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Themes & Topics: 6th International AJAX World RIA Conference & Expo

Overall themes & topics to be presented next week by leading RIA & front-end engineering thought leaders

A round-up of the overall themes and topics being presented at the 6th International AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo at The Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, CA, October 20-22, 2008 - including AIR & Flex, AJAX, ASP.NET, Business Case for RIAs, Cloud Computing, Comet, Google Web Toolkit (GWT), iPhone Development, JavaScript, Mashups, Mobile RIAs, Open APIs & Toolkits, SaaS, Security, Silverlight, Social Software, and User Interface & User eXperience Issues.

AIR & FLEX

FLEX + AIR + MOBILE
Nicholas Thomas – Co-Founder & COO, Finicity
In this session Nicholas Thomas will share his experience in migrating from AJAX to Flex as the primary client for a consumer web-based SaaS product.

Bringing Voice and Messaging to Flash and AIR
Charles Freedman - Director, Developer Platform, Ribbit
Freedman will demo how, with the growing demand of RIA and voice-over-the-web solutions, developers finally have a full suite of communication APIs to add to Flash.

AJAR

How Linked Data and AJAR Changes Everything
Kingsley Idehen - Founder & CEO of OpenLink Software
This session will cover access and exploitation of web-accessible Linked Data using AJAX- and AJAR-based technologies (Asynchronous JavaScript and RDF).

AJAX

AJAX for Oracle: Building RIAs Without Browser Plug-ins
John Krahulec - Co-Founder & COO, Bizwhazee
How to take a bunch of AJAX features and bake them into APIs stored in a database that can be called using simple declarative markup language.

AJAX in Enterprise Portals
Wesley Hales - Lead Portal UI Engineer, JBoss/Red Hat
How enterprise portals integrators can use AJAX at the portal level and for the development of more user-friendly JSR-168 portlets.

AJAX Integration Guide for Spring Enterprise Applications
Jeremy Grelle - Tech Lead, Spring Faces
A deep dive into evaluating the leading AJAX technologies, and how to integrate them with Spring to take full advantage of an existing Spring infrastructure.

AJAX with jQuery
Yehuda Katz - System Operations Manager, EngineYard
How does the jQuery library work? Why are so many users are able to build fully AJAX-enabled websites in their first day using jQuery?

Server-Side, PHP -Generated AJAX
Michael Ho - Co-Founder, Quasidea Development
This session will discuss and demo many of the new techniques which allow for the development of rich, AJAX user experiences without needing to code any JavaScript whatsoever.

BluePrints for AJAX Applications
Greg Murray - AJAX Architect, Aptana
This session defines the Blueprint for AJAX centric application design using JavaScript based widgets/gadgets on the client that interact with RESTful JSON-based services.

Enterprise Case Studies For AJAX Push
Stephen Maryka - CTO, ICEsoft
AJAX Push changes how people interact with each other - a fundamental shift in the user experience. Experience 3 case studies that illustrate how enterprises are leveraging AJAX Push to deliver revolutionary capabilities.

Implementing AJAX, Flash and Web 2.0 with JavaServer Faces
Shay Shmeltzer - Group Manager, Oracle JDeveloper
How do you bring the power of AJAX- and Flash-based user interfaces to the world of enterprise developers? A review of Oracle ADF Faces Rich Client Components.

AJAX in the Cloud: AJAX Database Programming
Brent Hamby - Principal, NextDB.net
Given jointly with Hamby's Co-Principal Geoffrey Hendrey, this session will examine some of the unique challenges faced by AJAX programmers trying to write apps in the Databse-as-a-Service environment.

Using Comet to Create a Two-Player Web Game
Jim Driscoll - Senior Engineer, Sun
Using AJAX and Comet, this presentation - aimed at newcomers to Comet - will walk you through the process of creating a simple tic-tac-toe game.

Best Practices for Building Framework Products that include AJAX Features
Peter Laird - Managing Architect, Oracle
This session will cover issues and approaches to building application framework products that expose AJAX capabilities to other developers.

