk 09/11/06 03:37:40 PM EDT

IBM is taking the lead role in rolling out an 'Open AJAX' initiative that seems sure to add significant momentum to recent grassroots efforts to bring Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, or AJAX, application development to the forefront of the i-technology universe. Open source organizations such as Eclipse and Mozilla are backing the initiative, as are a suite of companies that each bring something unique to this effort.

SYS-CON Italy News Desk 09/11/06 02:27:06 PM EDT

IBM is taking the lead role in rolling out an 'Open AJAX' initiative that seems sure to add significant momentum to recent grassroots efforts to bring Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, or AJAX, application development to the forefront of the i-technology universe. Open source organizations such as Eclipse and Mozilla are backing the initiative, as are a suite of companies that each bring something unique to this effort.

AJAXWorld News Desk 09/11/06 01:40:56 PM EDT

IBM is taking the lead role in rolling out an 'Open AJAX' initiative that seems sure to add significant momentum to recent grassroots efforts to bring Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, or AJAX, application development to the forefront of the i-technology universe. Open source organizations such as Eclipse and Mozilla are backing the initiative, as are a suite of companies that each bring something unique to this effort.

AJAXWorld News Desk 08/03/06 01:16:30 PM EDT

IBM is taking the lead role in rolling out an 'Open AJAX' initiative that seems sure to add significant momentum to recent grassroots efforts to bring Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, or AJAX, application development to the forefront of the i-technology universe. Open source organizations such as Eclipse and Mozilla are backing the initiative, as are a suite of companies that each bring something unique to this effort.

AJAXWorld News Desk 08/03/06 01:16:30 PM EDT

IBM is taking the lead role in rolling out an 'Open AJAX' initiative that seems sure to add significant momentum to recent grassroots efforts to bring Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, or AJAX, application development to the forefront of the i-technology universe. Open source organizations such as Eclipse and Mozilla are backing the initiative, as are a suite of companies that each bring something unique to this effort.

AJAXWorld News Desk 08/03/06 12:43:38 PM EDT

IBM is taking the lead role in rolling out an 'Open AJAX' initiative that seems sure to add significant momentum to recent grassroots efforts to bring Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, or AJAX, application development to the forefront of the i-technology universe. Open source organizations such as Eclipse and Mozilla are backing the initiative, as are a suite of companies that each bring something unique to this effort.

SYS-CON Australia News Desk 08/03/06 10:39:24 AM EDT

IBM is taking the lead role in rolling out an 'Open AJAX' initiative that seems sure to add significant momentum to recent grassroots efforts to bring Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, or AJAX, application development to the forefront of the i-technology universe. Open source organizations such as Eclipse and Mozilla are backing the initiative, as are a suite of companies that each bring something unique to this effort.

Enterprise Open Source News Desk 08/03/06 08:53:04 AM EDT

IBM is taking the lead role in rolling out an 'Open AJAX' initiative that seems sure to add significant momentum to recent grassroots efforts to bring Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, or AJAX, application development to the forefront of the i-technology universe. Open source organizations such as Eclipse and Mozilla are backing the initiative, as are a suite of companies that each bring something unique to this effort.

AJAXWorld News Desk 08/03/06 08:45:37 AM EDT

IBM is taking the lead role in rolling out an 'Open AJAX' initiative that seems sure to add significant momentum to recent grassroots efforts to bring Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, or AJAX, application development to the forefront of the i-technology universe. Open source organizations such as Eclipse and Mozilla are backing the initiative, as are a suite of companies that each bring something unique to this effort.

AJAXWorld News Desk 08/03/06 08:23:08 AM EDT

IBM is taking the lead role in rolling out an 'Open AJAX' initiative that seems sure to add significant momentum to recent grassroots efforts to bring Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, or AJAX, application development to the forefront of the i-technology universe. Open source organizations such as Eclipse and Mozilla are backing the initiative, as are a suite of companies that each bring something unique to this effort.

AJAX News Desk 05/21/06 05:17:06 PM EDT

IBM is taking the lead role in rolling out an 'Open AJAX' initiative that seems sure to add significant momentum to recent grassroots efforts to bring Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, or AJAX, application development to the forefront of the i-technology universe. Open source organizations such as Eclipse and Mozilla are backing the initiative, as are a suite of companies that each bring something unique to this effort.