JSF and AJAX Past, Present and Future
Roger Kitain - Staff Engineer, Sun
This session will explore the techniques that have evolved for integrating AJAX and JSF, focusing on how various frameworks have approached common problems.

ASP.NET

Building Great AJAX Applications from Scratch Using ASP.NET 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008
Brad Abrams - Group PM for the UI Framework, Microsoft
A no-slides, code-only presentation that starts with a blank directory and builds a data-driven, AJAX enabled, ASP.NET web application from scratch.

Better Coding

Get "Rich" Quick: Rapid Prototyping for RIA with ZERO Server Code
Matthew Quinlan - VP of Community Development, Appcelerator
Even if you haven't decided which server-side technology you want to use (Java, .Net, Ruby, PHP, Python, Perl), this session will show you how to build a user interface prototype in a matter of days or weeks without a single line of server-side code - or even a datamodel.

It's 11 p.m., Do You Know Where Your Queries Are?
Eric Farrar - Product Mgr., Sybase iAnywhere
What are Object-relational mappers and why would you use them when creating database-backed web applications? Why is remaining ignorant of your database a recipe for disaster?

The Networked Application Pattern: An Emerging RIA Development Design Pattern
Michael Galpin - Architect, eBay
This session will explain the motivations of the emerging Networked Application pattern and look at how it can be implemented using specific AJAX toolkits such as Google Web Toolkit, Yahoo User Interface Library, and Dojo.

Hands-on Data Services for RIA, WOA, and SOA
Kirstan Vandersluis - Founder & Chief Scientist, XAware
This session, a hands-on presentation, will discuss the benefits of service orientation for RIA developers and demonstrate the open source environment from XAware.org to rapidly create data services from relational and non-relational data sources.

Business Case for RIAs

Making the Business Case for RIAs in the SME Market
Howard Kiewe - Senior Research Analyst, Info-Tech
This session will teach you how to make a persuasive business case with rational arguments like ROI analysis and emotional ones like leveraging social proof.

RIAs: "Flying Pixels" and Enterprise Applications?
Jeremy Chone - CTO, Nexaweb
In this session Nexaweb's CTO Jeremy Chone seven practical tips for bringing RIA to the enterprise.

Building Agile Business Applications using Enterprise Web 2.0-Enabled Service Platforms
Dev Worah - Director of Technology, Virtusa
This session will feature case-studies that demonstrate the effective use of Enterprise Web 2.0 technologies and other related technologies, and discuss best practices, challenges and lessons learned.

Cloud Computing

Cloudy AJAX: Putting RIAs on EC2
Chris Keene - Chairman & CEO, WaveMaker
What are the technical issues for building AJAX applications in the cloud? What is the most productive way to build AJAX apps for deployment to EC2?

Using the Cloud to Build Cost-Effective, Highly-Scalable Web Apps
Jeff Barr - Senior Evangelist, Amazon
A review of Amazon's multi-year effort to provide software developers and entrepreneurs with the technical and business innovations

Designing for and Managing Performance in the New Frontier of Rich Internet Applications
Ben Rushlo - Director of Web Performance Consulting, Keynote Systems
This session will examine discuss performance issues Web developers will face as they look to develop RIAs and utilize Cloud Computing. It will cover how to combat these issues to minimize potential downfalls and ensure optimal performance through testing and monitoring.

AJAX in the Cloud: AJAX Database Programming
Geoff Hendrey - Principal, NextDB.net
This session will examine some of the unique challenges faced by AJAX programmers trying to write apps in the 'Database as a Service' (DaaS) environment and will discuss a new paradigm for DaaS, aimed squarely at AJAX programmers.

Comet

HTML 5, WebSocket , and Comet - The Future of the Web
John Fallows - Co-founder & CTO, Kaazing
This session will provide an in-depth look into the use of HTML 5 WebSocket and the techniques and technologies required to build Comet applications with it.

Using Comet to Create a Two-Player Web Game
Arun Gupta - Evangelist for Web Services/Web 2.0 Apps, Sun
Using AJAX and Comet, this presentation - aimed at newcomers to Comet - walks through the process of creating a simple tic-tac-toe game.

Pushing Data to the Browser with Comet
Kevin Nilson - Principal Architect, E*Trade
This session is an introduction to Comet and Bayeux and will discuss AJAX polling, long polling, and Streaming. Examples will be given using Jetty, Maven and Dojo. In-depth details of the Bayeux protocol and Comet implementation will be given.

Dojo

Practical Thin Server Architecture with Dojo
Peter Svensson - Owner, Mashup Station
Practical advice for implementing all rendering of data in the browser, leading to a much thinner server, focused on business-logic only.

Extending Dojo via New Widgets
Bob Buffone - Chief Architect, Nexaweb
This session takes an in-depth look at the dojo.E project, including several examples of apps and widgets.

Enterprise RIAs

Enterprise RIA – Real Examples and Lessons Learnt
Jnan Dash - Chief Strategy Officer of Curl
Attendees will learn the requirements to build an enterprise-class RIA, why and where many current RIA technology platforms fall short.

Extreme RIA: Developing Customer Solutions in an Evolving Landscape
Christophe Jolif - Lead Software Architect, ILOG
With a live RIA demo on many different platforms, this session will describe requirements of RIA, the market acceptance, and technical limitations based on various approaches.

REAs: Rich Enterprise Applications
Pieter Humphrey - Principal Product Director, Oracle
In this session you can learn about Oracle Rich Enterprise Applications (REA), a standards-based development platform for AJAX/JSF, Adaptive Rendering, and Web 2.0 style-services built on ADF Faces Rich Client and Oracle WebCenter Services.

Flex

Flex, Flash and Loosely Coupled On Demand
Michael Oliver - CTO, Corent Technology
Learn how you can create an On-Demand Authoring Environment for creating RIAs bound to any database or web service using Flex 2 and Flash CS4.

How To Build On-Demand Business Apps Using Force.com & Flex
James Ward - Flex Evangelist, Adobe
RIA technologies such as AJAX and Flex - in combination with the Force.com platform - provide all the tools necessary for developers to build an enterprise-class application.

Future of the Web

RIA 2010 - Next-Generation User Experiences
Dave Meeker - Director of User Experience Strategy, Roundarch
From 3-D interfaces and data visualization to whole new models of interaction, a sneak peek at the next wave of Rich Internet Applications

Design-based Web Application Development: The Essential New Paradigm
Rob Tweed - Co-Founder & Director - M/Gateway
Do designers need to learn programming or do programmers need to learn design? This session will explore this issue in detail.

Scaling the Synchronous Web
Elaine Wherry - Co-Founder, Meebo
This session will describe the bottlenecks, hurdles, and showstoppers that the Meebo engineering team encountered while creating one of the most difficult, scalable, non-blocking synchronous messaging applications on the web.

The Cooperative-Web - A Reference Implementation: IBM OpusUna
Dan Gisolfi & David Boloker - Emerging Internet Technology group, IBM
This session shows how to harness the power of face-to-face communications by injecting the full range of human sensors (sight, sound, touch) into live web meetings.

User Generated Content: Developing UGC Sites that Scale
Mike Grushin - CIO, feedbackFX
This session will focus on the scalability, storage, content distribution, digital rights management, reporting and monetization challenges and the various solutions available to developers to help address them.

WebSockets: Reengineering End-to-End
Frank Salim - WebSocket Development Lead, Kaazing
This session will explain how to write network clients for the Web using WebSockets and how this differs from both the traditional AJAX/Comet approach and current desktop network programming.

General Sessions

Get "Rich" Quick
by Matthew Quinlan - VP of Community Development, Appcelerator
This session will demonstrate rapid prototyping for RIA with ZERO server code, rather than using static HTML wireframes which are no longer sufficient to prototype today's RIAs.