What's Borland's Problem? 02/01/06 04:30:30 PM EST

"Only Borland's executives were said to be too busy to consider our interview requests."

Are they alive?

Shahzad Badar 02/01/06 05:59:58 AM EST

its a nice article ..i wana ask
Does AJAX will provide capabilities of drawing /sketching models,diagram, maps etc??
please reply

SYS-CON Australia News Desk 02/01/06 12:29:55 AM EST

IBM is taking the lead role in rolling out an 'Open AJAX' initiative that seems sure to add significant momentum to recent grassroots efforts to bring asynhcronous javascript and xml, or AJAX, application development to the forefront of the i-technology universe. Open source organizations such as Eclipse and Mozilla are backing the initiative, as are a suite of companies that each bring something unique to this effort.

Cloud Expo Latest Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloudian, Inc., the leading provider of hybrid cloud storage solutions, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cloudian is a Foster City, Calif.-based software company specializing in cloud storage. Cloudian HyperStore® is an S3-compatible cloud object storage platform that enables service providers and enterprises to build reliable, affordable and scalable hybrid cloud storage solutions. Cloudian actively partners with leading cloud computing environments including Amazon Web Services, Citrix Cloud Platform, Apache CloudStack, OpenStack and the vast ecosystem of S3 compatible tools and applications. Cloudian's customers include Vodafone, Nextel, NTT, Nifty, and LunaCloud. The company has additional offices in China and Japan.
The consumption economy is here and so are cloud applications and solutions that offer more than subscription and flat fee models and at the same time are available on a pure consumption model, which not only reduces IT spend but also lowers infrastructure costs, and offers ease of use and availability. In their session at 15th Cloud Expo, Ermanno Bonifazi, CEO & Founder of Solgenia, and Ian Khan, Global Strategic Positioning & Brand Manager at Solgenia, will discuss this shifting dynamic with an example of a top European Telco provider. Find out how they are leveraging the power of acloud-based consumption model services to offer more value to the mass market and enable a new revenue model that embraces the true meaning of the Third Industrial Revolution.
The emergence of cloud computing and Big Data warrants a greater role for the PMO to successfully manage enterprise transformation driven by these powerful trends. As the adoption of cloud-based services continues to grow, a governance model is needed to orchestrate enterprise cloud implementations and harness the power of Big Data analytics. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Mahesh Singh, President of BigData, Inc., to discuss how the Enterprise PMO takes center stage not only in developing the appropriate governance model but also in collaborating with key stakeholders to ensure a successful transformation.
SYS-CON Events announced today that TechXtend (formerly Programmer’s Paradise), a leading value-added provider of server and storage virtualization, and r-evolution will exhibit at SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. TechXtend (formerly Programmer’s Paradise) is a leading value-added provider of software, systems and solutions for corporations, government organizations, and academic institutions across the United States and Canada. TechXtend is the Exclusive Reseller in the United States for r-evolution
Every healthy ecosystem is diverse. This is especially true in cloud ecosystems, where portability and interoperability are more important than old enterprise models of proprietary ownership. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Mark Baker, Server Product Manager at Canonical/Ubuntu, will discuss how single vendors used to take the lead in creating and delivering technology, but in a cloud economy, where users want tools of their preference, when and where they need them, it makes no sense.
In today's application economy, enterprise organizations realize that it's their applications that are the heart and soul of their business. If their application users have a bad experience, their revenue and reputation are at stake. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Anand Akela, Senior Director of Product Marketing for Application Performance Management at CA Technologies, will discuss how a user-centric Application Performance Management solution can help inspire your users with every application transaction.
Come learn about what you need to consider when moving your data to the cloud. In her session at 15th Cloud Expo, Skyla Loomis, a Program Director of Cloudant Development at Cloudant, will discuss the security, performance, and operational implications of keeping your data on premise, moving it to the cloud, or taking a hybrid approach. She will use real customer examples to illustrate the tradeoffs, key decision points, and how to be successful with a cloud or hybrid cloud solution.