REAs
by Pieter Humphrey - Principal Product Director, Oracle (BEA)
Learn about Oracle Rich Enterprise Applications (REA), a standards – based development platform for AJAX/JSF, Adaptive Rendering, and Web 2.0 style-services built on ADF Faces Rich Client and Oracle WebCenter Services

Designing for and Managing Performance in the New Frontier of RIAs
by Ben Rushlo - Director of Web Performance Consulting, Keynote Systems
This session will examine and discuss performance issues Web developers will face as they look to develop Rich Internet Applications and utilize Cloud Computing.

Beyond Widgets: What a RIA Platform Should Offer
by Charles Kendrick - CTO & Chief Architect, Isomorphic
This session presents a short list of capabilities that go beyond simply UI, and that a RIA platform should provide in order to be seriously considered.

How Can AJAX Improve Homeland Security?
by Steve Maryka - CTO, ICEsoft & Ryan Moquin - Senior Software Engineer, BAE Systems
Come to this presentation and witness live demos of incidentOS, one of the most sophisticated AJAX-enabled applications ever developed. You will see AJAX taken to the max!

Google Web Toolkit

Building Rich Internet Applications using Google Web Toolkit (GWT )
Karthik Shyamsunder - Principal Engineer, VeriSign
Introduction to the GWT framework - for Java technology practitioners who want to build rich Internet applications.

Transforming J2EE Applications into Web 2.0 Using GWT
Dietrich Kappe - Co-Founder & CTO, Pathfinder
Learn to analyze the service profile of your application, to change HTML views into XML or JSON services, and to resist opening security holes.

iPhone Development

Understanding iPhone JavaScript Extensions
John Fronckowiak - President, IDC Consulting
This session introduces the JS extensions introduced by Apple and shows practical examples of their usage.

iPhone in Action: Web Development or SDK ?
Christopher Allen - Host, iPhoneWebDev.com
This session will highlight the advantages and disadvantages of creating optimized web applications using web languages or writing native programs using the iPhone SDK and will discuss ways to hybridize them, creating integrated projects that utilize the best of both worlds.

Creating On-Demand Enterprise Applications for the iPhone
Dave Carroll - Principal Platform Evangelist, Salesforce.com
In this session Dave Carroll will demonstrate how developers using the MVC development approach provided by the Force.com platform can shape the presentation of data to a specific context.

Scaling Web Apps to Meet the iPhone Challenge
Guy Naor - CTO, Morph Labs
This session by the CTO of Morph Labs will demystify what it takes to build a web application that can scale to the millions of users in the iPhone ecosystem.

Incorporating the Apple iPhone into the Enterprise
Senthil Krishnapillai - Director of Product Management , Sybase iAnywhere
This session will focus on how to provide iPhone users a rich user experience in the enterprise, while reducing potential security threats.

Monetizing your Free App - Mobile Marketing on the iPhone
Ujjal Kohli - CEO, Rhythm NewMedia
This panel-style discussion session will include Tony Nethercutt, Vice President of Sales at AdMob, and others active in this fast-emerging segment of the industry.

AJAX Push for the iPhone with ICEfaces
by Ted Goddard - Senior Architect, ICEfaces AJAX Framework
This session will provide 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.

JavaFX

Adding Animation and Media to Java Applications
Raghavan "Rags" Srinivas - CTO of Technology Evangelism, Sun
Attend this session to get a very brief overview of the JavaFX programming language and the animation and media APIs that make it possible to create some sexy looking GUIs which was hitherto difficult in Java.

JavaScript

JavaScript : The Good Parts
Douglas Crockford - Discoverer of JSON; Architect, Yahoo!
This session will expose the goodness in JavaScript, an outstanding dynamic programming language with more than its share of bad parts.

Server-Side JavaScript – All the Cool Kids Are Doing It!
Ian Selby - Owner, Gen X Design
In this session that no developer who uses JavaScript or ActionScript will want to miss, delegates will learn how to put their JavaScript skills to work on the server side using technologies like Mozilla Rhino and Aptana Jaxer, which embeds the entire Mozilla browser on the server side.

The Beauty of JavaScript
Mike Girouard - Sr. Developer, Magnani Caruso Dutton
This session spotlights some some patterns surrounding JavaScript's most elegant features such as closures, lambdas, object and array literals, object prototypes, private members and dynamic scope resolution.

Use JavaScript 2 Today with OpenLaszlo
Max Carlson - Lead Runtime Architect, OpenLaszlo.org
This session will show you how you can leverage your current JavaScript and HTML skills to build applications that run in Flash 7-9, DHTML and more - with no code changes.

JavaServer Faces (JSF)

JSF and AJAX Past, Present and Future
Andy Schwartz - Technical Staffer, Oracle
This session will explore the techniques that have evolved for integrating AJAX and JSF, focusing on how various frameworks have approached common problems.

Mashups

Showtime : Bringing the Co-Web to a Screen Near You!
David Boloker - CTO of Emerging Internet Technologies, IBM
How a Showtime Co-Web application uses the same standards as a normal mashup - OpenAJAX plus XMPP, RTP/RTSP and H.264 - yet remakes the mashup as the Co-Web.

Building AJAX Mashups with Google APIs
Chris Schalk - Developer Advocate, Google
This session will cover how to integrate various Google APIs including Google's AJAX APIs including Maps, AJAX Search and Feed into superior AJAX mashups.

Mobile Issues

Preparing Your Brand for the Mobile Web Experience
Evan Gerber - Principal Consultant, Experience Design, Molecular
What do users expect from their applications, what are common usability mistakes, and how can you recognize emerging design patterns in the mobile Internet?

OpenAjax Alliance: Browser Engine Access To Mobile Device APIs
John Ferraiolo - Operations Manager, OpenAjax Alliance
How Web developers, using HTML and JavaScript, can achieve the same power as C++ and Java and produce next-generation consumer and Enterprise Web 2.0 applications.

FLEX + AIR + Mobile
Nicholas Thomas - Co-Founder & COO, Finicity
This session will cover migrating from AJAX to Flex, the advantages/disadvantages that Flex has as the primary client for a consumer web-based SaaS product.

Open APIs & Toolkits

Building AJAX Mashups with Google APIs
Chris Schalk - Developer Advocate, Google
How to integrate various Google APIs including Google's AJAX APIs including Maps, AJAX Search and Feed into superior AJAX mashups.

Building E-mail Apps
Andy Denmark - VP of Engineering at TripIt.com
Given the mass acceptance and value of e-mail, what apps can be built on top of this well-tested, scalable and ubiquitous infrastructure?

Building Rich Internet Applications using Google Web Toolkit (GWT )
Karthik Shyamsunder - Principal Engineer, VeriSign
Introduction to the GWT framework - for Java technology practitioners who want to build rich Internet applications.

HTML 5, WebSocket , and Comet - The Future of the Web
Jonas Jacobi - Co-founder & CEO, Kaazing
This session will provide an in-depth look into the use of HTML 5 WebSocket and the techniques and technologies required to build Comet applications with it.

OpenAjax Alliance: Browser Engine Access To Mobile Device APIs
John Ferraiolo - Operations Manager, OpenAjax Alliance
How Web developers, using HTML and JavaScript, can achieve the same power as C++ and Java and produce next-generation consumer and Enterprise Web 2.0 applications.

Practical Thin Server Architecture with Dojo
Peter Svensson - Owner, Mashup Station
This session gives practical advice for implementing all rendering of data in the browser, leading to a much thinner server, which focus on business-logic only.

Real-Time

Network Health Monitoring as an RIA
Adrian Weisberg - President,Takuan Consulting
This session will feature a new breed of Open Source RIA technology that provides easily integrated real-time metrics on virtually any network service. The demo presented in this session includes an AJAX-based visualization of the real-time network status.