Cloud computing started a technology revolution; now DevOps is driving that revolution forward. By enabling new approaches to service delivery, cloud and DevOps together are delivering even greater speed, agility, and efficiency. No wonder leading innovators are adopting DevOps and cloud together! In his session at DevOps Summit, Andi Mann, Vice President of Strategic Solutions at CA Technologies, will explore the synergies in these two approaches, with practical tips, techniques, research data, war stories, case studies, and recommendations.
The 16th International Cloud Expo announces that its Call for Papers is now open. 16th International Cloud Expo, to be held June 9–11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City brings together Cloud Computing, APM, APIs, Security, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal today!
14th International Cloud Expo, held on June 10–12, 2014 at the Javits Center in New York City, featured three content-packed days with a rich array of sessions about the business and technical value of cloud computing, Internet of Things, Big Data, and DevOps led by exceptional speakers from every sector of the IT ecosystem. The Cloud Expo series is the fastest-growing Enterprise IT event in the past 10 years, devoted to every aspect of delivering massively scalable enterprise IT as a service.
Hardware will never be more valuable than on the day it hits your loading dock. Each day new servers are not deployed to production the business is losing money. While Moore’s Law is typically cited to explain the exponential density growth of chips, a critical consequence of this is rapid depreciation of servers. The hardware for clustered systems (e.g., Hadoop, OpenStack) tends to be significant capital expenses. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Mason Katz, CTO and co-founder of StackIQ, to discuss how infrastructure teams should be aware of the capitalization and depreciation model of these expenses to fully understand when and where automation is critical.
Over the last few years the healthcare ecosystem has revolved around innovations in Electronic Health Record (HER) based systems. This evolution has helped us achieve much desired interoperability. Now the focus is shifting to other equally important aspects – scalability and performance. While applying cloud computing environments to the EHR systems, a special consideration needs to be given to the cloud enablement of Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA), i.e., the largest single medical system in the United States.
In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Mark Hinkle, Senior Director, Open Source Solutions at Citrix Systems Inc., will provide overview of the open source software that can be used to deploy and manage a cloud computing environment. He will include information on storage, networking(e.g., OpenDaylight) and compute virtualization (Xen, KVM, LXC) and the orchestration(Apache CloudStack, OpenStack) of the three to build their own cloud services. Speaker Bio: Mark Hinkle is the Senior Director, Open Source Solutions, at Citrix Systems Inc. He joined Citrix as a result of their July 2011 acquisition of Cloud.com where he was their Vice President of Community. He is currently responsible for Citrix open source efforts around the open source cloud computing platform, Apache CloudStack and the Xen Hypervisor. Previously he was the VP of Community at Zenoss Inc., a producer of the open source application, server, and network management software, where he grew the Zenoss Core project to over 10...
Most of today’s hardware manufacturers are building servers with at least one SATA Port, but not every systems engineer utilizes them. This is considered a loss in the game of maximizing potential storage space in a fixed unit. The SATADOM Series was created by Innodisk as a high-performance, small form factor boot drive with low power consumption to be plugged into the unused SATA port on your server board as an alternative to hard drive or USB boot-up. Built for 1U systems, this powerful device is smaller than a one dollar coin, and frees up otherwise dead space on your motherboard. To meet the requirements of tomorrow’s cloud hardware, Innodisk invested internal R&D resources to develop our SATA III series of products. The SATA III SATADOM boasts 500/180MBs R/W Speeds respectively, or double R/W Speed of SATA II products.
As more applications and services move "to the cloud" (public or on-premise) cloud environments are increasingly adopting and building out traditional enterprise features. This in turn is enabling and encouraging cloud adoption from enterprise users. In many ways the definition is blurring as features like continuous operation, geo-distribution or on-demand capacity become the norm. NuoDB is involved in both building enterprise software and using enterprise cloud capabilities. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Seth Proctor, CTO at NuoDB, Inc., will discuss the experiences from building, deploying and using enterprise services and suggest some ways to approach moving enterprise applications into a cloud model.