Silverlight

Building Rich Internet Applications Using Microsoft Silverlight 2
Brad Abrams - Group PM for the UI Framework, Microsoft
Learn how to use Visual Studio to create applications, how to create UI using XAML markup and code, how to retrieve data from a the web, and how to manipulate data with XML and LINQ

Spice Up User Experience with Silverlight
Sue Googe - UI Architect at Edream Solutions
How to build a Silverlight application from start to finish, as well overall strategy why we should or shouldn't use Silverlight.

Social Software

The Business Value of Social Networking on Corporate Intranets
William Cava - CTO, Ektron
This session will demonstrate why social networking is more than just marketing buzz



User Interface & User eXperience Issues

User Experience and RIAs: How Does It All Come Together?
Laurie Gray - Senior UX Designer, OneSpring
This session will discuss the foundation and importance of the application of cognitive science techniques to the process of designing and building a rich web application.

Coding the UI: Lessons from ebookers and Orbitz
Mark Meeker - UI Engineer & Architect, Orbitz Worldwide
How to build a presentation tier (HTML, CSS, JavaScript) that meets the goals of internationalization, accessibility, has rich AJAX interactions, and is faster and easier to develop in.

Crafting Rich Web Interfaces
Bill Scott - Director of UI Engineering, Netflix
Bill Scott of Netflix summarizes his study of rich interaction with just six design principles - each illustrated with a set of design patterns and real world examples

Design-based Web Application Development
Rob Tweed - Co-founder, M/Gateway
This session will explore this issue of whether designers need to learn programming or whether programmers need to learn design - or both.

IA and RIA - You Know More Than You Think You Do
Adam Polansky - Principal Information Architect, Travelocity
In this session Travelocity's Principal Information Architect will share his experience and some things he has learned about RIAs that validated much of what he already knew.

Reporting Portals - Creating the No-Pain, All-Gain Customer Experience
Tatiana Rafique - Software Development Manager, SS&C Technologies
This session will provide some guidelines for creating a rich User Interface for reporting portals, providing a no-pain, all-gain customer experience.

Web 2.0 & 3.0

Who Says Web 2.0 is Hard? Modernize Your Applications Without Needing a PhD in AJAX
Chris Laffra - Development Team Lead, EGL Rich UI, IBM
This session provides an overview of how Enterprise Generation Language (EGL) capabilities help dramatically simplify the construction of rich user interfaces.

Web 3.0 and the Age of Intelligence
Jon Doyle - VP of Business Development, CommuniGate Systems
This session will map out the world of the Semantic or Pervasive Web, exploring the unique benefits for end users, as well as opportunities for businesses.

Web 2.0 Data Visualization with JSF
Juan Camilo Ruiz - Senior Product Manager, Oracle (BEA)
This session will walk you step by step in building advance data visualization that can render in multiple formats, using Oracle ADF Faces Data Visualization components along with JSF.

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Jeremy Geelan is Chairman & CEO of the 21st Century Internet Group, Inc. and an Executive Academy Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Formerly he was President & COO at Cloud Expo, Inc. and Conference Chair of the worldwide Cloud Expo series. He appears regularly at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences across six continents. You can follow him on twitter: @jg21.

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MiamiWebDesigner 08/22/08 06:28:24 AM EDT

Kudos to the Cloud Crowd for Re-Inventing the Wheel!

One thing 30 years in the IT industry has taught me is that the more things change, the more they stay the same. Another is that the only memory we seem to access is short-term. A third is that techno-marketeers rely on that, so they can put labels like "revolutionary" and "innovative" on platforms, products and services that are mere re-inventions of the wheel ... and often poor copies at that.

A good example is all the latest buzz about "Cloud Computing" in general and "SaaS" (software as a service) in particular:

http://tinyurl.com/6let8x

Both terms are bogus. The only true cloud computing takes place in aircraft. What they're actually referring to by "the cloud" is a large-scale and often remotely and/or centrally managed hardware platform. We have had those since the dawn of automated IT. IBM calls them "mainframes":

http://tinyurl.com/5kdhcb

The only innovation offered by today's cloud crowd is actually more of a speculation, i.e. that server farms can deliver the same solid performance as Big Iron. And even that's not original. Anyone remember Datapoint's ARCnet, or DEC's VAXclusters? Whatever happened to those guys, anyway...?

And as for SaaS, selling the sizzle while keeping the steak is a marketing ploy most rightfully accredited to society's oldest profession. Its first application in IT was (and for many still is) known as the "service bureau". And I don't mean the contemporary service bureau (mis)conception labelled "Service 2.0" by a Wikipedia contributor whose historical perspective is apparently constrained to four years:

http://tinyurl.com/5fpb8e

Instead, I mean the computer service bureau industry that spawned ADAPSO (the Association of Data Processing Service Organizations) in 1960, and whose chronology comprises a notable part of the IEEE's "Annals of the History of Computing":

http://tinyurl.com/5lvjdl

So ... for any of you slide rule-toting, pocket-protected keypunch-card cowboys who may be just coming out of a fifty-year coma, let me give you a quick IT update:

1. "Mainframe" is now "Cloud" (with concomitant ethereal substance).

2. "Terminal" is now "Web Browser" (with much cooler games, and infinitely more distractions).

3. "Service Bureau" is now "Saas" (but app upgrades are just as painful, and custom mods equally elusive).

4. Most IT buzzwords boil down to techno-hyped BS (just as they always have).

Bruce Arnold, Web Design Miami Florida
http://www.PervasivePersuasion.com

rsauers 07/29/08 07:02:48 AM EDT

Looking forward to attending this conference.

CharlottesvilleMedia 07/23/08 08:18:07 AM EDT

Rich Internet applications are not only cool, they also have a significant impact on productivity, are easy to use, and add business value by providing access to real-time, up-to-date information to workers through widgets, mashups, etc.

These applications are a lot richer and interactive than standard Web applications. If well-designed and implemented, these applications can easily match the desktop experience while still running on a remote server.

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Large industrial manufacturing organizations are adopting the agile principles of cloud software companies. The industrial manufacturing development process has not scaled over time. Now that design CAD teams are geographically distributed, centralizing their work is key. With large multi-gigabyte projects, outdated tools have stifled industrial team agility, time-to-market milestones, and impacted P&L stakeholders.
"ZeroStack is a startup in Silicon Valley. We're solving a very interesting problem around bringing public cloud convenience with private cloud control for enterprises and mid-size companies," explained Kamesh Pemmaraju, VP of Product Management at ZeroStack, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"We're focused on how to get some of the attributes that you would expect from an Amazon, Azure, Google, and doing that on-prem. We believe today that you can actually get those types of things done with certain architectures available in the market today," explained Steve Conner, VP of Sales at Cloudistics, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"Codigm is based on the cloud and we are here to explore marketing opportunities in America. Our mission is to make an ecosystem of the SW environment that anyone can understand, learn, teach, and develop the SW on the cloud," explained Sung Tae Ryu, CEO of Codigm, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Data scientists must access high-performance computing resources across a wide-area network. To achieve cloud-based HPC visualization, researchers must transfer datasets and visualization results efficiently. HPC clusters now compute GPU-accelerated visualization in the cloud cluster. To efficiently display results remotely, a high-performance, low-latency protocol transfers the display from the cluster to a remote desktop. Further, tools to easily mount remote datasets and efficiently transfer...
High-velocity engineering teams are applying not only continuous delivery processes, but also lessons in experimentation from established leaders like Amazon, Netflix, and Facebook. These companies have made experimentation a foundation for their release processes, allowing them to try out major feature releases and redesigns within smaller groups before making them broadly available. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Brian Lucas, Senior Staff Engineer at Optimizely, discussed how by using ne...
Gemini is Yahoo’s native and search advertising platform. To ensure the quality of a complex distributed system that spans multiple products and components and across various desktop websites and mobile app and web experiences – both Yahoo owned and operated and third-party syndication (supply), with complex interaction with more than a billion users and numerous advertisers globally (demand) – it becomes imperative to automate a set of end-to-end tests 24x7 to detect bugs and regression. In th...